grandmothers 

Your Turn: Honoring Our Grandmothers

My grandmother was a wonderful source of inspiration. Her intrepid, fun-loving character -- and the support she always provided -- greatly encouraged me in the pursuit of my dreams.
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My grandmother was a wonderful source of inspiration.

Letter Necklaces Make Jewelry Personal

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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 ...

Grandma Bites Baby

It's an old joke -- "Dog bites man" isn't news; "Man bites dog" is. In a similar vein, a baby biting her grandmother is no big deal, but a grandmother biting her infant granddaughter -- well, that's news. And so we have the case of Penny L. Huston wh...

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...

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...

Three generations: Can you ever really go home?

For those of us who are grown adults and have moved home with our parents, we know it is sometimes a delicate balance of retaining our sanity while attempting to blend back into our childhood homes. Whether we have lived out in the real world for one...

There are some fights I just don't battle

By the time I had three children there were a few things that I decided I would not battle with my children. Sure I would ensure that they had healthy meals, that they got read to at bedtime. But the hair? Nuh-huh. That fight is long gone. I make sur...

Succumbing to the grandmother role

Every weekend, I look forward to reading the Guardian's Family and Relationships section. Each time I visit, I find something timely and well-written to share with Blogging Baby readers. This week, Anne Bentley talks about the relationship between mo...

Mother's Day: when your mother is far away

My parents live in another state. I live in Missouri, and they live in Utah. To get to visit them requires a full day of traveling if we fly. I know, I know. Karen's parents live in a whole different country. I shouldn't complain! But I have been fee...

Whirlwind grandma visit: spoiled rotten

I love it when my mom comes to town. She spoils us rotten. We don't see her very often, so when we do, we try to make the most of our time together. My mom is the typical Auntie Mame. She loves to travel, shop, and eat. She lets my three-year-old try...

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