Extra mini newsletter edition
I normally send my monthly newsletter in the first week of the month. This is a bonus extra message.
Pre-order is now available for Being a Distance Grandparent - a Book for ALL Generations.
I am excited to announce that pre-order is available now - delivery from 20 April.
Just a reminder it is Mother's Day in some parts of the world on Sunday 9th May.
Here's a link to the global bookstores, plus some local in-country distributors.
“I wish I had read this book before our first translocation. This book is a well-structured, informative and knowledge-based read about distance grandparenting. Throughout the book Helen offers a broad range of perspectives as a New Zealander distance grandparent, which gives a very authentic yet disciplinary approach to the understanding of the topic. With her honesty and personal voice the book becomes a very enjoyable easy read. It is a must-read for each member of a distance family, a book you should read over and over again.”
Traditionally March it is a busy month in New Zealand as it is prime-time summer and loads of events are on. This year, despite our relative Covid-utopia status, many have been cancelled again. We wait with baited breath of a bubble to open between NZ and Australia and NZ and the Cook Islands but still we're locked away. All our new norms, now almost seem normal.
On the book front it is 'all go'. You'll see below the publication date is Tuesday 20 April so by the time the next newsletter is out I will be a published author which I have to say... feels very strange and exciting.
I keep updating the 'Shop' page on my website with the latest information. In a week or so I should announce advance ordering facilities. You will be able to place your order ahead of 20 April and it will automatically arrive in due course.
Introducing Professor Loretta Baldassar
Introducing... Professor Loretta Baldassar.
Loretta Baldassar is a Professor in the Discipline Group of Anthropology and Sociology at The University of Western Australia. Transnational families and caring from a distance are two of her research topics.Professor Baldassar kindly agreed to write the 'Foreword' for my book, ‘Being a Distance Grandparent – a Book for ALL Generations’. She shared some of her own fascinating family story. Click below to read.
I was recently a podcast guest - a most enjoyable experience. Author, Emily Morgan founded 'The Grand Life' podcast and I can thoroughly recommend it. An easy 20 minute listen.
Do you live in a country where Mother’s Day and/or Father’s Day is celebrated on a different day from where your mother and/or father live?
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