What Is GRAND Magazine?

Last updated: August 17, 2015 - 3:47pm EDT

Becoming a grandparent can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.  You've already guided one or more children through the growing-up stage of life, and (hopefully) proudly watched them find their place in the world and stand on their own two feet.  Now, you get to help a whole new person explore the world and develop into the kind of person that you raised your own children to be.  That has to be really exciting!

GRAND Magazine is America's first magazine dedicated to providing advice and inspiration on how to live life as a grandparent.  Founded by publishing entrepreneur and family advocate Christine Crosby in 2004, GRAND Magazine not only covers how to keep your parenting talents sharp as you make the transition to grandparenthood, but also how to take care of your own well-being, so you can experience the joys of being a grandparent to their fullest. 

GRAND Magazine has articles on:

  • maintaining a positive relationship between you and the rest of your family

  • being a good grandparent when family issues get in the way

  • being a good parent (and helping your children be good parents) to your grandchildren

  • keeping yourself healthy and fit

  • keeping your financial affairs in order,

  • advice from -- and news on -- celebrity grandparents

As of 2010, GRAND Magazine is now entirely on the Internet, with articles and a digital magazine at its flagship website (www.grandmagazine.com), as well as an electronic newsletter and online radio broadcasts.

What is a digital magazine?

Well, you know what a magazine is, right?  Like the kind you get at bookstores, at grocery supermarket checkouts, or mailed to you as part of a subscription?  A digital magazine is basically the same thing, except that it's made entirely out of computer code.  This means that you won't have to worry about how many trees were cut down to make it, and that you won't get paper cuts from turning the pages!

In all seriousness, though, digital magazines include a whole bunch of features made possible by computer technology that allow you to read them in ways that are difficult or impossible with regular magazines.  For example, you can zoom in our out if you're having trouble reading the text, or you can instantly skip to a certain page or story.  Some stories have videos that accompany them, so you can see much more of the context surrounding what's written on the page (than just a still photograph or more words, for example). 

If something that you read or see gets you thinking, you can write a comment to say how you feel, and see how other people respond.  And if you see or read something that you think your friends would enjoy or appreciate, you can share it over social media or email.


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