The Episode Every Grandparent (and New Parent) Needs to Hear with Donne Davis


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Relationships can be so complicated, right? The relationship between a new parent and their own parents can be one of the most beautiful, successful, and useful bonds when it comes to the strengthening of a family -- but it can also be a fraught and confusing relationship to get right.

My special guest, Donne Davis, has spent the past 18 years exploring the joys (and tricky parts) of being a grandma while also helping thousands of other grandmas do the same for themselves. In this episode, Donne drops lots of knowledge bombs about being a grandma, navigating new relationships, aging, and living life to the fullest.

Donne is the founder of the GaGa Sisterhood, an international membership organization for enthusiastic grandmas to connect, grow, learn and share. She founded the organization in 2003 after witnessing the birth of her first granddaughter and going completely “gaga.” When she came back down to earth, she realized she was not the first grandma to feel this way or the first grandma to be challenged by today’s new parenting methods.

Her mission is to inspire grandmas to keep growing along with their children and grandchildren and to foster understanding between the generations. She coaches grandmas on how to build mutual respect, trust and empathy with the parents of their grandchildren so that they can be a unified team in raising the next generation.

Donne is the author of "When Being a Grandma Isn’t So Grand: 4 Keys to L.O.V.E. Your Grandchild’s Parents" — a practical guide for handling the most common grandparenting challenges. The book is available on Amazon. She writes and speaks about her experiences and observations of grandparenting on her award-winning blog at, in her monthly newsletter, and to community organizations.

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