Grandparents and In-Laws

Grandparents offer Grandkids no limits on love!

By Laura Claverie, November 2018 When Papa and I became grandparents nearly twelve years ago, we developed a serious case of selective amnesia.  It was as if we suddenly forgot everything we knew about paren...

Grandparent’s Traditions

by Laura Claverie, updated October 2018 My late mother-in-law was a great believer in family traditions, and the holidays brought out the best in her. From November to January, she made sure that the family—...

We Can All Be Superheroes  

Being a Superhero is Easy! Simple Acts Make All the Difference My friend Tania Tetlow recently spoke to her daughter Lucy Stewart’s pre-kindergarten class at the Louise S. McGehee School about being community...

Bonding with the Grandkids New Orleans-Style

Big Easy Bonding, is it as easy as it sounds? Several years ago, one of the top travel magazines in the world named New Orleans the number one city in America for a family vacation. The selection raised eyebro...

Surviving The Family Meal And Giving Santa A Budget

Written by Jeanne Martin Q: My parents always host Thanksgiving dinner at their house, and expect all of us grown kids with our children. My in-laws do the same. Feelings get hurt if we suggest visiting only o...

The New Grandma

Written by Laura Claverie Redefining our role We’re not your grandma’s grannie anymore   Without exception, women of my generation remember their grandmothers as dear, wonderful souls. Most had gray ha...
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Getting Back In The Mood: Visiting In-Laws

Q: I'm the mom to a four month old and a two year old, and to my husband’s dismay I seem to have forgotten how they were conceived in the first place. Any tips for getting that “lovin’ feeling” back into my...

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