Welcome, Grandparents, to a new blog!

My given name is Marianna.

Some call me Mom, Mumsie, Mamu, Mother.

All such sweet sounds to my ear — especially the first time I knew that Mamamamama really meant ME!

(Of course, there were times that I dreaded hearing Mooooooommmmmmy for the gazillionth time in one day. And I did have to explain from time to time that my name was Mommy, NOT butmommy.)

I wouldn’t trade those days for anything.

But just over 3-1/2 years ago I received a new name:


And the first time I heard that name directed to me, I melted.

And I still do.

Blessed with five grandchildren now, I realize what an amazing blessing it is to be part of the grandparents’ club — a diverse group, to be sure.

I also know that I have a lot to learn about this new role and I have some tidbits to share that I’ve already learned along the way.

My prayer is that this might become an interactive site where we can all share our experiences and insights as we find ourselves regularly ‘Speaking of the Grandchildren.’


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  1. Nana Taylor says:

    What a Grand idea:) This is a new season for us; a rich blessing! I am so excited to hear from you and other grandparents about their experiences with their Grands. Plus I’m ready to glean others insights and their advice on Godly grand parenting! Thanks, Grammy P.!

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      I can’t believe I had to THINK about who was Nana Taylor…then I saw your email. Definitely a new stage for all of us — I remember you saying to me that ALL of this is new territory: having grandchildren, aging. We’ve not been here before. Hoping this blog will encourage us all as we make our way through new grounds. Thanks for the comment, Nana T.!

  2. martha brady says:

    i’m not a brand new grandma. my oldest grand is just about to turn 11. our youngest is little anabella at 2. we have 3 daughters, 7 grands, 2 boys in the group:) i think we specialize:) in between are all the cousins who have a cousin in common age-wise.

    unfortunately, we have lived far from all the grands until a year ago when we moved near the ones that didn’t live near grandparents (not counting the ones in ukraine of course). then the ukraine ones returned to the US and are 7 hrs. away:) the 3rd family is in seattle, WA so they are still way far away!

    it is fun living in the same town as some of our grands and seeing some others more often. seeing the world thro’ their eyes is delightful:)

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      Glad to see you here! I know I can learn a lot from you! We enjoyed getting to know two of your grands just a bit while they were in Ukraine. This distance-grandparenting is not nearly so much fun as up close and personal, I must admit! I think some posts about cousins might be interesting, too.

  3. Patti says:

    Welcome to Bloggerville! I wish you much success and I think you’ll find bloggers an open and welcoming group.

  4. Love finding other “grammy’s” that blog! I have 4 grandchildren on this earth, ages 1-7. I tend to write about our farm and farming issues, but the grandkids definitely are part of our life here in southern Minnesota.

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      Thanks for visiting and commenting, Wanda. My grandparents lived on a farm and we all absolutely LOVED visiting them for weekends, sometimes longer. My aunt and uncle currently raise horses on that farm…though I don’t know for how much longer — they are both in their 80s. The farming life must be good for the body and soul! My grandsons adore any vehicle that looks like farm machinery or for construction use. Your blog is going to be fun to keep up with!

  5. Nan says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere! I am not a new grandmother (my oldest is 22, God help me!), but I am a fairly new grandmother blogger! It’s nice to see another new face out here in the void.

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      Thanks for the welcome! I am sure you will be able to offer some great suggestions for us newbies! Pitfalls learned along the way… Successes to brighten our days!! Please stay in touch!!

  6. Grandma Kc says:

    Welcome to the blog world and lots of good luck on your new adventure! I’ve been blogging/bragging about my granddaughter Amara for over 4 years now. She is 10 now and I sure wish I had started when she was little. She just loves that their is blog devoted solely to her! Stop by sometime!

    • Marianna Peipon says:

      Just stopped by your blog — love the idea of posting regularly about your OWN childhood…I’m going to have to mull that over for awhile and hopefully be able to do something similar!

  7. Kaye Swain says:

    Hi and welcome!

    I popped over via Lisa and Grandma’s Briefs. I have over 10 grandkids and enjoy blogging about them, eldercaregiving, aging in place and my Real Estate biz at a variety of spots including and

    Let me know if you are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, G+ et al and I’ll link up 🙂

    Have a blessed and beautiful week!


    • Marianna Peipon says:

      I am so obviously a rookie at all of this technology! I have a personal facebook page and a ministry page, but I haven’t put my blog site on there yet. Guess I should be getting a page there, eh? Same with twitter… Have no idea how Instagram, G+, and others work…if I wait a couple of years I’m sure my GRANDCHILDREN will be able to explain them to me!! Thanks for stopping by.

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