Grandparent

7 Ways To Be A Rockstar Grandparent

Congrats! You’ve raised kids who have successfully entered adulthood and are becoming parents themselves. That means you’re going to be a grandparent!

5 Tips For Connecting With Your Millennial Grandkids

Understanding how to connect with Millennials is a complex topic because they differ from other generations in several key areas, particularly their communication style.

5 Ways Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren Financially

Some grandparents aren't as informed as they could be about how they can best help. Here are 5 ways Grandparents Can Help Their Grandchildren Financially

Should Aging Parents Live Near Their Adult Children?

When children are grown and have children of their own, the dynamic between the parent and the adult child morphs into something difficult to define. The children, who are no longer children, for better or worse, slowly take on the role of caregiver. This can be welcome or annoying. Some seniors, particularly those who don’t have a spouse, need a h...Read More

15 things that Grandparents should avoid saying!

Of course, grandparents have a right to their opinions, but a few of these can get them in trouble. From unwelcome judgments to unsolicited advice, here are a few things perhaps they should avoid saying! For new grandparents: “I have the perfect name for the baby!” “That name you picked might be bad luck – it was the name of auntie Andrea’s s...Read More

The Grandma Check: How Big (or small!) do you make it?

The grandma check, filled out in careful handwriting and mailed well in advance to ensure timely delivery, is a treasured part of many Americans’ birthday or holiday traditions. But while the concept is simple, the art of grandma check-giving can be pretty complicated. Send too much, and you risk setting a precedent that will drain your bank ...Read More

Nana’s Storybook

They think I’m crazy. I can name every resident and their address in 17th century New Amsterdam – but only a few of my present neighbors. I can tell you what foods came from Dutch New York – but can’t eat any of them because of my “healthy” diet. Would you like to know what Peter Stuyvesant wore in 1664? No problem – even though I can’t remem...Read More

The Nana Monster

Tech was always my best friend. As the daughter of an electronic engineer, I had the first TV in the neighborhood. When desktops arrived in the 80s, I quickly climbed aboard. I was an author – I had to go digital. My first computer was a 1982 “portable” called Kaypro 2. It weighed a svelte 26 pounds – about the same as my 2-...Read More

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