Granny Gram – Identity and The Crisis Here In

Granny Gram – Identity and The Crisis Here In
Hold on to your hairpins my lovelies, we are about to embark on the topic of identity crisis. My parents are from the Baby Boomer generation, who taught me that if you did not conform to the norm, than you were the outcast, the black sheep, or the red-headed step child. Oddly enough, I am a red head. So, I suppose that was fitting. I have never been a conformist, and I have always walked to the beat of my own drum. Continue reading

What to Do With All Those Darn Hardboiled Eggs This Easter

What to Do With All Those Darn Hardboiled Eggs This Easter
Ah, Easter. That magical spring day when we all seem to forget that bunnies don’t lay eggs, but hey, they’re colorful and filled with chocolate, so who cares right? Of course, when I was a kid we didn’t really buy into the plastic eggs bit, what with my mother the hippie not wanting to contribute to the landfills. So, we boiled and decorated about four dozen or so real eggs every year. It was great, except for one thing... Continue reading

Granny Gram – Toddlers Are Just Teenagers in Training

Granny Gram – Toddlers Are Just Teenagers in Training
I am fairly certain that parents who have toddlers frequently wonder what happen to their cute little bundle. Well, hold on to your knickers my lovelies!! This is going to be a wild ride. Just when you thought the ride was peaceful and perfect, you reach the peak of the coaster to toddler land, with a swift decent to terror tunnel. It is now that you begin to realize that there is a significant drop about to make your belly reel with uncertainty. Continue reading

Teaching Life Skills With Each #OOTD

Teaching Life Skills With Each #OOTD
My first reaction was, “I can’t let you go in public dressed like a clown.” Then, I remembered a piece of parenting advice I had received, “pick your battles”. Was this a battle I wanted to have each day, or could I learn to let this strong willed child take the wheel? I chose the latter, and can proudly say that my decision was correct. With weather appropriate guidelines, I allowed for my daughter to dress herself. Continue reading

Budget Friendly Family Time

Budget Friendly Family Time
My favorite time of the day, next to having my morning coffee, is when my husband, son, and I are all home together and just hanging out together. We enjoy playing, being goofy, watching a movie, reading books, or just sitting together having, what we call, “quiet time”. The act of spending time together and just being together is what I truly love. Of course, there are more ways you can get this time together outside of the house because... Continue reading

60 Days In: New Years Goals

60 Days In: New Years Goals
This year, instead of a “resolution” my husband and I decided to set New Year goals. We decided to create a few goals, instead of resolutions. We chose a goal because, a resolution, according to my phones dictionary is, “a firm decision to do or not to do something”. A goal, according to my phone’s dictionary is, “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result”. We didn’t want the absolute... Continue reading

Granny Gram – Devices & Parenting

Granny Gram – Devices & Parenting
Oh my lovely Millennials, how we love you, and shake our heads at you. My generation knows full well that we were the brainchildren of all that is glorious in your fast little lives. We grew up on video games and built the interwebbing for you obnoxious interwebbers. I believe we created the most intelligent generation and molded the laziest as well. Your brains work faster than our, fingers scrolling at the pace of five-hundred images per minute, while processing everything you see. We have taught you Continue reading

Quick Crockpot Dinner for Hungry Families

Quick Crockpot Dinner for Hungry Families
While the classics are great, I try to throw something new in every so often. I also like to keep a few crockpot winners in my pocket for days that are crazier than normal. Barbecue pork sandwiches is one of my family’s absolute favorites, and it’s ridiculously easy. Plus, it is crazy cheap, especially if... Continue reading