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30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #30

reflect on your month of gratitude and make a plan to continue it

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Reflect on your month of showing gratitude and make a plan. Take time to reflect on the past month and how you chose to share your appreciation and gratitude with others. Did it improve your life? Did it make a difference for your loved ones? Consider […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #29

give your dog a bone, take him for a walk, buy a treat for your cat

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Give that dog a bone!  Don’t forget about the special animals in your life. Buy your dog a nice, made-in-the-USA rawhide bone. Or take him on an extra long walk or a visit to the dog park. Buy your kitty some cat nip for some good, […]

The All-New Inflatable Wonderland: A Giveaway!

win free tickets to Inflatable Wonderland, free pizza, free soda

Disclosure: My children and I received free admission to Inflatable Wonderland, as well as complimentary pizza and drinks. However, all opinions in this post are mine. ***Enter to win our Inflatable Wonderland giveaway below for two free admissions, a free pizza, and a free pitcher of soda!*** Inflatable Wonderland, located in Rolling Oaks Mall in […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #28

offer to babysit for your friend

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Offer to babysit for a friend. Give a friend the gift of your time. She (or he) will appreciate knowing their child (or children) are safe and happy in your care while they take time for themselves to run errands or relax or go out for […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #27

revive the lost art of letting writing

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Revive the art of letter writing (or send a care package to someone as a surprise). Find a pretty sheet of stationery and a colorful envelope. Write a long-hand letter to someone you love or miss. Or assemble a care package to surprise someone you appreciate. […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #26

Letting go of anger

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Let go of anger and frustration. They say this is the “most wonderful time of the year.” But it can also be the most frustrating. Everyone’s in a hurry. Their errands are the most important. People can be rude on the highway, in the grocery store, […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #25

frame a photo from Thanksgiving and share with your guests

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Frame Thanksgiving. Select a photo from your Thanksgiving feast. Print and frame it (or turn it into a Thank You card) to send to your guests (or your host, if you attended someone else’s feast). Keep one for your home too. It’s a lovely visual reminder […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #24

Today: appreciate the now.

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways. TODAY: Appreciate the now. Revel in the little moments. My kids won’t always be this little. They won’t always laugh at the same things. They won’t always want to be in the same room together. Think about your today. Your now. What about it is worth […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #23

interview a loved one and record it for posterity

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Listen to a loved one. Today is a National Day of Listening. Take a moment to interview a loved one. Get your kids involved too. what do they want to know about grandpa? About grandma or an aunt or cousin? Ask creative questions to learn more […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #22

give your child what they want most: your time

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Be a more mindful parent. What do our kids want from us the most? Our time. With so many things vying for our attention these days, it can feel tough to really disconnect and be mindful as parents. But that is what our kids want and […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #21

create a hostess (or guest) gift for Thanksgiving

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Create hostess gifts for the holidays. If you’re attending a Thanksgiving feast or other upcoming holiday parties over the next several weeks, make hostess gifts to thank your hosts for all of their hard work and hospitality. San Antonio mom blogger Traci, who blogs at Mrs. […]

San Antonio Mom Blogger Amanda Raba Gentis of ARGPhotographs and Petit Lapin

Amanda Raba Gentis blogs at ARG Photographs and Petit Lapin

Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs Facebook page a Fan of the Week is selected based upon their amount of interaction on the page. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Amanda Raba Gentis. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #20

thank someone by helping someone else

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Thank someone by helping someone else. Want to show someone how much you appreciate them? Make a small donation in their name to help someone in need. Here are just a few of the countless charities to consider: Heifer International, Kiva, Wounded Warrior Project.

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #19

start a gratitude journal, online or off

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Start a gratitude journal. Keeping a record about the things for which we’re grateful, takes just a few minutes a day. It helps keep us grounded and reminds us of the abundance that we have in our lives. Keeping a grateful spirit is sure to enhance […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #18

show your appreciation by cleaning out someone's car

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Clean your significant other’s car. No one likes a messy or dirty car. But we all get busy and some of us tend to let the cleanliness of our vehicle slide. Show your appreciation to someone special by surprising them with a clean car. Throw away […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #17

get your girlfriends together for a night out

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Get your friends together for a night out (or in). The holiday rush is upon us and if we don’t schedule time to see our friends, it simply won’t happen. As Ferris Bueller once wisely said, ” Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #16

small ways to show gratitude and say thank you

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Be neighborly. Do something nice for your neighbor. Bring a newspaper up to their porch. Drop by with a potted plant or cookies or a bottle of wine, just to say hi. ‘Tis the season for friendly gestures. Use it as an excuse to get to […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #15

ways to show appreciation, say thank you, give thanks, gratitude

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Give your coworker (or client) a pat on the back. Who doesn’t love to hear what a great job they’re doing? But, studies show that we’re much more receptive to praise when it’s specific. Tell your coworker or client the ways in which the work they […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #14

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Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Give someone a free pass. Let them skip something they don’t want to do. When I married my husband, we made several deals (in addition to our vows). One deal was that he was only required to attend the birthday parties of children to whom he […]

San Antonio Mom Blogger Tori Johnson of The sTORIbook

San Antonio Mom Blogger Tori Johnson of The sTORIbook

Each week on the San Antonio Mom Blogs Facebook page I’m selecting a Fan of the Week. This week’s featured fan and San Antonio Mom Blogger is Tori Johnson. Want to be selected as a Fan of the Week? Like San Antonio Mom Blogs on Facebook and participate! Tori Johnson and I sat next to […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #13

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Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Thank YOU. No, really. Thank yourself! You work hard. You have a lot of demands on your time, your emotions, your sanity. And doesn’t it always seems as though your To Do list never gets any shorter? To take care of others we’ve got to have […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #12

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #12 | SanAntonioMomBlogs.com

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Thank a veteran. Yesterday, November 11, Veteran’s Day, but it’s not too late to say thank you. Thank a veteran for their service to our country. Post a note on Facebook, send an email to a veteran you know, or tweet it out. Say thank you […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #11

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, write a love letter, thankful, showing gratitude, spouse, significant other

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Write a love letter to your spouse or significant other (or even to your child), telling that person how they make your life better. What do they do that makes you smile? What special gifts do they possess that you’re thankful for? What memory of you […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #10

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways: Day #10 | SanAntonioMomBlogs.com

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Do something nice for your child’s teacher, out of the blue. The next time you’re at Starbucks (or Target or Whataburger), pick up a $5 gift card. Send it to school the next day with a short and sweet handwritten Thank You note, telling the teacher […]

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways, Day #9

30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways: Day #9 | SanAntonioMomBlogs.com

Learn more about 30 Days & 30 Tiny Ways.  TODAY: Underreact I think Carrie Contey was the person from whom I first heard this and I think it’s brilliant: When your kids are bugging you, or they’re getting into trouble, or they won’t do what you need them to do, underreact. They’re totally not expecting that. And […]