Becoming Grandma

Author: Lesley Stahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399185828
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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, 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. 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.

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 Grandma

Author: Lesley Stahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039916815X
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The joys and science of the new grandparenting.

Becoming Grandma

Author: Lesley Stahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399185828
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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, 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. 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.

Becoming A Grandmother

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

When Grandma Gatewood Took A Hike

Author: Michelle Houts
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821445804
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It took her two tries, but in 1955, sixty-seven-year-old Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to solo hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail in one thru-hike. Gatewood has become a legend for those who hike the trail, and in her home state of Ohio, where she helped found the Buckeye Trail. In recent years, she has been the subject of a bestselling biography and a documentary film. In When Grandma Gatewood Took a Hike, Michelle Houts brings us the first children’s book about her feat, which she accomplished without professional gear or even a tent. Houts chronicles the spirit of a seasoned outdoorswoman and mother of eleven whose grit and determination helped her to hike over two thousand miles. Erica Magnus’s vibrant illustrations capture the wild animals, people from all walks of life, and unexpected challenges that this strong-willed woman encountered on the journey she initially called a “lark.” Children ages 4–10 will delight in this narrative nonfiction work as they accompany Emma Gatewood on the adventure of a lifetime and witness her transformation from grandmother to hiking legend, becoming “Grandma” to all.

New Age Nanas

Author: Doreen Anne Rosenthal
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 1921941413
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Being a grandmother is one of life's most important roles and many women can feel unprepared to take it on. New Age Nanas presents the rich and diverse views of over 1000 modern Australian grandmothers on what it is like to be a grandmother today, interwoven with expert commentary on how to make the most of this potentially wonderful and rewarding stage of life. This book is for grandmothers and their families to contemplate, learn from, laugh and cry with. Readers will read about grandmothers' views on topics such as feelings towards grandchildren, managing changing relationships as grandchildren get older, negotiating conflicts, special issues faced by grandmothers and taking time for their own lives, together with expert suggestions and advice from the authors on positive grandmothering. Based on sound research, and written in an engaging and readable style, it is a 'self help' book for grandmothers with a difference. Most importantly, New Age Nanas is a book in which Australia's two million grandmothers can find themselves, their concerns and their joys in the modern grandmothering role.

How To Be The Perfect Grandma

Author: Bryna Nelson Paston
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402237645
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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."

So You Re Going To Be A Grandma

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740750496
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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.

Designs On The Heart

Author: Karal Ann Marling
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674022263
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Explores the meaning of the subject matter and fame of the paintings of Grandma Moses, revealing an extensive longing for the memories and comforts of the American past portrayed in her work.