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Everyone has different stories about grandparent relationships. We invite you to join us weekly as we explore different perspectives and ideas from grandparents about how they adapted through their joys and disappointments, hosted by Rita Bailey. You'll hear real-life stories from Grandparents, parents, and grandchildren about the relationships and the impact that grandparents have on the family.

Grand Chronicles with Rita Bailey Up To Something

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Everyone has different stories about grandparent relationships. We invite you to join us weekly as we explore different perspectives and ideas from grandparents about how they adapted through their joys and disappointments, hosted by Rita Bailey. You'll hear real-life stories from Grandparents, parents, and grandchildren about the relationships and the impact that grandparents have on the family.

    GC-ep5: Marsha Clark

    GC-ep5: Marsha Clark

    About:
    For over 20 years, Marsha Clark has been committed to the mission of inspiring and strengthening women leaders across the globe. She has retired her passport, downsized her home and business and is spending more time in her most important role as Mimi to her 3 grandchildren.

    For more information about Marsha:
    www.marshaclarkandassociates.com
    e-mail-mclark@powerofself.com

    Major life contributions to the Grands:
    - Quality time and making memories
    - Dedicated Individual time and Together time
    - Learning the value of serving others
    - Be a good role model
    - Help them with their future education

    Recommendations and Resources:
    - Be intentional about the kind of grandparent you want to be
    - You gotta have energy
    - Love is the best gift
    - Grandparents are not replacement parents
    - Support parents to be the best parents they can be
    - Manage expectations about gift-giving
    - 8 Fearless Questions - Margaret Wheatly

    Source(s) of inspiration:
    Social justice for women and children

    • 46 min
    GC-ep4: Diana Barrier

    GC-ep4: Diana Barrier

    About:
    Diana’s father knew early on that his daughter wasn’t going to follow the path of most girls or women her age. He encouraged her to take risks, fail, get up, not think so much about self, and to have integrity and laugh a lot. This best describes the essence of who she is in all aspects of her life and now as a new grandmother to Zoe.

    For more information about what Diana is up to:
    https://1492digital.com
    dianabarrier@gmail.com
    682-375-4302

    Life Contribution to her granddaughter:
    Diana believes the best way to have a positive influence on her granddaughter is to support her parents in a healthy and happy marriage. When mom and dad are happy, everyone is happy. She wants Zoe to be willing to put in the work, take risks and learn from failures, have integrity and laugh harder that anyone at the table.

    Recommendations:
    Being a grandparent is more than a title, it’s a responsibility. It’s a role that provides the chance to make a bigger difference to generations to come. Show Up. Listen. Love.

    Sources of Inspiration:
    My deep spiritual belief in Jesus Christ. Everyday I ask God to bless my entire family, help me hear his wisdom and have the courage to follow his word.

    • 34 min
    GC - ep3: Dottie Gandy

    GC - ep3: Dottie Gandy

    About:
    At the young age of 79, Dottie Gandy continues to reinvent herself. Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Facilitator, Coach, Women’s Activist, Co-Founder of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners. She put her career on pause and chose to become a fulltime caregiver for 6 years for her husband after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer. After his passing, she decided that she isn’t done! Dottie is currently creating a podcast that will explore what others who, like herself, are not done yet. Of all her accomplishments, the most important title is who her 4 extraordinary grandchildren call Grand Dottie.

    For more information about what Dottie is up to:
    dottiegandy@gmail.com

    Major Life Contributions to the Grands:
    After personally being present to hear MLK I have a dream speech…she continually encourages her grandchildren to always follow their dreams

    Recommendations and Resources:
    On your worst day, always remember that you’re not done yet and consider different possibilities.
    Rather than thinking that you’ve come to a stop (period) think pause (comma) and If you’re still unclear – ask others who know you so that you consider different perspectives

    Source(s) of Inspiration:
    Surrounding myself with people who are Up to Something and choosing to make a difference

    • 28 min
    GC - ep 2: Lorraine Grubbs

    GC - ep 2: Lorraine Grubbs

    About:
    Lorraine Grubbs has had many titles during her career including author, speaker, consultant and currently director of membership development for the Galveston Chamber of Commerce.
    Of all her titles, the most cherished title is what her grandchildren call her…Memes. Her grands especially like coming to visit, because for 22 years she has lived on a boat.

    For more information about what Lorraine is up to:
    www.lorrainegrubbs.com

    Major life contributions to the grands:
    - Exposing them to a life of service through opportunities to participate when she volunteers her service at various organizations i.e. Galveston Lighthouse Charities team, where they cook meals for 1st responders
    - https://lighthousecharityteam.com (People Helping People)

    Recommendations and Resources:
    - Lorraine has sponsored her children and grandchildren in the Amigos de las Americas Program where they do volunteer work in Latin America

    Source(s) of inspiration:
    - Mother Teresa because her life was dedicated to serving others

    • 29 min
    GC - ep1: Jim Potter

    GC - ep1: Jim Potter

    About:
    Jim Potter is respectfully known as Chief to his grandchildren, family, friends and colleagues.
    Chief, because his passion for helping people focus on what is important permeated through every aspect of his life. Jim personifies what being a heart centered leader looks like in work and at home. He chose to become the primary caregiver for his wife for over 30 years as she went through the progressive stages of MS.

    He and his son Kent have been partners in a leadership consulting business for several years. Jim is most proud of his family, lovingly referred as the True Blue Nation.

    For more information about what Jim is up to:
    www.thepottergroupllc.com

    Major Life Contributions to the Grands:
    - Can always count on me to be there for support

    Recommendations and Resources:
    - Time is the most precious gift you can give
    - Be persistent and never give up on yourself or the people you care about

    Source(s) of Inspiration:
    - Molly – my wife of 54 years
    - Peter Drucker
    - Many Leaders who focused on putting People first

    • 32 min

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