grandparents

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

  • Kristi Montgomery
    Published 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 12 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.
  • Anita Powell
    Published 12 months ago
    A Grandmother's Dilemma

    A Grandmother's Dilemma

    This is my dilemma: I have three grandsons; the oldest is 16, soon to be 17, and it seems the relationship I had with him has faded. How many of you find that as your grandchildren have gotten older there seems to be a disconnect?
  • Mcdaveo Brand
    Published about a year ago
    Hunt for the Jackpot

    Hunt for the Jackpot

    This story is about my new YouTube series and how it all started.
  • Ankh Angel
    Published about a year ago
    Final Day

    Final Day

    She awoke in a hospital bed. This was not something that she was unaccustomed too. Cornelia Springer had spent much of her life in hospitals later in her life. Whether for surgery or doctor's appointments, her dementia or her diabetes, by this time, Cornelia Springer was used to hospitals. The room was sterilized, thus smelling of nothing much, if anything, antibiotics or alcohol. The room was cold, as it often was in hospitals to kill the germs, but thankfully, the bed sheets kept her warm. Faint steps outside the door passed her ears. A rustling near her caught her attention. It was Angela, her niece and caretaker.
  • Ankh Angel
    Published about a year ago
    Greatest Gift

    Greatest Gift

    “Ya want it, take it now!” she said, about the white cat I admire.
  • Plus_size_blondie Private
    Published about a year ago
    My Life

    My Life

    So here I am...
  • Barfing Butterflies
    Published about a year ago
    Hero

    Hero

    Yesterday marked the 12th year since you and your sister, Netty, left this Earth and gave your energy back to universe.