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What Do You Call Your Grandparents?

Reader Michelle has a question: “Are there any neat historical or regional terms for ‘grandma’ and ‘grandpa’ that my family might adopt? I’m having twins in January and my mom just asked what the kids will call them.” Since my family uses the standard Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, and Pop-Pop, I figured I’d throw this one out [...]

Would You Let Grandpa Jim Throw A Party For Your Kids?

(YouTube Link) Grandpa Jim wants to throw a house party for your kids, where he’ll teach them about religion and old timey fun in a lame, milquetoast approved way! So this is what (some) kids did for fun before the interwebs? Sign me up! By the way, if you want to throw a Grandpa Jim style party [...]

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