Thoroughly Modern Mimis: Virtual Grandparenting


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!

Having grandchildren two states away, virtual grandparenting is a must. We use FaceTime all. the. time. From reading stories, to showing TV clips, to seeing silly faces, we find ways to keep in touch via technology with our favorite little Seattle-ites.


Story time with grandpa!

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Had to show the DWTS “Frozen” dance to my little grandchildren via FaceTime.

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I’m not sure why she makes that face . . . love that girl!

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Love these sweet faces!

What about you? I’d love to know how you keep in touch with your grandchildren who live far away?


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About Suzanne

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. Facebook and visiting and telephone calls. I have face time on my cell phone. It looks like you have an ebook with face time. I didn’t know that you could get face time on an ebook. That would be nice.