Departments

Confessions

Intimate profiles of American families.

"This is not the way we thought our lives would be"

“This is not the way we thought our lives would be”

Conversations

My interviews with experts and celebrities.

Writer Calvin Trillin snuggles with his granddaughter.

“Calvin Trillin, grandfather: He babysits. He spoils. He turns the kids into movie stars.”

Finds

Great stuff to do, read, and think about.

The best picture books about kids and their grandparents.

“The best picture books about kids and their grandparents”

Keepsakes

Your treasures and mine.

"The biggest love she's ever known"

“The biggest love she’s ever known”

Letters

What you’re telling me.

"It is not possible to wish for anything better," writes a retired librarian who recently moved to St. Louis to be near her grandkids.

“It is not possible to wish for anything better.”

News

Thought-provoking news about grandparents and their families.

"It's never too late to join the Peace Corps"

“It’s never too late to join the Peace Corps”

pictures

Grandparents and their families in photojournalism and art.

This image of a grandfather and his granddaughter was part of the site's first photo essay.

“Long ago, two music-loving hippies fell in love. Now, they’re teaching their grandkids to sing.”

EXCERPTS

Prose and poetry about grandparents.

"Margaret Mead learned everything from her grandma"

“Margaret Mead learned everything from her grandma”

Rants

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What’s on my mind.

"Five myths about grandparents that it's time to trash"

“Five myths about grandparents that it’s time to trash”

STUDIES

 The latest scholarship on grandparents and grandkids.

“Could grandmothers make the difference between life and death?”