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

The ‘A’-Word. Finding Hope in Asthma Diagnosis


Faith, Family

The diagnosis of asthma can feel discouraging. Yet with diagnosis comes hope for better care and treatment, and better health overall. 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). […]

May 29, 2015

Fear Rises…


Faith, Family

Fear, worry and anxiety can surprise us. As parents, how we handle fear matters. 6 practical steps we can take when fear rises.

January 6, 2015

My Thoughts On Riots…More Heartbreak…More Damage


Faith

In wake of recent events, I think few of us have escaped the images on our screens and newspapers after the rioting broke out. No matter what your view of the Ferguson decision is, I think we can all agree that the rioting is heartbreaking. News stories like these grab the attention of even the most […]

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Is More Than A Meal With Turkey – Practice Gratitude NOW


Gratitude

Thanksgiving. By far, one of my favorite days of the year. I love all of it; the company, the football, and the food that leaves me in a so-full-I can’t-eat-another-bite food coma. Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season. It starts a month of time when people are more gracious, more loving, and more grateful. Of […]

October 30, 2014