grandparents

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

Alyssa Kovacs6 days ago
Saying Goodbye
Having so say goodbye is something that no one can prepare you to do. There is no class you take in school that teaches you how to deal with trauma, grief and ultimately heartbreak. October 27th, 2016...
Christina Gonzalez2 months ago
Things They Don't Tell You About Raising Your Grandchildren
She has been crying silently in the back seat for ten minutes. She is trying to be brave for her brother and sister, so she keeps her head down. She is confused and sad. My heart is breaking into piec...
Ann Zukon2 months ago
It's A Girl! Emotional, Beautiful and Amazing—Becoming A Grandmother At 50!
A mother's instinct is to protect, nurture and take care of every need for her children. We remember how we were taught, cared for and, most of all, chastised, how we felt and how we decided what we w...
Tessa Jayne2 months ago
I'm Sorry, Mama
I remember bragging about you, Mama. In my little girl eyes, you were a hero. Even then, I knew that at your age, you were something special. Like most, if not all grandmothers, you had a brutal past,...
Amber Van Wort2 months ago
Are You Hungry?
“Are you hungry?” Grandma hollered from the kitchen. I was still in the doorway knocking the snow off my boots, but I knew not to bother with an answer, as she would already have the table set when I ...
Ashley Grecco2 months ago
If I Would've Been Friends With My Grandmother
My grandmother, whom I called Nonna, which is Italian for grandmother, passed away this summer on June 22, 2017. It definitely is odd, knowing she isn't around anymore. My grandfather has lost his lov...
Mike Tanner3 months ago
Our Last Game
On Tuesday, August 1, 2000, 17,469 people walked into Oakland Stadium to watch the hometown Athletics take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The Athletics were two years away from the famous, or infamous, Mon...
Deborah Portillo3 months ago
Grandma Alma
An old Mexican song plays in the background, with the sounds of shuffling feet and banging of pots and pans. I hear her undertone singing to the lyrics, “Mami que sera lo que quiere el negro? Mami que...
Heidi Sunshine3 months ago
How Do We Live?
I often think about the words that we have left unsaid. Like a burning on the edge of our tongues, we long to say it, but we fear the hurt that may follow. If we always said how we really felt and not...
Shannon Miller3 months ago
The Angel
Life; one word that can mean so many things. It can mean what you have done in your life or it can mean just living in general; being able to breathe, being able to feel. We forget just how precious l...
Bryanna Burshnick3 months ago
Love Always, Grandma
A new favorite song of mine is "Pray" by Sam Smith. I don't know if you've heard it or not, but if you haven't you definitely need to. He sings about how he doesn't go to church and that he's never be...
Jim Varga4 months ago
Memories Soon to Be Forgotten
On the 21st of December, as I rushed out the front doors of my now deserted dormitory, army duffle of laundry slung over my shoulders, the cold Milwaukee slush sloshing beneath my boots, into my famil...
Avi Sato4 months ago
War Stories
They tell me that war changes men, makes them wild. That's only the weak ones, though. He was sad when it was unavoidable, happy when it was ended. A lifetime of harsh realities, defeated by laughter....
Donna Lee4 months ago
Fuck Cancer
'Let your faith be bigger than your fear.'
Jes ♥️4 months ago
Surviving Life
At the young age of 26, I am a survivor. A survivor or many things such as cancer, life, and daily struggles just to get by. The past 4 years I have been surviving life. Barely getting by, and struggl...
Lizzy Arrow4 months ago
'Brian, Santa is Coming to Town' - Christmas Story
On Christmas Eve, Honey and Brian were sitting on the sofa by the log stove in the cottage, waiting for his uncle and aunt to come home from walking the dogs, as they loved the snow more than Brian di...
Tina 4 months ago
Leprechauns Are Real
I was in third grade. I was having a great debate amongst friends. "Leprechauns are real!" I shouted. My grandma told me so. She was a sweet little lady from Ireland. Ginger hair and I just knew she h...
Samantha Lauridsen4 months ago
Pop
I walked in from work sweaty and tired, covered in paint, dirt, and little kid hand prints all over. Working at day camp over the summer was a great experience, but I was always drained by the three-y...