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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

  • 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

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    • Mame925
      On becoming a step-grandparent
      I hear ya, Imp....my mom & her sibs were stepchildren in the 1930's...she never liked her SF and was always resentful. When DH & I married, she became a stepGM...you'd think that because of her perceived treatment as a child, she would make sure to treat my new DsD inclusively....nope. And that was a serious bone of contention in the process to VLC. When I brought it up to her, she dug in her heels "that was different"...would not answer as to how.
    • SueSTx
      Would/could you forgive an "affair?"
      Hubby and I had many long discussions about just this before we got married and had kids.  We agreed that the person with a "wandering eye" would leave the family home before sampling the waters. Now many many years later, if an affair was happening...I would throw him out and he knows it.  Do I feel this has made a difference in either of our actions?  Absolutely not.  We are both pretty set in our ways, and we need each other.
    • ImpishMom
      On becoming a step-grandparent
      My MIL bragged to all and sundry that she was a Grandma now when Wolf and I got married, as I was a single mom. When I was pregnant w/our now 12 yo ds, she called and, I quote, thanked me 'for making me a REAL grandma.' To say I was furious was an understatement. The only person angrier than I was, was Wolf. Especially since she ADOPTED my husband, and you would *think* she, of all ppl, would know that genetics aren't the most important thing in family.  
    • ImpishMom
      Controversy over National Anthem and NFL players!
      I can see both sides of it, honestly. I wouldn't want to be associated with hosting either of those...individuals. I wouldn't want any of the resources I support to go to their pockets or promoting their disgusting pov. You're guaranteed freedom of speech, not an audience. I'll defend your right to be a jerk, but I'm not going to stick around to listen to your blather. Personally, I think they were wrong to agree to host them in the first place.
    • Mame925
      Controversy over National Anthem and NFL players!
      It's the 3rd stanza to the poem, not another verse of the song. Sort of like remaking a vintage prom dress into something modern, discard what doesn't work and keep what does. Key was another 'man of his times' who was taught that the Black race was inferior. It sounds like he never bothered to find out that wasn't true until he was confronted with the truth. He wrote a poem. That's all. Someone else came along and set it to music leaving out the inappropriate verse. It's a remake. Those who think "America Sucks", etc...IMO, have two choices. Work for the changes you think need to happen or leave. I'm all for a peaceful, legitimate protest. I'm not a bandwagonner....which is what I see the 'kneeling during the anthem' has turned into.  Kaepernick played locally...so I saw far more of him than most...was never much of a fan to begin with. I've always had trouble with the 'spoiled golden child" being the spokesperson for social injustice. Get involved in the communities where change is needed.  POC to me are just P....my most recent school is greater than 50% Latino, about 30% Black and the rest a mix of Asian & White. Out of a student body of nearly 1000, there are 16 White students. It is not a school of privilege. There is a focus on knowledge, college & career. Not everyone needs a 4 year degree, but you do need the skills to make a living. Welding & carpentry are offered along with a full college prep program. I ask my students questions about their future; I don't offer advice, but I do plant seeds to sprout in their minds later on.
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