OMG! I'm Going to Be a Grandmother! Wait. What Does a Grandmother DO?

My son-in-law was released from the boat and came home to put the crib and dresser changing table combo thingy together. There's been a virtual baby shower and an in-real-life baby shower. Jenn is starting to complain a little bit because 36 weeks feels a whole lot more pregnant than 35 weeks. I'll be in Hawaii in a few weeks and Johnny Mac Pippin will be here soon and I'm back to saying, "OMG I'm Going to Be a Grandmother!" again. It's also started to hit me that I don't exactly know what that means....more
 @Denise Are you kidding me? Who do I call when I need advice? YOU!more

I have a Dream... A Dream about the Grandmothers...

I have a Dream. I have a Dream that a council of Grandmothers similar to the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers walks into the US Congress building and takes it over. But these are not only indigenous Grandmothers. These are the Grandmothers of the men and women whom are currently holding office there, as elected officials. ...more


My in-laws are wonderful people. I'm very lucky to have such a great extended family.  Full of heart and personality. ...more

My Last Meal

I LOVE TODAY'S PROMPT!!! We actually have this conversation a lot around my house. I would have: ...more

P.S....Please DON'T Forget The "Lovey"!

Three of my 4 children took pacifiers; one did not.  Ryan was child number 3 and all he wanted was his "Blankie".  At first I did not realize how important his "Blankie" was to him, but I soon found out.  And THAT is exactly why I could NOT believe what happened when I baby-sat Parker Ann today. ...more

And that's that!

Sadly, where I live, there is a vey large feral cat population. Fotunately, the TNR program is very well supported in my town. However, despite their efforts, many of cats still have not been neutered, so they continue to reproduce.     Last summer, as my friend's daughters were pleading for a cat, one of these pregnant felines found her way to their house. As my friend toyed with the idea of getting a pet, her mother and her daughters made sure to kept the mom-to-be well fed....more

When Grammie is in Charge

My son and daughter-in-law went on a getaway to a wedding across the country. Since I live on their same block they asked if I could stay with my three adorable grandchildren, twin boys 5 1/2 and a three year old girl. Sure I said. It is a no rules 4 day extravaganza here in their home. There are only grammie rules-extra treats, staying up as late as they can (which is not past around 9pm) and staying in our jammies and watching TV and Video or just playing Wii. ...more