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New baby, Grandmother and granddaughter, Social media for families, Communication during pandemic, Grandparents FaceTime, Virtual grandparenting, Grandma and new grandbaby

Nana in the Box
by Julie Glover

This is a story of a grandmother and grandbaby who get to know each other through video calls for the first eight months of the baby's life, due to restrictions on travel as a result of the pandemic. The calls are made daily, and Nana and baby Gemma interact in ways that young children can relate to. "Gemma cries. Nana coos." When Nana and Gemma's parents get vaccinated and travel restrictions are lifted, Nana and Gemma are finally reunited in person. Young children (0 to 5), their parents and grandparents will enjoy this lively, happy story about using today's technology to bridge the miles that separate loved ones.

Julie Glover is both a first time grandma and first time author. She was inspired to write about her experience bonding with her new granddaughter, Gemma, during the 2020, 2021 pandemic. Now retired, Julie had a long career as a land use planner in the provincial public service. Even during summers on Hornby Island and winters in Mexico, Julie spends quality hours on Facetime with her grandchildren, now including a new grandson. While she lives in Vancouver, Julie's three adult sons are settled in Vancouver, Nelson and Toronto.


Julie Glover
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