Linda MacConnachie presents This Was Not On My Bucket List


With the emergence of the internet, increasingly complicated gizmos and gadgets, and today’s modern “parent or friend” attitude becoming a Nana or PopPop isn’t what it used to be.   The rules of the game have changed.  Times have moved from the wooden spoon to the negotiating table with mini-CEO’s in control.  The response to ‘because I said so’ is now ‘you are not the boss of me’.  Throw in your picky eater saying ‘I’m allergic to broccoli’ and game on! Who knew macaroni and cheese would become a new food group? So, if you are an on-call, on-demand speed-dial kind of grandparent; if you’re a long-distance Facetime grandparent; or if you are one of the three million grandparents raising ‘grandfamilies’ 24/7 take a stroll down memory lane with this witty and insightful guide to grandparenting in the 21st century.

Author Bio:

Linda MacConnachie is first and foremost a Nana to ten full of life and energy grandchildren-all living within thirty minutes-who keep her young at heart and occasionally frazzled.  She is the former Owner/Director of Sunshine Station Child Development Centers in Indian Trail, North Carolina. These centers held Five Star rated licenses and were accredited with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Linda holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut, as well as, Elementary Education. She has been a professional educator, trainer and mentor for over thirty years and a Nana for seventeen!  Linda is the proud recipient of The Union County North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her commitment to young children, the growth of Sunshine Station Child Development Centers and her philosophy of “giving back to the community”.  She has served on numerous Boards of Directors advocating for children and families. Linda and her husband, Ian, live in Monroe, North Carolina happily surrounded by their MacPac Clan.



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Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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