Grandparenting Archive

Table Talk

I have been hooked on Downton Abby for the last couple of years. If you  have not seen it, the series follows an aristocratic family and the servants of their manor as they weather the social upheaval

Grandma’s Wrinkles

As I lay on my bed with four-year-old Madelyn, we gazed lovingly into each other’s face.  I looked deep into her eyes with a love that only a grandmother can understand.  I was overcome with awe and the


This summer, my children had an extended stay with Grandma and Grandpa, while John and I attended the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers Convention. Four children, ages 10 – 2 could have felt lonely or insecure

A God of Second Chances

“Hey kids, do you know what happened here,” my dad yelled to surly children slouched in the backseat of his car.   As we drove through some scenic area of the country, he desperately attempted to impart some