Looking for a little compassion? You won’t find it in Clearwater, Florida. A retirement community there is working hard to evict its youngest resident — a six-year-old girl who lives with her grandparents. If they’re successful, the child could be placed in foster care.
A school district misidentified a sick kid and called somebody else’s grandfather to pick the first grader up from school. So why is the school district being treated like the number one bonehead here? The “grandfather” actually TOOK the wrong child with him. He returned five minutes later when he realized – hey, that’s not […]
Marian Goodall is a disabled 61-year-old grandmother who lives with her son’s family, but not everyone is so happy to pitch in and help. Her 10-year-old granddaughter recently tired of her “annoying” grandma’s moaning and requests to “make her a drink” and thought of a clever way to hand off the responsibility to someone else: […]
A new policy at a number of British grocery store could force parents to carry ID whenever they want to buy alcohol – ID for their kids that is. The Brits are upping their efforts not to sell alcohol to minors, but it’s pissing off the parents who say they want to be able to […]
Over at SpoutBlog, writer Christopher Campbell has recognized a segment of the cinema population too often overlooked: grandmas. His list of the 10 coolest grandmothers in movies is a pretty solid one. My favorites? No. 9: Sandy Martin, who played the grandmother in “Napoleon Dynamite.” (How often have you used the phrase “dang quesadilla” because […]
No, this isn’t some sick, twisted story wherein someone will end up their own grandpa. It’s actually kind of sweet. A New Zealand woman has gotten the go-ahead to act as a surrogate for her own mother. In other words? She’ll carry her baby brother or sister in her belly for nine months.
There was never a question when my grandmother died of NOT taking my daughter to the funeral. She was just shy of three, but this was her great-grandmother’s funeral. Not having her there would have left me feeling even more bereft . . . as if that was possible in those days after losing one […]
No matter how education-packed you want your summer vacation to be, sometimes the kids just have to blow off some steam. But you don’t have to blow mega bucks at an amusement park to make it happen. Just find a playground. But not just ANY playground will do, so we’ve found someone who can help.