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Now That’s a Spicy Meatball

I’m Gramma Karen, and have kept my recipe a secret for years. But now I am breaking my silence and sharing my famous Italian meatballs and red sauce recipe. Mange Bene!


Gramma Karen’s Story

I call myself “Gramma Karen”

I have 5 grandchildren–3 girls that include 8 year old twins, a creative music loving 6 year old, and 2 boys; one 5 and the other almost 2. When the twins were born, I had to make a decision on what grandmother name I wanted to be called. I though about calling myself Nana, Mimi, or maybe Gigi. But, I decided that I would be Gramma–sometimes called Gram for short. My oldest grandson first called me Moma and that was a good one (like the museum of modern art!!) but, once he turned 3, he started calling me Gramma.

So, that’s it. I am Gramma Karen. Maybe, when the kids get older I may shorten it to just Gram! But today I am called Gramma.


(Re)Learning How To Play

How Pixar’s Toy Story Taught Me How to Play with My Grandchildren

When I was a mom, I don’t remember playing with my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I was a very involved and creative parent. And while I remember reading books, coloring, drawing, riding bikes, and even creating fun spaces where they could explorer, I don’t remember spending a lot of time just playing with them.

When the twins came, all that changed. Let me tell how that happened.


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