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About Ann Richardson

Ann Richardson is a writer and grandmother. She is fascinated by other people’s thoughts, experiences and emotions and loves to write books where they can express their views in their own words. Her most recent book is Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers Talk About Their Lives. Ann lives in London, England, as do her two children and two grandsons. Please visit her website http://www.celebratinggrandmothers.info
Latest Posts | By Ann Richardson
Kind Cooking: The Art of Preparing Food for Sick People
3 weeks ago

Kind Cooking: The Art of Preparing Food for Sick People

By  •  Family

Are you one of the many people who are looking after someone who is very ill? Perhaps a spouse, sibling, parent or friend? As you well know, it is a highly tiring and difficult task, however much it is undertaken with love.

You may be overloaded with advice, but I’d like to add a few thoughts about food. Read More

How Hospice Care Can Help Meet a Patient’s End of Life Wishes
1 month ago

How Hospice Care Can Help Meet a Patient’s End of Life Wishes

By  •  Family

Have you ever spent time with someone in their last days? Was it intimate, peaceful and special – or was it full of intrusive hospital equipment, harried nurses, physical pain and no chance to talk? Read More

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?
3 months ago

Why Do Our Grandchildren Grow Up So Quickly?

By  •  Family

We all know that our sense of time changes as we grow older – with everything speeding up at an alarming rate. One of the most notable markers of this is the age of our children – and even more so – our grandchildren. Read More

Discipline and Detention: Looking Back at School in the 1950s
4 months ago

Discipline and Detention: Looking Back at School in the 1950s

By  •  Mindset

My husband and I had an unusual experience this week. We visited his old school, along with about 60 other men in their 60s and above. There were also a few other wives. Let me explain why we were there, and the impact of the visit. Read More

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers
4 months ago

The Painful Truth About Unhappy Grandmothers

By  •  Family

There are many happy grandmothers about. I know; I am one of them. We play with the kids, we bore our friends by talking about how wonderful they are and we generally feel very pleased with the way grandchildren have enhanced our lives. Read More

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”
5 months ago

What it Means to Say “I am Not a Grandmother”

By  •  Family

We do not usually identify ourselves by what we are not. We do not say I am not blonde or not good at knitting or I do not come from a large family. Nor do other people think about these things when they think of us. Read More

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma
6 months ago

The Art of Taking and Sharing Photos as a New Grandma

By  •  Family

So, you have become a grandmother! It is a time of excitement, love and warmth – and you are eager to share this with your friends. What better way than via pictures of the new baby? It is so easy these days with mobile phones. You can show photos from day one. What a pleasure for everyone. Read More

Are You Ready to Be a Great-Grandma? Thinking About the Long-term Future
7 months ago

Are You Ready to Be a Great-Grandma? Thinking About the Long-term Future

By  •  Mindset

Not long ago, my six-year old grandson took me aback. “Granny,” he asked innocently enough. “Would you do me a favour?” I assumed he wanted another biscuit (cookie) or to watch some more television. Read More

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and that’s a Good Thing!
8 months ago

Grandfathers Ain’t What they Used to Be… and that’s a Good Thing!

By  •  Family

Have you noticed that something very wonderful is happening to men? Perhaps not all men in every circumstance, but certainly with respect to children in their family. They are becoming so very much more involved. It is a joy to behold. Read More

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World
9 months ago

3 Reasons Becoming a Grandmother is the Best Feeling in the World

By  •  Family

Ask almost any woman about her new grandchild and she will light up all over, like a young woman in love. Read More