Nonna's Relations

Decade of Blessings

Nonna Joann • December 26th, 2009 • Nonna's Relations

I can’t believe the first decade of the millennium is almost over! So much has happened in the last ten years (for me, most in the last half of the decade). I “retired” in April of 2004 from my job at a local TV station. My retirement lasted about 6 months, when I began writing [...]



Wishing I Was Wonder Woman

Nonna Joann • May 5th, 2009 • Nonna's Relations

I dug around in the basement to find this old commentary on the Proverbs 31 Woman, before I left on my  trip to California. This week, I’m with three of my grandchildren, while my daughter and son-in-law are away. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to run “Wishing I Was Wonder Woman” again. I wrote [...]



Have a Natural Thanksgiving

Nonna Joann • November 13th, 2008 • Nonna's Relations

Thanksgiving is only days away. If you want to have a “Natural Thanksgiving” now is the time to think about it. A natural Thanksgiving sounds easy enough, but it takes some forethought.
For the last 30 years, our Thanksgivings have been as natural (chemical free) as possible. Most Thanksgiving dinners are loaded with ingredients the Pilgrims never [...]



God’s Gift of Family

Nonna Joann • August 26th, 2008 • Nonna's Relations

Today’s blog is devoted to Joy and Guy’s wedding.
Saturday, Joy my youngest daughter, married the love of her life, Guy. Many out-of-town relatives come for our celebrations, so we cram as much as possible into a few days. We began the wedding week with a bridal shower and ended the day after the wedding with a [...]



The Baby Watch Is Over

Nonna Joann • July 22nd, 2008 • Nonna's Relations

I thought waiting for a baby was difficult when I was the one pregnant. The last 4 weeks seemed as long as the first eight months!
But, I think it’s even harder when you’re waiting for a grandbaby.
We now have 7.
Some came to us by way of adoption, some biological.
All are loved.
Each grandbaby is special. The circumstance which each [...]



Cookin’ Has Gone to the Dogs

Nonna Joann • July 7th, 2008 • Nonna's Relations

I wouldn’t have believed it if you told me a few years ago, that I’d be making casseroles for my dogs. I thought I was feeding them the most nutritious of dog foods. In fact, it was a brand sold in whole foods stores.
I mused about it in my book, Baby Bites, “There’s something out [...]