grandparents

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

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 grandparent...
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 glarin...
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Anita Powella month ago
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 t...
Mcdaveo Branda month ago
Hunt for the Jackpot
This story is about my new YouTube series and how it all started. I loved buying lottery tickets since I was old enough to buy them, and my late grandpa got me hooked on them. He was also a big gambler. The most he ever won was $500 from a $10 scratch-off ticket. Let me tell you how it happened. When I was on summer break from my second year in high school, I used to go to his trailer almost every morning so we could go fishing together. It was early one morning, and I was over at his trailer fo...
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Ankh Angel 2 months ago
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 appointm...
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Ankh Angel 2 months ago
Greatest Gift
“Ya want it, take it now!” she said, about the white cat I admire. Knowing her days were numbered. Knowing the hourglass of her life was dripping its last drop of sand. Cornelia sat with her afternoon...
My Life
So here I am... Plus_size_blondie has discovered vocal and decided to give it a try. I wasn’t sure what to base my vocal stories on and then I thought... everyone after listening to my life story so f...
Hero
Yesterday marked the 12th year since you and your sister, Netty, left this Earth and gave your energy back to universe. Around this time—every year—I feel heavy-hearted because I relive that night. Th...
Brittany Goffney3 months ago
How Will You Be Remembered
On September 9, 2018, a beautiful spirit by the name of Kyrzayda Rodriguez lost her battle with stage four stomach cancer. I did not know her personally, but her strength and transparency were extreme...
Ann King4 months ago
How to Be a Grandma in 2019
Being a grandma—you would think it would be a piece of cake, a walk in the park—I mean, after all, we have already raised our children. That is how we were crowned with the coveted title of "Grandma."...
Leanne Milliken4 months ago
My Grandfather’s Blessing
It’s 5 AM and I’m wide awake with so much on my mind. I woke up at 3:30... after drinking water and using the restroom, I laid back down expecting sleep to come but instead I was given the desire to w...
Christina Gonzalez5 months ago
Mom 2.0.1
Well it’s been over a year since my little family became official, and I am amazed at how much things have changed. I am still not sure I can do this on a few days, but there are a lot more days that ...
Emma Rice5 months ago
For a Brief Moment
The first day I realized that the world truly doesn’t stop for anyone was the day my grandmother died. Growing up in the booming (but dangerous) automotive state of Michigan in the 60s, she learned to...
Gabrielle Cherry5 months ago
I've Created a Monster
From the time I was a little girl, maybe at age 7, I have been obsessed with anything outdoors because my “Grampie” took me everywhere with him. This meant that I would help him move tree stands, scou...
Anik Marchand7 months ago
Yvette
There will be a moment in your life when you will feel what it’s like to live without someone. And, I’m not talking about living without an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. I’m talking about actually having t...
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Brittany D7 months ago
The Struggles of Caregiving
It's not everyday you witness the end of a long and wise circle. You start your life thinking of what you will do with it, what you will experience, and where you will go. Children, a family, work, or...
Jakob Russell8 months ago
IX
Every time I start one of these, I fail. I try to tell myself you'll get one for yourself one of these times. That I'll suddenly find a way to summarize what you and I shared for so long, but never en...
Courtney Brown9 months ago
Fishing with Grandpa
When I imagine a place I’d love to visit, my first thoughts are not the historic buildings of Paris or the bustling streets of New York City. Instead, my vision lies on a quiet cove in a big lake. A s...