Grandma saves her grandson’s life !

Partners in crime


Whenever I am tempted to get too big for my britches, thankfully, my Nana comes to mind.

Which is odd, because she always made me feel like the sun and moon rose and set just for me.

She was a grounding force in my life whose influence still holds sway, despite her death over two decades years ago.

If you’ve been lucky enough to have someone like this in your life, you know exactly what I’m talking about; and if you haven’t, I wish you the wonder of just such a someone.

She was my mother’s mother.

I had a stoic mother. A mother I butted heads with quite a bit. Of course we loved each other. Just not without collateral damage.

But her mother, my Nana, was my partner in crime.  And a character, to boot.

Nana was a tiny auburn-haired dynamo. Well, truthfully, by the time I arrived…

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Give Them Something to Imitate


You must be  credible   – Show your Grand babies by example how to be kind, how to be strong, how to be loving, smart Anything just show them and they will imitate.And in fact they most likely will be more loving, smarter, kinder then we could ever imagine for ourselves.

You are not trying to show them perfection, You are showing them how to strive to be a better you every day. They will see you work towards the goal and they will follow your lead

You have to explain why you behave they way you do. What in your life caused you to be who you are. And what in their lives will make them who they will become

You must smile every day. Show your grandchild joy and they will naturally gravitate to joy .

You need to teach your grandchild how important making the right decision is in their lives and in yours. Tell them ways a right decision  and a wrong decision changed your life  

You need to set an example of daily  spiritual/religious practices. Teach them to pray, meditate, yoga, praise . All the ways you express your spirituality


Ode to Dorcas

A beautiful post from an Instafriend

What you can teach your Grandchild

This grandmothers article will give you some wonderful ideas of things to share with your grandchildren. Every grandmother should read this article today.

Grandma Blogs






Here is a link to some of the funniest Grandma Bloggers on the Web

7 things Every Grandma needs to hear


1. I appreciate the way you love me

2. I have learned so much about life from you

3. My favorite quote of your’s is ______

4. Your talents( cooking , sewing, dancing etc..) will be remembered

5. Every time I see________ I am reminded of you and your love

6. You are perfect just like you are

7. You  have lived am admirable life

Great Grandma Gerber



Great Grandma Gerber

That adorable Gerber Baby face is recognized all over the world, but the name behind the face is not widely known.

In 1928, Gerber held a contest to find a face to represent a baby food advertising campaign. Artist Dorothy Hope Smith entered her simple charcoal sketch of a tousle-haired, bright-eyed cherub of a baby with endearing pursed lips. In her entry, Smith noted that she would finish the sketch if she won. Her drawing competed with elaborate oil paintings, but the judges fell in love with the baby face Smith drew, and when they chose it as the winner, they insisted that the simple illustration remain a sketch. The image of this happy, healthy baby was soon to become the face that launched a brand, a face recognized and loved across the globe.

Indeed, the illustration became so popular that Gerber adopted it as its official trademark in 1931. Since then, the Gerber Baby has appeared on all Gerber packaging and in every Gerber advertisement. The identity of the baby, however, was kept secret for 40 years, until 1978.

In a poll taken across the United States, people speculated as to the identity of the Gerber Baby. Guesses ranged from movie stars Humphrey Bogart and Elizabeth Taylor to Senator Bob Dole. Over the years there have been rumors of the actress Jane Seymour being the Gerber Baby. But mystery novelist and retired English teacher Ann Turner Cook knew the correct answer: She is the Gerber Baby. 

Dorothy Hope Smith, a neighbor of the Turner family, drew the portrait and after more than 85 years, Mrs. Cook’s sparkling eyes and adorable, curious baby face still personify the Gerber brand, representing Gerber’s commitment to happy, healthy babies all over the world.

Grandma Nonny’s Gift Grew into A Home

Submitted by Gordon:

My grandma, who is no longer with us today, really taught me how to be patient and save my money. I really wish I could call her on the phone today to tell her this awesome news,That my new wife Hayley and I have purchased a home and how she made it all possible.

Upon graduating high school, my grandma, who we all called “Nonny” in my family, gifted me $3800 from a CD that had been maturing since the 1980’s. She did this for all of us grandkids. The idea was to get us all to go to college and spend the money on books and whatnot. I soon spent $1000 of it on a rebuilt transmission for my Camaro I’d just gotten at the time. After realizing this was not what she had intended the funds for, I went to her and confessed, and she said something to the tune of “No problem. Just pay yourself back.” So I did. In about 6 months, with the meager income I earned from an elementary school that employed me at the time, I paid my saving back. I realized how easy it was to put away $1000, so I just kept doing it. Thirteen years later, and with a little help from Hayley, I saved enough money for a down payment on a house. Nonny gave me money for college, and I spent it on a house 13 years later. I think (hope) she would be proud of that. 


Grandma Cuddles


Health Benefits of a cuddle

According to family therapist Virginia Satir, cuddling is essential to health, even to survival.

Cuddles have been linked to a variety of health benefits including lowered blood pressure, better overall mood, even to higher IQ in children who recieve sufficient hugs.

Physical benefits are not the only things passed on in a hug. Hugs also help people to bond on an emotional level. Hugs increase feelings of safety, security, trust, strength, healing, self worth, belonging, happiness, and appreciation.

So remember to cuddle and hug your Grandkids, It’s good for you and them

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