Granny Files


What’s better: relaxing or giving back? 

Remembrance Day: looking back when your future has been destroyed by loss and sacrifice

Whatever happened to the UNICEF boxes on Hallowe’en?

I am more than a granny. Time to ditch the stereotypes.

What my grandkids taught me about going back to school

I decided to walk the Camino from Porto to Santiago. Was I nuts?

Walking the Camino with Ann Kirkland reminded me of other articles I have written about Classical Pursuits.  Here is a link to my piece on Homer’s Iliad: 

And here’s a link to my Classical Pursuits piece on Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice:

Getting along: three generations under one roof. Yikes.

What if the kids don’t want the cottage?

The accidental nanas are the women I’d like to honour on Mother’s Day

Welcome to the future:what the census means for grandparents 

Adult re-training never ends and five top grand-dad excuses to avoid changing diapers.

Time to repeal the spanking law

What I learned from re-reading Charlotte’s Web 

What can we do to improve educational outcomes on First Nations’ reserves

Why is there such a gender split when it comes to rough play with kids

Don’t use the grandkids as ammo in family fights and 5 things you should never say to your daughter-in-law

Stern granny takes the grandchildren to The Nutcracker

Does being a granny mean I have to dog-sit my kids pets?

Why do we wear poppies on Remembrance Day? 

How much pitching in should I do as a grandmother?

Forget cooking the family turkey–I’ve got other plans