The GaGa Sisterhood is a national membership organization for enthusiastic, creative, caring women who indulge in the joy of being grandmas. We welcome grandmas from all over the United States to attend our Zoom meetings every other month. In addition, we have local in-person meetings at chapters in Silicon Valley, California, and Wantage, New Jersey.
The Mission of the GaGa Sisterhood
- Explore both the joys and challenges of being a modern grandma.
- Share wisdom and resources that foster understanding between grandmas and their adult children.
- Inspire grandmas to continue growing along with their children and grandchildren.
I founded the GaGa Sisterhood in 2003 after witnessing the birth of my first grandchild and went completely gaga! After I came back down to earth and talked to other grandmas, I realized I was not the first grandma to feel this way. I had lots of questions about my new role and wanted reassurance from other grandmas that all the new feelings I was experiencing were “normal.” I decided to start the GaGa Sisterhood so that we could share our wisdom and experiences with each other.
I invited all the grandmas I knew to my house to start a conversation about what it means to be a modern grandma. On December 7, 2003, fifteen grandmas sat in a circle in my living room. We told stories about what our grandchildren call us and how we got those names, the great lengths we go to see them, how we juggle all our roles to make time for them, and most importantly, how we get along with their parents. There was so much to share we barely scratched the surface. With that first conversation the GaGa Sisterhood was born and we’ve been sharing our wisdom ever since.
Our GaGa Sisterhood has grown into a community of kindred sisters who can laugh about the joys and challenges of being a grandma. Originally, the group met every other month in members’ homes throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley California. Our featured speakers have covered every imaginable grandparent topic over the years — all with goal of inspiring us to keep growing along with our children and grandchildren. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, our GaGa Sisterhood pivoted to Zoom meetings and we welcomed grandmas from all over the country and world.
Now in 2022, our Zoom meetings provide two advantages: we can present quality speakers from all over the U.S. and grandmas can join us from across the U.S. so we can connect, learn and grow together.
Founder, GaGa Sisterhood
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