Forever a Superman

Like many little girls, growing up I thought my dad was Superman. In my mind he was the smartest, funniest, most wonderful man in the world.  And then I became an adult and realized that while I loved my father very much, like most of us, he had his faults....more

Grandmother's Ornaments

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Not Your Mama's Grandparents

Tonight my hubby and I got our first chance to introduce our new grandchild to our closest friends. For thirty-five years the eight of us have shared our wedding days, births of our children, job relocations, teenage angst, and marital ups and downs. We've been there for each other through the loss of a parent, the loss of a job and various health scares. These couples are amazing people who have graced our lives with humor and compassion and we couldn't wait for them to meet the little guy who's now running the show....more

Ten Clues That You Might Be a Do-Over Grandma

Maybe you were in that first mass exodus of mother's hurrying to working and missed the moments and milestones of raising the kids you dropped off at daycare. Maybe you were a stay-at-home-mom and enjoyed it so much you want to do it all again (or you were a miserable failure and want a second shot at getting it right).Or maybe you were one of those over-involved (s)mothers that gave Helicopter Parents and Tiger Mom’s their name.Whether valuable resource or unwelcome interloper, Do-Over Grandmas seem to be here to stay. Here are the top ten clues that you might be one of them....more

To the Grandparents: You Are Not Who You Used to Be

You are not who you used to be. The moment my husband entered the waiting room and smiled the words, "It's a girl," you became something new and different, while being altogether exactly the people we had grown up with. Before that moment, you were our parents. Nothing more. Nothing less. You were the ones who provided for us, comforted us, bailed us out, held us to consequences, and loved us unconditionally whether we cared or not (though we usually did). You were either the gateway or the obstruction to everything we wanted to do and be, depending on the day. ...more
I enjoy being a grandmother.  She's only three now, but soon, she will be old enough to hear all ...more

8 Things New Grandparents Should Know About being a Grandparent

Just the other day, I was at the Rite Aid buying some emery boards for Bambino fingernails when the store clerk noticed his onesie.  It read, "If mommy says no, ask grandma."  The store clerk said, "I know that's right.  I need to get that from my grandchild."  ...more

Midlife Cabernet: Learning from the World's Great Chefs

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Denise ElaineAmbrose Thanks, Denise. I finally discovered how to right click on the photo and ...more

What Happens at Grandma's Stays at Grandma's

My two granddaughters, ages six and four, came to play with me while their parents were out of town. The first ten minutes were splendid. No screaming, no urgent demands for gourmet food, and no poop on the dining table. Then all hell broke loose. Mr. Bill and the Waldorf doll opened the Crown Royal, the Potato Head cowboy seduced Ms. Carrot with chocolates and wine, and the runaway bunny ran away but his mommy didn’t care. ...more
My grand daughter Grace was 2 years old she was my shadow . She prefers stuff animals over ...more

Midlife Cabernet: Posing for Pumpkin

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Midlife Cabernet: The World is a Better Place when Pooh Bear is Safe

 I enjoyed a social engagement this week with an extraordinary little girl I call Sweetie Pie....more