No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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NoNon-centsNanna.com comes from the blogs and writings of Malika Bourne, the No Non-cents Nanna. Nanna provides practical tips and advice for family friendly lifestyle changes based on her own life experience as a mother, a grandmother, and over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).
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Who Really is Speaking for Medical Care for Our Most Vulnerable in This Secret Health Care Bill?

You may or may not be aware of the fact that the Affordable Medical Care Act in the United States will be changing. Will it be for better or worse? No one seems to know for sure leaving us family members of our most vulnerable loved ones with special needs feeling afraid. I wonder if any one will speaking for the real needs of those who have significant enough disabilites to those secret meetings of the 13 senators working on health care reform.

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Introducing the Man in the Wheelchair to the New Neighborhood

My son, the service-dog-in-training and I moved last Sunday to an amazing new neighborhood.  We have a sliding door with a  little patio that opens up to fresh air and a world of friendly neighbor kids. It is time to meet the neighbor and with all of their questions about David’s wheelchair and his dog. All children have innocent curriosity that deserve honest answers along with boundary setting for the dog and the kids.

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What Would You Do If I Sang You a Tune?

If you did not have cover your ears when I sang one of my  little ditties you would know what mood I was in or you would learn something. Pleasantly singing your words like “it is time to take a seat” is far more effective than yelling “sit down and shut up!

OUCH! Did I type that?

Singing the the Children’s Choir when I was 3 years old taught me so many skills such as standing up straight and keeping out of mischief. That singing experience gave me confidence. ( I was the little one on the left behind the man in the glasses. I had no other singing pictures of my own I wanted to use.)

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