When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand: 4 Keys to L.O.V.E. Your Grandchild’s Parents

Contributing Author

“Wondrous Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting,” Ed. Lindy Hough, March 2012

The ART of Grandparenting, Ed. Valerie Connelly, 2009


Radio Interviews

Interview with Barbara Beach,, February 12, 2015

“When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand” (Scroll down to the third interview.)

Barbara Beach’s radio program on Grand Magazine Radio, “GaGa Sisterhood,” March 14, 2012

“GaGa Sisterhood”

Dr. Lynn Kenney’s radio program, “Grandparents Count,” August 12, 2011

“Grandparents Count”

Rebecca P. Cohen’s  radio program, “Get Out of the House,” February 11, 2011

“Grandkids Outside”


San Jose Mercury News, June 11, 2015

Menlo Park’s social network for modern grandmothers

AARP Bulletin, September, 2014

“Grandma” Gets a Reboot

Active Living, January, 2014

“A Grandmother’s Guide to the Universe” Click Next for page 2 of 2.

The Almanac, April 24, 2013

“So you think being a grandma is a cakewalk?”

San Jose Mercury News, January 4, 2013

  “Menlo Park’s Donne Davis and Her GaGa Sisterhood”

InMenlo, September 11, 2010

“Donne Davis: Forming a network of gaga grandmothers”

San Francisco Chronicle, August 5, 2010

Blogging grandma recruits others

Palo Alto Weekly, January 15, 2008

“Meet the ‘New’ Grandparents”



Huff Post Live, February 7, 2013


“Ask Dr. Business” TV Show

On February 18, I was the guest on Ask Dr. Business, a cable television show hosted by Roy Blitzer at the Media Center in Palo Alto, CA. Roy has been producing and hosting the show for five years and focuses on how to make your work life more satisfying. During the show he fields live phone calls from the television audience, dispensing advice on career management and interpersonal issues.

Roy is an animated host and I had a great time sitting in the guest spot telling him how the GaGa Sisterhood evolved and what our mission is. The show was supposed to air live but, due to a tragic plane crash in East Palo Alto the previous day, all the power had been knocked out and the systems were still not repaired by air time.

You can watch the video of the show in the following three segments:

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3