About Me

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.

Nanhood's Little Helpers

Life has been rich with talented, honest, open, creative and generous people. Those who have helped me bring Nanhood to life I like to call ‘Nanhood’s Little Helpers’.

When you have been around as long as me you get lucky to meet lots of people.

Firstly thank you to my amazing friend who has drawn me and the boys for the Nanhood website. She produces fantastic illustrations.

My designer… another young woman and great friend…. digitalises everything. She crafts this 20th century woman into 21st century Nanhood

If you wish to contact me or any of Nan’s Little Helpers you can at livingnanhood@gmail.com  I may quote you in another blog unless you tell me otherwise.