I am excited to tell you all that I have a new blog,
Today’s Grandmum at ChicagoNow.
I will be continuing to post on both blogs,
Parenting in the Loop and Today’s Grandmum.
It has been thrilling to be chosen to join the great group of bloggers at ChicagoNow.
It is my hope that you will click on it and enjoy some of the great topics from some of Chicago’s finest bloggers.
When I began this blog a little more than five years ago, it was a very new endeavor for me. At the time, I was a new grandmother and I was interested in everything baby and newborn. As a former, mother/baby nurse, newborns were hardly a mystery but I had to admit that much had changed in the years since I had my own children. Fortunately, it seemed that all my questions about baby products, foods, diapers, sleep training etc could be answered with a click of my mouse.
Not only were products available but young moms, who had real experience with these products were posting their opinions on their blog.
It was somewhat overwhelming.
But then, I began to realize there were no grandparent opinions. I am not quite sure what I was looking for but there was not anyone over 40 blogging about their parenting and grandparenting experience. The reality is that there are many grandparents raising their grandchildren due to varied circumstances. Where were they?
So my decision was made…I would attempt to blog about parenting as a grandmother.
Parenting in the Loop was born!
I have met so many wonderful parents, grandparents and people in general, who are on this journey and are willing to share it.
At the click of my mouse, I can talk to virtual friends all over the country and the world.
It has been a truly gratifying experience and it has helped me share my knowledge now that I am somewhat “retired” from nursing and social work, although I remain available online and on Skype for parenting support.
I welcome you to my blogs and Facebook. I am always grateful for your comments.