Claiming God’s Promises When Prayer Is Answered In A Different Way Than We Hoped


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

After praying for our son to be healed from life-threatening food allergies for 6 years, God answered our prayer in a different way than we hoped. What do we do now? Last Wednesday, our son had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. Peanut butter we gave him, knowing he may have a reaction. What? Let’s […]

November 9, 2017

Infant ‘Silent’ Reflux is NOT Silent: 5 Survival Tips for Parents


Parenting

1. MAKE Time For Sleep Duh-this may seem like a no-brainer if you haven’t had a hurting baby. But our baby hurt, and could not sleep. We rarely slept more than 4 hours per night, and those were non-consecutive 40 minute spurts. Sleep broken up like that is not restorative. As days months pass, the need […]

March 1, 2017

Hello 2017. God is Good, All The Time.


I'm a Work in Progresss, Practice Gratitude

Two weeks ago, if you asked me what I planned to write in the first blog post of 2017, this was not it. What I planned, was to summarize 2016 and about hopes, dreams and goals for 2017. But that is not what I’m writing today. No, I want to just talk about the past two, life-changing weeks. One […]

January 7, 2017

The thisgratefulmama 2015 FALL Family Bucket-List


Parenting

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

The ‘A’-Word


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Sitting in the doctor’s office for the third time this month with a coughing, wheezing child, again, yet another doctor uttered the dreaded ‘A’-word (don’t worry, you won’t find profanity here – this is a more difficult word for this mama to stomach). Asthma. With every mention, the likelihood of asthma becoming our reality increases. We already deal with that other ‘A’-word (allergy) and all […]

May 29, 2015