Potential Grandmother Ponders Old School Parenting vs Modern Parenting

I’ll be 57 in July, a not-quite-grandmother age and a not-full-time-mother age. My son and daughter are in their mid- and late-20s, unattached, and focused on their professions. They’re experiencing life as they should be, so I don’t want to pester them or anything but … well, I do get just a little envious when I see a woman my age holding the hand of a toddler....more
You raised some good points.  I am 66 and have been a grandma for 4 years now (4 grandkids)  I ...more

Why you should call your mother

There is a parody tea mug on my desk that says: Keep Calm and Call Mom. And there is a lot of truth to that....more

Grandma's Two Dimensional Boyfriend

My mother is a trip.Sometimes she wears a wig; not because she has cancer or thinning hair, but because she is lazy and doesn't feel like combing it. **Click image to read full article**...more

Boise to Beijing-The Journey Begins

Good bye blue skies and fresh air!  Hello grey, chunk-filled air that causes me to cough..hard.  So long family and friends!  Hello insane work schedule though I love what I do.  Tomorrow I will make the long, long journey from Boise, Idaho to Beijing, China.  Leaving behind my new granddaughter Mia and my lovely family including my husband, who will stay to oversee the purchase of our new home here in Boise, our retreat from China but primarily a vacation rental till we expatriate.  Though I have been busy working from Boise to get ready for my big project in ...more

Occupy Mother's Day!

Grandparents' Day is September 7 this year. I had to Google it because I knew there was one, I just didn't know when....more

Holy Crap. I'm a Nai Nai!

Living in China, I wasn't able to see my daughter Hannah progress in her pregnancy except through social media and two brief visits. Arriving in Boise from Manhattan last week and walking her around Target at 10 p.m. to try and induce labor made it all real. Holy Crap-I'm a Nai Nai now! But I'm too young to be the "G.. word" and I live so far away--how can this possibly work?  As Hannah often tells me, "Mom, it's not all about you!"  Really?  I thought it was.....more

How to Send Mother’s Day Memories to Mom Across the Country

Eleven years ago, I got married one week before Mother’s Day. We boarded an airplane in Detroit, Michigan headed for our honeymoon in Antigua. We booked our return flight to New York, NY where we were to begin our lives. Our wedding date is May 3rd and the following Sunday was Mother’s Day....more

Strength in Motherhood

I’ve always been proud of my children. From infancy to adult and motherhood, my daughters have amazed and humbled me. I am the proud grandmother of ten precious wonders and each has a special place in my heart.8 lbs 9 oz...more
WHAT!?!?! Well, Suzie Ivy, Hello! So glad Linda Anselmi spilled the beans on Chatter that you ...more