I met Marty Norman through Shoutlife, and I couldn't wait to read this book after speaking with her. As the new mother of a child, and with my child being the first grandbaby to my parents, I was immediately interested. I plan to let my mother borrow my copy of this novel to get fresh new insight too (even though she's already a great Nana!) =)
This handbook is published through Thomas Nelson, and guess what? I'm doing a giveaway!
Here's the product description:
Advice from the heart of a rather hip and savvy Baby Boomer grandmother offers insight for grandmothering in the twenty-first century.
The rules for grandmothers have changed. The new silver generation is savvy and sophisticated-managing businesses, working out with a personal trainer, and traveling to exotic locations. But what about their care and nurturing of the next generation? How can they stay connected and leave a legacy, cheerleading and hand-holding those who come behind?
This handbook provides encouragement for grandmothers with the real issues they face today. Seven sections of essays challenge grandmothers to become healers, peacemakers, repairers of the breach in families, and to celebrate life transitions and aging. Topics, both humorous and serious, range from the importance of choosing a name, waiting at the hospital, and getting wrinkles to blended families, step-grandparenting, in-laws, boundaries, and dying. Generation G will inspire grandmothers to realize their calling is great and their gift, of themselves, essential.
To read more about Marty, visit her HERE. You can purchase this fun guide to grandmothering HERE. Or, sign up to win a free copy by leaving a comment to this post about why this book appeals to you.
The drawing will be held Thursday, April 30th.
Hope you win! =)