I’ve been asking grandparents around the country what they’re called and why. Here are a few of their stories.
Three generations, one road trip.
Grandparents are healthier, wealthier, and longer-lived than ever before. What does this mean for us all?
When she was six, Simone Biles was adopted by her grandparents. Now, she’s the best gymnast in the world.
Shouldn’t grandparents matter as much in movies as they do in real life?
Her son was wounded in Iraq. But Gail Kirby has a lot to celebrate.
“Standing at one remove from the new partnership, and all the hue and cry the blending of a family can involve, they have the potential to play a unique role for the stepgrandchild—part grandparent, part wise, trusted confidante.”
A little girl finds a home.
Parents and grandparents need one another. How can they learn to get along?
A.J. Jacobs, a journalist and bestselling author, thinks he can build a family tree for all of humanity. Here’s what he told me about his project, his grandparents, and his most famous ancestor.
Now, they’re teaching their grandkids to sing.
“I think there should be legislation that keeps children and their offspring in the same town, but it didn’t work out that way.”