The next Grilled Grandma

As I formatted this week's Grilled Grandma, one word kept coming to mind: a lot. (Well, that's technically two words.) Grilled Grandma Donna has a lot of kids, a lot of grandkids, a lot of energy and chutzpah (she's a true motorcycle mama), and clearly a lot of love as it just oozes from her answers and the photos she's shared.

She also has a lot of wisdom, evidenced by the great answers she gave to my grilling. One of the biggies was her response to my question of what she finds most challenging about being a grandma. Donna said, "For me it’s worrying about them growing up in this day and age. Growing up in the 50’s was a pretty good time, I wouldn’t want to be a kid now and have to deal with the information overload and peer pressure they have."

I think that's something all grandmas worry about but because most of those I've grilled so far (and myself) have fairly young grandchildren, it's not yet been voiced. It's refreshing to see that shared worry put into words.

I've never met Donna in person, but if I did, I'd want to just give her a great big hug. She warms my heart ... a lot. I think she'll do the same for you, too. Check out her grilling HERE, then be sure to visit her websites. She's an interesting woman with a lot to share. (Yep, there's that word again.)

If you or someone you know may be up for a grilling, be sure to send me a first name and e-mail address and I'll get right on it.

Today's question:

What do you think is the most positive difference between what kids now experience compared to the formative years many of us experienced decades ago?

My answer: I think there's more knowledge of and acceptance of (I hope) different races, cultures, religions, etc. We were much more sheltered and ignorant of those realities years ago. Being aware of and accepting of such differences makes for better kids, a better world. (And yeah, there's still much, much room for improvement in terms of acceptance.)