Who is Nanahood?Nanahood is written by grandmother, mother, and author Teresa Bell Kindred. She uses Nanahood to reach out to mothers, grandmothers, and often those that have been affected by Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer has touched Teresa in a very poignant way, which is evident by her decision to Blog Pink. An effort to literally use pink throughout her blog, and to continually highlight the efforts to cure Breast Cancer. Nanahood is a fun, compassionate blog that genuinely aims to touch on the concerns of today's woman.
Teresa is the author of several books including The Knot at the End of Your Rope; Ten Ways to Hold on When You are Stressed Out and Mom: PhD-A Simple 6 Step course on Leadership for Moms. She was a major contributor to Humor for a Teacher’s Heart and Cup of Comfort Devotional: Daily Reminders of God’s Love and Grace. She also authored four Precious Moments books that were illustrated by Sam Butcher.
She has a M.A. in Secondary Education and has taught 7th graders, high school students and college classes and considers herself a child advocate and proponent of education reform for public schools. It is her personal opinion that public school teachers are overworked, underpaid and under-appreciated.
Teresa lives in Kentucky with her husband of almost thirty years, Bill (aka Poppa) her twin sons who she can always tell apart (if she has her glasses on) and their seven dogs. She loves being a nana and anxiously awaits the day when she has at least as many grandchildren as she has dogs.
Aging GracefullyThis is a portion of a recent post on NanaHood. To read the complete post go here.
Have you ever heard the expression “aging gracefully?” I’m not sure where I heard it and I’m not sure how to do it either.
First of all, I am not-nor have I ever been graceful. By the time I was in 8th grade I was six feet tall and had feet so big they were exceptionally easy to trip over.
Then there’s the aging part. Why is it that we humans can’t wait to grow up and then spend so much time on clothes and products to make us look younger? Have you ever been to the department store and checked out the womens makeup section? You could easily spend a small (or large) fortune on creams that supposedly get rid of wrinkles.
While I haven’t got the aging gracefully thing figured out yet I do know how NOT to age gracefully. Have you ever ween older women wearing clothes that even their daughters shouldn’t wear? If it is too skimpy for a young person what makes them think it looks good on them? I challenge you to go to the mall (or the water park if you are really brave) and just sit and people watch. It won’t take you long to find someone who is NOT aging gracefully.
I do know at least one person who aged gracefully, my grandmother.
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