Hip Granny

Mrs. Cambre’s New Orleans Family Tradition

Betty Cambre and her family. By Laura Claverie     For most grandmothers, Sunday is a time of leisure.  But not if you are Betty Cambre of River Ridge.  It is on these normally slow days that she is at her ...

Soccer Mom Turned Grandma

Times May Change but Soccer Stays the Same               When our now-adult kids were in middle school, they fell in love with soccer. It was a relatively new sport in New Orleans at the time. Only a few scho...

The Tween Scene

Helping the adults in the family navigate the bumpy road that leads to the teenage years Several months ago, I first heard the word “tween,” which refers to youngsters between the ages of 9 and 12. A generatio...

Time-Share Grands 

Enjoying the fun of new grandkids, with none of the obligations In the last few years, we’ve had a population explosion in our extended New Orleans family. It’s been a lot of fun to see the Millennial Cousins ...

Kids and Technology

Hip Grannie gets Real about Kids and Technology Until recently, I thought I was computer savvy. After all, I was emailing stories to editors before most of my friends had heard of email. I was a website editor...

We Can All Be Superheroes  

Being a Superhero is Easy! Simple Acts Make All the Difference My friend Tania Tetlow recently spoke to her daughter Lucy Stewart’s pre-kindergarten class at the Louise S. McGehee School about being community...

Bonding with the Grandkids New Orleans-Style

Big Easy Bonding, is it as easy as it sounds? Several years ago, one of the top travel magazines in the world named New Orleans the number one city in America for a family vacation. The selection raised eyebro...

The New Grandma

Written by Laura Claverie Redefining our role We’re not your grandma’s grannie anymore   Without exception, women of my generation remember their grandmothers as dear, wonderful souls. Most had gray ha...

Superheroes Among Us

My friend Danielle sent me a Facebook message with the greeting, “Your little grandson was a tiger in judo yesterday!” Now, words like that would strike fear in the hearts of most mothers and grandmothers. But ...

Make Way For The B Team

By Laura Claverie Our grandson’s fever provides us a refresher course Our son Philip’s voice sounded ominous. “Mom, can you help us? We’re in a bind.” Without hesitation, the answer was “yes!”   It was a do...

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