Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

QUESTION: What is it like to have a “teen” grandchild; is it difficult or is it fun?

Gramma’s Answer: Having a teen grandchild is fun.  The teenage years are times when young people start to explore and discover who they are, what’s different or the same between them and … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Embracing Living

When I was a little girl, I used to stand with my toes on our lot line (I wasn’t allowed to leave the yard) to chat with the neighbor who … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Imperfect Holiday Celebration

The annual movie White Christmas reflects an expectation many of us hold, namely, a holiday should be perfect.  For example, Christmas has to be white.  I remember crying when I … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Moment of Hearts Beating as One

A man stepping onto the moon—are you old enough to remember that day?  If not, you may be weary of hearing about it.  You may not know that what made … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

When You Love Your Home Most

Your company just left.  If you have children, they’re in bed, exhausted from the good times, asleep almost before the light has left the room.  You sit back with your … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

When Too Much Protection is Neglect

When I was young, my parents decided the best way to raise a family of girls was to protect them from the evil of the world. We were sheltered from … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Travel to Belize…Who, Us? First Comes the Idea

When my husband and I tell people we’re planning a trip to Belize for our first stamps in our passports, they gawk.  “You’re going to Belize?”  There’s usually the slightest … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Concrete Brains: Why Can’t You Understand How I Feel?

How can you live with someone — maybe for years — and still not “get” each other — especially when you’re dealing with feelings?  Many of us thought we simply … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just the beginning…

When my grandmother died, I felt like someone had blasted a giant crater into the core of my life—a black hole that threatened to suck away all the joy left … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gems Shine Brightest: Gift Giving Examined

More is better, right?  TV ads insist you’ll be happier during this holiday season if you can buy and gift more—to your loved ones and to yourself.  (By some definitions, … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment
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