Download and read online How to Be the Perfect Grandma in PDF and EPUB 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 lieÂ— with dignity, I might add. Whatever it takes. Promise anything, but get the kid."
Download and read online How to be the Perfect Grandma in PDF and EPUB Being a grandmother, writes Bryna Nelson Paston, is not one of life's free choices. "You can pick your pet, your alma mater, and your spouse. You can decide when to have kids and how many, if you're careful. You can be a doctor, lawyer, mountain climber, or plumber. But when and where you become a grandma is your kids' decision." How to Be the Perfect Grandmother is a humorous, anecdotal gift book for grandmothers, grandmothers-to-be, grandmother wannabes, anyone who has a grandmother-and, of course, grandfathers. 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. There is only one little problem-the generation in the middle. "Dealing with your child and his or her spouse while you become the most relevant person in your grandchild's life is tricky at best and downright impossible at worst." From that unique point of view, Paston has written a delightful book that explains the rules for grandmothers to assure they will be an important part of their grandchildren's lives. "We have a window of opportunity as grandparents," she writes, "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."
Download and read online Becoming Grandma in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online How to Be a Perfect Grandma in PDF and EPUB Betty Markle, now retired, raised two daughters of her own, concentrating on love, and time spent together, rather than on material things. She developed some clever tricks along the way as she gained cooperation from her children through games and fun, in lieu of scoldings. Betty's goal, once her children were grown, was to give her future grandchildren the kind of grandma they could rely on for love and happiness, while providing them with knowledge, in the same manner she had used so long ago. Too often she observed sharp words toward a child, by a grandma. Reactions ranged from obvious hurt to angry tantrums. She was determined that neither would be the case as she developed her relationship with her own grandchildren. This book provides ways to turn potential problems into delightful experiences; and teach grandmas how to be the one who is a constant delight to a willing child, hungry for attention and love. Betty wants every grandma to have the chance to receive complete joy from a grandchild; knowing that in their eyes you are everything wonderful. You are the warmth of a blanket, the hug that goes all the way to their toes, and the smile that makes them giggle. You are PERFECT.
Download and read online How to Babysit a Grandpa in PDF and EPUB A New York Times bestselling picture book--from the creators of the hilarious HOW TO... series--about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play). Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!
Download and read online How to Take Your Grandmother to the Museum in PDF and EPUB A young girl takes her grandmother on an outing to the natural history museum.
Download and read online How to Hide a Lion from Grandma in PDF and EPUB When Grandma comes to stay, Iris has to hide her lion, as grandmas can get anxious if they find a lion in the house. But Iris is sure Grandma has a secret of her own - what on earth is she hiding in her bedroom? This warm and funny follow-up to the bestselling picture book, HOW TO HIDE A LION, is certain to be a winner with children everywhere.
Download and read online So You re Going to Be a Grandma in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online How to Raise a Mom in PDF and EPUB From the creators of the New York Times bestselling HOW TO . . . picture books comes a hilarious and heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom! This humorous new addition to the beloved and bestselling HOW TO . . . books takes readers through a playful and productive day with Mom. Written in an instructional style, two siblings suggest the best ways to raise a happy, healthy mom—from waking her up in the morning to arranging play dates, to making sure she gets enough exercise, some quiet time, and plenty of veggies! Filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas, and lots of love, How to Raise a Mom is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day—or any day! Praise for the HOW TO . . . series: “A new hit this year is How to Catch Santa. . . . The picture book offers lighthearted tips on how kids can steal a glimpse of Mr. Elusive, aka Santa. . . . It’s one of USA Today’s recommended children’s books of this holiday season.” —USA Today (How to Catch Santa) “The charm of its premise and the clear bond between the generations will have kids and grandparents giggling together.” —School Library Journal (How to Babysit a Grandma) “An obvious choice for Father’s Day, with year-round surprise applicability.” —Kirkus Reviews (How to Surprise a Dad)
Download and read online Funny You Don t Look Like a Grandmother in PDF and EPUB Smart, warm, telling, and funny, Funny, Your Don't Look Like a Grandmother is the perfect bouquet for today's grandmother, that active and interesting woman who is old enough to be somebody's grandmother and young enough to run around the world. Lois Wyse's new book, charmingly illustrated by Lilla Rogers, is a collection of wit and wisdom for today's Nana, Grandma, Goo-Goo, or Gran. How can you recognize today's grandmother? Easy, says Wyse. The grandmother is the one who goes out more and complains less than her daughter. In the spirit of Erma Bombeck and Bill Cosby, Lois Wyse tells loving and amusing stories that illustrate the joys of contemporary grandmothering. According to Lois Wyse, "A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do." Contemporary grandmothers and their children and grandchildren will see themselves in these reflections of family life that include everything from how it feels to become a grandmother to gentle advice on parenting and career grandmothers. Funny, You Don't Look Like a Grandmother is the first nontraditional book about grandmothers who may not look like grandmothers -- but who love as deeply as the generations of grannies who preceded them. From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online Baking Day at Grandma s in PDF and EPUB A Christmas-cookie sweet story perfect for families to share! Three bouncing little bear siblings, wrapped tight in their winter clothes, can't wait to tromp through the snow for Baking Day at Grandma's! In a rhyming text that begs to be sung, the bears and their grandma pour and mix and stir--with breaks for hot cocoa and dancing--to create the perfect wintry treat. Then they wrap it up in ribbons to show that sweets are even better when they're shared. With a recipe in the back, this is a perfect family feel-good story for the fall, winter, and any holiday spent with grandparents. Praise for BAKING DAY AT GRANDMA'S: "This gentle story will leave children feeling warm and fuzzy. It's perfect for individual sharing, storytime, baking time, and pretty much any time."--School Library Journal "A rollicking, rhyming salute to the grandmother-grandchild bond."--Kirkus Reviews "Three vivacious bears spend a pleasant and productive day with their grandmother in this warm tale."--Publishers Weekly "[W]arm and cuddly and brimming with character..."--BCCB
Download and read online Grandmother Fish in PDF and EPUB Where did we come from? It's a simple question, but not so simple an answer to explain—especially to young children. Charles Darwin's theory of common descent no longer needs to be a scientific mystery to inquisitive young readers. Meet Grandmother Fish. Told in an engaging call and response text where a child can wiggle like a fish or hoot like an ape and brought to life by vibrant artwork, Grandmother Fish takes children and adults through the history of life on our planet and explains how we are all connected. The book also includes comprehensive backmatter, including: - An elaborate illustration of the evolutionary tree of life - Helpful science notes for parents - How to explain natural selection to a child
Download and read online 41 Uses for a Grandma in PDF and EPUB Who keeps time during a race? Who turns the pages when you play music? Who loves you no matter what you do? Grandma, of course.Full of adorable illustrations, 41 Uses for a Grandma is a sweet and humorous way to recognize the many ways in which grandmothers make our lives shine. Portraying all kinds of grandmothers-from yoga instructors to sports fans to e-pals-the story also invites readers to make up their own "uses" for grandma.
Download and read online Grandma Wishes in PDF and EPUB There's a special star in the nighttime sky that only grandmas can see. Grandmas make the most special wishes in their hearts on the Grandma Star. Their wishes come true when they first hold their grandchild in their arms.
Download and read online The Grandmas Book in PDF and EPUB A treasury of true anecdotes, trivia, practical tips, and activity suggestions for spending time with grandchildren takes a lighthearted look at the joys of being a grandmother.