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Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2009

    Essays on grandparenting that tell all...beautifully.

    I recommend this book which presents realistic essays on contemporary grandparenting by 27 well known, excellent writers. The book is also delightful reading. It is a very welcome addition to the sparse "literature" on grandparenting - not frilly suggestions about coloring doilies with the grandkids, nor bulleted, superficial "how to's." These are real stories about real people giving us insight into the "why am's & why are's" rather than the "how to" aspects of the role. For example, "Why am I confused about this role? I remember my grandmother knowing just how to play it so well."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Eye of my heart

    Pleasures of being a grandmother

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended - it will help you cope with your new role

    Spot on relevant to my situation! I long to spend more time with my grandchildren but I'm the paternal grandmother who lives further than the maternal grandmother. I've been distraught wondering what I have done wrong in so many situations when I felt disapproval. It seems I'm not needed at all, when all my life I've been needed. To read this cleverly written description of the experiences of other grandmothers has been so therapeutic for me. Someone else has experienced this, it's a pattern in the lives of others, it's not just me. I'm still crazy in love with those kids but I'm beginning to accept the position of waiting to be invited into their lives by my son and his wife.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

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    loved the book

    Wonderful reading material. Something to look forward as a grandmother, a different perspective as a mother. It sheds light on a mother-daughter; grandmother-grandchild relationship. It made me re-think my relationships with my own children.

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

    Enjoyable read

    This book was a way to look at the interaction of other women into the role of grandmother. I have eight grandchildren and could identify with the most interactive authors. My heart broke for those who were not allowed a lot of contact with their grandchildren. They are a wonderful gift to have. It is always a wonder to me that some women do not want to have an active role in their grandchildren's lives.

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