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Jul 29, 2019
3 Fun Ways to Keep the Grandchildren Entertained This Summer
From bug hunting and pond dipping to scavenger hunts and snail racing, there are no limits when it comes to being creative and making fun with your grandchildren. If you've got grandkids coming to...
Jul 16, 2019
How to Get Your Home Ready for a Visit From The Grandchildren
Whether you live round the corner from them, or miles away, all grandparents look forward to a visit from their little (or perhaps now not so little) ones. However, keeping everyone happy and...
Mar 15, 2019
9 Ways Grandma Can 'Party' on St. Patty's Day With Her Grandkids
Sure, of course you’ll watch your grandchild while the parents party on St. Patrick’s Day! Your own hazy, comically crazy St. Patty’s Day celebrations are long behind you — not that you don’t...
Mar 11, 2019
38 Fun Activities to Do With Your Grandkids During Spring Break
Looking for fun things to do with the grandkids during spring break? We've got you covered, whether you're looking for something old-school like a picnic in the park, or you're trying to save money...
Mar 3, 2019
Children Who Grow Up With Their Grandparents Are Happier and More Secure
There’s no love that compares to the love between a grandparent and her grandchild. From the time they are born, grandbabies take a special seat in our hearts that couldn’t possibly be filled by...
Feb 13, 2019
When Grandma Misbehaves: How to Avoid 5 Situations That Could Lead to a Grandparent 'Time Out'
Linda Ferguson was eager to meet her new granddaughter. She hadn't been invited to the birth or allowed to visit in the weeks following, since the parents wanted to bond with their baby without...
Feb 12, 2019
8 Reasons Why I Really, Really Don't Want to Be a Grandma
I don’t think there was a time in my life when I didn’t want children. Becoming a mother completed me in a way I never thought possible, and I wouldn’t trade any moments with my children for all...
Feb 2, 2019
9 Things Every Grandma Should Learn to Be the Best Granny Ever
Being a grandma is one of the most amazing milestones women can reach. After raising their own children, they get the chance to see the next generation grow up without having to be the primary...
Oct 28, 2018
The 10 Commandments All First-Class Grandmothers Should Live By
Whether you're a new grandma or an experienced grandmother with decades under her belt, there are certain rules to live by to ensure your bond with your grandkids stays strong. Commandment...
Oct 20, 2018
How to Give Parenting Advice to Your Adult Kids — So That They Actually Listen
Zip your lip. Bite your tongue. Keep a closed mouth and an open mind. Most advice for new grandparents begins with one of these bits, and veteran grandparents tend to agree. Still, surely there are...
Oct 13, 2018
It Took My Grandmother's Death to Finally Appreciate My Mom's Incredible Strength
My grandmother never got her driver’s license. She stayed at home (quite literally), kept the house clean, the fridge full, and her children well-disciplined. She instilled faith and responsibility...
Aug 29, 2018
7 Reasons Why Living Away From Your Grandkids Might Be a Blessing
I am a long-distance grandma, and have been from the beginning of my grandma gig. The first few years I moaned and groaned ceaselessly about the miles separating me and my sweeties, but I'm now...
Aug 16, 2018
Are You a G-Maw or a Glamma? How to Choose a Fun, Modern Grandmother Name
They don't wear their hair in buns and don't sport orthopedic shoes. They may rock out, but not in rocking chairs. Modern grandmothers are rewriting the book on aging. Is it any wonder that they...
Aug 2, 2018
8 Rules Grandparents Shouldn't Break When There's a New Baby
Becoming a new grandparent is an event as revolutionary as the invention of the wheel, if you listen to my grandparent friends. Besides giving them a new little being to love and spoil, the birth...
Jul 18, 2018
9 Things All Grandparents Should Know Before a Visit to the American Girl Store
Ah, an American Girl store visit: It’s not just a shopping trip for most kids, it’s a rite of passage. After all, for many a doll-lover, what better way to while away an afternoon than roaming room...
Jul 17, 2018
10 Ways to Be a Good Friend to Your Grandchildren
Yes, your grandchildren are some of your dearest family members, and they probably feel the same way about you. But how can you be sure they think of you not just a loving older relative, but as a...
Jul 5, 2018
9 Things Grandmothers Should Never Do
Being a grandmother is a wonderful gift, isn't it? And while there are certain special grandmother rules we should all strive to live by, there are also a certain few things we should vow to never,...
Jul 5, 2018
Keep the Peace: 5 Ways to Get Along With the Other Set of Grandparents in Your Grandkids' Lives
Something about having to share grandchildren can bring out the wolf in the gentlest grandma. Maybe it's just that our time with our grands tends to be limited, so we work up a genuine dislike for...
Feb 7, 2018
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Just Welcomed Their Third Grandchild
The Osbourne family just got a little bigger! Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne became grandparents for the third time when their son, Jack Osbourne, and his wife, Lisa Osbourne, welcomed baby No....
Dec 22, 2017
How to Cope With Loneliness During the Holidays
Loneliness affects all ages, but especially older Americans — 25 percent to 60 percent experience loneliness. The Samaritans, a charity that provides support to those in emotional distress, sees...
Dec 19, 2017
6 Ways to Put an End to the Holiday Tug of War in Families
Mom's side of the family on one end of the rope. Dad's side on the other. Now, pull! Who will win the prize of having the kids and grandkids for Christmas? If you're a parent or grandparent, you're...
Dec 18, 2017
How Grandparents Can Keep Favoritism Out of Christmas
Grandparents play a lot of different roles in the lives of their grandchildren, and being the consummate gift-giver is definitely not the most important. Still, on certain occasions, giving gifts...
Dec 15, 2017
Grandma Gets Beautiful Christmas Gift After Losing Her Husband
No matter how cold and hard you think your heart might be, we guarantee this video will cause a swell of emotion that could even bring you to tears. After 64 years of wedded bliss, 2017 saw the...
Nov 22, 2017
5 Things Grandparents Should Never Buy for Their Grandkids
For grandparents who enjoy giving to their grandchildren, Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year. Lurking in all that Yuletide cheer, however, are a few hazards. Sometimes...
Nov 17, 2017
How Grandparents Can Help Their Grandkids Reduce Cancer Risk
If you're a grandparent, chances are that you love your grandkids to bits and want to spend as much time with them as possible. And let's be honest, you probably want to spoil them a little. That's...
Nov 10, 2017
Is the Holiday Dinner Dead?
We usually have the discussion on the night before Thanksgiving. It happens as my husband and I are cleaning the kitchen after the last onslaught of cooking and chopping. We're achy and footsore,...
Nov 6, 2017
36 Things New Grandparents Need to Know
I've been a grandma for about five years now. I've learned much in that time, from my own experience as well as from the amazing grandmas who share their real-life experience with me. One thing...
Oct 27, 2017
25 Things Grandmas Supposedly Say That I've Never Heard Them Utter
My husband's niece delivered a beautiful — and big, 10-plus pounds! — baby boy last week. When I saw photos she'd shared of him on Instagram, I commented, "What a precious little love bug!" To...
Sep 18, 2017
The 14 Baby Names Most Disliked by Grandparents
Choosing baby names is a tough job for any parent. After all, the name you give a child is pretty much for life in most cases. So it's understandable that parents consult tons of websites, baby...
Sep 14, 2017
Grandparents Who Babysit Live Longer, Study Finds
If you're generous enough to be one of those amazing grandparents who babysit their grandkids — or like me, you're lucky enough to have parents who help care for your kids — we have great news for...