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Mother of the groom

Mother of the groom advice

Being mother of the groom isn't always easy. In fact, when you compare it to the mother of the bride role, it's a different kettle of fish altogether. From being left on the sidelines of the planning to not knowing what to wear, many of our gransnetters have been there and done that. Here's their advice for enjoying the day - and overcoming any tricky moments that might crop up.

Best places in the UK for book-lovers

places to visit in the uk

Local: Choose a location, grab one of these fabulous titles and immerse yourself completely.

arrow Gransnet recommended reads


That's right - I'm anti-'foodie'

woman burning the dinner

Guest post: Do you 'get' this new foodie generation, or are you firmly in the 'food is fuel' camp?

arrow Catch up on past guest posts

Seven secret makeup tips

7 secret beauty tips

Beauty: Makeup tips every woman over 50 should know.

arrow Guide to foundation: BB and CC creams


Stylish leggings

how to wear leggings

Fashion: Versatile, inexpensive and weather appropriate all year round, leggings are here to stay. 

arrow How to buy a bra that fits


Chance to win £250

hospital care

Survey: Are you a UK gransnetter with an older relative who has recently spent time in hospital?

arrow Different types of elderly care


How to travel in style

Travel style

Fashion: How to tread the line between comfort and style while you're on the road.

arrow What not to wear after 50


Win a copy of City of Friends

city of friends

Book giveaway: Joanna Trollope's book tells the story of happiness, heartbreak and secrets.

arrow Book reviews

Vegan salad recipes

vegan salads

Food: Meat and dairy-free salads have never been more innovative and delicious...

arrow Quick soup recipes


Best instruments for grandchildren

musical instruments

Grandparenting: Help your grandchild develop their sensory, coordination and receptive skills.

arrow What can children gain from instruments?

How to wear a cardigan

how to wear a cardigan

Fashion: Tips on how to make cardigans really work for you...

arrow Fashion basics for over 60s


Grandparents' rights to contact

grandparents' rights

Health: Find out where you stand when it comes to access to your grandchildren.

arrow Long-distance grandparenting


Multi-generational holidays

family holiday

Travel: Family holidays are a great way to catch up with everyone whilst enjoying a well-deserved break.

arrow Tips for holidaying with your grandchildren

What to have for dinner tonight?

spring rolls

Food: Lacking inspiration? We've got daily dinner suggestions that are quick and easy.

arrow More tasty recipes

Be a local editor

local call out

Local: Want to show off your local area or meet new people? Become a Local Editor and do both...

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