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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
Becoming a Grandmother: 6 Things New Grannies Are Concerned About
5 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.

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Coping with Our 60-Plus Year-Old Bodies – Is It Even Possible?
6 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?
8 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
9 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

How Swimming Can Be a Great Activity for Women Over 60
10 months ago

How Swimming Can Be a Great Activity for Women Over 60

Do you like to swim? Do you really like it, or do you just do it because you know it is good for you? I am in the latter category. I find it a kind of work. Read More

5 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Grandma That You Care
12 months ago

5 Mother’s Day Gifts to Show Grandma That You Care

By  •  Family

Mother’s Day is with us again very soon. How did that happen? Didn’t we just do Mother’s Day? Or was it Christmas or her birthday? Read More

Why Getting Away for a Few Days Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing After 60
12 months ago

Why Getting Away for a Few Days Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing After 60

Oh no, not more health advice!

We are bombarded these days with advice about what to eat and when, what exercise to take and how often, not to mention all those things we are not supposed to do, like enjoying a good glass of wine. Read More

How to Stop Being a Worrier, No Matter What Happens in Your Life
1 year ago

How to Stop Being a Worrier, No Matter What Happens in Your Life

By  •  Mindset

Are you a worrier? There are a lot of us about. Perhaps especially as we get older. Personally, I’ve been a worrier all my life. There is so much to worry about! Read More

Have You Always Wanted to Write a Book? Here’s How to Get Started!
1 year ago

Have You Always Wanted to Write a Book? Here’s How to Get Started!

Do you feel you have a book in you? Have you been secretly harbouring the dream of writing it down one day? Read More

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise
1 year ago

I Hated Giving and Receiving Gifts… Until I Got This Surprise

I think I’m a bit strange. I dislike almost all presents, whatever the time of year. I don’t much like giving them, and I certainly don’t like getting them. It has been ever thus. Read More