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Sunday is National Grandparent's Day

Although I am Ellie's grandmother, I don't really identify myself as such. She lives in my home and I care for her just like I did my own daughter. Plus I am only 42-years-old. So don't call me grandma. Except for on Sunday, when it is National Grand...

When grandparents visit

I am one of the few people it seems who are fortunate enough to have good in-laws. We've always been on good terms and visited whenever possible. Now that there's a baby in the picture, though, those visits have taken on more meaning and have be...

Have baby: Will travel...greetings from the heartland

[Have baby: Will travel chronicles one new family's roadtrip adventure from New York to the South...and back.] Wow. I've been without consistent (or any) Internet access since I last wrote, and all I can say is: wow. I never realized how dependen...

Have baby: Will travel...keeping it in the family

I hate to admit this but this trip has made me so tired that last night I went to bed before my grandparents. They're both 77 years old. When I went to sleep it was still light outside. I've never before experienced anything quite like it, and I fe...

Raising grandchildren not bad for your health!

Common wisdom has it that when grandparents are caregivers for their children's children, they pay a price with their health.The physical demands and stress of child-rearing combined with an aging body would logically result in poorer health, right? ...

Grandma's in the kitchen

Part oral history, part cooking class, What's Cooking Grandma? is an online collection of videos of grandmothers doing what grandmothers have long loved to do -- cooking. According to the site, "What's Cooking Grandma? is a project to create a cookbo...

Grandma fined for littering when baby drops two potato chips

It's a good thing there's never been cops around any time I've tried to feed my child outdoors -- I don't think we've ever finished a meal without leaving food behind for the birds and squirrels. Because apparently, if we'd been caught, we could've b...

Grandma goes skydiving for Mother's Day

Flowers, a nice card, maybe a nice dinner with the kids -- this is probably how most of you celebrated Mother's Day. But at nearly 80 years of age, Sylvia DeVries figured she'd do "the most ultimate thing [she] could think of," and went skydiving. O...

81 year old grandma is "original neighbour from hell"

In the suburban neighborhood of my childhood, we kids used to take turns walking across Old Lady Hardy's glistening green grass. In retrospect, we were horrible little hellions, but at the time it was wildly funny to watch her sit in her window with ...

How do you distinguish between grandparents? And other pressing issues

My husband's grandma is visiting, and since his mother died last year, she's the grandma-of-record on the paternal side of the family. We call her "Grandma Pat" because "great grandma" seemed too... old for her. For the few days b...

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