Food, food, food!

From the trenches

Daily experiences, funny stories, tips and tricks—read all about it here! Realize you're not alone in this world of grandma-dom. And share your own experiences and help a fellow grandma.

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Food, food, food!

Food, food, food!

If you're spending any significant time with your little one, food and eating are bound to come into play. I'll assume you're not a nursing mom (although your daughter or daughter-in-law might be) so you're probably faced with fixing food. Whether it's homemade baby food to put in reusable pouches, toddler friendly foods, or regular meals for youngsters old enough to "eat anything"... you'll find recipes, techniques, suggestions, and discussion on eating habits here.

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Love these products!

Love these products!

From those first wipe warmers and bottle warmers and changing pad to special toys and books for young 'uns to lunch boxes and water bottles to house cleaning products... you'll find my favorites here, along with books and goodies for grandma. Always with an eye toward value and quality, you'll find nothing here that I don't personally use and enthusiastically recommend.

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When I really was a mama to littles, the internet didn’t exist, blogging didn’t exist, instant access to e-books didn’t exist… good lord, how did we survive?

But now my littles are 36 and 41, and I’m a grandma. (Funny, I hadn’t thought that would be such a big deal to me, which you can read about here.) And amazingly enough I’m a grandma (along with a “Poppy”) that gets to be a half-time care-giver while our daughter and her hubby work. (The littles’ other grandparents are lucky enough to be the care-givers the other half of the time.)

As I said, the world has changed since I was a mom of little ones, and I find myself reading lots of mommy-blogs. And I get a lot out of them. But let’s face it, an awful lot of what might be relevant to a 20- or 30-something mom fits into the “not-so-much” category for a 50- or 60- (or 70-?) something grandparent.

So…The-Grandma-Blog was born. Tales of our own grandparenting, tips and tricks, funny stories, great products to buy (or maybe even some to stay away from), recipes and meal tips, family challenges (like caring for your own parents at the same time you’re caring for grandchildren), and pictures of course! (Because, let’s face it, what grandma doesn’t want to show off pictures of her grandkids!)

And grandpas, you’re welcome too! Don’t be shy about coming around reading and commenting. We’re all in this together!