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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Home education
Epiphanan

Home education

15 May 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

Home schooling was not something we had ever considered. There is a nearby homeschooling room for families to gather. We do have a friend who...

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It’s not a boy or a girl Nan it’s a….

Facing loss in lockdown A sad part of this year has been the loss of friends, colleagues, acquaintances, family and health and social care staff,...

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Boyology comes in all shapes and sizes

Why men and some women giggle or press the idea that ‘big is best’ when it comes to this one part of our anatomy I...

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Tooth Fairy can take an IOU
Health & Snot

Tooth Fairy can take an IOU

24 Apr 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

Tooth Fairy can be costly Social distancing continues as does the spread of the coronavirus. Money is short.  Purses empty faster than they fill. Waists...

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What is too much screen time?
Epiphanan

What is too much screen time?

17 Apr 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

Elliot loves screen time...who doesn't? If we adults leave the virtual door open to a world beyond the content can travel into territory we would...

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What colour are my nuts Nan?
Boyology

What colour are my nuts Nan?

10 Apr 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

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

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Brian the Big Bad Bug
Playtime

Brian the Big Bad Bug

08 Apr 2020By nanhoodadmin 0

My grandson asked for a Nan story. With Covid-19 top of my thoughts the story of Brian the Big Bad Bug emerged..... Duncan lived in...

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When is a present not a present?

Putting yourself in your child's position when it comes to presents can give a very different view.

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As the ‘font of all knowledge’ I am often asked the unexpected by my grandsons. But ‘ what colour are my nuts was not on my list of ‘ to be expected’ questions https://www.nanhood.com/what-colour-are-my-nuts-nan/

6 is at school, Class of 10 pupils, 5 staff, #SocialDistancing

Nan: Are you missing Anything about school?

6: Yes....Not being able to put my sports kit in my locker.

Nan: OK (the little things in life matter)

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

Dr Seuss