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Different Types of Grandmas

Family Ties: Guiltless and Gritty Grandmas

Grandmas play different roles in every child's life. One of my grandmothers is the spoiling type. Every time we walk in her front door, the house oozes of muffin batter, cookies and jars of candy. She still won't let visitors escape without eating something terribly indulgent. She may have been a ghostwriter for the grandmother's guidebook: 101 Ways to Spoil Your Grandchildren. My other grammy was the yin to her yang. All she cared about was our education and teaching us the value of a dollar. Baking and coloring took a back seat to earning straight A's and learning the stock market.

I am starting to get a sense of the types of grandma my mom and mother-in-law will be to our wee ones. What kind of grandmothers do you have?

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