Giving Thanks as a Mom: A Great Reminder of Life’s Blessings

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With Thanksgiving around the corner I can’t help but be reminded of Giving Thanks as a Mom. So much to be grateful for.

Thankful for the piles of laundry I do each week that mean we have clothes to wear and a means to wash them all.

Thankful for the beds to be made as it means we have a safe place to lay our heads, especially when so many don’t.

Thankful for the dishes to wash for it means we have food in our bellies.

Thankful for the loud house as it means it is filled to the brim with family, friends and a beloved dog.

Thankful for the sticky fingerprints lining all my walls because those sticky fingerprints belong to my greatest joys.

Thankful for little bodies that make their way to my bed during the night as it means they still find comfort in being close to me.

Thankful for having to constantly answer to “Mom, Mommy, Mama, and sometimes even Aneta” as it means my kids are still coming to me to ask for my help, opinions and comfort.

Thankful for the for big emotions that  sometimes spew from my kids, whether they be happy, sad or mad, as they mean that they are experiencing the highs and lows that come with being alive.

Thankful that even though they sometimes tell me they hate me and that I am the worst mom in the world I know deep down inside they don’t mean it.

Thankful for the opportunity to work from home so I don’t have to miss any of their ‘firsts’.

Thankful that no matter how much I feel like I am failing at this whole ‘Mom” thing the kids still tell me I am the ‘Best Mom Ever’.

Thankful for my online and in person mommy tribe that answers my questions no matter what time of day (or night) it is and eases my fears.

Mostly I am thankful that I have somehow been blessed with 4 wonderful kids who can take me right to the edge and bring me back with their sloppy kisses and ‘I love you’s”.

Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kathy downey
    October 4, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    You are so correct Aneta,we have so much to be thankful for if e just look around !

  2. AD
    October 4, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Aw, this is so sweet! I am thankful for the 4 moms I have had in my life…

  3. Lynda Cook
    October 5, 2017 / 8:37 am

    This is a great post!!

  4. Holly
    October 10, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    I’m thankful for your reads. You put things into perspective

  5. Debbie White Beattie
    October 10, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    We all need to look around at our families and our surroundings and really be thankful for everything we have because a lot of people aren’t this lucky.

  6. Terry Perron
    October 11, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Awesome post, very thankful for what I have, Great young adult kids, awesome job that I love. Love my family and friends. Life is good.

  7. Hailey kurzawski
    October 11, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I was just looking at my boys the other night (they are 4&5) and I was just thinking how big they are and how small they were as babies.. They were preemie so they were very small… I’m thankful that they are growing to be such gentlemen!

  8. Travelbuds
    October 11, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    That was beautiful. When reading it, I too was thankful for all you mentioned. My 2 kids are 12 and 13 and still need cuddles and hugs which I love.

  9. kristen visser
    October 11, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    awe I totally agree with that last one 🙂 so blessed to have my two girls and this awesome family my hubby and I created! it’s a wonderful feeling and these wonderful occasions and traditions just seem that much better with them

  10. Florence Cochrane
    October 12, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Love the post. Thankful for for two kids and my two grandchildren who live so far from me. Wish I was near for the noise and messes they make.

  11. CalviN F.
    October 13, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Moms are so great. I can’t imagine how much work they have to get done.

  12. Janet M
    October 13, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    There are so many things all Moms need to be thankful of- it is wonderful to be a parent.

  13. HEIDI C.
    October 13, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    I agree with every single one of these! I feel blessed everyday that I have been given this amazing gift – being my children’s mom.

  14. Carole D
    October 14, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    I love to read your thankful list. I’m also thankful for lots of thing in my life but not doing laundry!

  15. Tammi L.
    October 15, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Great list although I have to admit I have never felt thankful when my kids have told me I’m the worst mom ever or they hate me, lol. You’re a better mom than me there!

  16. erin n
    October 16, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I am so thankful and grateful for my life. It is so important to remember that – thank you:)

  17. Linda H
    October 17, 2017 / 8:35 am

    There are always many things in our lives to be thankful for.

  18. Donna L.
    October 18, 2017 / 2:59 am

    We have a lot to be thankful for.

  19. Linda H
    October 22, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    So many things to be thankful that Moms do.

  20. Linda H
    October 30, 2017 / 11:26 am

    It’s nice to have these gratitude reminders!

  21. Kristi F
    October 31, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    I find that taking time to remember what I’m grateful for is really a life changer.

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 2, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    A lovely post, we all have so very much to be thankful for but often forget that fact. This post came at the right time 🙂

  23. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 17, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I loved this post, very well expressed and I don’t believe that you missed out a thing 🙂

  24. kathy downey
    June 24, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    Honestly we don’t have to look far to see what we should be thankful for.