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Grandparent Jealousy

What Helped Make My Grandparenting Experience Extraordinary

Karin Kasdin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

In Yiddish there is a word for the mother of your son-in-law or daughter-in-law. She is your machetenesta. There is no equivalent in the English tongue, no word to describe a relationship between two mothers that can be so fragile and fraught. Someone should think one up.