Anybody with grandchildren?

Meredith - posted on 12/22/2009 ( 1661 moms have responded )

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Hi,

My name is Meredith. I have three girls ages 22,19, and 16. I am also the grandma to a 1 yr old and a 3 week old from my 22yr. old daughter. I am 43.

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Gloretha - posted on 10/17/2011

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Grown children need to be out of their mother's house. And if they are living with you they need to pay rent. The 16 year old need to know her place as a child. For me a mother step-mom and grandmother, I was not weak I had to be strong. If your daughters are not married and bring babies in your house they need a rude aweaking. These children feel that they are entitled to live in your house and do what they want to do. Mom you have to know when to hold on and know when to let go. If you where dead they will have to provide for themselves. Mom and dad should have a home to put their own children in. Children at these ages should be focusing on education and planning how they are going to take care of themselves, now they have children, they need a job or going back to school to get and get educated. You are not the babysitter of those grandchild, you get them when you want to see them and at the end of that time mom and dad need to come get their children. Give your children a deadline to get out of your house. If they are having babies they need to provide everything those children need, and they need to stop laying on their backs and use that time to improve their lives. Everytime they ask you to keep the children tell them no, only watch them if they are working, but not all the time, they need a babysitter, and it is not you. I'll put it this way, I talk to my children and grandchild on the phone or when ever I see them. I will not put my life on hold for my childern when they are grown and having babies. Put your foot down and give them a dead line to get their lives togather, and get out of yours. You owe your children nothing, and they owe you nothing. Tuff love.

Jurnee - posted on 08/10/2011

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Hi, Im Laura. Im 42, I have 4 kids, 26,24, 18 and 9. My 26yo daughter blessed me with the most amazing grand sons, 21mos, and 7 mos. Shari, will he be with his dad long, maybe you can write him, kids love getting mail. What about email, or skype. When you can have talk with his dad about some kind of schedule for keeping in touch when he has him. Hope these help!

Carolyn - posted on 05/03/2011

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Hi Meredith! I'm 44, second marriage, blended family - ages 32 to 20 and have 5 grandchildren! Can you say confusing?!! I have children and grandchildren from "previous relationships" but they are all mine! ♥
My "bio" daughter has a 2 yr old girl and they live with us while she was finishing school... now she's getting married in June and they'll be moving out. I was worried about "empty nest" but they all seem to still need us in different ways so it hasn't been a bad transition so far! Are your girls at home, at college, on their own? And isn't being a Grandma the BEST?! I can't get blamed for screwing them up ... I'm not their mom! Even though the little one lives with us and I do spend a good deal of time caring for her, I'm Mimi, not Mom. I set a solid boundry during the pregnancy and get to enjoy being Mimi. I'd love to hear more about you and your girls and how you juggle the multiple roles we live!

Linda - posted on 02/21/2011

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I have 3 biological and 2 step daughters that I've called mine for 23 yrs ( are my youngest daughter's sisters) sooo stepdaughter 28, son 27. stepdaughter 25, son 25 daughter 22..and I raise my oldest son's son..Alex will be 8 in April..on top of all that Alex's Mommy has a 2 yr old little doll and will be having sister #2 for Alex any day.,. I get and love his sister and will take and love the new baby as well so that he can have an amazing relationship with his siblings. I will hear enough complaints but I dont ever want to hear ...why dont I know my Mom and sisters..he will and they will be part of my life..not his fault his Mom and my son didnt work out.. I'm 54

Tina (Tia) - posted on 01/23/2010

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Hi, I'm Tia ,I to have a granddaughter 16 months from my son of 26 years of age, My son lives away we try to get to Indiana as often as we can and they come home from time to time, but enjoy them while you can, good thing they invented webcam's we see her every weekend and cherish every moment, they grow so fast. Love does flow through the web literary!!!

