Grand Life

Downsizing and Decluttering:

Move in day at Bunny Manor twenty years ago. Our heads forgot to tell our hearts these little girls would be college bound in seven short years!  After about five years of endlessly talking about it, my husband and I…

Creating Kindness:

I think my two-year-old grandson has all the makings of an Olympic Swimmer: the height, the talent, the high energy level, and the strong pain tolerance. I know he’s exceptionally brilliant. I can tell by the way he can “read”…

Bartlesville:

The Kiddie Park, a step back into time and a fun park! Bartlesville is a great family mini-vacation destination close to Tulsa. This was our second year to take my grandson to Bartlesville for an overnight vacation. Last summer, my…

The Terrific Twos!

He’s excited about being two! Last weekend we celebrated Callister’s second birthday. This means no more counting in months; he is two years old. Two marks the official end of him being a baby; he’s now a full-fledged toddler. Some…

My Dad's Legacy of Love:

The much-loved rocking horse my dad made. When I was pregnant with my first child, my dad spent several months building his gift of love to his new grandchild. My father was an engineer and true to his meticulous nature,…

Swim Season Safety

Swimming is so much fun but a healthy respect for the inherent dangers is essential! Memorial weekend is days away, and for the water lovers amongst us, it means the beginning of swim season. Whether it’s a public pool, a…

The Best Mother's Day Gifts Are Free!

A perfect mother-daughters moment frozen in time, but the chaos that preceded this photograph was epic! When I was deep in the trenches of parenting, Mother’s Day was an important day for me--a sacred holiday. Being a single mother to…

Say My Name, Say My Name

For months Callister has been calling me mom or mom-mom but this past weekend, for the first time, he clearly said “Grandmom”! He looked at me with his big blue eyes, smiled sweetly, pointed to me and said Grandmom! It…

How Old is Too Old to Have a Baby?

While the rest of the country was oohing and ahhing over the news Hoda Kotb adopted her second baby last week, my instant reaction was more like, “Woman, what the heck are you thinking?!” I knew Hoda was younger than me,…

Grandparents and Divorce

When I got divorced almost thirty years ago, I was devastated. It wasn’t anything I had ever dreamed would happen to me and definitely not something I wanted. I sought comfort from my parents, but they were so upset by…

Ainsley's Angels Run Tulsa!

Eighteen Ainsley’s Angels teams gather to prepare for the St. Patrick’s Day 5K! I became a runner after my kids left for college thirteen years ago, eventually also becoming a triathlete. As the years pass, my pace becomes slower, but…

Grand Life

Adventures in Grandparenting

About This Blog

Welcome to Grand Life, the TulsaKids blog that explores the wonderful adventures of grandparenting! Join me and my two-year-old grandson as we explore interesting activities and visit family friendly sites in Tulsa. This blog shares the joys and challenges of grandparenting as well as the various roles grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives.

When I’m not doting on my grandson, I love to read, write, and compete in open water swims and triathlons. Please visit my author website for news of my upcoming book release, http://www.dianemorrowkondos.com/. I’m also on Instagram @tulsakidsgrandlife