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

Of Course My 2 Year Old Wants Coffee


Parenting, Practice Gratitude

One lovely morning, I sat on my front porch talking by phone with my sister. The sun was shining and I was enjoying drinking my morning coffee in peace. The kids were playing in the yard and our daughter meandered over to sit next to me. She proceeded to point at cars passing by and to bounce […]

September 19, 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

11 Ways For Mamas & Kids To Express Gratitude On Father’s Day (And Every Day)


Practice Gratitude

Can you believe that Father’s Day is already just over one week away? Father’s day is one of my favorites to prepare for – it’s a dedicated day to show my husband how much I appreciate him, and a day to help our children express how grateful they are for their daddy. I often struggle with […]

June 12, 2015

Sprinkler System. Yep, That’s Me.


Practice Gratitude

What really wakes me up at 630 AM? Was it the run I just finished? Nope. A freezing blast to the face from the sprinkler as the wind catches the spray, forcing it in the opposite direction from which it was purposefully aimed. Yikes! Last year, as new homes finally got sod, just one other poor soul was out there, throwing […]

June 10, 2015