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Sheila - posted on 05/17/2012

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HI Meredith I'm Sheila I'm 44 i have four children 1 girl 24 and 3 boys 23,19, 17 and I'm also a grandmother of two little miracles a 3yr old grandson and a 4 month old granddaughter. both are from my daughter.

Shirley - posted on 05/17/2012

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Hi,

My name is Shirley. I have 3 girls ages 27,11,and 7. I also have 1 grandaughter age 6 and grandson age 3 about to turn 4.I am very proud to be called nanny. I just turned 44 and am a single mom with no help with my 2 youngest and still trying to help oldest one whos going thru a divorce.

Annamarie - posted on 05/10/2012

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Hi, My name is annamarie I have 4 children ages 24f,23m,21f n17f ñ now. I hav 2 grandaughter that are year n 2wks apart from my son. Now my 17yr daughters is 6wks pregnant.I'm a proud young grandma age44.

Gayle - posted on 05/08/2012

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hi Patty, you will be fine we have had our 3 1/2 yr old grandson living with us full time since he was 6 mths old. There are days u think how can i cope with so much energy. but the goods far out weigh the bad days. We love him to bits and would not have it any other way now. If u ever need to chat or just have someone to have a whinge to am here to listen. plus i am on facebook if u would like to chat or if anyone would like to chat. https://www.facebook.com/gayle.bianchi

Patricia - posted on 05/08/2012

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Hi there i am Patty, i have two daughters 25 and 22, a son thats 16, i am now adopting my middle daughters son, ian, he is was one on sunday may 6th, some days i dont know how i do it. Do the little ones live with u as well?

Marsha - posted on 04/03/2012

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Wow Meredith, my awe goes out to you. It is definitely difficult! I don't think I could do it again. I adore mine, but oh my, I do'nt think I could do it full-time.

Annie - posted on 04/03/2012

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Hi,

My name is Annie. I have three sons ages 30, 28, and 27. I also have a daughter age 25. I have a granddaughter age 4 and a grandson age 3 from my middle son, and two grandsons ages 4 and 8 months from my daughter. I also have 3 stepsons ages 30, 18, and 15, and a stepdaughter (who lives with us) age 13. I am 49.

Judi - posted on 04/02/2012

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My name is Judi. I have 4 daughters 23,22,20 and 6. I am expecting my first grandson in about a month.

Kelly - posted on 03/31/2012

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My husband and I rescued my granddaughter 2 years ago. She was 5 almost 6. Many problems, wild child ect.She is now a beautiful, healthy very smart and happy little girl. I am so glad we have her.She would have been dragged further if we did not put a stop to it.Now with legal guardian ship until she is 18, my husband and I are feeling that we did the right thing.Sadly, there are siblings going through the same sad life, she is the only girl.The first few months were the most difficult.After the first year things settled down enough where I stopped thinking we needed some help.My husband was having to change his ways. Now, peaceful, secure.She has grown to be such a beautiful well mannered and happy girl. I am so happy. I do worry about her future. Think about it all the time.So, anyone out there raising your grandchildren, you are a ANGEL!

Cheri - posted on 03/17/2012

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Meredith, I have one daughter, 27 and two beautiful grandchildren ages 7 & 2. They are all the stars in my eyes!!! I love being "Nana"! I'm 51 and like so many other grandmothers, love to talk about my grandchildren! I try to keep myself in check when it comes to my grand-babies, but.... it's very difficult!! I just love them so much! Every little thing they go through, learn, accomplish is so exciting to me and makes my love for them grow to the point that there are times I feel I will just explode with all the beauty they bring into my life!

My daughter blessed me by allowing me to witness the birth of both my grand-babies! The first was an uneventful birth, (uneventful as in there were no complications), the second was complicated and scared me beyond measure. There were moments in the second birth we feared losing one or both. Where I would never wish to go through that again, I must say, that I learned to have a new respect for my daughter! As I am sure many mothers can relate, their own child always is their "child", and when that child endures and overcomes something of that magnitude, the pride, awe, and acceptance of their being an adult is amazing! I have such pride in my daughter!

