Tweens and Teens

Sometimes the Sky is Green

I’ve never really thought about my role as a grandfather. It’s been a sort of organic growth in approach and attitude without a whole lot of planning.So, the other day when my now precocious...

My, What Big Expectations You Have, Grandma!

Another grandchild birthday approaching. I deliberate, flip-flop, buy the gift, experience buyer’s remorse, wrap tenderly, write the card (sealed with a lick ’cause a kiss won’t stick!), close eyes while paying the exorbitant parcel...

Navigating ’Tweenland

I was working in my home office when I noticed that my 10-year-old granddaughter had slipped into the room and was standing there, a big, silly grin on her face.“How do you like my...

Hopscotch in the Dark

I recently read an article presenting the theory that grandparents who are raising grandchildren tend to live longer.I would dispute this. In the two and a half years since my husband and I moved...

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