Thankful Thursday

This week started off a little drab.  Not because anything bad happened.  It was just rainy and gloomy.  However, I am thankful for the cooler temperatures.  We haven't had to run the AC nearly as much as we were.  And I'm thankful for the rain because a lot of the stores around here buy from local farmers.  So, they definitely need that rain to provide great produce.

I'm thankful that JJ is getting closer to walking on his own.  At first, I was sad and a little panicked that he wasn't walking by himself yet.  It seems like everyone I knew who had a kid his age was talking about how their child had started walking at 10 to 12 months.  And we are at month 14 and he's still either holding on to my hand or the furniture to get around.  But then I remembered that each child is different.  I'm sure there's another mom out there in my same situation.

I'm thankful that I was able to attend Tara's very first webnar!  She's been such a great friend and wealth of information.  It's always nice and refreshing to meet and connect with other women who are sincere and genuine.  I'm really proud of all her success!  If you missed her webnar check out the recap here.  I also shared my top 7 key points that I took way from it here.

I'm thankful for my feature with City Unwrapped.  I'm truly amazed that people and media are reaching out to me for interviews.  I'm learning not to ask why me because YUMMommy has come a long way.  I'm real and honest with what I write on this blog.  I've talked about so many intimate details of my life. And I know that by sharing those stories I'm helping someone.

Most of all I'm thankful for all the continued support.  This community is growing and I couldn't be more proud.  This week hit and went over the 300 likes mark on Facebook!  So, I will definitely be spending more time over there trying to get to know everyone.  I want to hear your stories and reassure you that you're not alone. 

On that same note, I've decided that once we hit the 300 mark here on YUMMommy, I'm going to host a huge giveaway that will include some bath/spa products and a year long magazine subscription.  I'm trying to do at three winners total.  I know that I've told you all how thankful and appreciative I am of your support and presence but I realize that sometimes you have to show that.  So, that's the giveaway is about.

One last thing...I'm thankful for all the new faces I'm seeing in the comments!  Keep the comments coming.  I'm working hard to make sure that I reply to them all so be sure to check back for my responses.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. I am so thankful for my vison today. Something I thought was simple, I took for granted. Never again! I am happy that I can see!

    I'm glad you are growing and getting tons of opportunities! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  2. So happy for you! My daughter didn't walk until she was 14 months. I felt the same way as you do. Don't worry. He'll be walking and running before you know it! Today I am thankful for my husband and how hard he works for our family.

    1. Thanks! You're right. When he's ready he'll be zooming through this place. And thank God for hard working husbands!