A Day in My Life: Instagram Recap

What are some highlights from your October? Here are a few recent snapshots of mine. Connect with me on Instagram to stay updated!

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Pacific sunset. Not sure where that bird is going.

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My beautiful niece and her new husband.

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Little Reagan… FaceTiming for the first time with her little Seattle cousins. Lots of curious staring on both ends of iPad!

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If dogs could talk: “What the heck is this?” #tomatohornworm #worldscreepiestcaterpillar #goodriddance #pests #insectagram #voraciousappetite

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My little granddaughter’s version of being banished in a “Time Out.” #funnykids #lovethatgirl

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Last night’s sunset = WOW

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Overwhelmed with gratitude for the special details & warm hospitality of last night’s engagement party for Meredith and James.

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What’s your nickname (or what name do you want to be called) as a grandmother? Share in the comment section for a chance to win a copy of Amish Values for Your Family! Winner will be announced next week.


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Lori Thomas says:

    Mine call me Nana

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  2. Connie Saunders says:

    In our families, grandmothers and grandparents are called Mamaws and Papaws but our 8 month old granddaughter may have another idea. I have waited many years to have a grandchild so my name won’t matter!
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Deanna Stevens says:

    They call me gramma Dee,… My name is
    De anna & I switch a few letters, Nanna Dea so, I’d like to be called
    Nanna Dee it would be a wonderful play on words for this Gramma 🙂 I would enjoy reading this book ! !

  4. Jody says:

    I’m Grammy – same as my kids called my mom.

  5. Crissy Troyer says:

    My name is Damaw or Gamaw to my 4 beautiful grandchildren!

  6. Nancy Farley says:

    My first grandson couldn’t say Grammy so he called me Mammy and it stuck. He’s now 13 and his brother is 9 and I love them both to death!! It’s now been shortened to Mam

  7. Vivian Helton says:

    When my first granddaughter, Annabel, was first talking, she called me MooMoo. I thought it was cute, but her mother didn’t like it. So it got changed to Grandma when Annabel was about 4.

  8. Sandra G says:

    Nonnie 🙂

  9. Melanie Pike says:

    When our granddaughter was a bit younger than 1 1/2, she couldn’t say “Grandma” so she called both of her grandmothers “Yaya”. Then she moved closer to our son-in-law’s family, and she quickly learned to say “Grandma” and “Grandpa”. I stayed “Yaya” and my husband stayed “Poppa”–easier to distinguish between the 2 sets of grandparents.

    She will be 10 in February and has 2 younger brothers (our daughter’s children). Our son has 2 children who are also calling us (or learning to call us) Yaya and Poppa. It’s fun, it’s different, and it helps us stay fairly-young! 😉

  10. Sharon Roth says:

    I am Mimi – started out to be Grammy but my oldest grandson couldn’t say it so it was shortened/changed to Mimi. I am blessed to be a young Mimi with 4 beautiful grandkiddos!

  11. Lisa Cowell says:

    I have plenty of nicknames for my granddaughter, but I have always been Grandma. I didn’t encourage any nicknames, and she has always been able to talk plainly. She is only 2, and has been speaking grammatically-correct full sentences with college-level vocabulary for some time. Of course, she learns it from her mom and me, and can carry on real conversations with most people who do not treat her like a baby. For instance, today I remarked that her hair kind of looked like Einstein, and she was offended. I asked her if she had ever seen Einstein, and she said, “Yes, at Dad’s house.” I said, “I don’t think there are any Einsteins at Dad’s house.” She replied, “Oh, yes, there is! It’s the neighbor’s dog!”

  12. Edith Wilson says:

    I am always called grandma in Canada by my 3 grandkids who live in Wooster, Ohio (Wayne County, Amish country). It doesn’t matter where we are, in a store, restaurant, sports events, etc. Even my 14 year old grandson still calls me grandma in Canada many times very loudly. Have had many strange looks from people who hear them yelling loudly in public grandma from Canada. They have called me this from the time they could talk.

  13. Anne M. says:

    I’m Mimi, and my husband is Poppi. 🙂

  14. Chyrel Keefe says:

    My 8 grandkids call me Mimi Muffin

  15. Deb R. says:

    I am Grammie to my grandkids — with an “ie” to match my name Debbie, not with a “y” like the award.

    I called my maternal grandmother Mow Mow (rhyme that with Cow Cow, not a long /o/). Her sister was called Moo Moo (yes, the sound a cow makes) and her sister-in-law was MeeMaw. When they all got together, It was Mow Mow, Moo Moo and MeeMaw, lol. Say that fast! My paternal grandmother was Nanny. I was the only one that called her that, my cousins called her Grandmother.

  16. Margaret Furry says:

    When my first grandchild came along I suggested Memaw for two reasons.
    First having two grandmothers I felt Grandma Margaret was to much of a mouth full for a little one. Second being a transplanted southerner I figured Memaw would be really different and I guess I should add a third reason. Memaw is easy to say. That was true until my first great grandchild came along, Isaiah called me Me-moe-moe .

  17. Shaun Renee Paulsen says:

    My five grandkids just call me Grandma. I did like the name Grammy but my son-in-law’s mother picked that when we were deciding names seven years ago. Then I liked Mimi but my other son-in-law’s grandmother was called that. My mom is Nana to her grandkids and great-grandkids so that was out. So I just decided on Grandma since I couldn’t figure out any other name.

  18. Sandy Bowers says:

    My grandchildren call me Mama but my Great granddaughter call me Nonnie!

  19. Gail Hollingsworth says:

    My grandmother was Mammaw, my Mom is MawMaw, my mother-in-law was MeMaw, so I had to come up with something new. My Grandkids call me MeMe.

  20. Pat Thompson says:

    I decided to let my first grandchild name me. That was hard because my grandmothers were Grammie, which I love but it has sentimental value to me and I would not like to be called that, then my other grandmother was Grandma, then my children’s grandmother was named by her first grandchild, Mamaw. It is very hard to live up to the name already used, but I am Mamaw.

  21. Brenda B says:

    My grandkids call me MIM

  22. Brenda B says:

    My grandkids call me MIM and my sister-in-law’s grandkids call her MAM

    Luv Luv the Amish stories. Just recently spent overnite in Lancaster Pa. among the Amish. Just love it.

  23. Niki Wilson says:

    I became a grandma, by my husband’s oldest daughter, at only 34! I felt way to young (and COOL) to be called anything that sounded even remotely grandma-ish! And so I became Lolli! My husband goes by Pop and so together, we are Lollipop!

  24. sharron says:

    My little grandson calls me Lolli & my husband Pops

  25. Sharon says:

    I was MawMaw until the oldest granddaughter came down to visit and she called me Grandma. Now they all call me Grandma.

  26. Dedi Purdy says:

    My grandson calls me MIMI! I love the sign. I would love to have it! Where can I get it?

  27. cynthia fernstaedt martinez says:

    2 call me grandma, 1 calls me buela (abuela) and one goes between grandma, nana, grammie…the other 3 don’t talk yet, but can’t wait to hear what they choose!

  28. We city cousins called her Grandma and the country cousins called her Mammaw. But we all loved her dearly.