Hi Friends!

My name is Elaine, but five of my favorite people call me Gramma Mac!

An award-winning writer, author, blogger, and columnist, I love to celebrate grandparenting, and have been doing so since my my first grandchild – now a teenager – was born. To read more of my “back story,” click here.

I am passionate about discovering and sharing resources with other grandparents, empowering them to intentionally create memories and build relationships with their grands.

Please share your comments, questions, and favorite grandparenting ideas. Let’s build a community.

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Remember, you’re not alone in this journey. There are more than a billion grandparents worldwide, so guess what? You’re ONE IN A BILLION.

Thanks for stopping by for a chat, and I hope you Celebrate Grandparenting…today!


I can’t let the Coronavirus pandemic go unaddressed on my website. I have no answers – only questions and concerns – much like the rest of us living on Planet Earth. What an unexpected and monumental crisis we are living through at this time! I’m finding myself quarantined in my own home, as per statewide mandates, and that’s not always easily accomplished.

We are all finding ourselves navigating new pathways and I believe we’ll be looking for our new normals for quite some time. I continue to find ways to interact with my grands – even though that means ‘long-distance grandparenting’ when they’re all within 30 miles of me! Some of you – my followers – are saying to me “Practice what you preach!” Right? (My book, Celebrate Grandparenting has a section on long-distance grandparenting, but I’ve been blessed, until now, to not HAVE to practice that!)

Please know I appreciate you visiting my site. If I can offer any advice, there’s a “CONTACT” button on this site. Be well. Be safe. ~Elaine

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Children grow up much too quickly, going from diapers to the driver’s seat in the blink of an eye. Because of this, grandparents must be increasingly intentional in their efforts to connect with grandchildren.

Celebrate Grandparenting equips grandparents to be significant influencers whether their grandchildren live under the same roof, down the street or around the world.

Featuring 101 practical ideas, this book provides resources to intentionally celebrate life together, transforming fleeting moments into forever memories.

Elaine has written one of the truly creative idea books for grandparents… A must have addition to your grandparenting toolbox.

~Cavin T. Harper, Founder and President of the Christian Grandparenting Network since 1997 and author of Courageous Grandparenting.

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