Articles by teresak

Road Blocks of Life

When you were a child did you play the game “I’m going on a trip and I’m going to take a ______.” The person sitting next to you had to repeat what [...]


My daughter has a new baby boy. Knox is 3 months old and is a sweetie! This is a picture of him with some of his friends. Motherhood was great but NanaHood [...]

Electric Rollers

If you are my age or close to it you may remember the television show Charlie’s Angels. And if you remember the show you will remember Farrah Fawcett and how she wore [...]

Why Little Girls Are Nurturers

Did you ever wonder why little girls are born nurturers? Do we treat them differently or are they just genetically different? I raised 4 boys and 1 girl and now I have [...]

Taking the Trauma Out of the First Hair Cut

I went with my daughter to watch my granddaughter get her first hair cut. It was more of a trim, but it was still a big deal. Momma was scared to watch [...]

Depend and Drop Your Pants for Underwareness Movement

Many thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging people to #dropyourpants for #underwareness. This post is about something I really don’t want to talk about. You see my mother and [...]

South Africa-Bloggers from Around the World

This is a guest post by my friend Christina Morley who lives in South Africa. Please give her a warm NanaHood welcome by leaving her some comments! My name is Christina (Tina) [...]

Grandparent’s Day 2014

Just in case you weren’t aware this coming Sunday is Grandparent’s Day. Schools in our area celebrate at different times throughout September but the official day  this year is September 7th. At [...]

Labor Day Weekend 2014

And how was your Labor Day weekend? Lovely, I hope. We kicked our weekend off with a concert. Country music star Josh Turner appeared at SKyPac in Bowling Green, Kentucky and we [...]

NanaHood Named Top Site for Grandparents

NanaHood Named one of Top Ten Websites for Grandparents It’s been a great August. turned 5 years old. I turned 58 (ugh–but I’m blessed to reach this age!) and one of [...]

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 [...]