Versatile Blogger Award Nomination

Practice Gratitude, Uncategorized

The more time I spend blogging and connecting with other bloggers, the more I am impressed with the talent and kindness of the blogging community. So many are willing to support each other, answer questions and encourage one another. I experienced a great encouragement and surprise this week when I was nominated by Two Little […]

June 27, 2017

Happy 2nd Birthday thisgratefulmama! Top 10 Posts Written in Year 2

I'm a Work in Progresss

Well it happened. Somewhere in-between prepping for baby number 3, soccer and an urgent care visit with our son, thisgratefulmama blog turned 2! Yesterday. And I missed it. Whoops! If WordPress hadn’t sent me a Happy Birthday email that I opened this morning…well, it may have passed unbeknownst to me, and to you. It has […]

May 5, 2016

Simple Teacher Valentines


Our son is celebrating Valentine’s Day at school today. He picked out sport-themed valentines. He was very excited about them, and they were the perfect treat for a nut-free classroom. After signing 20 Valentines, he was ready to be done. However, I wanted to make his teachers something small to recognize the great job that […]

February 10, 2016

It Takes a Village {to Raise a Child With Food Allergies}…And This One’s Fantastic


Allergy parenting requires effort, practice, persistence and vigilance. And like many parenting challenges, allergy parenting isn’t always an easy job. Sometimes it is a lonely job – sometimes the combination of ‘what ifs’, label reading and substitute-treat-making can weigh us down and consume our thoughts and time. But this IS a rewarding job. A smiling child eating a nut-free cupcake with his friends at […]

August 11, 2015

Happy Birthday thisgratefulmama! (Top 15 Posts From Year One)

Practice Gratitude

Somehow…it’s been a whole year. And yet, I can’t believe it’s only been a year. Admittedly, this began as a bit of an experiment. I wasn’t sure if I would have enough time to post regularly, nor was I sure if I’d have enough content. Ha! As it turns out, I have a lot to say. I realize […]

May 4, 2015