Thankful Report

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Did you do it? Did you count your blessings this month? I know a lot of you have because I have enjoyed reading your daily posts on Facebook of what you are thankful for.


I listed my family, of course. My husband’s supportive nature. Brayden’s quick wit. The peacemaker that is my Kaitlyn. McKenna’s spunk. I listed doing fun things with my children like baking with them. My parents for always helping out. That Saturday they watched our kids so we could have a nice long date. 


I listed my home. The warmth, comfort, and shelter it provides to us. 


I listed church, the Lord, the Atonement, my church leaders, and scriptures.


I listed sunshine (several times! Not intentionally. It must be getting cold around here). My comfortable bed. That quilt I made ten years ago (love that thing). Warm showers! Warm clothes (see, it is getting cold). Music and singing. Laughter. 


I listed good friends. I listed my pets. My ability to exercise. Snow days–they are always fun. The sounds of leaves rustling…such a nostalgic sound. Oh and stores where I can shop–I don’t have to raise, barter, or create everything I have. I also love online shopping–where would I be without it! I would get to take the time I do to shop carefully.


Let’s not forget my country and the armed forces. I also listed teachers.


I listed creativity, remodeling, color…we are doing some reno here. 


Those are some things I was thankful for this month. What about you?

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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