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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.

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World
5 days ago

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World

By  •  Family

Ask almost any woman about her new grandchild and she will light up all over, like a young woman in love. Grandmothers are invariably thrilled to bits. Perhaps that is all we need to know. We have become grandmothers and we love it…
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Why Is It so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home
2 weeks ago

Why Is It so Painful to Be a Mom After Your Kids Leave Home

Any excitement I had for my son preparing to go 2700 miles away to college has been replaced by an aching, heavy heart. And because it’s such a big transition for both of us, I suggested he take his dog with him – a 14-pound Jack Russell with a big personality…
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Having Fun with Grandma Names in Different Languages
4 weeks ago

Having Fun with Grandma Names in Different Languages

If you’re a grandmother, what do your grandchildren call you? “Grandma?” “Nana?” “Mammy?” Some women over 60 feel strange being called “Grandma” or other titles because it reminds them of their own grandmothers, who were much “older” women than we are now…
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The Fascinating Evolution of the Mother-Daughter Relationship Over 6 Decades and More
4 weeks ago

The Fascinating Evolution of the Mother-Daughter Relationship Over 6 Decades and More

By  •  Family

Motherhood in America is based on a myth. We are taught to believe that we can parent perfectly when we can’t. The myth also says that we parent better than our parents and that we can change the pattern for future generations…
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5 Super Helpful Tips for Photographing Your Grandkids
1 month ago

5 Super Helpful Tips for Photographing Your Grandkids

Photographing children is one of the more challenging topics in learning photography. But you’re in luck. Children are one of my favourite subjects to photograph, and so I have a lot of experience. That’s why I’d love to share a few tips…
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Private Life: Should Your Kids Read Your Journals When You’re Gone?
1 month ago

Private Life: Should Your Kids Read Your Journals When You’re Gone?

By  •  Mindset

My friend’s mother died recently after a sudden stroke, and among her belongings he and his siblings discovered volumes of journals, going back 40 years. They started reading through these family artifacts and learned a lot…
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Attention Grandmothers: What Will Happen to Your Life Story?
2 months ago

Attention Grandmothers: What Will Happen to Your Life Story?

Every grandmother has her story. I may not know each of you personally, but I know that, like me, you’ve had loves and losses, trials and triumphs. But where does that story live – other than in your heart and mind?
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5 Ways to Reinvent Yourself as a Long-distance Grandma, While Getting to Know Your Grandkids Better
3 months 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 now with Covid, I don’t get to see them often. Does this worry you, too? In today’s world – with grandparents living far away…
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How to Give Your Grandchild the Gift of Confidence
4 months ago

How to Give Your Grandchild the Gift of Confidence

By  •  Family

Of all the traits that contribute to success in life, confidence rates at the top of the list. Unfortunately, children who have been born with physical or neurodevelopmental disabilities often receive messages from the world that chip…
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An Open Letter to My Grandchildren: 10 Things I Want Them to Know
4 months ago

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

By  •  Family

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…
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