Grandma Advice

Darling Friends…


It’s been a while since I’ve ‘blogged’.  Things are always crazy in my neck of the woods.  I’m sure for you too.  Life seems to be going by at warp speed lately.  I miss writing and sharing with you.  And thank you for the sweet comments on the new DJ Inker’s site.  I love it too!  So bright and fun.  Plus easy to find all the cute downloads you’re looking for now.

I have some fabulous news I want to share.  I’m going to be a Grandma not ONCE but TWICE in a few months!!  Both of my oldest daughters are pregnant with baby boys (ultrasound said they were anyway).  I can’t wait!!  And I’m sort of ‘afraid’.  Not of the babies (I had 5) but of being a ‘Grandma’.  Am I ‘old’ enough for that?  Am I ‘wise’ enough?  Am I going to know how to be the ‘good gramma’ that my mother was?  I really miss having my mother here to let me know how to handle life’s many situations with grace, strength and laughter as she did so beautifully.  Hopefully, she’ll whisper from heaven in my ear and let me know all the ‘grandma secrets’.


One thing I do know for sure.  I’ll have the cutest clip art in the world for these babies!  I’m doodling baby things all over the place currently.  And the Doodlers monthly downloads have been fabulous for the many projects I’m going to make for the little ones on their way.  Check them out… (I made the little sign here with April Doodlers)


Send me your ‘grandma advice’.  I’d love to know all the little secrets that make them the most special people in the world (grandpa’s too!).


Much heart & love!




4 thoughts on “Grandma Advice

  1. Such a GREAT post!! I think I teared up a little :’)
    You have no need to fear being a fanTASTIC grandmother, because you are already an indescribably wonderful mother. It’s going to be so much fun to have new babies in the family!!!

    • I love you Meg! Thanks for saying this. It will be FUN to have new babies in this crazy fabulous family. I hope the babies know they’re in the BEST time!! 🙂 Hugs heart loves and stay warm sweet daughter! xoxo Mom.

  2. Today my first and only grandchild is 9 months old! What a perfect message for you to share on Tenley’s 9 month celebration. I am with you on the fear. . . When my son told me it was going to be a girl, I immediately worried that I would spoil her too much because there are TOO many cute things for girls. . . clothes, clothes, clothes, shoes, hair things, Barbies, toys, etc. etc, etc! But I made a vow to myself that my grandaughter will feel loved, but not spoiled. Not in the sense of her having too many things and appreciating nothing. Since I teach 2nd graders, I see that all too often. These kids have all the toys, and still want more. I wasn’t raised that way and I know my creativity is stronger because I had to think of things to do, not have someone driving me to all kinds of lessons or put a video game in front of me. I’m 57 and I don’t feel like I look like a “traditional gramma!” But I love being one! Fortunately my mom and dad and my husband’s mom and dad are still alive. My mom just turned 90 in January and is as young acting as ever. My dad is 91. (They still live in the farm house my dad was born in and they both still drive!) I know their time is coming to leave this earth, but for now I soak them up and take advantage of having them around.
    You will be a great (as in wonderful!) gramma! My best friend told me to pick my name right away so the grandchild would have something to call me. I thought gramma was fine. But maybe you want Nana, or MeMaw, or Gamma, or Granny or what ever! But do think about the word you want to be called. Tenley is just starting to say things that we “think” are words. . . I could swear she says Nana when she goes nananananananana! Ha ha! So maybe Nana will evolve!
    Sorry this is so long, but I wanted to assure you, that you will love being a gramma. The only thing is you might want to move closer to them. My son and his wife live a mile away. My daughter lives 19 hours away. I’m hoping when she decides to have kids she move closer to home!
    Congrats! Gramma!

    • Patty… You’re ‘advice’ and VERY sweet note made my day. Thank you. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your very lucky and I’m certain…very darling grandbaby! 9 months is the best. I couldn’t agree with you more about the ‘toys and too much stuff’ action! And on a side note…your work with DJ Inker’s always makes me smile and feel so grateful that there are people like YOU creating SMILES and heart. Hugs, smiles and heart to you (Nana!) ~ Dianne

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