Final Days Before Welcoming Baby Thatcher

We are just about 5 days (or less) away from meeting our sweet baby boy! And we are so excited, thankful, and ready. I wanted to take the time to write down a few thoughts before this exciting day. I will first admit I struggled with writing a title for this post. It would be…… Continue reading Final Days Before Welcoming Baby Thatcher

Week of Play: The Color Orange

For week 2 of our color unit, we focused on the color orange! It is amazing when your mind is focused on a particular thing, how much you begin to notice.  Orange has never been a favorite color of mine, but after spending a week all about orange, I must say I have a greater…… Continue reading Week of Play: The Color Orange

Lessons My 22-Month-Old Is Teaching Me

This week Hudson turned 22-months!  How has it already been 2 months since I wrote his 20-month update?  In that same amount of time we will have a 2-year old!   In the two months since last I gave an update, Hudson’s language has really developed.  I am daily amazed with the words that he can…… Continue reading Lessons My 22-Month-Old Is Teaching Me

Beauty in the Ordinary Interactions of Life with a Toddler

On Fridays, I typically recap some major event or milestone of the past week.  And this week, I am left a bit stumped with even the words to say. Nothing major or noteworthy has happened, well at least not in my narrow-earthly focused mind.  From God’s perspective, quite a lot has been going on, but…… Continue reading Beauty in the Ordinary Interactions of Life with a Toddler

6 Steps to Make Exercise a Routine for the Busy Mom

Routines make the things happen that you don’t always feel like doing.  For me, a huge one is exercise. Running comes pretty naturally to me and something I have been doing for over ten years; however, the reality of being a busy mom, often is still a huge barrier for me.  While I definitely do…… Continue reading 6 Steps to Make Exercise a Routine for the Busy Mom

Happy Birthday to Us & Hello Routines!

 Happy Birthday to us!  It has officially been one year since our very first post on This Mama Needs Grace.  On October 19th, 2018, I wrote our very first blog post: “This Mama Needs…”.  Go back and check it out.  Or not, because let’s be honest, it is not the best, but the messaging is…… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us & Hello Routines!

10 Simple, Fun Fall Activities with a Toddler

Fall is in the air! Well, if you live in Southern California, it is in the air only in the crisp mornings and as the day goes on, it suddenly reverts back to summer weather.  But hey, I can pretend that we actually live in a place that experiences the magic of autumn.  Even though the…… Continue reading 10 Simple, Fun Fall Activities with a Toddler

Find Beauty in the Ordinary & Have a Great Weekend!

After especially busy seasons, slow weekends are best friends.  This past weekend was similarly sweet and mellow like the past weekend I wrote about. I want to put this into words so I don’t forget. I am feeling just so thankful right now.  Life feels simple and peaceful and quiet, and I know this won’t…… Continue reading Find Beauty in the Ordinary & Have a Great Weekend!