No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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Pre-Schoolers Learning to Sew Dolls Clothes

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Yes, a pre-school child can begin to learn basic sewing skills by making dolls clothes.

If you sew or craft with tools in front of your child those tools you use become very curious items.

  • Most little ones will want to imitate what you do with those very same big very dangerous tools.

Don’t worry, This old No Non-cents Nanna does not turn a 4 year old loose with an electric sewing machine or sharp scissors.

Continue reading for where to start basic training for pre-schoolers to learn to “sew” and why. READ MORE

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Parents What Are the Kids Reading?

My son loved books at age 2.

My son loved to read books at age 2.

Times have changes from my youth where we read books with paper pages.

We have so many movies and role play games… you know the new fangeled games we only fantasized about when we read good book.

BTW: reading TEXT messages don’t count.

Quoting my self:

“Aren’t we all so busy these days driving from one after school activity to another. READ MORE

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Made a Difference in the Life of a Stranger with Random Act of Kindness

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This last Sunday I walked to the store. I wasn’t feeling so good. I was unaware that I was coming down with pneumonia.

Unexpectedly 4 different strangers smiled and opened doors for me. I wondered if I looked as bad I felt.

These random  acts of kindness gave me the strength to walk home feeling a nice up lift in mood to walk home.

Big No Non-cents Nanna hugs go out to those 4 very kind people in Colorado Springs I want to say THANK YOU! You made my day brighter! READ MORE

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