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Tag: gratitude

Dearest Husband, Some Days I Kind of Resent You

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Dearest, beloved husband of mine, Spending all this time together during COVID has been teaching me a few things about you and me and our...

My Preschooler Showed Me Our Terrible Day Wasn’t So Bad After...

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“We’re having a great day!”  “We are?” My question back to my 4-year-old’s declaration was posed with exhaustion, defeat, and total surprise. It had been a...

Gratitude During COVID-19

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This. Is. Hard. We are facing a pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen before. We are trying to make sense of this and trying...

Practicing Gratitude in the Midst of Coronavirus

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A full night's sleep offered some needed perspective the next day: My family was safely home together. We had plenty of food. We were all healthy. As the media highlighted those who were not as fortunate, I knew I did not want to take our situation for granted. 

When Thanksgiving Is Hard :: Gratitude in a Difficult Season

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Halloween has come and gone, and that means we're moving right into what many consider to be the happiest (and often busiest) time of...

An Attitude of Gratitude This November and Beyond

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Being grateful is a simple attitude with a profound effect. It reminds me of the good in my life when days are full of chaos and tantrums. Being grateful begins with me, ends with me, and allows others to get the best version of me — the thankful one.

6 Unexpected Gifts of Motherhood

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When all else fails, we come back to my standby — laughter. Kids are just funny. And at the end of the day, I laugh way more as a mom than I ever did before having kids. (Sometimes that's so I don't cry.) But most of the time it's because the greatest unexpected gift of motherhood is how much I really like my little people.

Being Thankful for the Unthankful Tasks

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The Thanksgiving season bombards us with exclamations of things we need to be thankful for and ways in which to show how very thankful we are. But my focus this year is different than in years past. This year, I choose to be thankful for the unthankful tasks in life. 

Adventures in Feeding… and Lessons in Gratitude

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Before our son arrived, I said it would be fine if we had to use formula. However, when this became our reality, it suddenly didn't seem so simple.

A Family Gratitude Challenge :: 5 Ways to Practice Thanksgiving Daily

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"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... it makes sense of...

Choosing Gratitude Over Fear :: Our Autism Story

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Our oldest child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 2, exactly one week before I delivered our daughter. It was...

Dear Husband, with Gratitude

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Dear Husband, Thanks for cleaning the kitchen every night while we’re all asleep. I know you don’t get enough sleep as a result, but when...

5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Home

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'Tis the season of Thanksgiving and gift giving, time with family and friends, turkey, and the first crisp days of winter. This time of...