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Most Excited New Grandma Ever Jumps For Joy ... Literally

"I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it!" Clearly, the Pointer Sisters have nothing on this grandma-to-be, whose squeals of delight fill the screen for a full 30 seconds, as she discovers her daughter is pregnant. The expectant couple th...

Is It Wrong to Make Your Kid Hug a Relative?

"Child Predators Love Polite Kids." That's the title of this tip sheet for parents, and it's also something you hear a lot: Don't make your kid kiss grandma, or hug Uncle Fester, because when you do the child gets the message, "I must submit to any...

How Many Names is Too Many?

I really want to name our soon-to-be daughter after my grandmother or my husband's grandmother. But my husband is not a fan of either name. We finally agreed to go with Lyla, using both of their names as middle names. Is Lyla Clara Melanie too much...

Don't Call Me Grandma

Too cool for Grandma and Grandpa? Image: sxc.hu
Baby boomers, those born between the years 1946 and 1964, have never been known for maintaining the status quo. Born into the optimistic times after World War II, they rejected the staid, traditiona...

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 ...

Top Pet Names Also Names for Babies

Would you name your dog after a person? In the not too distant past, I met someone whose children had the same names as my dogs. We have a dog named Max and we used to have a dog named Thomas (he passed away), which were the same name as the sons of ...

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...

Boy drives to Grandma's house - alone

File this one away in the 'scary but true' annals. Recently, a nine-year-old boy drove to his grandma's house unattended (not that attended would be much better!). The boy, of Gifu in Japan, claimed he learned how to drive from watching his father a...

Grandparents take better care of the kids

If your child care situation involves grandparents, you can rest easy knowing they are in good hands. In fact, according to a new study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, your children might be safer with their grandparents than they are wi...

Woman gives birth to triplet granddaughters

The fact that a 56-year-old woman in Wooster, Ohio has given birth might be a story in and of itself. After all, at 56 she is rather mature to be having babies. Add to that the fact that she gave birth to triplets and the story is even more interesti...

Grandparent's Day is tomorrow

Tomorrow is the 30th anniversary of Grandparent's Day, a somewhat unknown holiday that always falls on the Sunday after Labor Day. According to the day's official website, Grandparent's Day was started by a woman named Marian McQuade, now 91, who wan...

When grandparents play favorites

It's hard not to do. For some, it's inevitable: Playing favorites. Parents try not to do it, grandparents too. Still, the idea persists--siblings talk about it amongst themselves and make the decisions when the grandparents don't. But what about w...

Grandma fights a fox and wins

In the left corner, wearing a garden hat and gloves, we have 77-year-old Avis Blakeslee. In the right corner, we have a crazy, rabid fox. Ding ding. That's not exactly how it went down in Avis Blakelee's Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania garden last week, b...

Grandparent views on breastfeeding

Mona Ackerman, contributor to Huffington Post and "shrink" as she calls herself, has a few choice things to say about breastfeeding. Ms. Ackerman is also a grandmother. Recently another grandmother wrote to Mona in dismay over her daughter-in-law's ...

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