grandparents

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

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...
Tata Fergusona month ago
The Magic of Parenthood
The happiest moment of my life was also the most terrifying. The series of events that transpired up to this moment were very traumatic. I must first recount my life to express in detail this experien...
Anik Marchand2 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 D2 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 Russell3 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 Brown4 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...
Alex Osborne5 months 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 Edwards5 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 Winton6 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 C7 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 Lindsey7 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 Ahart7 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...
Amee Maree7 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 Sheaks8 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 Duke8 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 Worrell8 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 Musings9 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 Iretips9 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...