My grandchildren have known from a very early age that I'm a softie and they learned quickly they could use me to negotiate with their parents when they weren't having any luck in getting their own way. Last week, I heard my 12-year-old grandson tell his...Read More»
Now that summer is here, the bugs are back and for some kids, bugs bring terror.
My grandchildren are all afraid of spiders. Not monsters, ghosts or bears, just spiders. I wish they had my aversion to mice, bats and snakes, but they think mice are cute,...Read More»
When we raised our own children – successfully or not – to maturity, we believed we were finished with worrying. Of course, for most of us,...Read More»
Being a caregiver to both our parents and grandchildren can be tricky. Grandparenting columnist Bonnie Baker Cowan helps find a...Read More»
When each of my parents died, they left money to their grandchildren and even those great-grandchildren who had been born at the time of their deaths. ...Read More»
Make a shift in the way you communicate with teen...Read More»
Most of us would answer yes to that question. There are lots of reasons for enjoying the role of grandparent more than that of a parent. First of all, we...Read More»
Parenting has changed since we raised our own perfect children. In fact, if you're a grandparent for the first time, it might be time to brush up on what...Read More»
A friend sent an e-mail attachment, entitled The Invisible Mother, an excerpt from The Invisible Woman by Nicole Johnson, about mothers being invisible as...Read More»
Not today, dear. I have a headache.
Jane of Edmonton is over the moon about her new grand-daughter and is happy to help with caring for the baby to...Read More»
My 5-year-old grandson, Finley loves fish. He also loves sushi, Greek salad and Brussels sprouts. And, he smears horseradish on his roast beef. What a...Read More»