Category: Parenting tips

Giving Thanks All Year Long

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We love Thanksgiving as it is a time to reflect and feel grateful for all the wonderful blessings we have in our lives. Time with family and friends, yummy food and pumpkin spiced anything make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We also started thinking that it’s a little sad that we only have Thanksgiving once a year. Here are some of our suggestions to bringing the feeling of gratitude all year long.

Write in a gratitude journal

Writing down the things that you are grateful for every night makes you focus on those things throughout the day. At first you will probably be writing down things like “I am grateful for a roof over my head” or “I am grateful for food”. As you continue to do this every day you will find you are writing down more meaningful things. Maybe you arrived at an appointment early when you thought you were going to be late or got that perfect parking space. Write down a minimum of 5 things and over time try to work up to 10 a day. Do this in front of your children so they can see the process of acknowledging gratitude daily. Read more

What Do I Really Want On My Registry?


The funny thing about being first time parents-to-be is you think you need the entire baby store when bringing home baby. The best stroller, the latest swing, and that fancy pants wipe warmer. Fast forward a few months and most of the clothes were never worn and most of the baby gear is still in boxes or left untouched.

So what is the most important thing parents want? Read more