Grandmas don’t wear grey buns anymore…….
As Seinfeld once said, “not that there is anything wrong with that”. Grands used to be old. Now fifty is the new forty and grandmas are fit and fun-loving not to mention fabulous.
I became a grandma in 2016 and not a day goes by that someone says “you can’t be a grandma, you look too young.” But I am not too young, I am so ready to have grandchildren. The outdated image of grandparenting is what made me feel the need to gather grandparents in the third millennium and share the journey with the new kind of grandparent. Today’s grandparent.
I know some pretty beautiful grandmas and they are neither old nor old looking. People are younger than ever. Heading to the gym, eating right, meditating and simply learning how to live life to the fullest has made all us grandparents younger looking and frankly we are dispelling the image that was once that of a grandparent.
My grandmas were both very different. My Tete often wore house dresses and practical shoes. She could cook you into a coma and was the most nurturing protective woman on the planet. She played solitaire with actual cards. My Nana was very distinguished and serene. She baked sugar cookies that looked like dinosaurs and made squares. She drank tea. Lots of British tea. She dressed to the nines and wore her hair much like Queen Elizabeth of England. In fact, both my grandmas wore their hair exactly the same way for the duration of the time I knew them, which was about 40 years. They were very strong and strong willed. They saw war times. They saw the invention of the Television. They lived without excess. They never saw cell phones with cameras. They were mentors to me each in their own way.
This website is dedicated to them both. They helped form who I am today and therefore will impact who my grandchildren will be.
I wear jeans and athletic gear most of the time. I love it. I hit the gym as much as I can, I am a ruthless cook and love to eat out. More than anything I like my house filled to capacity with my children and now my grandson. Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I hope to see you again on my journey through life as a grandma……