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    • LatoyaADMIN

      What to do if you get a "Wrong Password" message   01/21/16

      You must reset your password (even if you know it's the right one) before you can sign into the community. Thanks to the upgrade, there's an issue with passwords and signing in. The good news is that you can click here: http://community.grandparents.com/index.php?/lostpassword/ to change your password (it'll let you reuse your old one). If you can't reach the email address connected to your account then please contact the admin at latoya@grandparents.com and I'll help you sort it out. 
    • LatoyaADMIN

      Anonymous posting is back   01/21/16

      We've removed the extra step that required you to go to the full-page editor to access the anonymous post option. Now, you can reply to a post and toggle the button to post anonymous (see photo below).    Read more on anonymous posting here:    In short, the mods can see who posts as anonymous, we moderate anonymous posts the same as revealed posts, you can reply anonymously to your own topic, you may report anonymous posts.


  1. Administration

    1. Welcome to the Grandparents.com Community!

      The FAQ & some ground rules so everyone can have a fun, safe, and productive experience.

  2. Family Matters

    1. Empty Nest No Longer

      With the stressed economy, and for other reasons too, many parents are finding that their adult children are needing to come back to the elders' homes. Others are dealing with custody issues of grandchildren and children divorcing and needing help. If this is something you're experiencing, come share and give and get support from other in the same boat.

    2. Grandparents Unplugged

      This is a place for grandparents to ask questions or make statements and receive answers and replies from a variety of people. Posters on this board are other grandparents, daughters-in-law, mothers-in-law and those who want to gain a greater understanding of how the 'other folks' feel. You can share what's on your mind, but understand that it's not just grandparents in the room most of the time. I hope that ALL can share their thoughts, feelings, questions and answers without rancor or hatefulness.
      LEAD MODERATORS: Mame925

    3. Grandparents without Grandchildren

      This group is created for grandparents living without their grandchildren. Maybe you have been denied visitation, or maybe you are ill and your child wants to keep your grandchildren away from that reality. Whatever the reason, you suffer great loss and this group is intended for you to share with others in similar situations your pain, insights and frustrations. It's a place to get emotional or informational support or give it to others.

    4. Mothers-in-Law Anonymous

      Dish, vent or ask for advice about the mother-in-law and daughter-in-law relationship.
      LEAD MODERATORS: RoseRed135, SueSTx, Lilypond, PhalenMum

  3. Food

    1. Grandma's Pantry

      Share your favorite recipes and food ideas, and invite others to join in the discussion. Let's get cooking!

  4. Grandparenting

    1. Grandparenting From Afar

      They say distance makes the heart grow fonder...This group is for grandparents whose grandchildren live far away. Join us to discuss everything grandparenting and topics specific to staying in touch from afar.

    2. Grandparents Caring for Grandkids

      Are you a grandparent (or other relative) caregiver? A parent who relies on family daycare? Whether you're raising your grand(relative)kids, helping to raise them or watching them while the parents go to work or school - or a parent dealing with one of these situations - please come in and share your needs and concerns with us. And if you're anyone else who has ideas and opinions on this topic, please come and join us, as well. Together, let's explore the (often unique) ups and downs, ins and outs, joys and challenges of the GP/relative caregiving situation!
      LEAD MODERATORS: rosered135

    3. New Grandparents

      This group is for new grandparents to share and learn from each about the new experience of grandparenting. Experienced grandparents feel free to join and offer your comments. What are you enjoying the most? What are your concerns? How do you give advice without it being taken the wrong way? How do you feel about babysitting? We can't wait to see your comments.

  5. Health & Wellness

    1. 50 Shades of Blue

      This group is for anyone who is now, or has ever, struggled with depression or any other mental health or illness problem, even if it's just a bad case of the blues. It's a safe place to seek or offer support.

    2. Getting Healthy

      Ask questions and share your health experiences with other members. What works for you when it comes to wellness?

