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Toddlers are magical, but silence is golden

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Things are different around the house once you have grandchildren living with you. Noticeable things. Take noise. As I write this, the past three days have been grandchildren-free days because both Caleb and Izzy went to visit with Gran and Aunt Jan for a long weekend. They were both giddy with excitement. As were Susie […]

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‘Starting over’: Grandparents take on the tasks, joys of rearing grandchildren

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Starting over. I guess that’s one way to look at it. And, at my age, looking at it that way is a little, well, let’s say daunting. I mean, if you’re in the middle of a movie and your spouse suddenly joins you, and she wants you to start it over, you’re looking at maybe […]

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Teen drivers, parents encouraged to get smart about auto insurance

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With the back-to-school season underway, many teen drivers are taking the wheel and driving themselves to class for the first time. Before handing over the keys, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) encourages parents to do their homework on auto insurance and talk to their teens about the importance of responsible driving. “It’s […]

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More grandparents are now raising grandkids: 3 things they need to know

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From single parents to traditional and multigenerational households, modern families come in all shapes and sizes. But did you know there’s an uptick in the number of grandparents raising grandkids? According to data from The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2.9 million grandparents were raising their grandchildren in 2015 compared with 2.5 million in 2005. Oftentimes, grandparents […]

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