• The Bubbe Diaries

  • By: Paula Span
  • Narrated by: Paula Span
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (545 ratings)

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Publisher's summary

When New York Times columnist Paula Span found out she was going to become a grandmother, she went in search of the perfect grandparenting guide but came up short. Where was Dr. Spock for the silver-haired set? In The Bubbe Diaries, Span picks up where Spock left off. She passes along the latest research on sleep, safety, and bonding; explores why mother-in-laws can have tension with daughter-in-laws; and shows how Boomers are finding their own way through grandparenting. Along the way, she shares sweet (and funny) stories about helping to raise her own young granddaughter.

"Listening to The Bubbe Diaries is like sitting down with a friend and fellow grandmother, chatting candidly about what it means to be a grandparent, how the role evolves in each family (and why it's important to talk to the parents about everyone's expectations for that), trips to the playground, long childcare days, playtime and virtual grandparenting, alongside more weighty matters like family estrangement and even death.” (Julie Pfitzinger, Nextavenue.org)

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About the Creator and Performer

Paula Span, a veteran journalist, writes the New Old Age and Generation Grandparent columns for The New York Times. A former Washington Post reporter, she teaches at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Magazine, Washingtonian, Glamour, Esquire, USA Today and other publications. She is the author of When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions, published by Hachette.
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