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Don't Call Me Grandma

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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 ...

Grandpa Sacrifices Self for Granddaughter's Safety

Denver grandfather James Lewin, 65, is being hailed as a hero after putting himself in harm's way and saving his newborn granddaughter. Mr. Lewin and his family, including his daughter and her two children, were out for a walk following a communit...

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...

Grandpa learns he's "pregnant" at Oregon ER

"Could you be pregnant?" If you're a woman of child-bearing age, it's one of the first questions you'll hear when you need medical treatment. But 71-year-old granddad John Grady Pippen was never asked that question, for obvious reasons, when he visit...

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...

Grandpa makes record-breaking catch with Barbie fishing pole

Fisherman love to tell tales about the one that got away. But how do you explain to your fishing buddies that the one that didn't get away was caught with a Barbie fishing pole that came with its own hot pink tackle box? Doting grandfather David Haye...

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...

Lionel has some fun at Nicole's expense

Music legend Lionel Richie recently had a little fun at his daughter, Nicole Richie's, expense. The singer was speaking at the TV Land Awards where he was being honored with the Icon Award when he had a few words to say about Ms. Richie. Said Lion...

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 ...

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...

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...

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? ...

Girl calls 911 to report card cheating grandpa

A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl committed the ultimate act of tattling when she recently called 911 to report that her grandfather was cheating at cards. According to the girl's grandmother, she had recently learned how to dial 911 and felt it was accept...

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