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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An unsafe world made safer
Epiphanan

An unsafe world made safer

31 Jul 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

My nephew thought that his son had no access to the internet as he had put parental safety controls ‘on’ but on a visit I...

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Toothbrush Toddlers- but they have no teeth?

Elliot was found scrubbing the toilet with his toothbrush. ' Clean clean' was happily mumbled. A telling off, a congratulations for cleaning or a diversion?

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Which books show my boys the diverse world they live in best?

Growing up with every ‘ism’ I was brought up hearing my father speak ill of Black people, homosexuals and denigrating women. Whether in the factory,...

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Handling Hugs
Health & Snot

Handling Hugs

03 Jul 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

It has been a long while since I was hugging the boys on a regular basis.  Feeling the loss made me think back to cuddlier...

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Friendship Ceremonies
Playtime

Friendship Ceremonies

26 Jun 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

Battles are inevitable between children but rebuilding friendships can need parents help.

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Getting a wee on target
Boyology

Getting a wee on target

19 Jun 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

All the boys are at different stages of learning to wee into the toilet. We have the older ones consistently standing but sometimes forgetting the...

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Coronavirus gives a ‘return to school’ bonus 

Duncan was excited to go back to school. Duncan wanted to return to school but Mum and Dad were rightly anxious about whether Duncan would be...

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Police intervention in parenting.

I did not get very close to the Body Shop. It was cordoned off. I asked a police officer what was going on. 

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#sugaraddiction a habit to break https://www.nanhood.com/facing-sugar-addiction-part-one-of-a-two-part-blog/

Graph of the week! NINE YEARS of drug-free type 2 diabetes remission and counting 👏👏 #hope #T2D Let’s give as many people as possible the chance to achieve normal blood sugars without lifelong medication Just like this person in my UK NHS GP practice

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

Dr Seuss