Thank you for starting this string of conversations!

Joann - posted on 03/06/2012

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I am the Grammy of a 4 yr old & a 2 mos old...step-grammy of a 13yr old girl! they all live with me, temporarily. My own kids were boys, so I am totally new to having a young teenage girl in the house! I am learning something new everyday, with her...LOL! The good Lord knew exactly what He was doing when he blessed me with only boys!

Beverly - posted on 03/06/2012

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Hi,

I'm Beverly and I have 5 children and 6 grandchildren ( one on the way). I have a blended family after marrying a second time, so some are my step children, to me they are a gift. Last December I turned 52. They all call me Nana even the neighbor's children and I'm always tickled pink. In May of 2011 my husband passed away from cancer. All the children surround me with love and remind me everyday, they are the reason I stand strong...... for the love of my family.

Amy - posted on 03/06/2012

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wow, some of you have alot of grandchildren at a young age . i am use to people telling me I am the only one ! I have 7 grandchildren and I am only 44 years . I have 6 grandsons in a row and #7 that is newborn is a girl. I finally get to buy pink !

Kelly - posted on 03/05/2012

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Hello I'm Kelly and I have two sons ages 22 and 16 and I have two grandchildren a boy and a girl ages 2 and 10 months. I am 43 until this May.

Laura - posted on 03/05/2012

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Hi Meredith! I am 47 and I am raising my three year old granddaughter. She has been with us since last year. I got full custody last month. I am overwhelmed some days and encouraged others. It is tough t o do it again at our ages. We shoulkd keep this forum open to help and encourage each other.

Sandra - posted on 03/04/2012

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I will be 54 ina couple weeks. I have 3 children. One is 29 and is not married, one is 28 who is married with two lovely boys, ages nearly 5 and 2 (April birthdays). Then I also have an 8 year (turns 9 this summer) who actually belongs to the 29 year old but we adopted her 4 years ago.

Patricia - posted on 03/02/2012

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Hi Meredith: I am Patricia, I have 2 adult children, a Boy who has 3 children of his own and a girl who has 2 children of her own....I am going to be 57 this coming march 25, 2012...wowowo!

Kimberly - posted on 02/29/2012

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Hi I am a mother of 4- 2 girls and 2 boys. They are all grown and started their families. I have 9 grandkids and one on the way. Two of my grandkids live with me. Oh yeah I'm 42.

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I have a 30 yr old son who gave me 2 wonderful grandson's now 3 and 7

My 22 yr old daughter blessed me with a grandson,now 3

and my 24 yr old son is expecting his first child and he will

bless us with our first grand daughter in June 2012.

Jayne - posted on 02/28/2012

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Hi my name is Jayne. I also have 3 daughters ages 20,18 & 16. I also have 2 grandsons a 2 year old & a 8 months old. I have just this month turned 50 years old.

Pam - posted on 02/15/2012

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Post a reply!I I am a grandmother to 12 Grandchildren from 14 years to 11 months

Carol - posted on 02/15/2012

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hi my name is carol iam 54yrs i have 4 daughters 34,31,27,18, and i have 7 grand children and 2 more on the way all the fun being a nana love it

Bonnie - posted on 02/15/2012

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I am a grandmother of 4 and a mother of 4 . My oldest is 30 and my youngest is 8. Which the ages of my grand kids are 6, 5, 4, and 4. My children are 30, 25, 14, and 8. AND I wasn't supposed to have my last two. GOD had another plan in mind.

Bonnie - posted on 02/15/2012

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I am a grandmother of 4 and a mother of 4 . My oldest is 30 and my youngest is 8. Which the ages of my grand kids are 6, 5, 4, and 4. My children are 30, 25, 14, and 8. AND I wasn't supposed to have my last two. GOD had another plan in mind.

