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: 0399185828
Size: 46.82 MB
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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
Size: 50.76 MB
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Kitzinger, a social anthropologist, explores the experience of grandmotherhood both personally and historically based on detailed research.

When A Child Is Born So Is A Grandmother

Author: Mary Engelbreit
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740702044
Size: 59.23 MB
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The warmth and whimsy of Mary Engelbreit's work is even better when shared with a friend-and When a Child Is Born, So Is a Grandmother is the perfect way to spread the joy. When a Child Is Born, So Is a Grandmother makes the perfect gift for the new grandmother or grandma-to-be. Illustrated by the one-and-only Mary Engelbreit and authored by Jan Girando, this book speaks to the very essence of the close bond that grandmothers will forever share with their precious grandchildren. Let Mom and Dad handle the discipline and the scolding and leave grandma to do the cuddling and the holding. One of the most popular pieces of art from America's favorite illustrator is her "When a Child is Born, So Is a Grandmother" image. Featuring that well-known drawing as its centerpiece, this book illustrates the joy and excitement every grandmother feels when their precious grandchild arrives into the world.

So You Re Going To Be A Grandma

Author: Lynn Johnston
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740750496
Size: 54.91 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.

I Loved You Before You Were Born

Author: Anne Bowen
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0064436314
Size: 70.26 MB
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"Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you." A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby's soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time. Finally, the baby arrives and Grandma is ready with a very special message.

So You Re Expecting To Be A Grandparent

Author: Mary Ellen Pinkham
Publisher: Pinkham Pub
ISBN: 9780941298438
Size: 58.51 MB
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An uplifting resource for expectant grandparents shares information about what has changed in the realm of pregnancy throughout the last generation, makes reassuring suggestions on how to participate in an offspring's pregnancy and childbirth experiences, and includes celebrity quotes. Original.

The Modern Grandparent S Handbook

Author: Georgia Witkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101559640
Size: 49.94 MB
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Grandparents today are healthier, more active, and more youthful and young at heart than their predecessors. Dr. Georgia Witkin, senior editor of Grandparents.com, draws on her experience as a psychiatry professor, therapist, and grandparent to help readers be the best grandparent they can be. They'll learn: How to connect with their grandchild-online and off How to contribute to their grandchild's emotional development and boost their IQ The secret hidden stresses of being a grandparent- and how to deal with them The three things they should never say to their son- or daughter-in-laws And more!

How To Be The Perfect Grandma

Author: Bryna Nelson Paston
Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402237645
Size: 59.83 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."