The Naturally Grateful Blog

On kindness, homeschooling, simple living, and living with gratitude

Free Mandala Coloring Pages – Gratitude and Kindness

Free Mandala Coloring Pages – Gratitude and Kindness

From the time we can hold a crayon, we all love to color, am I right? But as we mature and get busy with our hectic lives, we often get consumed by the stresses of adulthood. Coloring is a great way to unwind and take your mind off those stresses. And expressing...

World Gratitude Day: 8 Ways To Celebrate

World Gratitude Day: 8 Ways To Celebrate

Each year on September 21, World Gratitude Day, created by the United Nations Meditation Group, is celebrated to remind everyone to be grateful, to remember that feeling, and to share it with the world. But how did this little-known annual event begin? Let's find...

Make a Gratitude Tree for Kids

Make a Gratitude Tree for Kids

As homeschool parents, we're always planning the school calendar. Sure, we incorporate some common homeschool curriculums, such as Charlotte Mason, the Thomas Jefferson Education model, Montessori, and others. But mostly we pick and choose and add our own teaching...

How we Built Our Forest Meditation Labyrinth

How we Built Our Forest Meditation Labyrinth

So, what would possess me to build a forest meditation labyrinth? Well, each Mother's Day I have the challenge of showing my wife, Liz, how grateful I am to her for being such an incredible mother to our daughter. I would say that she's the best mother in the world...

Choosing a business charity

Choosing a business charity

First came the business idea. Then came the business plan that my daughter wrote, as I described in my last post. But as I said at the conclusion of that post, we had decided it was important to our business core values to create profits for a chosen charity. We...

A kid’s first “real” business plan

A kid’s first “real” business plan

In my first post, I shared how we came up with the idea for Naturally Grateful. Of how it was born from a desire to educate our daughter, spread gratitude, and create a family business. One where we could equally contribute. So, in that homeschool lesson on...

Hey kid, let’s launch a business

Hey kid, let’s launch a business

If a business has a birthday, what day is it? Some would say...most would say it's the day the business first opens. But perhaps it's the day you start to take action. The day when you become determined to make the idea a reality. For many who dream of starting a...