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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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True Magic is Found in the Imagination of a Child

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Before you get into debt buying Christmas holiday presents, parents, think about what your children REALLY need to as a gift from you to help them grow up to be productive adults. I think we need to encourage imagination skills as part of learning the problem solving process.

What IF every child  could wish for whatever they want then receive everything at anytime? Would a magic wishing well be a great idea or not?

One BERRY Happy Baby Gets Messy!

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This one BERRY happy baby! Image copyright Malika Bourne 2011
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New parents, expect your babies to get messy when they learn to feed themselves. Messy is a necessary part of growth and development. Learn to take messy all in stride.

No Non-cents Nanna’s youngest grandchild is cute as a bug eating berries, don’t you know! (Wearing the berries,too!)

Six years later this No Non-cents Nanna and the baby in the image are still getting messy and having fun.

Babies explore their world by putting everything in their mouths. It is a healthy and natural part of growth and development that all babies/ children to enjoy…so lighten up, folks.

Listening to Me Before You by Jojo Moyes on Books for the Blind: Relating to the charactors very personally

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My son an dI had been avid readers. Believe it or not he was reading by the time he was 2. I never occured to me that he would be legaly blind on day Photograph by KenRene Studio copyrght owned by Malika Bourne.
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http://www.amazon.com/Me-Before-You-Jojo-Moyes/dp/0143124544

 My son and I had always been avid readers. Believe it or not, he could read by the time he was 2 years old.

Tho’ I had spent much of my nursing career working with children with all kinds of disabilites it never occurred to me in that one day my athletic son would be so depandant and legally blind.

There is Simple Beauty in a Bottle of Bubbles and a Small Child

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There is a simple beauty in a bottle of bbuble and a small child
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This old No Non-cents Nanna loves the simplicity of childhood. Give a small child a small bottle of bubbles and a bubble wand is better than discovering a burried treasure. 

 I feel very blessed to have been able to capture some beautiful moments with this four year old and her bottle of bubbles.

 There is so much simple joy to watch the wide eyed wonderment in a child’s face.

Sudden Infant Death Awareness Month

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 October is Sudden Infant Death Awarness Month.

Putting your sweet baby to bed you expect them to wake up smiling or crying loudly in need of a diaper change or to be feed. 

But, when a baby unexpectedly passes away in their sleep it is devasting to families. Most often the diagnoisis is Sudden Infant Death, SIDS.

Many times we have no answers as to why this loss occurs. When sudden death does happen: