Since becoming a Nan I have regained my love of childhood. I’m a grandparent of boys. Mother of a girl, a woman brought up by a wonderful Mum. I struggled when my (much smarter and more creative) daughter announced ‘It’s a boy’.
“What do I do?”
Nanhood shares my experiences, struggles, battles, laughter and the love of my gorgeous grandsons.
Thinking about how to avoid gender stereotypes. How should colours, toys, interests, visits work for the boys? There are some irrefutable differences but so much is just the same.
Over 40 years I worked around and about children. I adore their bright and fresh view of life. Everything is interesting.
Now I am dancing through life. Using knowledge and expertise picked up on the way, to write Nanhood. My views are informed by those of others I have met on the way….
I have not plastered this blog with photos and identifiable data about my grandsons. Their lives belong to them. Their safety is in my hands. Their identity is for them to define.