Becoming Grandma

Author: Lesley Stahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148347
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The New York Times Bestseller From one of the country’s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman’s life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or researching stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to “investigate” it—as though it were a news flash. And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explored how grandmothering changes a woman’s life, interviewing friends like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, including Tom Brokaw), as well as the proverbial woman next door. Along with these personal accounts, Stahl speaks with scientists and doctors about physiological changes that occur in women when they have grandchildren; anthropologists about why there are grandmothers, in evolutionary terms; and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers. Throughout Becoming Grandma, Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, about how her relationship with her daughter, Taylor, has changed, and about how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron. In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship. From the Hardcover edition.

Becoming A Grandmother

Author: Sheila Kitzinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068483538X
Size: 32.61 MB
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Kitzinger, a social anthropologist, explores the experience of grandmotherhood both personally and historically based on detailed research.

Still Full Of Sap

Author: Mary Costello
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595342507
Size: 10.38 MB
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A humorous look at one woman's growth in faith. Through a series of essays, the author leads us through her struggles with spirituality as she confronts the myriad problems facing today's families.

The Happy Helpful Grandma Guide

Author: Leslie Lehr Spirson
ISBN: 9780881662399
Size: 67.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to Be a Happy, Helpful Grandma You're used to running the show -- calling the shots on everything from nutrition and bedtime to discipline, homework, and social matters. But, you're not the mother anymore -- you're the grandma. You need a special approach in order to play a positive role and enjoy your new status. This book, written with wit and good sense by a mother and grandmother team, provides positive solutions to such generational problems as: how to be a vital part of the family even if you re 3,000 miles away how to overcome the "grandma knows best, but no one ever listens" syndrome how to enjoy conflict-free visits and vacations how to be influential without being a "backseat driver" how to identify and relate to each stage of your grandchild's development how to help your grandchildren deal with divorce how to relate to your in-laws without becoming an outlaw


Author: Francesco Morace
Publisher: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823879434
Size: 50.68 MB
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Generational nuclei are like those found in atoms: structural dimensions held together by their positive charge which releases a binding energy. Generational nuclei cannot be defined so precisely, but their activity can be observed and tested just like their atomic counterparts. The generational nuclei are identified through ethno-antropological observation and produce an enormous amount of attractive energy towards both their own generation and others, with a power that shapes future values and behaviours.

So You Re Going To Be A Grandma

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740750496
Size: 15.11 MB
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Lynn Johnston, creator of one of the best-selling contemporary cartoons in North America, For Better or For Worse, along with her long-time friend and author Andie Parton, successfully portrays all of the excitement and anticipation of becoming a grandmother in this charming gift book. It is the perfect keepsake for any expectant grandmother.It is hard to know who looks forward to a new baby more, an expectant parent or an expectant grandmother. From the time the announcement is made, a grandma-to-be may be full of questions: "Aren't I too young for this? Or maybe too old? What will they call me? Will they need me, or resent my 'help'? Can I really do this? So You're Going to Be a Grandma! offers the perfect reassurance in the form of a delightful poem that covers all the doubts and questions, joys and successes as a new grandma proves to be a godsend to her new grandchild and its parents: "Baby weeps and so does mother, Daddy isn't far behind, Both so nervous and exhausted This is where a grandma shines. Readers of For Better or For Worse will recognize new Grandma Elly as well as her son, Mike, and his wife, Deanna, and appreciate the inclusion of families of various ethnicities in these heartwarming drawings. So You're Going to Be a Grandma! perfectly celebrates the universal love of a grandchild.

How To Be The Perfect Grandma

Author: Bryna Nelson Paston
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402237645
Size: 41.60 MB
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Becoming a grandma is like getting a subpoena. You don't expect it. You don't know how to respond. You know you must be mature and accept it. Being a grandma, though, is as close as many of us ever get to perfection. Filled with snappy one-liners followed by humorous anecdotes, this is the perfect gift book to keep grandma laughing. As author Bryna Nelson Paston says, "We have a window of opportunity as grandparents, usually five years, or maybe more if you're lucky. So you have to make your move fast and decisively. Your kids and their spouses will intrude, interrupt, and interfere. But persevere. Circumvent them, do exactly what you want, and lie— with dignity, I might add. Whatever it takes. Promise anything, but get the kid."

It S God S Will

Author: Matthew P. Landers
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595257674
Size: 20.12 MB
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The period up to the Cold War of the late twentieth century was a time of great social, economic, political, and religious changes. New discoveries in medicine eliminated epidemics and increased life expectancy. Inventions such as the automobile, telephone, radio, television, airplanes and rocketry revolutionized our lives. We experienced major world wars and the disaster of a great depression. Millions of people emigrated to the United States during this time, seeking personal freedom, ownership of property, stable family lives and a chance to prosper It's God's Will describes the life of an Irish immigrant girl who lived for almost one hundred years during this great period of change. Through it all she never swayed from her beliefs in a supreme being, the power of prayer, the closeness of family, and the necessity to serve her country. Her prayers, precepts and goals are still applicable today.

Buryin Daddy

Author: Teresa Nicholas
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739718
Size: 20.97 MB
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A descendant of Lebanese Catholic immigrants on her father's side and Baptist sharecroppers on her mother's, Teresa Nicholas recounts in Buryin' Daddy a southern upbringing with an unusual inflection. As the book opens, the author recalls her charmed early childhood in the late 1950s, when she and her family live with her grandparents in a graceful old bungalow in Yazoo City, Mississippi. But when the author is five, her eccentric father-secretive, penurious, autocratic, hoarding-moves his growing family into a condemned duplex nearby. Separated from her beloved grandmother and chafing under her father's erratic discipline, the girl longs to flee from the awful decrepit house. When she's a teenager, she and her father find themselves on conflicting sides of the civil rights movement and their arguments grow more painful, until a scholarship to a northeastern college provides the means of her escape. Two decades later, Nicholas has built a successful career in book publishing in New York. When her father dies suddenly, she returns to Mississippi for the funeral and to spend a month in the hated duplex as her mother comes to terms with her husband's passing. But as she sorts through the strange detritus of her father's life, the author comes to understand that he was far more complex than the angry man she thought she knew. And as she draws closer to her surprisingly resilient mother, affected by stroke but full of blunt country talk, she finds that her mother is also far from the naïve, helpless creature she remembers. Through a series of surprising and oddly humorous discoveries, the author and her mother will begin to unravel her father's poignant secrets together in this graceful and generous exploration of the intermingling of shame and love that lie at the heart of family life.

Becoming A Spacewalker

Author: Jerry L. Ross
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557536937
Size: 65.64 MB
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This highly illustrated picture book for children introduces scientific concepts and valuable life lessons through an autobiographical account of the life of NASA astronaut Jerry L. Ross.