|Published September 3, 2014.|
Ann Richardson gives you this experience without the cost and inconvenience of travel in her book Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers Talk about Their Lives (2014).
Richardson transcribes interviews conducted with 27 women from the greater London area.
They come from a diverse background and have various viewpoints about grandmothering. And their experiences differ.
Some have the opportunity to do a lot of very hands-on grandparenting. Others have to innovate on how to do long-distant grandparenting.
The women interviewed have an array of relationships with their child, their child's spouse, and are part of a diversity of extended family structures.
The book is organized into the following sections: