Articles by teresak

2016 BAM Conference for Writers and Bloggers

Of all the fun things I did this year, at the top of the list was The B@M Conference (Bloggers At Midlife). This writing/blogging conference is going to be in Vegas in April [...]

Unconditional Love

I love animals. They love unconditionally and bring such joy. Because my husband is allergic to cats we have dogs (lots of dogs). I love cats too, so when my daughter got [...]

How To Survive The Holidays Without Your Grandchildren

This is a guest post by my friend across the pond, Jane Jackson. Jane wrote an article for me last year about losing contact with her granddaughter and I asked her to write [...]

To Leash, Or Not To Leash? That is the Question.

Over the years I have listened to various opinions about why or why not children should wear child harnesses, or leashes, as they are sometimes called. The people who have opposed and criticized [...]

Focus on the Good

I spent the day with two of my grandchildren today. They helped take my mind off the horrors of what happened in Paris. As if the attacks in Paris weren’t bad enough, [...]

Praying for Paris

I had intended to write a post about something else today, but it can wait. I can’t stop thinking about the attacks in Paris and wishing there was something I could do. [...]

Technology Baby

I admit frequently that I am not the most talented person when it comes to technology. Time and time again I have to Google how to do something, or call my good [...]

A Delicious Recipe for Slow Cooker Apple Butter

I would like to introduce you to my friend Susan Williams, who blogs at  Not only is Susan smart, funny and a faith-filled woman, she’s also a fantastic cook! I asked Susan [...]

Love The Movies? You Are Going To “Love The Coopers”

Disclaimer: This is an #ad, #giveaway, and review of #LoveTheCoopers movie. Samples & prizing are provided by CBS FILMS for my review and a prize for one of my readers.  Before we [...]

A Night of Treats

My daughter invited all of us over for chili and treats on Halloween and it was so much fun watching all the little ones. Here are some of my favorite photos from [...]

Grandparents Rock (And Not Just In Chairs)

Did you know that the number of grandparents is at record high and still growing at more than twice the overall population growth rate? There were an estimated 65 million grandmothers and [...]

When Saying “Goodbye” Breaks Your Heart

I have always loved the ocean and every time I visited the beach, if it was possible. My cousin, Martha, came and stayed with us. We walked for miles along the shore [...]

Why I Can’t Blog About Breast Cancer This October

Every October for the last several years I have devoted the whole month to blogging about cancer. The first few years I wrote about breast cancer and then last year I included [...]


Every child learns how to play peek-a-boo but for some reason our family has always called this game Peep-Pie. I know, weird, right? I have no idea why or where this originated. [...]

Thinking About Halloween

Many grandparents look forward to seeing their grandchildren in their Halloween costumes. I have many wonderful memories of taking our children trick or treating when they were young, including the year my [...]

Cousins Camp

This is a book review of a book all grandmothers and mothers will love because it stresses the importance of family connections. I was not paid for this review but I did [...]

Stories That Surround Us

This is a guest post by my good friend and talented writer, Elaine Ambrose. Recently I was playing with a gaggle of giggling granddaughters. We were telling stories, and they squealed with [...]

Run Away Boy

Sharing pictures of one of my grandsons as he tries to run away from Nana’s house. He found my suit case and figured out he could push it, and push it he [...]

Smells of Autumn

NanaHood has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeForFall #CollectiveBiasThis is #GladeForFall #CollectiveBias What comes to mind when you think of Autumn? Maybe you [...]

Help For Infertility

This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. We were blessed with 5 children and the only thing I have loved more [...]