Archive for December, 2013

2014 New Year

Happy New Year from NanaHood! Sharing some smiles with you today!   Link up!

Chinese Grandmothers

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in China? I have, and I’ve also wondered what (if any) are the differences in Chinese grandmothers and American grandmothers. I [...]

Twas the Week After Christmas

Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house I couldn’t see the floor for the mess… Nor could my spouse. Thank goodness Christmas Only comes once a year The older [...]

Christmas Party

Sunday night we had our church family over for a Christmas party. It was so much fun! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Link up my blogger buddies!

A Nana from West Virginia

From time to time I like to spotlight nanas from different places. Today’s nana is Bobbi from West Virginia. Welcome, Bobbi and Merry Christmas to you and your family! Bobbi Shreves Swiger [...]

Homemade Ornaments

I love being a nana and that’s the basis for this blog. It’s a celebration of NanaHood, the second half of the motherhood journey. But it’s also a way to honor my [...]

What I Learned about Verizon

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. #VZWVoices [...]

Smooth Moves

I have a little Minnie Mouse toy that plays music and one of my granddaughters loves to dance along with Minnie. I have to admit,the granddaughter has some smooth moves! Link up!

You Don’t Know What It’s Like

I grew up listening to the Bee Gees. I knew every song they recorded and listened to their albums until I drove my mother crazy. When my cousin posted a Coke commercial [...]

Guess Who Is Going To Be A Nana Again?

My daughter and her husband are expecting their second child in June.  Their first child, Kennedy, will be 2 in March. Kennedy loves to play with dolls and every day when I [...]

All I Want for Christmas is a Cure for Cancer.

All I want for Christmas is a cure for cancer. I know, I know. That’s asking for a lot, but really and truly…that’s all I want and I know I’m not the [...]

Soldiers at Christmas

Dear Soldiers, There are no words to thank you for your sacrifice, but when I saw the following video I wanted to share with others as a way to honor you. To [...]

Cookies With Santa

This weekend was Cookies with Santa. Fun, food, and children…my kind of weekend! FYI, the puppies belong to my son and need homes!

The Cat I Don’t Want

I don’t know much about phone apps. I do well to learn the basics, but I’m not afraid to try. One day I saw my granddaughter playing with my daughter’s phone and [...]

Holidays and Hurting Hearts

This morning I read a friend’s Facebook post and in it she lamented that today was her anniversary. Her beloved husband passed several years ago and if he were still alive they [...]

Sweatshirt Giveaway

Who would like to win a sweatshirt? Share this giveaway on your Facebook page, Twitter, or blog (be sure and include the link to this post) and leave me a comment with [...]


This is a guest post by Tyler Clark. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior by someone who wants to intimidate, threaten or hurt others. When bullying occurs via electronic devices and social media [...]


My son and his girlfriend discovered a new way to advocate for peace….Hedge apples! Link up!

I Hate Dogs

This is a guest post written by my cousin-in-law, Craig Waddell. Craig is a dairy farmer and one of the nicest, kindest, wisest men I know. He has agreed to write a [...]