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The First-Time Grandmother’s Journal by Lisa Carpenter
|The First-Time Grandmother's Journal by Lisa Carpenter|
One of the greatest joys in life is becoming a grandparent for the first time While you are still a grandmother-to-be, it is a good time to plan for the wonder of it all. For most of us there is this long space of time between when our now grown kids were kids themselves and when we have babies and young children – now as grandchildren in our lives again. We are more than ready. We can’t wait. What to do??
The First-Time Grandmother's Journal is an excellent resource to plan, reflect and record your experience. The first part of the journal is for before the baby is born and the second part is for the first year of your grandchild’s life. Some pages have thoughtful notes of advice to guide you on your new journey as a grandmother. Many pages are setup for journaling – the old fashioned way with an actual pen in your hand – and just have a topic and brief prompts for that topic and lots of space for you to write - your plan, hopes, experiences, reflections and whatever you want.
This will be a recording of your personal legacy as a grandmother. Perhaps you will read it each future time you become a grandmother. You will smile and reflect on how many of same feelings you have, what you have learned and how each time you become a grandmother it is a whole new experience because each child is unique and each human relationship is unique. One baby wants to snuggle and be held and another does not. One toddler likes to cuddle up and listen as you read five books. The other toddler just wants to run and jump and won’t stand still. Whatever you experience – adapt and enjoy! In fact this journal is excellent for each time you become a grandmother – not only the first time.
The First Time Grandmother’s Journal is an excellent companion as you journey along from learning that you will be a grandmother to being one. It is an excellent gift for the Grandmother-to-Be. I always bring along a small grandmother gift to baby showers and this will now be my go to gift for new grandmothers.
I strongly recommend that you check out Grandma’s Briefs, Lisa Carpenter’s excellent grandmother blog. It is the best grandma blog available. You can order The First Time Grandmother’s Journal at amazon. See the link below.