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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 here http://annrichardson.co.uk
Latest Posts | By Ann Richardson
What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?
3 days ago

What is the Best Thing About Seeing Your Adult Children Grow Older?

By  •  Family

My daughter turned 50 this week. Yes, 50. How did that happen? I was 50 myself only a few months ago – or so it seems. Read More

Yet Another Christmas Dinner
2 weeks ago

Yet Another Christmas Dinner

Christmas is now over. Are you already missing the joy or are you, like me, happy to see the end of it? There are a lot of us who feel Christmas is highly overrated.

We can now relax. Read More

Why Do You Look After Your Grandchildren – Because You Have to or Because You Want to?
1 month ago

Why Do You Look After Your Grandchildren – Because You Have to or Because You Want to?

By  •  Family

How much time do you spend looking after your grandchildren? If you don’t live nearby, then it is probably decided each time you visit. But if you do live within easy distance, you may have a regular routine. Read More

World AIDS Day, or How We React to Different Causes in Our 60s
2 months ago

World AIDS Day, or How We React to Different Causes in Our 60s

Hey you – yes, you. The 60-something beauty staring at the screen. Did I see you trying to sneak away? Read More

6 Ways to Celebrate the Simple Things in Life
2 months ago

6 Ways to Celebrate the Simple Things in Life

By  •  Mindset

I want to tell you about my day today. No, it wasn’t a bad day, the sort of day that we often want to talk about, when everything goes wrong. It was a good day, of the sort we much too often take for granted.

Here are a few tips for celebrating the simple things in life. Read More

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About
2 months ago

Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About

By  •  Family

So, you have become a grandmother! Congratulations.

How are you feeling about it? Excited? Apprehensive? Not ready to see yourself as a grandma? Join the club. Many of us feel that way at first.

Read More

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?
3 months ago

Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?

When my son, now in his late 30s, was about five years old, he made a remark that has stayed with me ever since. He had gone through a stage, thankfully brief, when he would pee unexpectedly, leaving a small visible stain on his trousers. Read More

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?
5 months ago

Is Age Just a Number? Do You Feel Hesitant to Reveal Your Age?

By  •  Mindset

A group of older women are talking. One, age 64, suggests she is beginning to feel old. Her friend, age 68, says, “No, not me – I’m not old, I’m even working part-time.” Their friend, age 75, says, “No, me neither. I feel full of energy.” What is going on? If they aren’t old, who is? Read More

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother
6 months ago

5 Tips for Learning How to Be a Grandmother

By  •  Family

It is often suggested that babies should be born with a manual, because it is so hard for new parents to work out how best to look after them. We, mothers, know that we managed somehow or other. But now it begins again, as we are faced with being a grandmother. Read More

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s
6 months ago

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s

By  •  Mindset

I would guess that most people who know me see me as a cheerful older woman, with a good life and little to complain about. All this is true. Yet, at the same time, I can feel myself turning into a Grumpy Old Woman. Read More