Hello, Fall. I've Been Waiting For You – 5 Reasons This Mama Loves Fall


Practice Gratitude

Hello, fall. I’ve been waiting for you. By far, Fall is my favorite time of year. This year, the Minnesota weather has been cooler than normal, so it started feeling like fall in late August. While some are still mourning the loss of summer…I am celebrating fall. 5 Reasons This Mama Loves Fall ALL. The. […]

September 13, 2017

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

DIY Outdoor Vertical Stencil-Painted BELIEVE and GRATEFUL Sign


DIY

For some time, I’ve had sign-envy. Our neighborhood is full of front porches that are decorated for each season. Porches add so much warmth and character to a house. One of my favorite front porch decorations is a large, wooden sign. I’ve been looking around for them, but never buy one because they’re so expensive! When […]

November 11, 2014

Practice Gratitude: enJOY fall through the eyes of a 4 year old


Practice Gratitude

Isn’t it funny as you listen to people chat idly about the weather, or read their facebook posts – People either LOVE or HATE fall.  There’s no middle ground. Either you enjoy the change of seasons, crisp air, and gorgeous trees, OR you dread fall and its daily reminder that WINTER is looming. I have spent many years loathing fall and […]

October 21, 2014

A Favorite Fall Recipe: Easy Vegetable Soup


Joyful hosting

If you live in Minnesota, you know that last night we were reminded that winter is looming; it sleeted. Last night, we sat inside, furnace on, drinking hot cider, as ice pellets fell and the howling wind made sure we could hear the sleet pelting our windows. Sigh. At least it didn’t sleet in September… AND, at […]

October 4, 2014