The other day, I was reading a magazine story about the increase in grandparents caring for grandchildren. Really, I don't need to read about this--I just need to look around me. While I wait for my kids every day after school, I'm joined by a good number of grandparents waiting to pick up the kids and take them home, where, I assume, they'll also be caring for them.
As the daughter of a single mom, my own grandparents had a big hand in raising me and my siblings. I have so many great memories of my childhood with them and I know they helped shape me in a positive way. I had the best grandmother in the world and I wish she were still with us. Plus, as parents, we truly appreciate your help with our kids.
I've gotten several e-mails and responses to my blog posts from grandparents, grandmothers especially, and I'd love to hear from you. It must be hard to cope with nut allergies or any other food allergies, after having raised your own children in a mostly non-allergic world. What's the hardest part for you? What's the easiest? What do you want to know about most?
If you prefer to e-mail me, just scroll down and click on the Contact Me link to the right of the blog. I'm looking forward to your stories!