Just exactly WHO is a Grandmamma? I AM a GRANDMAMMA!!!

 

I define a Grandmamma as a grandmother who is raising, or helping to raise, grandchildren. And, that said grandchild–or grandchildren–are living in your home.

Did you know that right now, according to 2010 census data, one in ten children  under the age of 18 are living in homes where the head of the household is a grandparent? While the economy is certainly a driving force, I think it is an example of how everything old becomes new again. By that I mean this: pre 1950s, multi generational homes were quite common. From a low in the 1980s, multi generational families are making a come back. Census data from 2008 reports that 16.1% of of the total U.S. population lives in a family household with at least two adult generations.

If you are a grandmamma, or for that matter, a grandpappa, I would love to hear from you. I want to hear how you got to where you are, the highs, the lows and everything in between. It is my most sincere hope that Grandmamma.org will become a resource for all of us “grands” out there who are stepping up in grand style to help their grandchildren.