Archive for February, 2015

Unexpected Pregnancy-Unexpected Blessing

This is a guest post by Danielle Miller. It’s hard to describe how I felt as I saw my grandson being born on March 16, 2012. In fact, I can’t articulate it; [...]

The Phone Call You Don’t Want: Premature Babies

This guest post was written by Rena McDaniel who blogs about being a Alzheimers caregiver for her mother and is a new grandmother of twins. Rena is a 24/7 Alzheimer Caregiver, RA patient, [...]

Dogs Are Family

We are dog lovers and have an interesting collection of canines. Some have pedigrees and several came from the local shelter. My boys found one (someone had moved and left it chained) [...]

Empty Nest Grandmother

This is a guest post by Doreen McGettigan is a freelance journalist, blogger, content writer, ghostwriter and an author. She works part-time as a caregiver for the elderly, most of who are [...]

Have You Had A Winter Adventure?

Let me state that I am not a fan of winter. Snow and cold weather have no appeal to me. Oh they did, once, a very long time ago. All the neighborhood [...]

Snow Day

Southern Kentucky finally got some snow and my daughter and granddaughter couldn’t wait to get outside. She reminds me a little bit of Ralphie in A Christmas Story in this picture; so [...]

Twins! Grandchildren in N.I.C.U.

This is Part 1 of a 2 part guest post by Rena McDaniel. Rena blogs at Diary of an Alzheimers Caregiver. Rena is a 24/7 Alzheimer Caregiver, RA patient, Writer, Blogger, Wife, Mom, [...]

The Florida Keys-Part 3

If it’s cold and snowing where you are and you want to go to a tropical islands without leaving the United States, then pack your bags and head for the Keys! This [...]

The Square Grouper

One of my favorite places in the Florida Keys is a restaurant known as The Square Grouper. Located on Cudjoe Key, it’s in the lower Keys and is a great place to [...]

The Florida Keys-Part 11

Yesterday’s post was about our trip to the Keys. If you aren’t familiar with the Keys you may not realize how many there are and how long it takes to get from [...]

The Florida Keys-Part 1

If you visit me often here at NanaHood you know that I HATE cancer and one of the reasons why is because my dear cousin, Martha, has had to fight this monster [...]

Coffee Beans Smell Divine

My mother was an elementary school teacher and every morning she would drink one or two cups of coffee. My dad thought coffee was some sort of evil concoction that should be [...]


BAM sounds like something a super hero does when he conks a villain over the head, doesn’t it? But it’s also a conference that I’m helping host and will be attending in [...]

You Will Eat It and You Will Like It

When my husband was a little boy his parents took him to the Smoky Mountains for a family vacation. While they were there his dad went into a little country store and [...]