What about a Grandma section?

Mim - posted on 07/06/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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My Daughter-in-law asked me to be part of her circle, but I don't see a section for grandmas. Am I missing something? Or is there an entirely different circle.

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Gina - posted on 07/11/2009

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Congratulations! If more of us could or would do that there would be less problems with our kids. Children need adults to talk to, have fun with, and be able to confide in. God bless you.

Gina - posted on 07/11/2009

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Quoting Linn:

I think a grandma/grammy section would be awesome! We do not have our grandchildren living with us full-time, but have them every other weekend and sometimes during the week. I think Grandma's need to connect, too.

We have two BIOLOGICAL grandchildren......and many, many more "ADOPTED" grandchildren. I am sure there are others out there with this situation. Always wanted to be the koolaid house when our kids were growing up, and that happened. Well, now we are definitely the koolaid house with many kids from the neighborhood and children of our adult childrens friends. It can be pretty busy some times, but AWESOME!


 

Gina - posted on 07/11/2009

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I'm a mother and a Nonna. My children range in age from 29 to 13. I have 3 boys and 1 girl. My oldest son and his wife have an 18 month old daughter and a 10 week old son. I'm caught in the middle. I also teach Pre-Kindergarten for developmentally delayed 3 and 4 year olds. Just to let you know, there are many grandparents raising or helping to raise their grandchildren in today's society. I see this every year with my students. I will have at least 3 or more out of twenty families that have sole support of grandparents and others that have partial support. There are several factors, but you are not alone.

Pam - posted on 07/10/2009

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Yep - I think there should be a section for grandmas - I am grandma to 4 boys!

I would enjoy a section just for us!

Lisa - posted on 07/09/2009

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Count me in too. How will we find out when they start a Grammy section. I'm a young grammy of 2. I quit my job so I can watch the kids while my daughter & husband work. I really could use the extra income but would rather make sacrifices for myself then sacrifice the grandbabies by having them go to strangers. Being grammy is the BEST!

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Yes i think it will be good i am bringing my grandchild up full time.it wood be nice to have our own group.

Pixie - posted on 07/09/2009

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somehow we all need to find a time for grandparents with grandchildren to get together and have time to talk like a organization to help us all

Yvonne - posted on 07/09/2009

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There absolutely should be a part for grandmother's. We are a very important part of life.

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I too would like a section for grandmas. I joined because my daughter and niece asked me to be apart

Linn - posted on 07/09/2009

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I think a grandma/grammy section would be awesome! We do not have our grandchildren living with us full-time, but have them every other weekend and sometimes during the week. I think Grandma's need to connect, too.



We have two BIOLOGICAL grandchildren......and many, many more "ADOPTED" grandchildren. I am sure there are others out there with this situation. Always wanted to be the koolaid house when our kids were growing up, and that happened. Well, now we are definitely the koolaid house with many kids from the neighborhood and children of our adult childrens friends. It can be pretty busy some times, but AWESOME!

Marylou - posted on 07/09/2009

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Thanks for asking this question. I am a Grandma, too, of 4, Step-grandson: Dustin 9, Grandson: Laine 4, Grandson: Kenny 2, Granddaughter Shyanne 1. I think we are just starting our own Circle. My daughter of Kenny, calls and asks me things all the time. I still call and ask my mom things all the time. Kudoos to all of the Grandmas & Grandpas out there that are helping to raise their grandkids. Lots of love and respect goes out to you; you deserve all the love & support you can get!!!

Pixie - posted on 07/08/2009

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i'm a grandmother who is helping raise my grandchild i would like to her from more grandparents that are doing this also

Linda - posted on 07/08/2009

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As a grandmother raising a grandchild...I would like to see a grandma section.

Sharen - posted on 07/08/2009

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Good idea. I work with young Moms, but I am now a young grandma, too. Lots of us Grandmas are helping raise our grandchildren and need all the support we can get.

see goofandgiggle.com for some great ideas and comment page there.

Bettye - posted on 07/08/2009

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i am a BB of 3,(10 4 2) i would really like information to make be a better BB

Brenda - posted on 07/08/2009

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I'm all for a Gma section, I have 7 of the little darlings and am very active in their lives.

Don't quite fit in to the "Moms" section. Also agree with Moms of Moms with Children, that works, too

Patti - posted on 07/07/2009

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Lin was right. If you click on "communities" and then click on "all communities",then type in "grandmas",there are a few groups for them. I just joined "Circle of Grandmas." Come on all you "mamas" (as my grandkids call me) join up! :)

Patti - posted on 07/07/2009

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I am a grandma of 10,ages 2 weeks to 17 years old. I ,too,think we should have a grandma section. We're just as involved in our grandkids lives as the parents sometimes. And I know I love each and everyone of them as much as any grandparent could. Any ideas anyone?

Rachelle - posted on 07/07/2009

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I agree there should be a circle for grandmothers, a lot of info could be passed on and related discussed. WHAT ABOUT IT

Lin - posted on 07/07/2009

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There are quite a few communities for Grandmas. Just search for grandma.

(Since there's a lot of stuff on here, here's how to do it: Move your mouse pointer over Communities and click on All Communities. Under the blue "Featured Communities" Bar type in grandma, there will be a "searching" bar -or whatever its called - until about 22 communities pop up in place of the "searching" bar.)

Hope this helps!

Sharon - posted on 07/07/2009

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I have to agree. I find myself in a position of having to help my son out, a single father, with a 13 and 10 year and could use more than a little help.

Shelley - posted on 07/07/2009

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I like that one moms with children with children, even though we are all too young to have children with children!!

Shelley - posted on 07/07/2009

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Hi

My daughter asked me to join and I am a nana too, should be a section for us.

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