This Ain't Our Grandparents World

"Life is what happens when we're busy making plans." - John Lennon (attributed)Im here to tell you, that it is the gospel truth, just about the time I got it all figured out, karma dropped a bomb.  ...more

Nana to the Rescue

Nana came to visit last week. She brings loads of presents we’d never buy, cruises thrift shops with me, and doesn’t complain even when the German Shepherd decides to sleep on top of her. That’s Nana. She bogarts my hair dryer and wears a shirt that says, “Real Grandmothers Ride Horses.” ...more

Billion Dollar Gift Ideas for Mum and Grandmas

Mother's Day is almost around the corner and it is perfect time to think about gift ideas for Mum and Grandmas. There are endless options, but it is time to show the appreciation and acknowledgement to your Mum and both Grandmas.Make your Mom and Grandmas feel so special and remind them how wonderful job they have done! Give them the billion dollar gifts that make them smile and cry of happiness! ...more

Children both blessing and lesson

This Mother Teresa Quote speaks to the what children bring into our lives.Click here to read more...more

Do you parent through faith or skepticism

What world view to you (grand)parent through, one of faith or skepticism?  Click here to read more ...more

The Movie Never Ends: A Grandmother's Advice to Young Moms

Dear young mom,You look at me and see a grandmother who had her chance. You figure what I could tell you about being a mother would begin and end with a rotary phone. Nothing I know would apply now in this whole different world, more enlightened, informed, nutritious....more

Hand-written

 Hand WrittenLast weekend, G and I went with my mom to see some family.  And while we were there, we ended up looking through some things that had belonged to my grandparents.Among some jewelry and a few watches, was a little note.  I posted it on Facebook so if you follow me there, sorry, you’re seeing this again....more

Lessons From My Grandma

This weekend was difficult.  My grandmother is quite ill and I'm not dealing well. Nobody is. I flew to California and felt all the feelings. The one I felt the most?  Anger. Anger at the unfairness of what my grandmother is bravely enduring.   Even though mom prepared me, I was still in shock at the sight of my sweet grandma now vulnerable and dependent on a kidney dialysis machine to keep her blood clean....more