5 Friends Every Grandparent Needs

From the friend who knows the grandparenting ropes, to the one who makes you stick to your exercise routine, surround yourself with this friendship posse.

By Denise Schipani
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Right now I don't have any best friends. Within 2 years time I lost my sister, my best childhood friend and my best adult friend. I have seasonal friends. These are people who I see only for 5 months of the year. We are involved with racing, that runs from May to September. So having girlfriends is hard, most women age(63) aren't into racing.

53gramma@gmail.com on 2017-03-14 08:19:25

Great article. It not only specified the friends I need, but also specified the kind of friend I wan to become.

pemded on 2014-04-28 11:39:03

I know a lot of grandmas, but I don't have 5 female "friends." I have a lot of associates. Maybe since I am about to become a grandma some of my associates can become friends or at least allies I can call on when needed! I would like more friends so maybe my grandchild can help me with this! As of this article I would say I have "3" female friends and 2 of them are grandmas, and the other "1" is my only child, who is about to make me a GRANDMA!!!!

grannytobe on 2012-09-30 09:57:26

@ Audrey - I'm so sorry about the loss of your friends and family! IDK if you mean that they passed away or if they simply drifted away b/c you were, once again, raising a child (the syndrome I spoke about in my post below). But I'm glad to see you came over to talk to us in Grandparents Caring for Grandkids! And I hope that, in time, you come to feel that the members there are your "new friends," if only online. : - )

rosered135 on 2012-09-30 08:04:15

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