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The secret world of grandparents Carol Orsborn’s initiation into grandparenthood came with some surprises Carol and Mason Click here to see Carol on the CBS The Early Show, September 7, 2009GRAND JANUARY arol Orsborn, an outspoken speaker and author on boomer issues, is senior strategist at VibrantNation.com , where, as the site says, “smart, successful women 50+ connect with others to make the most out of life every day.” Her newest book is The Year I Saved My (Downsized) Soul: A Boomer Woman’s Search for Meaning and a Job . In 2009 the birth of grandson Mason changed her perspectives in ways she didn’t anticipate. Not so simple “I have to say that from my own mother and grandmother and also my husband’s mother, grandparenting looked really simple. I was super excited from the very first. I just pictured a child on my lap, with a serene smile on my face—that was about the extent of it. But I have found the actual experience of grandparenting to be much more complex than I’d anticipated. It gives me great new respect for my mother, my grandmother and my husband’s mother. I realize how they made it look simple by keeping their mouths shut so often. They went with the flow in a way that I think most boomers aren’t used to doing. Many boomers, especially boomer women, like the sense of mastery and control and want to call the shots and have high expectations. The way I think of it is there was a secret world of grandparents that I’m only now being initiated into. “From day one I’ve had to learn to share and to be really glad that Click and connect to more resources instantly where you see this symbol: 
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010

GRAND Magazine - January 2010
Contents
WinShape Homes: Chick-fil-A’s Best-Kept Secret
GRAND Central
Meet Kay Glynn: America’s Fittest Grandmom
Fighting Fat in Kids
Hidden Sugars
The Coming Caregiver Crunch
The Secret World of Grandparents
Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Ride
RESOURCES
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Magazine - January 2010
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Cover2
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 3
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 4
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 5
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 7
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 8
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 9
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - WinShape Homes: Chick-fil-A’s Best-Kept Secret
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 11
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 12
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 13
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 14
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 16
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 17
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 18
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 19
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 20
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 21
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Meet Kay Glynn: America’s Fittest Grandmom
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 23
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 24
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 25
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Fighting Fat in Kids
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 27
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Hidden Sugars
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 29
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - The Coming Caregiver Crunch
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 31
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - The Secret World of Grandparents
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 33
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - Cyber-Savvy GRAND
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 35
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Ride
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 37
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 38
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 39
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 40
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 41
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - 42
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - RESOURCES
GRAND Magazine - January/February 2010 - GRAND Finale
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