My name is Kayann and I’ve been a long distance grandma for 15 years. My late son Dave’s kids live in Belgium, and my daughter Becky and her family live in Oregon. I live in Missouri. Staying close and connected to my grandkids is a passion for me. I’ve learned that it is possible to maintain that priceless bond over long distances and for many years. Over the years I’ve discovered some ways to bond with and stay very close to my grandkids, and I really wanted to share them with other long distance grandmas and grandpas. That’s why I wrote an e-book called ”Love Across the Miles: How to Stay Close to Long Distance Grandchildren.” It’s available now on the Amazon Kindle and Smashwords (Love Across the Miles: How to Stay Close to Long Distance Grandchildren) for only $.99 and more e-readers soon. The book will cover:
1. Various communication options and how to make the most of them
2. How to make lasting connections
3. How to keep the peace with children and their spouses
4. Travel tips
5. Visits to grandchildren
6. Grandchildren’s visits to you
7. Taking care of yourself, and
8. Why grandchildren and grandparents need each other so much.
I’ve written for newspapers, and online and print magazines, but I confess that this is my first book attempt. It grew from a passion to help grandparents who feel like strangers to their distant grandchildren. I would appreciate any feedback (good or bad) to help me improve it and do better next time. If you find some new ideas or inspirations in the book, I hope you’ll let me know. I hope we can continue the conversation about grandparenting from a distance right here. Reviews on Amazon are also appreciated.
Thanks for reading!