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Grandchildren

How important are your grandchildren to you? Whether you are a grandparent raising grandchildren or you just like to help out from time to time, we can help you to build a better relationship with your grandkids.

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better
5 hours ago

5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better

Sometimes I worry about what my grandchildren will remember about me. I don’t live near them, and with the busy lives everyone has, I don’t see them often. Does this worry you, too? Read More

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers
1 day ago

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers

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There are many happy grandmothers about. I know; I am one of them. We play with the kids, we bore our friends by talking about how wonderful they are and we generally feel very pleased with the way grandchildren have enhanced our lives. Read More

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”
2 weeks ago

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”

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We do not usually identify ourselves by what we are not. We do not say I am not blonde or not good at knitting or I do not come from a large family. Nor do other people think about these things when they think of us. Read More

Good Old-Fashioned Play is Still Important for Our Modern Grandkids
1 month ago

Good Old-Fashioned Play is Still Important for Our Modern Grandkids

Did you know that the amount of time that today’s children spend playing is far less than the amount of time we spent playing? Read More

Are You Ready to Show Off Your Grandmother Power?
1 month ago

Are You Ready to Show Off Your Grandmother Power?

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My view of the world will never be quite the same.

This past week, a friend and I attended a mind-blowing exhibit at Dennos Museum in Traverse City. It is entitled “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon,” and is based on the work of photojournalist/storyteller Paola Gianturco. She chronicles the stories of grandmothers around the world fighting for a better future for their grandchildren. Read More

Is a College Savings Plan the Perfect Gift for Grandkids?
2 months ago

Is a College Savings Plan the Perfect Gift for Grandkids?

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As we enter the holiday season, we grandparents find ourselves wondering what to get the grandkids. This year, here is a suggestion that will have a lasting impact! Read More

An Open Letter to My Grandchildren: 10 Things I Want Them to Know
2 months ago

An Open Letter to My Grandchildren: 10 Things I Want Them to Know

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Our five-year-old grandson recently asked my husband and me “Will we always be together?”

I was stunned that such a small child would ask such a profound question. I’m not sure that he understood the depth of the question, until I realized that it was one of those stream of consciousness thoughts sandwiched in between, “How much longer before the movie starts” and “Does anyone have a snack because I’m hungry.” Read More

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma
2 months ago

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma

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So, you have become a grandmother! It is a time of excitement, love and warmth – and you are eager to share this with your friends. What better way than via pictures of the new baby? It is so easy these days with mobile phones. You can show photos from day one. What a pleasure for everyone. Read More

30 Grandmas Share the Financial Advice They Wish They Received as Kids
3 months ago

30 Grandmas Share the Financial Advice They Wish They Received as Kids

By the time you reach your 60s, you’ve almost certainly made your share of financial mistakes. Even if you are one of the lucky few who managed to save consistently for retirement, you probably look back on your life and wish that someone had taught you more about money as a kid. I know I do! Read More

You Won’t Want to Miss this Video of Pavarotti’s Granddaughter Singing!
3 months ago

You Won’t Want to Miss this Video of Pavarotti’s Granddaughter Singing!

Did you feel the weight of your family’s expectations when you were growing up? Well, imagine what Sislena Caparrosa, Pavarotti’s Granddaughter, must have been thinking when she stepped onto the stage to sing Nessun Dorma on a televised talent show. Read More