My grandma Ivy Trigg (nee Garnham) grew up in Yorkshire, in the UK, in the early 1900s, in a district where families were so poor that children were often barefoot in the street.
It isn't always easy preparing to be Grandparents but there are things that you can do, even if your relationship with new Mummy and Daddy isn't easy. To connect with your grandchild you can: write a personal letter to them about your life's history, make a Family Tree, make a cross stitch...
Grandparenting long distance can be fun using the new technology of the iPhone Face Time feature. Use it to create your own free iPhone games to keep grandkids engaged in conversation.
Born in 1906, my grandad, Frank Trigg, was an enterprising young man who ran his own upholstery business from his early 20s until he retired in his 70s, surviving childhood illness and two world wars.
Being a Grandmother is a tremendous gift, but I've seen some moms who need some help with that older generation. Here are a few things I've learned that have helped me be a better grandmother!
Want a unique baby shower idea? Throw a baby shower for Grandma! Think about all the baby items Grandma could have at her house when her Grandchild came over. Here are ideas for a Grandma shower.
A grandparent can mentor a grandchild through the years and help them to learn the value of life through serving others. Through a rite-of-passage experience, grandparents can help boys to become men.
A personal piece about how my grandma's influence has contributed to my way of life. Take a look.
Because of the many accomplishments Queen Elizabeth has made and is still making, some people might not think of her as being the ultimate grandmother. In honor of Grandparents Day on September 9, here are some interesting things about Queen Elizabeth as a grandmother.
What are 'the golden years?' Family life for the middle aged can be fulfilling and productive. Take advantage of your middle years and learn from those both younger and older than yourself .