Hi, my name is Melonee and I am the mother of four amazing children, and the grandmother of two (who know me as “Grammie”). I live in Canada (in Edmonton where it is cold in the winters and we love our hockey team), but I have just spent the last 17 years living in Dubai, in the Middle East. I have been an elementary school teacher for the past 16 years. Becoming a grandma has created a whole new love affair in my life. I hope to bring my experiences to this blog and that they will help us all learn ways in which we can enrich the lives of our grandchildren. What are the experiences we can purposefully plan with our grandkids to help them become happier, kinder, smarter, capable, self confident, and better citizens of the world? This is what this blog is all about! You won’t find me talking about what are my favorite places to eat in town or the best vacation spots for those over 60 … you’ll just find great ideas of how to better understand your grandchildren and lots and lots and lots of ideas of ways to interact with them. We can all be gung ho grandmas!