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Would you like to be more creative? Are you striving for inner peace and growth? Are you passionate about the environment and creating a better world for our kids?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Gleeful Grandiva is all about remembering to nurture your inner goddess through creativity and a positive outlook while acknowledging the joys and trials of (grand) parenting.

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Keeping the ‘glam in gran’ means embracing a life full of learning and enchantment – a life filled with creativity and wonder.


This is where I’ll show you how. Read How to Draw the Line to Happiness, and Imagination Station, What Will You Be Today?

Want to help the planet and yourself? Read, How a Thirst to Save Could Change the World and Talk to the Trees – They Just Might Answer.


There are a lot of (grand) parenting tips, including How to Burst the Bubble and Embrace the Scrapes, How to Help Your Kids Keep Self Love Alive, and How to Get Your Mumma Mojo Back With One Little Word.

And some helpful tips –   Coping With Kiddie Chaos, 5 Essential Handbag Saviors, and Babysitting Battleground – how much is too much?

If you’re looking for practical arts and crafts projects, check out Wacky Workshops – I post a new craft each week.

For enchantment, I have included a fiction section – The Reading Room, with poems and short stories – as well as sharing the magical journey of being Grandy to the Goddesses of Glee, start with You Have Nipples.


My background is in journalism, but my most important roles are as grandmother to four divine Goddesses of Glee, mother to three amazing men and wife (for more than 30 years) to my soul mate Mark.

When I’m not playing handmaiden to little people and navigating the maze of relationships in a growing family, you can find me teaching art to a wonderful group of students, researching for stories or contemplating the wonders in my garden.


The Goddesses

Hubby and I have lived in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Australia, for the past 26 years. We currently share our home with our tiny dog Decaf and occasionally family members (both big and little) who come for sleepovers.



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Wishing you a gleeful  week, Tamuria