Skip Nav
My Parenting Style: Survivalist
Affordable Decor
Update Your Nursery or Kid's Room With These 5 Plush Rugs — All Under $50
Kid Shopping
19 Toys Your Kids Will Want From Disney This Year

Sarah Palin's a Young Grandma, Are They More Fun?

Are Younger Grandmas More Fun?

At 44, Sarah Palin just became a very young grandma with the birth of her daughter, Bristol's son, Tripp on Sunday. Some women can't wait for grandbabies while others prefer to hold off on getting the title. Do you believe age is just a number? Or are young grannies more fun and easy to relate to since there's less of a generation gap?


runningesq runningesq 8 years
Agreed clarabelle. My mom had my sister and I older - me when she was 34, my sister at 38. She's 60 now and will probably be a grandma at 63ish. She has more energy than ANYONE I know, and I know she'll be a wonderful grandma. She's never pushed to be a 'young grandma' --- she's always encouraged my sister and me to finish school, establish careers, enjoy being married first.
clarabelle98 clarabelle98 8 years
Age doesn't make any difference, it's all in the attitude of the Grandma. On a side note, I'm sick of them glamorizing this child's pregnancy. Because she is a child, make no mistake, and glorifying it like this is disgusting.
jessie jessie 8 years
you are only as old as you wanna be.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
It's not about age, it's about personality. My much older cousin has 2 daughters, one had babies at 19 and 20 and the other had babies at 31 and 33. She's still the same (a lot of damn fun). And the one who had the kids out of high school used to get a lot of flack. My mom really wants to be a grandmother but not for another 10 years or so. I think she'll still be the same.
quivondra quivondra 8 years
There's something to be said for a younger grandmother... but my mom is older than my MIL and let me tell you.. she's infinitely hipper. I think some people are just young at heart and more observant of pop culture. On the other hand, my MIL is much more likely to be playing sports with my daughter and will have a lot more stamina. I'm happy that she'll have two very different grandmothers. I had an older one and a younger one. Both were great and influenced me in very different ways.
MissSushi MissSushi 8 years
Its more on ability/disabilities and personality then age. I would never say my mother is more fun then my husbands mother just becuase she is more mobile. My mother is 42 and his mother is 65 and had a stroke, preventing her from walking well. If she was able, she would be running around playing with the rest of the grandkids.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
I don't consider 44 a "very young" grandmother/grandfather though. My mom was 47 or so when my sister had her first, and neither my mom nor my sister were teen mothers or anything.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
It's just a number. My mom is 62 and can keep up with my kids just as well as I can, and is a ton of fun. Same with my dad. My grandmother is nearly 90 and is still one of the most fun women I know. A person is fun or not fun because of personality, not age.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
i sure as hell don't want to be a young nor an old grandma, i guess it depends if they are responsible, my grand pappy is an old fart but i love and enjoy his company as everybody else that i know that have younger grandfathers
Aphrosette Aphrosette 8 years
I have a friend who became a grandmom at 33. She was a teenage mom and so was her daughter. For her, it was certainly not cool. She was essentially the mother to that little baby and still is. I'm not even sure her daughter is still in the picture (its kind of a sore subject)
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
It depends on the personality and how much they want to be a grandmother. My aunt became a grandmother at 39, my cousin was 17. She wasn't accepting the fact that she was a grandmother at 39. If memory serves me she never really spent time with her grandson or ever took him to the park or read him a book. She was miserable.
ellipsery ellipsery 8 years
My grandmother had my mother when she was around 37, and my mother had me around the age of 26. My grandma was always so much cooler than my friends' grandmas, even though she was the oldest by at least ten years. Age has nothing to do with how "cool" you are. I can't say the same for my paternal grandmother, however -- she was 80-years old when I was born!
mstrauss mstrauss 8 years
My mother became a grandmother very young and I see how great it is that she can run around with her grandchildren. My mom had all 4 children before she was 30 (she worked fast) and I think it is great that she can be so young and also be a grandmother. I would like to do the same thing so that I can be a young grandmother!
Bristol Palin Pregnant With Third Child
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds