The Joy of a First-Time Grandma

By Judy Switzer ~ In 2017, my husband and I were in Paris, France on a business trip. When we arrived at our hotel room, we found a welcome tray with assorted beverages and the largest croissant I had ever seen. It was from our son and daughter-in-law. There was a little card stuck in

Child’s Play

Fort Worth’s first inclusive playground designed to be accessible to children of all abilities is about to be a dream come true. The Frank Kent Dream Park Fort Worth, a playground for children of all abilities, will soon be a reality! The playground is located in Trinity Park and, when it opens to the public

Kids and Dogs

Proper Behavior By Margaret Bryant. From time to time we hear on the news about a child who was bitten by a dog and we wonder what happened. Was the dog aggressive? Or was the child behaving inappropriately? Here are a few things must-knows on how children (and adults) should behave around strange dogs and

Keeping Grandkids Afloat: Grandparents Step In

Eileen Brown will never forget July 21, 2013. “It’s the day our lives changed in a nanosecond,” Brown said, referring to the day her daughter was arrested and charged with armed robbery. At that point, Brown and her husband were getting ready to retire and travel the world. “We had a plan, and God laughed,”

Grandkids Keep You Young

Note to Mimi, Didi, Gigi, G-Ma and the rest of the gang who have swapped out your own pet names for Grandma: Being a grandparent is good for your health. So says Angela Sanford, M.D., assistant professor of geriatrics at Saint Louis University.“ You can’t be unhappy around little kids. They’re mood lifters,” says the

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