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      Tell us about your experience with signing up for Medicare   01/23/18

      We want to know what the process was like for you, any difficulties you experienced, the length of your process, etc. This is strictly research and any information you share with us will not be shared elsewhere. Please email jack@grandparents.com with the subject line: Medicare Process and we'll be in touch with specific questions.
    • LaToyaADMIN

      PLEASE READ: We are moving the community   02/15/18

      Dear Community friends and family,   After great consideration, we are moving the Grandparents.com community to Facebook Groups effective March 15, 2018.   This wasn’t an easy decision, but we want to bring our communities together and believe the best place to do so is through Facebook’s groups feature. We’re so appreciative of you and the diverse conversations and opinions you have provided over the past 9 years. Your stories and amazing advice have helped so many readers, and have reached thousands of GP.com users. We encourage you to retrieve any information you want to retain as the forum will only be accessible by the admin after March 15, 2018. We’ve created a closed Facebook group called Mothers-in-Law Unplugged where we welcome you to continue the conversations around grandparenting, family, and in-law relationships, and any general topics we discuss here. As the group is closed and each user must be approved, your friends and family on Facebook won’t see any of your activity. Request to join the group here: http://bit.ly/milunplugged Thank you to all of our past and current users. You helped build our community, and we look forward to continuing to interact with you in the Facebook groups. If you have any questions about the groups and privacy, let’s chat about here:   Sincerely,   The Grandparents.com Team

Welcome to New Grandparents, 2018!

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Greetings! Delighted to have you here! This is a place to announce your joyous news of a new baby/grandbaby. :) But it's also a place to seek/give advice about the experience of being a new GP. And to vent, if you'd like, about any concerns, disappointments, frustrations or fears you have as a new GP - or, if you're a new parent, any issues you may have w/ the new GPs in your life. :( (If you posted in a previous Welcome thread in this forum, no worries, it's still here, just further down the page or in the back & locked.)


Please realize, though, that when people vent about the new GP experience or their experience w/ new GPs, they may make some unpleasant remarks about the new parents/new GPs. Often that kind of thing is part of venting. Please realize, too, that, when you (general) unload, given the wide range of opinions and styles on these boards, you might get some responses you didn't expect to hear. Still. I trust that we can all speak to each other w/ respect.

Please feel free to introduce yourself either in this thread or the following one:



Meanwhile, here are some threads that you might fine helpful. Please read them as needed...


Before you post, please check out the following GP.com thread:


To familiarize yourself w/ the specific rules/guidelines that govern this Community, please also read here:

While it says "on this forum" in here ^^^, these rules are actually for the whole community - Forums, Blogs, Gallery, etc. In fact, you'll find a similar thread or the link to one pinned to every group.

Also, please note that these guidelines were originally posted in 2015. and updated/refined since then. As such, not all of them may necessarily be reflected in any threads you might read that are older than that. Nor do we mods go back and edit/delete posts in such old threads retroactively.


And for some overall info about this site, please click on the following:



Also, please be aware that. as of December 2014, if you're a new member of this site, you must post 10 replies to other people's conversation threads before you can open one of your own. To read more about this, check out this GP.com thread:


If you're looking for some ideas, as to how (and how not) to amass those 10 replies, please check this thread in Club Newcomer:



OPTIONS/PERMISSIONS -  In fact if you'd like to learn more about what options are open to you as a Guest, New Member or regular Member,  please check out one of the following:



If your email addy and/or full name is in your username, we recommend that you change it for greater privacy. To see how to do so, for these or any other reasons, just click on the following thread in the MIL Anonymous forum:

Also, for a guide to acronyms and other Internet terms often used in this Community, please go to this thread (also in MILA):



And it you have any further questions about how the Community works, whether technical or otherwise, please go here: http://community.grandparents.com/index.php?/forum/41-member-questions/

Once there, just click on Ask a Question and key in your concern. 

Note: The 10-post rule does not apply in Member Questions but it is not for personal advice.

ETA: As you can see in the Announcements (top of page) and the Welcome section, as of March 15, 2018, this Community is being moved to GP.com's FaceBook site. If you join the closed group there - Mothers-in-Law Unplugged - no doubt, you'll get to talk about your new grandparenting experience. No doubt also, you will find a number of other topics there that you'll enjoy.

The information & links provided here are current for this Community until the move.


Edited by RoseRed135

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