Bonnie - posted on 02/15/2012

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I am a grandmother of 4 and a mother of 4 . My oldest is 30 and my youngest is 8. Which the ages of my grand kids are 6, 5, 4, and 4. My children are 30, 25, 14, and 8. AND I wasn't supposed to have my last two. GOD had another plan in mind.

Janette - posted on 02/12/2012

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Hi,

My name is Janette. I have 3 daughters 20, 17 and 15. I am also a grandma with 2 beautiful grandaughters a 3 year old and a 20 month old from my 2 oldest girls.

Myriam - posted on 02/10/2012

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Hi Meredith,

I am a mom of three beautiful girls, ages 36, 32, and 30. I have 8 grandchildren ages 17, 15, 14, 12, (3) (8 yr. olds), a boy and a set of twins and a 4 yr.old girl...the baby. I am also a military mom of one of my daughters, who was in the National Guard and two terrific son-n-laws who I love a respect, the two son-n-laws are in the Navy. All of them are a blessing and my pride and joy. I have been blessed beyond words can express! One of my girls, does not have any children yet but I do not loose hope!!!!! = )

Myriam - posted on 02/10/2012

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Hi Meredith,

I am a mom of three beautiful girls, ages 36, 32, and 30. I have 8 grandchildren ages 17, 15, 14, 12, (3) (8 yr. olds), a boy and a set of twins and a 4 yr.old girl...the baby. I am also a military mom of one of my daughters, who was in the National Guard and two terrific son-n-laws who I love a respect, the two son-n-laws are in the Navy. All of them are a blessing and my pride and joy. I have been blessed beyond words can express! One of my girls, does not have any children yet but I do not loose hope!!!!! = )

Sylvia - posted on 02/08/2012

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Hi Meredith. I also have three kids a girl 26 a boy24 and a girl 19, . I,m also a grandma of a 1 1/2 old boy and a 8 month old girl from my 26yr. Old daughter. And a 1yr old boy from my 19yr old. I am 48 my name is sylvia

Sylvia - posted on 02/08/2012

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Hi Meredith. I also have three kids a girl 26 a boy24 and a girl 19, . I,m also a grandma of a 1 1/2 old boy and a 8 month old girl from my 26yr. Old daughter. And a 1yr old boy from my 19yr old. I am 48 my name is sylvia

Jacquelyn - posted on 02/06/2012

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Hi,

My name is Jackie. I have 4 kids ages 29, 22, 12, 6. I am also a grandma to a 13,12,7,2 and 5 month old. I am 48.

Teresa - posted on 02/04/2012

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HI, I AM TERESA. I AM A 51 YEAR OLD MOTHER OF 2 AGED 31AND 25. MY DAUGHTER THE OLDEST, HAS 2 DAUGHTERS AGE 4 AND 5. MY SON HAS AN 8 YEAR OLD SON AND A 2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. HE IS SINGLE AND PREFERS TO DATE WOMEN WITH CHILDREN SO I HAVE ACCUMULATED 4 OTHER "UNRELATED"GRANDS THUR THE YEARS. I ALSO HAVE 3 LITTLE ONES THAT CONSIDER ME AUNTIE AND ARE VERY MUCH A PART OF OUR LIVES.THESE CHILDREN HAVE GIVEN ME A WILL TO KEEP GOING THUR MANY TRYING TIMES. THEY ARE THE BEST THING SINCE CHOCOLATE CAKE.....

