Hi, my name is Margaret and I am a Nanna. When my first grandchild was born I was delighted and the bond we share started on that day and will last a lifetime. I felt this way with all my grandchildren. For the first time I knew why my mother and my children had such a strong bond between them.
My mother was my rock. She was there when I brought my baby home from hospital and she cooked and cleaned and washed for me. It gave me time to adjust and spend time with the new addition to our family. My husband could go off to work and not worry about me or the baby and life was good.
Over the next few months I found myself turning more and more to my mother for advice when baby was sick, fretful, wouldn’t sleep, teething and going through those terrible twos. I came to realize that grandmothers are a wealth of knowledge and they share my love for my precious child.
For many women coming home with their first baby can be overwhelming and some of those women have no one to turn to for help when the going gets tough. In most cases their partner is just as clueless as they are.
The reason I set up What Nanna Knows is to share what I have learned over the years with young mums who might be struggling with their new role.
I was never a stay at home mum and sometimes I regret that but it was my choice as it is the choice of many other women.
So whether you are a stay at home mum or a career woman I hope you will find something of value to you on my What Nanna Knows website.
So first let me say congratulations and if you want to ask me something please leave a message below. I would love to hear about your journey through motherhood and also about the new life you are bringing or have brought into the world. Being a mum is the biggest and most awesome job you will ever undertake and I would love to help you wherever I can. Pictures would be lovely too.
Best wishes to you