Alone In A Crowded Room – Purposeful Steps When Struggling With Loneliness


I'm a Work in Progresss

For much of my adult life, I’ve struggled with loneliness. I’m surrounded by people – good people. But often I stand in a crowded room and feel unseen, and alone. I don’t have a fool-proof cure for loneliness but I can share what God has been teaching me. A mom leaves an event full of lovely […]

October 6, 2017

A Case For Front Yard Living


Joyful hosting

Front yard living creates opportunities to build relationships with neighbors. | thisgratefulmama.com

July 27, 2017

10 Practical Helps For A Mom With A Newborn and Older Children


Parenting

In the past 2 months since our third child was born, we have gratefully received help from family, neighbors and friends. Help from others has been key to helping our family adjust and survive. You guys, we have been so blessed! I’d like to share 10 of my favorite ways people have helped our family. […]

July 18, 2016

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

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