Susan - posted on 02/04/2012

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WOW Else it is amazing that you have 38 grandchildren and 45 great grandchildren. You must have started young and your children must have started young..lol

Bless you. :)

Else - posted on 02/04/2012

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My name is Else,I have 8 children, 38 grand-children and 45 great -grandchildren, I am a young 76 yrs old happy person

Helen - posted on 02/04/2012

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Hi I'm Helen I have 4 children 1 girl is 45, 3 sons 42, 36, and 31. I am a soon to be 68 on the 24th. I have a total of 7 grandchildren 21 girl, 17 boy, boy101/2 adhd, 2 girls both 9, girl 5 and 1. I take care of the boy 101/2 and one girl who is 9. they keep me going. Love them all although 3 girls I don't get to see. the 9, 5 and 1 yr old. the 17 year old graduates this year and wants to go into crimial justice and become a cop. he was in football, wrestling and track. good kid

Shelly - posted on 02/04/2012

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my name is shelly and I have 6 kids ages 27 to 10 ,3 boys and 3 girls,my youngest 3 are adopted and I have to grandkids from my son who is 25 years old

Cynthia - posted on 02/03/2012

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My name is Cynthia, I just turned 52 on New years day, I have a daughter (31yrs)4 sons (28, 26, 24 & 19yrs)My daughter is a mother of two(1 Girl, 1 Boy)1son has no children(that I am aware of) 2 son is a father of 2 boys, 3 son has 2 children(1 girl and 1 that I'm not supose to know about) and 4son currently just has a house no family of his own .

Alanna - posted on 02/03/2012

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Hi Meridith, My name is Alanna. I have four sons ages 29, 24,21 and 19. I have a 22 month old granddaughter from my 24 year old son and his wife. I am 46

Kim - posted on 02/02/2012

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Hi my name is Kim. I have three children Tommy 30, Samantha 27 and Jonathan 25. I am also the Nana of 5 and one is on way. Samantha had 3 girls and one is on way ages 10, 5, 3 1/2 yrs olds and one is on way due in May. Tommy had one girl 6 yrs old and boy 3 1/2 yrs old. I am 53 yrs old and deaf too smile.......

Siobhan - posted on 02/02/2012

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My name is Siobhan (Shevon). I have 2 natural daughters ages 23 and 25, 2 daughters that came with my husband ages 27 and 29 and 2 grand daughters ages 3 and 6 who are mine through my marriage.



We don't live in the same city but we see each other as often as possible about every 8-12 weeks, for a week-end (the grand daughters that is). We are all spread out, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Brockville area.



By the time my husband and I met our daughters were grown or at least in their mid-teens. He raised his and I raised mine and we now realise that their are things that we disagree on, which makes it awkward when the grandchildren come to stay with us on their own.

Enough said.

Siobhan - posted on 02/02/2012

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My name is Siobhan (Shevon). I have 2 natural daughters ages 23 and 25, 2 daughters that came with my husband ages 27 and 29 and 2 grand daughters ages 3 and 6 who are mine through my marriage.



We don't live in the same city but we see each other as often as possible about every 8-12 weeks, for a week-end (the grand daughters that is). We are all spread out, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Brockville area.



By the time my husband and I met our daughters were grown or at least in their mid-teens. He raised his and I raised mine and we now realise that their are things that we disagree on, which makes it awkward when the grandchildren come to stay with us on their own.

Enough said.

Debbie - posted on 10/20/2011

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hello my name is Debbie ..and i have a 4 month old grandson.. i love him so much ..he is such a good little baby.and i can't express the joy he brings to my life

Linda - posted on 10/20/2011

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Jo Ann Smith. You have a blessed heart. No one said it was going to be easy, but must definetely it was ALL worh it. Thank you for sharing your experience. It's a blessing. God bless you abundantly and all your family too.

Jo Ann - posted on 10/20/2011

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My name is Jo Ann. I have one girl and three sons ages 37, 36, 34 and 32. I am a grandma and step-grandma of 7 grandchildren ages 8 months to 16 yrs old and one more on the way in November. I love them all the same and cherish every moment I get to spend with them!!

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You are so young! I have three grandsons, ages 4, 2, 1. My 26 year old daughter ready to give birth any day to my first grand daughter and my other daughter (with 3 boys) has been approved for another adoption, they are insisting on a girl this time!

Brenda - posted on 10/19/2011

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Hi, My name is Brenda, I have a 33 yr old daughter and and 13 yr old grandaughter, who are the love of my life.

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