How This Sixty-Two-Year-Old Man Became a Young Mom


“Our shared experience of vulnerability erases the age and gender differences between the young mothers and me.”

Losing My Parents Made Me a Better Father


Tor Constantino shares 4 insights, drawn from the depths of loss, for happier, healthier parenting.

Lessons Learned From My Son’s Son

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He may not be ready for the title of “Grandfather,” but Cliff Townsend has found a powerful teacher in his son’s son.

This Grandfather’s Letter to His Grandchildren Contains Life Advice We Should All Live By

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An Irish grandfather wrote to his five grandchildren just months before his death—the advice is beautiful, poignant and brave.

A Place in the World

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Vaughan Granier reflects on the beauty of having 3 generations under one roof.

“Being a grandparent is like all the joy of being a parent, multiplied, with minimal responsibilities.”


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For a Granddaughter


Russell Kesler welcomes a family member who has not yet arrived.

Grandfatherhood: A Baggage-Free Relationship


We can’t make it happen, but becoming a grandparent brings the gift of unconditional love from another human being.

Grandfatherhood: 12/27


Are you a grampa? A granddad? A “Pop-pop”?

Life at a Funeral

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“A tree doesn’t rid itself of its rings.” Brandon Ferdig is shaken by the death of his grandmother, and chooses to remember how her life connected with his.

Pig Face Hangs Up His Mask

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Grandpa prankster shifts strategies in scaring another generation

King’s Canyon Conversion


The first thing I discovered in the King’s Canyon wilderness was that I am not as good a man as I thought myself to be.

“Pho-King. Oh my GOD!”


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The Last Great Surprise

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Boy babies and girl babies, CJ Kaplan writes, are both worth the wait.

I’m Pregnant


In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt and Cathreen go for an ultrasound.