Category Archives: grandmothers

Resilience, care and the human life cycle

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Though I’m accustomed to shoving my way through shoppers, trolleys, walking aids, and the odd bike or two, once school holidays hit, it’s the grannies herding hoards of school kids and reining in a toddler or two, who I struggle to avoid. Continue reading


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The role of grandmother is a feminist issue!

It’s comforting to know that I’m not the only grandmother who resents the role of the nannie. In Grandparent Backlash: We are nannas not nannies, Rebecca Sparrow writes:  ‘Thousands of grandparents are fed up with being used as a ‘dumping ground’ (OUCH)  for their grandkids while their adult kids head out to work.’ Continue reading

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