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Goblins–My English Husband Reads to Grandson

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Grandma, Kinkeeping, and the Birthday Book

1945, 1974 One of my most cherished possessions is my grandmother’s small 1980 datebook. It lists the birthdays of all her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, their spouses, and her great-grandchildren. All of us could absolutely count on a card … Continue reading

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Grandma, Kinkeeping, and the Birthday Book

1945, 1974 One of my most cherished possessions is my grandmother’s small 1980 datebook. It lists the birthdays of all her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, their spouses, and her great-grandchildren. All of us could absolutely count on a card … Continue reading

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Happiest Days of My Life

Search Description April 4, 1973, Emma June 17, 1975, Michelle November 8, 1978 at home, Jane May 8, 1982 at home, Molly December 1, 2001, Mary Jo and Andy May 9, 2007, Michael September 12, 2008, Penelope December 18, 2008, … Continue reading

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Mommy-Grandma Wars

Try as I might, I am failing miserably to adequately support my daughters’ working when their children are young and severely damaging our relationships. I need to review honestly my own choices.. I fully intended to return to work full-time … Continue reading

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Parenting and Grandparenting

Anne and I, 1974; Grandpa Andy and Michael, 2008 I am often asked how being a grandma differs from being a mother.. I have been a mother 35 years and a grandma 20 months, so I can’t yet do justice … Continue reading

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Struggling Not to Be a Judgmental Grandma

Veronica has a brilliant post about judgment, making an essential distinction beeen judgment as condemnation and judgment as discernment. Becoming a grandma raises these questions all over again. Should a grandma ever be judgmental about her daughters’ mothering, either face … Continue reading

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