Archive for the ‘Reading’ Category

The Story of Your Name – A Book Review

This is a sponsored post but the thoughts and comments are strictly my own! Sooner or later every child asks, “Where did my name come from?” Sometimes the answer is they were [...]

Dolly Parton “I Believe In You”

I have been a Dolly Parton fan for almost as many years as I’ve been alive. It’s not just her music that I love, it’s her heart. I’ve watched Barbara Walters interview [...]

How Grandparents Can Help Grandchildren Celebrate Dr. Seuss

Today is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and I have some ideas for you on how to help your grandchildren celebrate Dr. Seuss. I’m guessing everyone reading this has heard of him but just [...]

Big News from NanaHood about My First Reading Club

This is a sponsored post but the thoughts, excitement and my opinions are strictly my own! Major Announcement: Nanahood partners with My First Reading Club to give the gift of reading. A [...]

Catch Me the Moon-A Book Review

Disclaimer: This post is a book review and sponsored. All thoughts and opinions are very much my own. Catch Me the Moon is the sort of book I remember from my childhood. [...]

Blueberry Bear- Children’s Book Review

Blueberry Bear is a wonderful children’s book about a dog who loves blueberries. When I first heard about this book I thought to myself, “This author must know I’m a dog lover [...]

A Girl Named Connie – Book Review

Miss Connie was my 7th grade teacher. She was young, fun, energetic and pretty. She was everything I wanted to be when I grew up and I loved her dearly. When she [...]

Grandparents and Technology

Technology is an inescapable part of our modern culture but the number of hours children, both young and old, spend in front of a screen is a growing concern.  The use of [...]

Reading Across the Miles

Many of the grandmothers who visit NanaHood and write to me do not live close to their grandchildren. Frequently they ask me how they can stay close and stay involved with their [...]

Some Grandmas-Book Review

Disclaimer: I have not been paid to do this review. Any opinions are strictly my own. The test of a good book for children is how well the child likes it and [...]

Marie Osmond is GRAND

I love the television show Dancing With The Stars and rooted for Marie Osmond when she was a contestant. Yes, I’m a fan of hers and so when I saw the cover [...]

Bahia Honda and the Keys

For those of you who live where it’s cold and snowy, I apologize for this picture. I really am sorry for you, but I am very happy to get a reprieve from [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

Ninja Red Riding Hood-Book Review

Many years ago one of my sons decided he wanted to be a Ninja Turtle. He and his cousin were big fans of a movie that was out called Teenage Mutant Ninja [...]

Book Review of Natchez Burning

There are good books. There are great books, and then there are books that you literally can’t put down. It’s been a very long time since I started a book in the [...]

5 Things Every Blogger Needs to Know

Here are 5 things every blogger needs to know before they start blogging! When I started blogging almost 5 years ago I didn’t realize how much I didn’t know about what it [...]

9 Family Members Die in Kentucky Fire

Chad and Nikki Watson lived in Muhlenberg County with their nine children. Early Thursday morning around 2 a.m., eight of the children and the mother died after a fire tore through the [...]

Super Swiffer!

This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. There is always something going on at my house. We have a [...]

What I Learned about Verizon

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. #VZWVoices [...]