Author: Bonnie Baker Cowan

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Most of us would answer yes to that question. There are lots of reasons for enjoying the role of grandparent more than that of a parent. First of all, we aren’t ultimately »

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Now that summer is here, the bugs are back and for some grandchildren, bugs bring terror. My grandchildren are all afraid of spiders. Not monsters, ghosts or bears, just spiders. I wish »

Are You Invisible?

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A friend sent an e-mail attachment, entitled The Invisible Mother, an excerpt from The Invisible Woman by Nicole Johnson, about mothers being invisible as they raise their children and meet all their »

Setting Grand-Sitting Rules

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Not today, dear. I have a headache. Jane of Edmonton is over the moon about her new grand-daughter and is happy to help with caring for the baby to give her daughter »

Negotiating with Grandchildren

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My grandchildren have known from a very early age that I’m a softie and they learned quickly they could use me to negotiate with their parents when they weren’t having any luck »

The Second Time Around

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When my friend Anna’s teenaged daughter decided to have her baby, Anna offered to raise the child as her own. That was back in the late ’50s, and her decision was a »