  6. Hobbies

    1. Hobby Corner

      Have a passion project? Whether you're crafting, knitting or making soap and candles, this is the place to talk about it! Share your stories, photos and more with fellow hobbyists.

  7. Just For Fun

    1. General Gabbery

      It's not complicated. This Group is a place to sit and have a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze. Let's solve world problemsgrumble with the grouch we live with, tell jokes and stories, post pictures and brag on our kids and grandkids. Got something on your mind? Post it we'll talk about it.

    2. Club Newcomer

      This is a place for newcomers to introduce themselves and learn more about the various features of the site, especially the different Groups available. It's also a place for current members to come in and help welcome the new ones and help them find their niche(s) among the forums.
      LEAD MODERATORS: rosered135

    3. The Great Debate

      Whether it's formula feeding vs. breast feeding, daycare vs. nanny, or spanking vs. time out, everyone has their opinion. This board is where you can state your piece on hot topics.


    4. Book Club

      Share what you're currently reading and what's on your book shelf with other grandparents.

    5. News & Issues

      Current news and events -- talk about them here.

  8. Love & Relationships

    1. All SINGLE golden girls & guys wanted

      Single grandparenting: WHAT A CHALLENGE and WHAT FUN! We are here for each other.
      LEAD MODERATOR: homeygfunk

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    • BClark
      Birthday Card --- again / opinions ?
      DS called tonite,  talked quite a while .  we listen.  don't tell him or DD what to do.  ,,,,DS refused to 'unfriend'  us, his parents, his sister, and all his  cousins /aunts uncles on FBoook which his wife recently demanded,    this is how she is . mean . he was upset that she even mentioned that ..really dsn't suprise us tho.  .  .  Getting tog w/ him , and GKs in fw wks w/o her .  so its good .!  . They decided to see their own families separately from now on which will work out much  better for all.      . and he sd she prob will tear up anything we send but he'll let us know so we can put the money back into our acct.  like last yr when she was mad .  so i already know what 's going in the trash now.... lol ...  but i know i did the right thing  .     Thanks for some of the kind comments.   .
    • Mame925
      Birthday Card --- again / opinions ?
      Triangulation is exactly the word here....1) DS should NOT be discussing his marital issues or other complaints about his wife with you. 2) DD needs to not buy into the drama with her SIL's FOO. 3) You should stay out of all of it. These are adults, acting like spoiled children for sure, but adults none-the-less. Send the card and get on with you day.
    • Aravis
      Birthday Card --- again / opinions ?
      First off, I'd stop letting DS tell you about his marital woes, and instead tell him to work it out with his DW. No good can come from the triangulation you all have going on. Don't talk to DS about his DW's family members. Let DD work out her relationship with her DS and his DW (I'm assuming they are all adults, if not, please accept my apologies!). I know it's hard to not intercede between your kids, but they need to be recognized as adults who own their own relationships with their siblings.    DO NOT DO THIS! I know you said you didn't plan to - bad-mouthing a woman *to her husband* only will cause you to get CO.   Make no mistake; unless DS is an utterly spineless wimp, he is CHOOSING to do what he does. I know it's easier to think your DS is on your side and "just keeping the peace", but his wife does not have magical powers over him. I find men do what they want to do. He is behaving as he is because it is working for him. It may not be healthy or productive, but it's what is working for him and his wife.  I know it's really hard to do all this. I come from a FOO that raised triangulation to an art form. It's really hard to stop, and it's also difficult to stop getting in the middle of your kids' communications. I think dealing with folks with a serious mental illness, like Bipolar disorder is hugely challenging. Sufferers often have medication problems, and to top it off, one med may work for awhile then stop working. I'm glad your DIL is under appropriate care. I sincerely hope things turn around for you. 
    • BClark
      Birthday Card --- again / opinions ?
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    • PattyGram
      MIL/DIL conflict - Is it inevitable?
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