grandparents

Becoming a grandparent makes getting older something to look forward to - all the fun of parenting, without the hassle.

  • Mukesh Saini
    Published a day ago
    My Grandmother Life and How She Used to Live It

    My Grandmother Life and How She Used to Live It

    For a girl, what is being a bride today? Perhaps there is not much difference these days being a bride and being a girl before being a bride. Girls are demanding these days. They have their conditions when they want to marry.
  • Don Feazelle
    Published 21 days ago
    Grandpa! You Are Embarrassing Me

    Grandpa! You Are Embarrassing Me

    Families gathered huddling in small circles waiting for their future concert musician to come out. We had just finished Landon—my eldest grandson’s—Middle School holiday concert. He is a violinist.
  • Robyn Kade
    Published about a month ago
    A Look at Caregiving From the Inside

    A Look at Caregiving From the Inside

    From the outside looking in, most individuals have no idea what it is like to become a caregiver. The caregiver and patient can go through many emotions such as loneliness, helplessness, guilt, stress, anger, resentment, fear, anxiety, grief, sadness, and depression for different reasons.
  • Suzanne Scott
    Published about a month ago
    A Boy Named Garrett

    A Boy Named Garrett

    I never aspired to be a grandmother; I wasn’t against it, just never thought much about it. Then, along came my granddaughter, Madison, my first grandchild and I was in love.
  • Graham Stewart
    Published 2 months ago
    Grandpa Badass

    Grandpa Badass

    This morning my wife woke me up by saying, "They stole our car from in front of my parent's house!" Not a nice way to start the day.
  • Malori Clarke
    Published 2 months ago
    A Letter to My Beautiful Friend, as You Become a Grandma

    A Letter to My Beautiful Friend, as You Become a Grandma

    Seven months ago, you stood in front of me with an enormous smile, hardly able to contain your excitement. “I have something to show you!” you said, handing me your phone.
  • Kristi Montgomery
    Published 2 months ago
    Counting Cows

    Counting Cows

    “My nose itches. I smell peaches. Yonder comes a man with a hole in his breeches.”
  • Daisy May
    Published 2 months ago
    Living with Grandparents

    Living with Grandparents

    I know every family has their problems or their problem child. In my family, my mom and I are the problems. It was like this when I was younger. I was my grandfather's favorite. He still will say I am, but he doesn’t treat me like I am. My mom and I were always around. We would go to dinner at their house a few times a month. We would watch football games there. I went camping every summer with my grandfather. If they needed help at the house they called my mom.
  • Lisa Mangano
    Published 2 months ago
    My Mother's Bucket List

    My Mother's Bucket List

    "Wait, what? I’m having how many babies? But, but, but I’m thirty-one and already have two children. Look again, there must be some mistake. No? Really? This is not convenient." This was a little bit of how the conversation went the day I found out that I was going to have twins. As I’m sure is true with all parents of multiples, there was this surprising sense of dread, terror, love, excitement, and absolute joy upon hearing this news. My reaction, however, was nothing compared to that of my mother.
  • Isla Wright
    Published 3 months ago
    Because They Deserve It: Making Your Aging Parents Happy

    Because They Deserve It: Making Your Aging Parents Happy

    Whenever things get rough in life, and you have to turn to somebody for help or comfort, the first people you think of are usually your parents. You know that their love for you is unconditional, and that they are always there when you need advice, a kind word, or you have a problem you don’t know how to handle on your own. However, at some point, they become the ones who need your attention, time, and sometimes even help. Here are some ways to give some of that love back to your aging parents and treat them with the kindness they deserve.
  • Michelle Edwards Szynskie
    Published 3 months ago
    Greatest Joy

    Greatest Joy

    Becoming a grandparent is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. It is the icing on the cake of parenting... right? Well, it doesn't work out that way for an ever growing number of grandparents. For a huge percentage, becoming a grandparent is coupled with the role of parent for one or more of your child's child.
  • Catherine Anfield
    Published 4 months ago
    Before Pride

    Before Pride

    It’s difficult to make sense of families, sometimes. You grow up thinking that you know people completely because they are always present. They seem so familiar that you never quite see what is glaringly obvious, in hindsight.