The ‘A’-Word

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Sitting in the doctor’s office for the third time this month with a coughing, wheezing child, again, yet another doctor uttered the dreaded ‘A’-word (don’t worry, you won’t find profanity here – this is a more difficult word for this mama to stomach). Asthma. With every mention, the likelihood of asthma becoming our reality increases. We already deal with that other ‘A’-word (allergy) and all […]

May 29, 2015

A Multi-Purpose Solution: Quick DIY Two-Color Painted Storage Crate


So I had these two problems that seemed unrelated… Problem One: We’ve been having a bit of a storage problem in our house. I bought this cloth basket with the intent of using it for either library books or blankets. I’ve tried using it for many things, and have stuffed many-a-library book into it. Unfortunately, […]

May 20, 2015

My Heart May Burst

Practice Gratitude

My heart is so full, it just might burst! As I shared on Friday, I entered Mother’s Day weekend with low expectations. I just wanted a regular day with our family, even if it meant tears, diapers and interruptions. I did get a weekend with my husband and kids. It was lovely. And real. There […]

May 11, 2015

Embracing The Messy-Reality Of Mother’s Day

I'm a Work in Progresss, Practice Gratitude

This morning, like every morning, I came downstairs, with two frantic-for-breakfast kids in my wake. The view upon opening the fridge stopped me in my tracks. There, on the middle shelf was a beautiful sight – a growler of dark roasted coffee, cold pressed for 24 hours. A full jug of coffee goodness. Even better, on it, […]

May 8, 2015

Happy Birthday thisgratefulmama! (Top 15 Posts From Year One)

Practice Gratitude

Somehow…it’s been a whole year. And yet, I can’t believe it’s only been a year. Admittedly, this began as a bit of an experiment. I wasn’t sure if I would have enough time to post regularly, nor was I sure if I’d have enough content. Ha! As it turns out, I have a lot to say. I realize […]

May 4, 2015