grandparents

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

Courtney Browna month 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...
Alex Osbornea month ago
Living at Home
Now, we have all been there in the same scenario…going away for college and enjoying the college experience and actually living on your own for a bit. On the weekends you would visit home every other ...
Michelle Edwards2 months ago
The Life and Times of Baby No. 13
Abandoned, on a cool October afternoon, to the nurses of the Saint Louis World's Fair nursery, Baby No. 13 could have fallen victim to many fates. He could have been left to the already crowded orphan...
Molly Winton3 months ago
Reflections
The beach wasn’t at all how I’d recalled it as a child. I’d often fantasised about scrunching my toes in the soft, glorious sand, shrieking at the countless blue waves, often intimidating in their siz...
Vicki C3 months ago
Five Things I Learned from My Grandparents During Summer Visits
As a child, I grew up in a semi-rural/suburban community. In one direction you could easily drive towards the city and the opposite direction would take you into farm country—a fifteen-minute drive, e...
Drew Lindsey4 months ago
A Grandson’s Tribute
Alma Katherine Hagan was born February 24, 1925 near Strode, Kentucky, the daughter of Erie and Nora Page Hagan. Along with her parents, brothers, sisters and Grandpa Brock Page, the rickety little ho...
Daniella Ahart4 months ago
Harsh Reality of Getting Your Wish
I was in the middle of my sophomore year of high school when this all went down. I was at home, sick with the flu, when my mom raced down the stairs shouting about how my grandma had a stroke. A strok...
Danni Williams4 months ago
In Loving Memory
This is not an obituary. It's not a cold, technically correct description of how and when someone died and who it is that's still around to deal with the aftermath with a notification about when the f...
Jlynn Sheaks4 months ago
The Legacy of Grandma Margie
The Legacy of Grandma Margie There are a lot of people who can look back at one of their grandparents with great pride and joy, and for me it is my grandma Margie. I think I felt the closest to her ou...
Walter Duke4 months ago
My Mentor
Everybody has that one person that they idolize, someone that they aspire to be. For some, it is a celebrity; for others, it is an athlete; and for some, it is their own family. The person that I idol...
Alyson Worrell5 months ago
Grandma, My Chronic Pain Buddy
People. I love people. Being around them and interacting. People are unique and vibrant. They come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes. People warm my heart. People make me smile. People keep m...
M&B Musings5 months ago
Absent, Not Gone
“It’s you and me against the world.” Those were the words my grandfather would often utter when I padded downstairs to kiss him goodnight. He was a quiet man who rarely indulged in idle conversation, ...
Carmen Iretips5 months ago
Finishing What He Started
My late grandfather was an editor's choice award winner three times. He wrote songs, short stories, and children's books. I even heard of a screenplay for a TV show that he never showed anyone. He was...
Jo McGarry6 months ago
The Life of Brian
Welcome, everyone, to my first post, and an introduction to the overall topic of this blog. The topic of this blog and many of my posts will be my grandfather's disability before his recent passing. M...
Zaney Vayne7 months ago
Living as a Caregiver
I have been a caregiver to my grandmother for almost eight years. Back in my late teen years, I saw the signs, I giggled at the silly things she did, I blew off her strange behavior and mood swings. B...
Hailey Corum7 months ago
From Oatmeal Cookies to Soup on a Plate
My grandfather is a retired Navy Chief of 30 years. He has always told his favorite Navy stories. When I was little I used to get tired of the same story over and over again, but now I crave to hear t...
Alyssa Kovacs8 months 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 Gonzalez9 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...