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Introducing myself and my journal: The Second Half

About Me:
I am a retired educator, a grandma raising a grandchild alone. I have founded a support group for other grandparents in the same situation.

My Passions:
liberty and justice for all

My Challenges:
raising a grandchild in the second half of my life

My Areas of Expertise:
languages, problem solving


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The Better Half

Barbara, I am so happy to welcome you to PulseWire. I am sure that raising a grandchild in this later stage of your life was unplanned but applaud you for dedicating yourself to your grandchild's life. I would love to introduce you to Amy Peterson, who is the Director of an organization she formed called Grandmothers Beyond Borders. I have no doubt you will find support and friendship with each other. Amy can be found at:

If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. You can share your ideas and dreams by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions. Take a moment to browse through our group directory ( where you may find a group with similar interests to your own.

I look forward to reading more from you and I know that you will find this to be a positive experience. Best wishes,
PulseWire Community Director

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