How long to stay when you travel to grandkids.

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “Guests, like fish, get smelly after three days.” Short trips are wise, Mr. Franklin, for grandparents who live fairly close to their out-of-town grandkids. But if we’re spending $763 for plane fare across the country, most of us feel … Read more

My #1 goal when visiting my out-of-town grands.

A decade or two ago, I used to pine for vacation trips to explore a new city, state, or country. Sightseeing, shopping, fun, restaurants, art museums! Now my dream vacation is to be in a certain backyard in Washington, sitting under a tree, reading books … Read more

“He’s here and he’s perfect!”

That was the announcement from a very exhausted midwife, grinning ear to ear, telling us of the birth of our new grandson! Every expectant grandparent yearns for those precious words. The three siblings jumped up and down with joy … and I felt I would … Read more

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