New group brings grandmothers together

Kevin Magna

August 25, 2010

In this modern age, America’s 70 million grandparents may have a new place to gather, and it’s a virtual destination. Donne Davis, who has been a grandma since 2003, has been blogging about the pride and problems that she has faced as a grandparent, according to the San Fransisco Chronicle.

“When my granddaughter was born, I went completely gaga,” Davis told the news source. “When I came back down to earth, I realized every grandma I met was gaga, and I also realized that being a grandma is more complicated than I’d realized.”

Her social network, the GaGa Network, now serves as a place for grandmothers to connect and discuss the ongoing challenges and joys of grandmotherhood. Much of the more serious talk is about not interfering with the parents as they raise their children.

So far, around 100 women have began gathering at different spots around the country to share their grandmothering experiences. Davis hopes that it will expand into different franchises and provide valuable resources and a community for women undergoing similar changes in their lives.

Becoming a grandparent is a monumental moment in a person’s life. If you are taking care of grandchildren, it’s a good idea to have a personal emergency response system in your home, because this will allow you to notify family, neighbors or medical professionals if you suddenly need assistance.