DIY Snow Day Survival Kit


DIY

Somehow, Christmas has passed, and I haven’t given all our gifts yet. I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. I love giving gifts and am usually done with cards and gifts long before Christmas arrives. And to this list-making, pre-planning girl…procrastination is rather uncomfortable. I woke up this morning with the NEED to get […]

December 30, 2015

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

You Know What Takes CHRIST Out Of Christmas? Complaining Over A Red Cup.


I'm a Work in Progresss

Is anyone else confused by the hype over the Starbucks red cup? When I first saw the image of the 2015 cup, I thought it looked nice. Simple and a clever use of the Starbucks green logo on the red background. No problem right? Well, I guess not. It seems that some people are upset over the […]

November 9, 2015

Oh Yes We Did. And Here’s Why.


Uncategorized

What is a girl to do when it is 60 degrees on a Sunday in November? Well, living in MN, you take full advantage of the day. It was gorgeous!  With the garage already clean and yard work finished, what else could we do? We decided to get the most benefit out of the weather. We […]

November 9, 2015

Practice Gratitude – And An Invitation.


Practice Gratitude

  As I wrote last year, I firmly believe that Thanksgiving is more than a meal with Turkey. In 2014, our family placed an extra focus on gratitude during the month of November. Our son and I filled out gratitude calendars. It was amazing to hear how our 4-year-old son could verbalize what he was thankful for and […]

November 2, 2015