On Peanut Allergy and LEAP – Why The Conflicting Emotions Among Allergy Parents?


Family

I have been anticipating the LEAP study findings since hearing it was in progress almost 3 years ago. Our son was diagnosed with a peanut and cashew allergy in 2012. In the initial shock of the diagnosis, I started looking for any answers I could find. WHY did he have this allergy, and what could we have […]

February 28, 2015

The Wonder Of It All – All God’s Grace in One Tiny Face


Faith, Gratitude

Reclaim your sense of awe and wonder by reflecting on what is said, and not said, in the Christmas story. Where’s the Wonder? Do you ever find yourself wrapped up in the bustling holiday schedule, and even though you keep Christ as the center of the events, you find yourself missing the feeling of WONDER? […]

December 22, 2014

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

A Salute to Working Moms


Family

I could write an entire post (or a book?) on the joys, stresses, and challenges of being a stay-at-home mom. But today, I am writing about working moms. Moms who manage a household, parent their children and love their family, all while effectively doing a full-time job out of the home. Let me also pause […]

July 14, 2014

Why thisgratefulmama?


Uncategorized

When I asked my husband if he would object to me buying a domain name to start a blog, he was surprised, but supportive. He asked what I was going to write about. Good question. He was probably more surprised at my flustered and sassy “I have things to say” answer. A good man, he gave […]

May 6, 2014