Welcome Dears,

 All my experience, ideas and learnings since becoming a Nan. Its like childhood all over again!

I’m sharing what I am learning about being a grandparent of boys. No intention to reinforce gender stereotypes but there are some irrefutable differences. I want to do a bit of myth busting and entertaining too. I write from my experiences, struggles, battles, laughter and love.

I worked hard for over 40 years and now I am dancing through life using knowledge and expertise when I can. I don’t ‘know it all’ but I can share the challenges of my new and favourite role, one given to me by my (much smarter and more creative) daughter.  These are either my views or ones i have highjacked from others who I have met and admired on the way…

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Here's what I've figured out so far...

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Be Sugar Smart
Health & Snot

Be Sugar Smart

26 Mar 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

Sugary drinks I just wish it was simple to stop drinking sugar but it is tough. When my daughter was a child she was given...

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Mischief Managed
Playtime

Mischief Managed

19 Mar 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

As a Nan is it my right to make the rules when I am there or is it my job to follow the parents' rules?

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Time for Nan to say goodbye
Epiphanan

Time for Nan to say goodbye

12 Mar 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

We grandparents have to come to terms with our own mortality and help keep conversation about death as ordinary as ‘ the holiday has ended’,...

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Bringing Up Race : Book Review
Epiphanan

Bringing Up Race : Book Review

05 Mar 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

‘Bringing up Race’  in a conversation and with your kids, is covered in this accessible and wide ranging book by Uju Asika.  As a White...

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What colour are my nuts Nan?
Boyology

What colour are my nuts Nan?

26 Feb 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

When it turns out to be nothing to do with gastronomy its time to take a deep breath.

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Do online games mine my data too?

As play gets more techno how far beyond play does the game go?  Do you or your child's school sign up to online learning tools...

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Not all adults are safe
Boyology

Not all adults are safe

05 Feb 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

Strike for independence  On picking up Elliot from school he announced he wanted to walk home alone.  Elliot: I will be okay. I will run...

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Boys and Body Shaming
Boyology

Boys and Body Shaming

22 Jan 2021By nanhoodadmin 0

Boys are concerned about their bodies too Connor reposted what a young teenage boy had posted on Instagram about body shaming. I read it.  At...

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”

Dr Seuss