25 DO’s and DON’Ts for Travel With Small Children


Parenting

Through trial and error, we’ve learned some lessons about flying and traveling with small children. Last year I shared a travel experience which included a public temper tantrum. Thankfully, not all trips include meltdowns. Travel is getting easier because the kids are older and because we’ve learned some lessons. In October we went to Maine for our nephew’s wedding. We took a direct flight […]

November 19, 2015

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

7 Tips For Moms When Your Spouse Travels For Work


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting, Practice Gratitude

Whether you stay at home with your kids, or work during the day, life is just a BIT more complicated when your spouse travels for work. Suddenly, your parenting partner is unavailable during evening hours, and your kids are missing their daddy (all while YOU are missing your spouse!). A traveling spouse means you’re IT. You and the kids […]

December 5, 2014

10 Simple Tips to Help Out-of-Town Guests Feel ‘At Home’ in Your Home


Joyful hosting

In recent years, we have been blessed to have out-of-town guests. We love the chance to catch up, show them around the city, or to host celebrations. Our family has also been guests of many thoughtful and gracious hosts. Whether your guests are family or friends, here are 10 simple ways you can help them feel ‘at home’ in your home […]

August 18, 2014

7 DO’s and DON’Ts after your Child’s Public Meltdown


Parenting

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June 27, 2014