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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.

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  1. Administration

    1. Welcome to the Grandparents.com Community!

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

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  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.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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    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

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    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.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

      4354
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    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

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  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!
      LEAD MODERATORS: SueSTx

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  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.
       

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    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

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    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.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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  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.
      LEAD MODERATORS: ADMIN

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    2. Getting Healthy

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

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  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.

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  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.
      LEAD MODERATORS: SueSTx
       

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    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

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    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.

      PLEASE READ THE WELCOME MESSAGE BEFORE YOU POST HERE

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    4. Book Club

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

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    5. News & Issues

      Current news and events -- talk about them here.

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  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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  • Are you a grandparent?   706 votes

    1. 1. Are you a grandparent?


      • I'm a grandparent
      • I'm not a grandparent, but I am a parent (SIL/DIL)
      • Neither -- just here to browse

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic
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    • RoseRed135
      The Two-And-A-Half-Generation Household
      @Abuela303 and all - Gramps answered my PM. He appreciates the concern, but, happily, the only thing that has kept him from posting is that he's having trouble w/ his internet connection. Hopefully, he'll be back in here soon.
    • SueSTx
      Controversy over National Anthem and NFL players!
      I do not watch any sports so take any comment from me with a grain of salt as usual. I agree that there are many things going on in our country that need to change and people with some "celebrity" status and money can further their cause in front of a camera, BUT, IMHO...sports figures hold no more clout than an actor or any other public figure.  I don't watch a movie to hear a "gripe".  I will either get up and leave or change the channel.  When I hear an actor/actress threaten to leave the country due to the election results, I would gladly help them pack.  If they have a complaint...work through channels to change things the next election. Sports figures to me are no different.  If it is game day, play the game.  If politics are involved in any way (yes, even Trump),  I'll disconnect if I am watching. Martin Luther King was noted for his character during the segregation marches by those that agreed and disagreed.  If these protests were actually changing anything, I might feel different, but it is the same ole same ole thing every week with no changes. I'm a Texas born and bred and I took notice of Jerry Jones who has been a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump, so the speculation was that he would not allow his players to kneel during the national anthem, but  the Cowboys and their owner did kneel before Monday nights game, though not during the anthem.  Many people feel that the protestors are disrespecting the flag.  There are other ways to protest and get your message across.
    • SueSTx
      The Two-And-A-Half-Generation Household
      As far as I know at the present time, none of us regular posters are therapist or legal counsel of any kind.  All of our advice is based on what has worked for us, what we wish we had done instead or what has worked for others we know. After all, this is more or less just chat.  Hopefully gramps did something fun for the weekend and will be in later this week to share with us. I can remember an instance or two in the past where the 'opposite' party in a conversation came in and 'found' the original poster.  If I remember correctly, they both disappeared.  
    • Komorebi
      The Two-And-A-Half-Generation Household
      How often are both sides of stories heard?
    • Komorebi
      Controversy over National Anthem and NFL players!
      Perhaps this is a question for another thread- But what's your personal take on people who brag about protesting? Something about it bothers me, seems false- Don't mistake passion for causes and lump it into the bragging category because passion for protesting and supporting causes is another story all its own- But there's this dude on another forum being an ***wippe about kneeling, like he's the "big deal" instead of the deal being the cause he supports- Do you find that annoying at all? Have you come across it?
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