Articles by teresak

Cooking (and Eating) for One

This is a guest post by Joan Stommen who is a new friend and fellow grandmother. Joan’s grands call her Gramcracker and she blogs at Please welcome Joan to NanaHood and [...]

Blue Ridge Mountains

This week we are visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains and I’m loving it. I started my day with a cup of coffee out on the deck. This is the view from the [...]

Childhood Cancer and Immunotherapy

Today I want to talk about something that I really hate even thinking about….childhood cancer. Facts 1, Childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among children and adolescents (ages 1 [...]

What You Might Not Know About Breast Cancer

I read a great article this morning that listed some things you might not know about breast cancer.   After I read it I decided to make up my own list to share [...]


Have you ever seen the show Chopped?  It’s on the Food Network and my 9 year old granddaughter loves it. My son and his girlfriend decided to surprise Abby with our own [...]

How to Paint a Pumpkin

How to Paint a Pumpkin I know I said I’m only blogging about cancer awareness this month but I have to share something with you. As the mom of four boys and [...]

If I Had a Magic Wand

As a child I often picked up sticks and pretended they were magic wands. Thank goodness they weren’t real or my brother might still be a frog. My granddaughters have pretty magic [...]

A Grand Week in Pictures

This week in pictures….there’s been a lot going on around here this last week! As usual the grands play a big part in what’s happening. Here’s what my cuties are up to. [...]

Easy and Quick Casserole

It’s been awhile since I posted a recipe so I thought I would share a new casserole recipe. I like things that are easy to cook and healthy. My boys are hard [...]

Blogging Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Today I’m mad.  I’m mad because someone I know and love and someone who has fought breast cancer twice already, just found out it’s back again. I want to throw a pot [...]

Hair, Flow it, Show it.

This is a review of Lilla Rose hair jewelry. I was not paid for this review but I did receive a hair clip and I am giving one away to one lucky [...]

Cancer Sucks

Every October I blog a lot about cancer. For awhile I focused solely on breast cancer because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There are lots of awesome blogs who help shout [...]

They said, “I Do!”

I went to my cousin’s daughter’s wedding this weekend in Alabama and it was beautiful! The wedding ceremony was in a church but the reception was outside. To get to the tent [...]

Bed Rest-Tips for Staying Sane While You Wait on Your Twins

This is Part 2 in my series of posts about twins/multiples. If you are expecting twins  or multiples in your family and your doctor tells you that bed rest is necessary to [...]

Getting Ready for Twins

During the fourth month of my pregnancy I complained to my doctor about being short of breath. He decided to do an unltra-sound. “I know why you are short of breath,” he [...]

Type-A-Parent Conference

This past weekend I went to my first conference for bloggers. It was the Type-A-Parent Blogger Conference in Atlanta and I had a blast! I learned so much I thought my head [...]

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 [...]