Life Lessons from Charlie
Grandparenthood, Reflection

Life Lessons Taught to Me by a Three-Year-Old

I have recently had the privilege of hanging out with my three-year-old grandson while his daycare was closed for a few days. Having this private time with him was packed full of life lessons. Below are a few of my takeaways. 1. It’s time to ditch the stereotype of ‘little old grannies’ (and ‘grumpy old… Continue reading Life Lessons Taught to Me by a Three-Year-Old

Link Party #15
Grandparenthood, Link Ups

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #15

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #15 Starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Thursday, May 18 at 11:55 pm Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Hosted By: Grammy Dee, MiMi Clearissa, Grandma Candy, Gramma Lori, Grandma Christie, Grandma Donna, Nan Sue, Grandma Teresa, and Mimi Carol REALLY SIMPLE RULES:… Continue reading Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #15

Blogging, Friendship, Grandparenthood, Lifestyle, Retirement, Trying New Things

Almost Wordless Wednesday: A Week in the Life of a Retiree

The most common question that I have been asked since retiring is "What do you do all week?" The short answer is "no two weeks look alike". Here's a sample from this past week using an Almost Wordless Wednesday format. (I do realize that it's Monday...and this post is not exactly wordless...thus the 'almost'!) I've… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday: A Week in the Life of a Retiree

Family, Grandparenthood, Gratitude, Grief, Reflection

Reflections on Christmas 2016

I was hesitant to fully engage in this holiday season. There were noticeable absences in our recent family photos. I forced myself to decorate. I forgot to download my Christmas music. I let Costco do my baking. The festivities that I had always embraced so naturally didn’t feel the same as they had before. I… Continue reading Reflections on Christmas 2016