6 Ways To Reclaim JOY When Stuck In Mom Guilt

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

  Mom guilt is very good at stealing our joy. Some days do not go as planned. Some days are filled with joy and success but as night falls, I find myself dwelling on my failure – big or small.   Failure to accomplish everything on my TO DO list Failure to exercise and eat […]

June 30, 2017

Gifts Moms With Little Ones Will Love


Whether she’s your mom, wife, friend, or daughter, here’s some gift ideas a mom in your life will love. thisgratefulmama.com

December 12, 2016

Kindergarten Happens.


  School supplies, backpacks, and school forms – we have them all. Obviously, I knew it was coming. And yet… How. Did. This. Happen? In just one week our oldest child will begin kindergarten. And he is so excited. So ready. While we can savor these last few days at home together, Kindergarten is happening – whether I am […]

August 31, 2016

We are ALL Moms – Choosing To Encourage, Not Judge Other Moms

I'm a Work in Progresss

Why does it seem like moms are offended by each other on a regular basis? Some stay at home moms are offended by other stay at home moms. Some stay at home moms are offended by working moms. Some working moms are offended by other working moms. Some working moms are offended by stay at […]

February 5, 2016

Big News


Months ago, we made a big deal with our two kids about going out to dinner. Just our family. My husband and I were so excited. We had BIG news to share with them. A baby. Their response? Well…it was lackluster at best. Our 5-year-old son kept looking at the TVs to catch a glimpse of baseball. […]

January 8, 2016