100 Spontaneous Summer Bucket List Ideas


Parenting

In the past, over scheduling left our family tired. This summer, I hope for balance; a mix of scheduled and spontaneous activities from this bucket list. Are you an over-planner or under-planner? Often, we get stuck in a rut and do nothing. Nothing is great once in a while, but we need to get out […]

June 21, 2018

6 Ways To Reclaim JOY When Stuck In Mom-Guilt


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Why do we carry mom-guilt? Fixating on sharp words and mistakes steals our joy. We can kick mom-guilt to the curb to reclaim joy. Will you join me? 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 – […]

June 30, 2017

Gifts Moms With Little Ones Will Love


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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.


Parenting

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 ready or […]

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