Hands FULL. My Cup Runneth Over


Faith, Family, Gratitude

Well hello there. Wonder where I’ve been these past months? On May 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm, we were blessed by the arrival of our daughter Audra Grace at 7 pounds 9 ounces. To say things have been busy…is an understatement. In fact, I don’t have time to be writing this now, but my soul and my […]

July 5, 2016

Choosing Gratitude In Every Stage Of Life


Family, Gratitude

This will most likely be our last pregnancy. So during this pregnancy, I’ve been quietly enjoying even the struggles – finding myself grateful for the chance to do this one last time.

May 2, 2016

Grateful.


Gratitude

It’s Monday. Before jumping headfirst into the week, why don’t we just take a moment to be joyful in this moment? As I consider all that is before me, and all behind me, I am left with one simple yet profound word. Grateful. The weekend did not go as planned. A little one had a fever so instead of a weekend […]

October 12, 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

Pink, Sequins, LIGHT UP Shoes


Family

We can’t force our kids to like the clothes or shoes we do and we don’t want to. That’s how we ended up with pink sequins light up shoes.   I’m not much of a girlie-girl. Frills and pink just aren’t my thing. While I like to get dressed up once in a while, my taste is […]

June 22, 2015