Hip Granny

Hip Grannie: Yes ma’am, and no, thank you!

July 3, 2019 “Thanks to Miss Polly, and a strict mother, thank-you notes became second nature.” What gives this grannie the most delight is watching her grandchildren take on the manners mantle. As a chi...

Grandparents’ Day

By Laura Claverie, 1.8.19 Papa and I recently attended our last Grandparents’ Day at St. George’s. To be clear: No one is leaving the school. Amelia is now in the fourth grade, the last year grandparents are i...

Grandparents offer Grandkids no limits on love!

By Laura Claverie, November 2018 When Papa and I became grandparents nearly twelve years ago, we developed a serious case of selective amnesia.  It was as if we suddenly forgot everything we knew about paren...

The Grannie Bench

by Laura Claverie, September 2018  Helping depression with Zimbabwe's grandmothers I recently viewed a fascinating TED Talk by Dr. Dixon Chibanda, a psychiatrist in Zimbabwe.  TED talks feature the best and b...

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...

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