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Grandparenting can be much more rewarding than raising your own children as you don' t have to deal with all everyday problems.

My Child Doesn’’t Have Grandparents

It’s easy to imagine your life and think about having children, while watching your own parents become grandparents. Yet for numerous reasons, there are many children in this world who either don'’t have living grandparents, or don'’t have grandparents...

Choosing Grandparents as Caretakers

There isn’t a parent alive who didn'’t know everything about raising children until the day they had their own. You, like so many others probably held firm to a laundry list of '‘I never'’s'’ that included who, how and...

When Your Children Don’t Like Their Grandparents

There really is no such thing as a perfect family! What you may have imagined, may never come to fruition and this can come full circle when it comes to grandparents and grandchildren. There is this ideal created that...

Your First Grandchild – It’s More Fun than Raising Your Own Children

Expecting your first grandchild? Chances are you are both nervous and excited, depending on the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy. The first grandchild is often one of those monumental moments in life when you rearrange and reconfigure everything you thought...

What to Call the Grandparents

Meemaw and Pawpaw? Grandma and Grandpa? Grandpa Bubba and Betty? Joe and Sally? Or how about the beloved “G-MAMA'” that the infamous McKenzie from Toddlers and Tiaras uses to address her maternal grandmother? Suffice it to say that deciding '‘what...

When Grandparents Play Favorites

Grandchildren. They make grandparents happy. Many of them carry around little brag books and suddenly become the kind of parents to their grandchildren that their children wish they were to them. In fact, the birth of grandchildren to a...

Taking Advantage of the Grandparents

According to a recent Census Bureau statistic, there are approximately 8 million children in the United States that are living in the same home as their grandparents. This is an increase of 78% since data compiled in the 1970’s....

But Why Mom – Because I Said So!

Don't forget to brush your teeth and comb your hair and when you meet a stranger it'’s not polite to stare. When it's cold outside you need a hat on your head and it is always polite to make your own bed! Change your socks everyday and your underwear...

I missed my Period – Could I Be Pregnant?

Reactions can range from disgraced expletives to nagging excitement and instantaneously the past, present and future feels changed somehow. “I missed my period” can be the words you have longed to say or can cause anxiety and discomfort like no other phrase in life. The bottom line is that...

Stop Talking like a Baby – You’re a Big Kid Now

You are finally out of diapers. The bottle and the sippy cups have been replaced with more grown up, non-spill proof lids. Your child uses the bathroom independently and is constantly telling you, “I can do it myself!” As bittersweet as it is for your child to be growing...

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