Archive for the ‘Grandparents’ Category

Cute Things Grandchildren Say

Cute Things Grandchildren Say My three year old grandson calls blueberries “Bwewberries.” I can’t make myself correct him because it sounds so sweet. When our twins were very young they referred to [...]

Fire Hazards in Your Home and in Your Grandchild’s Home

Fire Hazards and Facts About Fires Did you know that according to the National Fire Protection Association–In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 365,500 home structure fires. These fires caused [...]

“Dog Gone It” and Other Weird Things I Say

Today I said, “Dog Gone It,” and then I wondered where that expression came from. It sounds innocent enough. Like someone got mad because the dog was gone, but it really doesn’t [...]

When Your Child or Grandchild is Bullied

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post but all thoughts, comments and opinions are my own. During the years I was a teacher I saw many examples of bullying. I remember a [...]

Mom of the Year

Mom of the Year Today, if my mother had lived, she would be 78.  She hated having a birthday so close to Christmas and I know that if she had been alive [...]

Basic Invite Stationery for Unlimited Color Options

Disclaimer: I have been compensated for this post but the thoughts and opinions are strictly my own. When I say that Basic Invite has more color choices than I have ever seen [...]

Nana Approved Hanes Stocking Stuffers

Disclaimer: I have been gifted some product in exchange for this post but all thoughts and opinions are my always my own! Because I am a blogger and I love online shopping [...]

Holiday Decorations from Near and Far

I’ve shared some of my holiday decorations on Instagram and Facebook but in case you missed them here are a few of my favorites! If you don’t already follow me there, I [...]

Help for the Homeless

I can't imagine what it would be like to be homeless. Perhaps you can't either. This year approximately 3.5 million men, women and children will experience homelessness. Their stories might surprise you. [...]

Motherhood Isn’t Easy!

Motherhood isn’t easy and here are some simple tips to help you discover what really matters. a guest post feature from Bonnie Compton* Recently I overheard a conversation between a young mother [...]

Top 5 Sounds This Nana and Poppa Don’t Want To Hear

Sounds When our grandchildren are playing and having fun we love the sounds they make….most of them. We love hearing them talk to each other. Their conversations are so funny. Like the [...]

Remembering Summer When It’s Almost December

I don’t know if everyone’s phone takes their pictures and makes movies for them but I just discovered that mine does. This is a one minute video of fun times this summer. [...]

Storytelling – A Family Tradition

This post has been sponsored by the J.M. Smucker Company. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own. Both my grandfathers were storytellers. The stories I heard them tell [...]

Thanksgiving Fun With Your Grandchildren

The kids don’t know it yet, but they’re going to superstar in a post-dinner Thanksgiving play at grandma’s this year. Considering their love of theatrics, I’m confident they’ll gobble up this opportunity [...]

10 Characteristics I Didn’t Appreciate About My Grandmother

10 Characteristics I didn’t appreciate enough about my Grandmother…until I was a grandparent myself. I’ve written about my grandmother many times but it occurred to me that there were some things I [...]

September Dining Days: Celebrate With AARP

I am participating in a September Dining Days campaign for AARP Services, Inc. I am receiving a fee for posting; however, the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I am [...]

Grandparents are Grand

Grandparents are grand for a lot of reasons. Here are 12 Reasons to be You! a special feature by Leslie & Kay, founders of Okay, so we all agree… we take [...]

6 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (or any special day)

6 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day with your grandchildren no matter where you live! Some of us live close to our grandchildren and some of us have hundreds of miles between us, [...]

Back to School – How Grandparents Can Help

It’s back to school time for our grandchildren and grandparents can be a positive influence when it comes to education. Even if we don’t live close enough to help them with their [...]

Nashville – A City of Many Names

Nashville, Nashvegas, Music City, Smashville: whatever you call it, it is a fun place to visit! What’s in a name? A whole lot of you are the city of Nashville and you [...]