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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 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 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 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.
Download and read online How to Babysit a Grandma in PDF and EPUB Grab your pillow and get ready to spend some special time with your grandma! When you babysit a grandma, if you're lucky it's a sleepover at her house. With the useful tips found in this book, you're guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. Be sure to check the sections on: how to keep your grandma busy, things to do at the park and what to do when you're both snugly tucked in at bedtime. From the author-illustrator team behind the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandad comes a funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren. The perfect Mother's day gift. 'Youngsters will recognize some of the sayings they've heard from their own grandparents and will thoroughly enjoy the tongue-in-cheek role reversal.' - School Library Journal Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013.
Download and read online How to Be the Perfect Grandpa in PDF and EPUB The Ultimate Rules for Grandpa Success Being a grandfather is a very important role. There are children to bribe, forts to build, tea parties to attend, and tutus to be worn if you want to achieve your full grandfatherly potential. This book is here to prepare you for those touching moments when your grandchildren ask you for advice, don't ask you for advice, or can't remember your name. Here you'll learn when to inspire, enlighten, or perhaps just zip up that lip. Heed the advice of grandfathers who have come before you. No matter what your approach is, you are sure to enjoy being a grandfather (if you promise to listen to Grandma).
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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 Grandma Loves Me in PDF and EPUB There is no one quite like Grandma! And no author/illustrator quite like Marianne Richmond to capture, with delightful illustrations and cheerful prose, all of the fun things children everywhere love to do with their grandmas. Grandma Loves Me! is filled with the kinds of simple, yet deeply touching, sentiments-"Grandma laughs with me" and "Grandma takes me places"-readers have come to expect from Marianne. This book is sure to remind children young and old of the special place Grandma lives in their hearts.
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 The Grandmother Book in PDF and EPUB For the fifteen million grandmothers who are keepers of family history and memories, The Grandmother Book is a lively and timely way to record your story for future generations. * Andy and Susan Hilford present the perfect way for grandmothers of all ages to pass along a grandmother's story. The story is one that recounts coming-of-age moments, life-changing events, a look back at what was, family anecdotes and historical insight. With thoughtful, surprising, at times unexpected, and provocative questions, this book is directed to the new generation of baby boomer grandmothers. From early memories of her childhood, to the time she began her own family, to the present as she watches her family continue to grow, this valuable, prompted keepsake ensures that the thoughts, moments, events, images, and ideas that shaped her life are collected in her voice and in her hand for a precious audience. * This grandmother's book of memories includes spaces for special photographs, report cards, family tree, and other cherished memorabilia and keepsakes, along with thoughtful, amusing, memory-nudging prompts to kick-start grandmother's storytelling * A perfect gift on Grandparent's Day, Mother's Day, wedding anniversaries, and birthdays, the book's hardcover binding and decorative four color art ensure its status as a written family treasure for generations to come.
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