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Tag: gratitude

Husbands: They’re All Different

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I was out to dinner with six ladies whose lives were intertwined with mine through church and community. Orders had been taken, sodas were...

Be Grateful….OR ELSE! {Raising Thankful Kids in an Entitled World}

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The Thanksgiving season is upon us. It's my personal favorite holiday, and I think it's because it truly doesn't feel like a commercialized one...

4 Types of Negative Nancies and How to Avoid Them

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    There’s something spreading rapidly through the local playground, school pick up line, even Starbucks isn’t immune. And no it’s not hand/foot/mouth. Negativity. This contagious condition...

Let’s End the Mompology!

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At a recent meeting of the most brilliant, kind, independent, well-meaning moms I know, I observed the number of times we apologized to one another. Would...

Grandparents: A Mom’s BFF!

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When I found out I was expecting my first son, I could not WAIT to find the cutest, most Pinterest-y way to tell our...

My “Practice Marriage” Wasn’t Practice: My Re-Marriage Journey

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In the recent 2016 movie, Bad Moms, Amy Mitchell reflects on her troubled marriage, recalling that she and her husband had married so young,...

Saying Goodbye to the Mother I’ll Never Be

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  grat·i·tude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness I quickly buttered a piece of bread and stuffed it...

What “Being Present” REALLY Means

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On a day to day basis I change several diapers, comb and style hair, drive to school, make meals, wipe noses, breastfeed, read Thomas...

To My Baby’s Day Care Teacher

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It’s 7:30 in the morning, and I catch myself dragging my feet into your classroom. I’m busy complaining about how I’ve been up for...

Encouraging Thankfulness in an Unthankful World

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If you turn on your television at any point during the day, it is easy to see that our world is very focused on...

Thankful Tree Centerpiece

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With the Halloween candy overload and Christmas craziness already taking up 90% of the stores, it's hard to keep selfishness at bay and have...

A Note of Gratitude.

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During November, I spend a lot of time thinking about the good things in my life, the things I overlook on a day-to-day basis...