The Bubbe Diaries

“We’re pregnant! You’re going to be a grandparent!” Eight of the sweetest words in the English language – but they also mark a transition to a new role with challenges and potential pitfalls, as well as delights.

Paula Span, writer of the Generation Grandparent column for the New York Times, has been thinking about these issues since her own granddaughter’s birth four years ago. After talking to developmental psychologists and other experts about the part grandparents can play in an expanding family, she adapted her columns into an audio title, “The Bubbe Diaries,” released by Audible.

On Tuesday, June 29 at 3:00 pm. Span will share her findings and philosophies, and invite you to share yours, in a virtual discussion, sponsored by BrooklineCAN, Center Communities of Brookline, Goddard House Assisted Living & Memory Care, and the Brookline Senior Center.

To participate, please visit For more information or to pre-order/order “The Bubbe Diaries” audiobook, please visit: If you have trouble accessing either of these links, please contact Jamie Jensen at or call 617-730-2753.

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