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Camp Grandma : Next Generation Grandparenting – Beyond Babysitting

Camp Grandma : Next Generation Grandparenting – Beyond Babysitting

Author: Marianne Waggoner Day

Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba

camp signCamp Grandma is a great place to be spoiled, eat ice cream and stay up late. Also, it can be filled with teachable moments. Certainly, as grandparents we all have gifts to share. Marianne Waggoner Day was once a highly successful businesswoman. She later began spending more time with her four grandchildren and established Camp Grandma. She introduced her grands to a variety of life lessons and tools that would serve them well in school and beyond. Some examples:

  • Public Speaking
  • Teamwork
  • Writing Your Resume
  • Meet Your Ancestors
  • Identifying Your Strengths
  • Valuing Your Reputation

Each chapter in Camp Grandma contains detailed instructions on the goal, time required, what you’ll need and tips. There are other topics that could be covered based on your own areas of expertise. Along the way, Day discovered many things about herself and her grandchildren.


“My grandchildren continue to open my eyes and teach me lessons worth repeating.”

Camp Grandma will get you thinking about how you can expand your grandparents role beyond babysitting. What are the special gifts and unique wisdom you can pass along to your grands?

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Marianne Waggoner DayAbout the author:

As a young wife and stay-at-home mother, Marianne Waggoner Day was a “typical” June Cleaver housewife of the ’60s and ’70s―until her divorce necessitated “getting a job.” She started her career in sales and was promoted to various management positions. Ultimately, she became president of retail services for CBRE, where she led the largest commercial retail real estate practice in the world. Day was the first woman to earn a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 100-year-old company. Ten years ago, she elected to step down from her corporate role while continuing to consult with former clients and coach high-performing business professionals. Now in retirement, she has come full circle―from having her picture in the Wall Street Journal to spending much of her day caring for her grandchildren.

Beeba and Grands Mar 2019About the reviewer:

Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful products for all us grandparents.

If you have a product for boomer grandparents and or their grandkids, tell us all about it in an email to editor@grandmagazine.com.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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