100 Spontaneous Summer Bucket List Ideas


Parenting

In the past, over scheduling left our family tired. This summer, I hope for balance; a mix of scheduled and spontaneous activities from this bucket list. Are you an over-planner or under-planner? Often, we get stuck in a rut and do nothing. Nothing is great once in a while, but we need to get out […]

June 21, 2018

Infant Silent Reflux Is NOT Silent – 5 Ways to Help Older Children Cope


Parenting

Adding a baby to the family is a big adjustment. For everyone. And when that baby hurts and has perhaps more needs than some other babies do, it can be an even greater adjustment. The newest sweet addition to our family has silent reflux and had a tongue tie and lip tie that caused feeding issues which […]

October 5, 2016

2015 thisgratefulmama Winter Bucket List


Parenting

Make homemade hot chocolate with peppermint mini marshmallows Get your exercise shoveling snow instead of using the snow blower Attend church every Sunday during Advent Share the true meaning of Christmas with your kids and others Make snow angels any time, any where – the more spontaneous, the better Do your best to put up Christmas […]

December 7, 2015

The thisgratefulmama 2015 FALL Family Bucket-List


Parenting

The 2015 fall bucket list focuses on activities to enjoy with your family during the fall season, with an emphasis on gratitude and service to others. I hope these 100 ideas help you fill fall with joy.  Hello, Fall! Cook Bake a Pumpkin Pie from scratch Succumb to the fall pumpkin fad with a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, or […]

September 4, 2015

101 Rainy Day Boredom-Busters For Preschoolers and Toddlers


Parenting

Play Bubble wrap – Pop! Dominoes – set up and watch them fall Indoor camping – why not roast marshmallows over the stove? Closet fort – a very private, very dark fort Go on a trip – pack ‘bags’ and take a trip on a couch-airplane Build a toy city – block  homes and businesses, masking tape roads Blanket fort – a pile of […]

August 1, 2015