Grandmas Who Don't Babysit

It seems that there's another controversy caused by someone in the Obama household. But this time, as the saying goes, it's personal. Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson became the nation's First Grandma when she moved into the White House to ...

Family Caregivers - The Downside

Sure, there are real, quantifiable benefits to having family members take care of your kids, but there are trade-offs involved too. When my son was first born, my sister-in-law's family was living with us and she watched Jared while my wife and I wor...

Grandparents Are Safest Caregivers

Not able to shell out thousands of dollars to pay for a daycare service? Feeling guilty about getting your kids' grandparents to match them while you're at work? Well, now you can make them feel guilty should they say no, given the results of a new s...

Are we teaching kids to fear men?

A while back, I wrote about men in the UK shying away from volunteer work with children for fear of being labeled as pedophiles. Based on the comments I received, this isn't an uncommon fear. Are we, as parents, teaching our children to fear men? Th...

59-year-old to play college football

Mike Flynt is not a young man. In fact, he's a grandfather -- a card-carrying member of the AARP. So how is it that he'll be seeing playing time this season as a linebacker for Sul Ross State? Apparently 37 years ago -- the last time Mike played for...

Motherhood Snapshot: when Dad becomes Grandad

My Dad puts Nolan on his shoulders, lets my son wrap outstretched fingers around his lined forehead. His shoulders are more stooped than they were five years ago and I am reminded tangibly of the mortality that lurks in the background of every second...


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