Grandparents Day began with the idea of honoring the elderly and championing the cause of the lonely in nursing and retirement homes. Marian McQuade, a housewife from West Virginia, brainstormed the idea, which was later to become a nationally recognized holiday, thanks to Jimmy Carter in 1978. Now the holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, in September one of the first holidays of the school year that greatly affects... Read More
For many couples this isn't a problem at least not at the beginning of the relationship but when children come along difficulties with partners' families often crop up.
Difficult decisions have to be made about parenting and a competition between 'my family' and 'your family' can arise. Often each of you wants to raise the children in the same way as you were brought you up. It is important to remember that grandparents can be a... Read More
If your extended family is strewn from coast to coast - or even in different countries -- then it might be hard to keep them in the loop about what's going on in you and your kids' lives. We all get busy and lose touch with family members once in awhile, but there are ways to get your kids to communicate with and get to know relatives who live far away and can't visit often. If you have a little time on your hands and are Internet-savvy,... Read More