Practice Gratitude – And An Invitation.


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

The thisgratefulmama 2015 FALL Family Bucket-List


Family

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 Activities For Preschoolers and Toddlers


Family

Rainy days can feel long when preschoolers and toddlers want to get outside and play. 101 Rainy Day Activities For Preschoolers and Toddlers

August 1, 2015

7 Parenting Tricks To Curb Car-Ride Complaining


Family

Parenting Tricks to curb car-ride complaining after a long day of fun. Whether the complaining is ours or theirs, we have the chance to finish fun days well. The Complaining Problem We’ve all experienced frustration as we hop in the car after a day of fun in the sun when a tired child opens their mouth and complaining spills out. We know […]

June 30, 2015

6 Truths For A Mama-Attitude Adjustment When Our Work Feels Unnoticed


Faith, Family

At times, much of my work as a stay at home mom feels unnoticed. IT leaves me in a funk. Even moms need an attitude adjustment. Some jobs are never done. The laundry never ceases, meals do not make themselves and dishes, beds, and bathrooms will be used and require cleaning. And the toys! Here is one […]

March 23, 2015