Exercising your grandparenting skills this weekend?

The Simple Joys of Grandparenting is an adorable, must-have guide to making grandparenting all the more special.  

Share classic stories and nursery rhymes, fun games and crafts, and kid-tested, tasty recipes, sure to bring smiles all around!  

The Simple Joys of Grandparenting is the perfect gift for any new grandma or grandpa in the family!



Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes, Games, Crafts, and More

By Abigail R. Gehring

Introduction by Martha M. Gehring

Illustrations by Martha M. Gehring, Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, and Others 

“A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.”

—Author Unknown 

“Just when I thought I was too old to fall in love again, I became a grandparent.”


“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.”

—Author Unknown 

“The laughter of a child is the light of a house.”

—African proverb

Beautifully illustrated and chock-full of everything you need to be a wonderful grandparent, The Simple Joys of Grandparenting: Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes, Games, Crafts, and More is the perfect gift for new grandpas and grandmas.

In these pages you’ll find classic stories and poems such as “Peter Rabbit” and “The Princess and the Pea,” tasty recipes sure to please young taste buds, and crafts that will entertain any child on a rainy day. 

Some of our grandparenting favorites include:

  • Grandma’s recipes for amazing mac ‘n cheese and hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. 
  • Fun crafts like sand jars, sock puppets, and pinecone birds.
  • Beautifully illustrated tales of The Ugly Ducking and Little Jack Horner.
  • The hilarious game of bobbing for apples and how to host the best tea parties.
  • And much more! 

There is also a space for grandma and grandpa to record special memories, a family tree to fill in with the kiddies, and activities to facilitate meaningful conversations between generations.  

The Simply Joys of Grandparenting is a keepsake book that will be treasured by any grandparent! 

Abigail R. Gehring is the author or editor of thirteen books and a regular contributor to the Martha Stewart Whole Living blog. She divides her time between New York City and Windham, Vermont. 

Martha M. Gehring has been drawing since she was about the same age as her grandson (five years old). She specializes in watercolors and oils and enjoys painting on unusual surfaces, such as slate. She lives in Vermont with her husband and cats.