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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Is Your On-line Shopping Hurting  Your Home Town Small Business?

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday I the United States. I choose to NOT follow the crazy crowd  standing in long line  trying to save a buck. This post will share my opinion on what I think is an insane shopping trend with some a warning that you may be very sorry for your shopping habits.

Intead of shopping the big box stores, I  spent the day vounteering to encourage kids to do a cheap little crafts for free while parents and grandparents shopped in a local small business;  Kid Consignment. READ MORE

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Small Business Saturday FREE Kids Crafts at Tantrums in Colorado Springs

Yesterday, Small Business Saturday, I had the pleasure ( volunteer) to  help  kids do free crafts at Tantrums Kid Consignment in Colorado Springs while moms and dads shopped in the store for great bargains on kids clothes. I had fun. I think the kids enojyed having something on their level to do while mom, grandma and a few dads shopped.

I don’t have the time as much as would like to pay it forward by volunteering in the community, too often any more. But, when Courtney the owner of TANTRUMS Kids Consignment in Colorado Springs asked me if I would consider helping with FREE CRAFTS for the kids on Small Business Saturday I jumped at the opportunity to help a small business and give something special to parents – a chance to shop for the kids without the kids seeing what they were buying. READ MORE

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8 Good Things I Learned From Christmas Programs in 1953

Back in the 1950’s many Baby Boomers got their first experiences in front of a crowd when parents thrust them into a Christmas program at local churches whether or not the kids wanted to or could sing Christmas songs or not. It was traditional to be in a Christmas program whether or not you attended church very often or not.

I am so grateful for the opporutnities I learned in Children’s Church in Washington, Iowa in 1953. I will share 8 things I learned from singing in the Childrens Christmas Choir back in 1953. READ MORE

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