Why parents need grandparents more than ever

Every day, I read what journalists around the world are reporting about grandparents and their families. Here are some stories that gripped me recently.

Boomer grandparents play mom and dad part-time

“With the high cost of childcare, grandparents are spending more time than ever with their grandkids, pushing a growing number of Baby Boomer grandparents into the childrearing driver’s seat while mom and dad work.”

CBS News • April 3, 2016

Rosie the Riveter grandma inspires NASA granddaughter

Amanda Stubblefield, an engineer for the International Space Station, never doubted that she could work in the aerospace field: her grandma had paved the way.

The Tennessean • April 3, 2016

WHY I WORE A THIRD-GENERATION WEDDING DRESS

Julia Cain of St. Louis, Mo., got married this spring in the same gown her grandma, Phyllis, wore in 1953. Julia’s grandpa, Harold, walked her down the aisle.

Oh, Julia Ann • March 23, 2016