May 2009

Parents Want to Bond With Their Newborn—Alone

May 29, 2009
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New parents want to bond alone with their newborn. Grandparents must be patient and respect their wishes until the new parents invite them into the “inner circle.”

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San Jose Mercury News Features GaGa Sisterhood

May 26, 2009

Patty Fisher’s May 21 San Jose Mercury News column features a story about becoming a grandmother and creating the GaGa Sisterhood for enthusiastic grandmothers.

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Grandmas Just Wanna Have Fun

May 24, 2009

Grandmothers want to entertain their grandchildren not discipline them. Let the parents be the Enforcers but respect their rules.

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Interview with Adair Lara

May 21, 2009
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Adair Lara explains why humor is so important to her and why she chose to write The Granny Diaries from a humorous perspective

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The Good-Enough Grandparent

May 14, 2009
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Grandparents shouldn’t strive for perfection but just be “good enough” grandparents.

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Rituals: The Glue that Bonds Families

May 12, 2009

Busy families can incorporate simple rituals into their daily lives as a way to bond with each other.

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A Mother’s Day Tradition with Meaning

May 7, 2009
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I created a game for our traditional brunch called “Mother’s Day Not-So-Trivial Pursuit!” I made a list of questions about our mothers and handed out copies to everyone.

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