Jean Yarger has been an elementary and middle school teacher, business owner, serial entrepreneur and avid gardener. She is a wife and mother whose personal and professional life are focused on assisting and inspiring people to be their best. Her multidisciplinary experience in education, business, and parenting have taught her that people succeed when inspiration, perseverance, opportunity and talent collide.
Jean and her husband have two sons. Upon the births of their grandchildren, Jean began telling them stories about the magic of nature, the creatures in her garden, and the history of who they are. Jean discovered that grandparents are an important bridge between the past and the future and Bringing Up Nana was born.
Dedicated to inspiring the next generation, Bringing Up Nana is a resource for parents and grandparents who are looking for opportunities to create meaningful communication between the generations and a legacy for the future. As Jean puts it, “Grandparents are not born. They develop over time. Marinated in experience and love, Grandparents are responsible for living a legacy that will support their children and inspire their grandchildren”
To schedule a presentation to your organization, contact Jean at www.jean@bringingupnana
If you plant an idea, nurture and care for it, you will be amazed by how big it grows and the influence it has. My adult son was so proud of the tomato plants he had started from seed. I listened as he described how big the plants had gotten. How beautiful and delicious the big ripe tomatoes were. His infectious description reminded me of my Grandfather. It was not how my son sounded that reminded me of Grandpa. Our sons sound like their father. So much so, that I cannot discern which of them is talking on the phone. Thank heavens for caller ID! No, this was something different. It was the words spoken by my son that transported me back to my Grandparent’s farm. It was a specific phrase, spoken years ago by a man my son had never met, that sent me back to the corn fields on my Grandfather’s farm.
To live your legacy you must be intentional. Creating a legacy, however, takes a little magic. I do not remember why I was alone or happened to walk into the library. I just remember picking a book off the shelf and being transported to a different time and place....