Articles by teresak

The Power of a Memory

Have you ever had a memory hit you so hard that it feels like someone or something has knocked the breath right out of you? Something that you had forgotten, or pushed [...]

Nana Can’t Say “No”

Hope you are having a great week. I visited with my  grandson yesterday and of course I had to snap some pictures. I call this photo, “The Reason Nana Can’t Say No.” [...]

What’s On Your Burger?

Let me ask you a very important question. Would your husband know what you like on your burger? Last week my sweet husband called me and asked me if I would like [...]

Book Review of Lori Stewart’s New Book

Lori Stewart’s new book is being released September 1st, just in time for Grandparent’s Day. Grandma, Aren’t You Glad The World’s Finally in Color Today is not your typical children’s book. It [...]


I come from a long line of farmers. Both my grandfathers were farmers and so were their fathers and grandfathers. My dad farmed as well and sold farm equipment. Now my sons [...]

5 Things I Forgot About Motherhood

My babies will be 23 years old this year and even though my husband and I raised 5 children there are some things about motherhood that I had forgotten. Maybe I forgot [...]

Remembering Elvis

Today is the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. It’s just been a few days since Robin Williams died and because they were both celebrities that I admired and they both [...]

I-Phone Commercial

This post was inspired by a commercial, specifically one for Apple’s I-phone. You may have seen the commercial I’m speaking of, it’s called Parenthood and its a series of scenes of parents using [...]

Thank You, Robin Williams

I was driving home and listening to the radio when I learned Robin Williams had died. Disbelief and sadness washed over me. It reminded me of when I learned Elvis had died. [...]

How to Be a Cool Nana

The world is full of cool nanas. I know because I get to meet them and talk to them here on my blog and via other social media outlets. Over on Facebook [...]

Book Review-So This Is How Being a Grandmother Feels

Before you became a grandmother you probably wondered what being a grandparent would feel like. Perhaps you wondered if you could love a grandchild as much as you loved your children? Maybe [...]

2 Little Girls and 1 Box

You can spend a fortune on toys for children, or you can cut up a box and make them a house and let their imaginations do the rest!   This is a [...]

Your Grandchild’s Name

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Happy 5th Birthday NanaHood!

NanaHood is having it’s 5th birthday! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this blog for 5 years. When Char and I created NanaHood I had one grandchild…now I have five! If I [...]

Are You Two Twins?

If you know any identical twins then you probably know that at least once a day someone asks them, “Are you two twins?”  Our boys will be 23 this year and they [...]

By The Sea

“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. You and me, you and me, oh how happy we’ll be.” This week we are at the beach and I plan on [...]

Cancer-You Never Forget

Today is the anniversary of the day my mother died….24 years ago. It’s a day I will never forget no matter how many years pass. Contrary to what some folks say, you [...]

Grandparent Love….

Over on NanaHood’s Facebook page I asked the following question, What is the best thing about being a grandparent? And boy did I get some answers about Grandparent love! The answers were so [...]

Honey, The Couch Ate The Grandchild

Remember, “Honey, I shrunk the kids” well this is my version. Honey the couch at the grandchild. I left her just for a second and when I turned back around this is [...]

Taking the Grands to Church

When our 5 children were small we took them to church every Sunday, unless someone was sick. Was it hard to get 5 small children up, dressed and to church on time? [...]