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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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Liberation not empowerment

My great, great-grandmother is 90 years old but still she holds the baby. Continue reading


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