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Nancy Shonka Padberg

Ms. Padberg is a former Fortune 500 Times Mirror executive, Integrated Marketing Communications Vice President and MBA graduate from the Graziadio School of Business & Management at Pepperdine University. Ms. Padberg has over 17 years of publishing and marketing expertise, served on several boards, is a guest speaker, published author, former Big 12 golfer and resides in Santa Monica.

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Baby Boomers Redefined Grandparenthood

The average age of first grandparenthood has dropped in recent years from 48 to 47, according to the AARP. With younger parents, many say the relationship between grandchild and grandparent has changed significantly. Younger grandparents are not only better at keeping up with grandchildren's agility and energy levels, but they are also more inclined to stay current on their technology skills. From texting and chatting on Facebook, to picking kids up at school, the increased involvement of younger grandparents is ultimately redefining the connotations that come along with grandparenting

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