Sometimes I Don’t Feel Grateful

As embarrassed as I am to admit this, I have a confession.

At times I struggle with gratitude. Sometimes despite knowing that I have so much to be grateful for, despite wholeheartedly declaring my gratitude time and time again, there are days when I find that my actions say anything but “thank you” and I just don’t feel thankful.

As a mother who strives to cultivate a spirit of gratitude in my own children it’s difficult to come to terms with this fact.

One of my biggest gripes I have at home is when my children, even my spouse, seem ungrateful—when I feel like I’ve given my heart and soul to fulfill a need (or want), and rather than a thank you I get groans, complaints or even silence. It can be a heartache when don’t feel appreciated after we sacrifice dreams, time, finances, career advancement for something we desperately believe in, when we give so much up to be able to give the very best of ourselves to our loved ones.

Yet the reality is, in the grand scheme of things, I know that my family is grateful. It’s just that sometimes those feelings of gratitude can get lost in the murky waters of excess or personal struggles or the feeling that something just isn’t enough.

To admit that even I struggle to give thanks is humbling and eye-opening. And I can’t help but wonder if my Heavenly Father feels the same ache I feel when my children aren’t thankful.

Continue reading I Don’t Always Feel Thankful at

Disneyland: 12 Reasons I Say Don’t Wait Until Your Kids are Older

HisMrsHerMr Disneyland with littles5

Over the years I’ve read, listened to and participated in many conversations about whether or not taking a little one to Disneyland is worth it or if it is better to just wait until they’re older. Will they remember it? What if it’s a huge pain? My take: don’t wait! When my oldest turned 2 […]

Read more…

How Motherhood Changed Me

A photo posted by Krishann (@hismrshermr) on Oct 27, 2015 at 4:34pm PDT As a mother I can’t help but feel a deep sense of gratitude to my children. Having them did more than just change my ability to get a full night’s sleep or ignite my passion for party planning or further fuel my […]

Read more…

If I had ten wishes…

There are a few things I wish other parents would stop doing when it comes to my kids—or at the very least in front of them. With some things, when I clearly know the intent, it’s much easier to let it go, but other times I find myself digging deep to extend grace (if I’m […]

Read more…

What Moms of Kids With Large Age Gaps Already Know

So word is “you started all over.” At least that’s what people tell you when they find out you’re having another baby years after having had your first. After a while you start to beat them to it. You can tell when it’s coming. It’s the look they give you when they glance at your […]

Read more…

Here’s What’s Really Scary

HisMrsHerMr pumpkin patch 2013

Let’s be real, there are things we parents face each day that are far more terrifying than ghosts, goblins and the rest of the Halloween crew. So, while this time of year can be rather scary, I’m here to help you put things back into perspective. Here are 23 not-so-spooky-things that are sure to fright […]

Read more…

Bittersweet Milestones All Moms Encounter

One of the inevitable truths of motherhood, if one can be so fortunate, is that your baby won’t stay a baby. If you’re like me you will feel as though you’re at odds with time as you watch babyhood and subsequently childhood seemingly slip away. With each milestone, from the big to the mundane, you’ll […]

Read more…

How You and Your Threenager Are Basically the Same Person

A photo posted by Krishann (@hismrshermr) on Oct 4, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT Do you ever have moments where it seems as though you and your threenager are living parallel lives? It’s kind of funny to look at the similarities you share beyond eye color or other physical characteristics and various personality traits. At times […]

Read more…

Small Victories for Today’s Parents

Sometimes life presents us with moments that rock our parenting world even if in reality they aren’t that big of a deal. These are the moments when we find ourselves saying “yes” quietly or aloud, convinced that we’ve finally got this parenting gig down—or at least it isn’t as hard as we thought. I’m sharing […]

Read more…

Why I Stopped Straightening my Hair and Starting Embracing my Curls

“Your hair looks pretty mommy,” my daughter said as she played with my long straight strands. “I want straight hair.” She had already gotten her hair straightened for a couple “special occasions,” and just like that, she was bitten by the same bug that bit me decades earlier. Somewhere along the way, I too learned […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Read more…