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GrandMas2Go Pairs Mentors With New Oregon Parents


Linda Otto of GrandMas2Go visits Tuesday with Jaxon Spencer, 19 months, and his infant brother, Johny.

Linda Otto of GrandMas2Go visits Tuesday with Jaxon Spencer, 19 months, and his infant brother, Johny.

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With his hands more than full raising two sons under age 2 on his own, Medford dad Steve Spencer is always excited to see Linda Otto walk through the front door.

On her most recent visit, “Gramma Linda” snuggles baby Johny Riot while Spencer feeds 19-month-old Jaxon Wild his lunch. Both boys are living up to their middle names, Spencer says.

“Linda comes once or twice a week and just hangs out with the kids and asks what I need help with,” he says. “She holds the kids. Sometimes she just helps me fold laundry. She’s been a big help in letting me have a little time to myself when I need it.”

“Sometimes he just needs someone to come in and say, ‘You’re doing a good job!’” Otto says. “Because he really, really is.”

Read more at The Medford Mail Tribune.

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