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What being thankful means to a mom

Recently I made a thankful tree at my MOPS group. It will become my centerpiece for my dinning
room table.  The instructions are for each member of the family to write one thing they are thankful for on a scrapbook leaf. My six year old was more concerned about staking claim on a pretty leaf then what she was thankful for. Although I can’t blame her since there is only one pink one.  It go me thinking about what I would put on my leave.  It is a short list but one to contemplate..

1. I’m thankful to be AGING… My wrinkles, sun spots and occasional grey hair are all reminders of a life wonderfully lived.

“If your not aging your dead”-unknown

2. I’m thankful for my FAMILY. Every year my side of the family comes to celebrate the holidays at  Thanksgiving. My side of the family puts the FUN in disFUNction.  My husbands family could not be more opposite.  We are a crazy bunch but on this day we put all the craziness aside and embrace our differences.  Half have Tofurkey and the other half have Turkey.

“families are like fudge, mostly sweet but…with lots of nuts”-unknown

3. I’m thankful for FRIENDS. These are the people who help me get through the tough stuff.  Being a mom is a tough job and at times we feel judged, inadequate, and over burdened.  My girlfriends remind me that no one’s perfect. We make mistakes together, encourage each other and just make parenting a learning journey.

“If I were a mormon fundamentalist I would want you as my sister wive.”-unknown

Still need to decide which one I will choose for my thankful leaf. Or, maybe I will take three…it’s MINE after all!!

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About dailyhealthtipsformoms

Mom, teacher, coach and wife. I am dedicated to help other mom's live a healthy and happy lifestyle through good eating habits, exercise, and emotional wellness. I graduated with a B.S in Kinesiology and got my Master's in Physical Education. My Thesis was called "Food for Thought" and it investigated how school's sell their students health for profits. This was an eye opening experience for me. I LOVE to run, swim, bike, walk, and be active. I will never slow down! My passion involves learning about new health topics and to share those insights with others.


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