Thoroughly Modern Mimis: The Other Grandmother


Welcome back to Thoroughly Modern Mimis! Mimi, Grammy, Nana, GiGi, Oma, Grandma . . . they’re all terms of endearment for one of the most important roles in life’s second act: grandparenting. And what a grand act it is!

Little Reagan Grace sleeping in her other grandmother’s arms. They both have a look of “Ahhhh, bliss!”


The other grandmother … a perhaps daunting term. Luckily for me, I’m blessed to share my grandbabies with wonderful people! What’s your experience been like? What advice do you have about sharing your grandkids with other grandparents? Share in the comment section below!


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Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Children are fortunate to have so many grand parents. I only had 1 set. Grandpa died Sunday from a heart attack. Grandma died when I was 16. My Dad was an orphan so never got to know his parents.
    My great granddaughter has so many grandparents I’m surprised that she can keep up with them all. But she manages very well and especially enjoys all the grandparents during birthdays and Christmas time.

  2. Deborah Hazelton says:

    It is great for the grandkids to have two sets of grandparents. Grandkids get to do different things with each set. They get to go camping with us in our motorhome. The other grandparents don’t camp. There is nothing like being a grandparent.

  3. Frances Cavallo says:

    Unfortunately, the parents of my grandchildren, so far, because I am hoping for more, do not have living parents, to be grandparents to the beautiful, awesome, magnificent, fantastic and wonderful, grandchildren, that I have in my life! It is a loss for them, I think, because they would have that many more people in their lives to love and adore them, as much as I do!!! Children are a blessing, and grandchildren are even that much more of a blessing! I don’t know why it is, but you get to enjoy grandchildren more, than your own children, maybe it is because you are so much less intense and nervous with them, or that you just get to spoil them, more than your own children! God Bless all the Grandchildren, Grandparents and of course, the parents that shower us with them! Have a wonderful, blessed day, and treasure every moment!!!