Sue Johnson, an honors graduate of Wheaton College, is the founder of Heartstrings Press, and co-author of 5 editions of the award-winning Grandloving: Making Memories with Your Grandchildren. She has also operated Gramma’s Graphics, Inc., a mail-order business specializing in blueprinting and sunprinting kits, for the past thirty years. A mother of three, grandmother of six, and an honorary mother of eight exchange students, Sue is passionate about family. When her initial Grandloving query to 150 of their friends snowballed into 350 responses, Sue knew she'd struck a chord with enthusiastic grandparents. As a long-distance grandmother, she uses ideas from her years as a teacher to enliven communications with her grandchildren. Sue has become known as a contemporary grandparenting expert, serves as a judge for the prestigious Mom's Choice Award, and helps families connect. She and Rick, her husband of 49 years, live in Lancaster, Virginia. Her website is GrandLoving.com.
Traveling to visit small grandchildren can be a big investment in time, money, and especially expectations. Hitting it off just right is important. With these tips, you’ll be the guest they’ll want back again and again!