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Bill Clinton's Daughter Chelsea & Mom Talk about Hillary's Mother as They Reflect on Their New Children's Book

Pedro Marrero
Mar 30, 2020
03:30 P.M.
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The former first lady and her daughter reflect on the children’s book "Grandma’s Gardens" which was inspired by Dorothy Rodham, who was an avid gardener up until her death.

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Chelsea Clinton has fond memories of her grandma, who moved into the Clinton family home in Washington D.C. when she was a child, and brought with her art as well as advice on garden design. Hillary Clinton always remembers her mother gardening, planting seeds, and caring with love for her garden.

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They also share the joys of raising Chelsea’s three little ones and how they’re keeping Dorothy’s memory alive. Chelsea, 40, shares Charlotte, 5, Aidan, 3, and 8-month-old Jasper with husband Mark Mezvinsky. Hillary,70, says:

“I hope that grandparents will think about how important it is to share experiences like gardening with their grandchildren. Gardening is such a wonderful intergenerational activity”

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MAKING LOVE CONNECTIONS

Chelsea told that her Grandma Dorothy loved nature, and the light of the day, even in gloomy winter. She misses her grandmother so much and she wishes that she could have met her great-grandchildren. They would’ve loved her as Chelsea does.

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Now, Hillary enjoys seeing her grandchildren grow up and how they really have fun doing something with their grandmother that they know her mother did with her grandmother too. Her hope with this new book is that young readers are excited to go outside to the garden and feel empowered to drive this conversation themselves.

PROUD MOTHER

The former first lady doesn't hide how proud she is for her daughter Chelsea. Recently on her daughter's 40th birthday, Mrs. Clinton shared a photo on her Instagram with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

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The black-and-white image shows them holding baby Chelsea in Mr. Clinton’s arms, both parents smiling and looking down at their young daughter.  Mrs. Clinton wrote on her Instagram that Chelsea will always be her baby, no matter how old she becomes.  

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The Clintons, like the Bushes and many others, are in an at-risk group for the virus because there are over 60 years old and have underlying health conditions. They have been staying close to home and taking the recommended precautions around the virus in their house in upstate New York.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have helped send free meals to families in Arkansas with chef José Andrés. With their Clinton Foundation, also sent more than 400 pizzas to Westchester County hospitals in New York, which had been receiving some virus cases.

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