A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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The Scandal in Our Church

The Scandal in Our Church

I was having dinner with some friends last Saturday night when the subject of the Cardinal McCarrick scandal came up.  Being the only practicing Catholic at the table, I felt the need to respond.  I don’t remember exactly what I said.  Something about how I […]

Trendsend Review #3 – Two Hits & Six Misses

Trendsend Review #3 – Two Hits & Six Misses

This was quite the month for the old Trendsend box.  Between vacation, a husband who’s working some crazy hours lately, and back to school… Well, maybe it wasn’t the best time to get a box.  But, to paraphrase some old dude in Washington, nevertheless, I […]

Sausage & Peppers for the Slow Cooker

Sausage & Peppers for the Slow Cooker

It’s true.  I absolutely love a good slow-cooker meal for crazy busy school nights.  If there is something I can throw in the crockpot that is tasty, easy, and good for my family…sign me up. Thankfully, this Sausage & Peppers for the Slow Cooker ticks […]

Going Home… With Love for Our Family Reunion

Going Home… With Love for Our Family Reunion

It always makes me sad when I hear about people who hate going to their family reunions.  Because, for me the exact opposite is true. Ever since I was a little girl, my dad’s family has had the tradition of getting together around my Grandad’s […]

It’s an Honor Just to Be Nominated

It’s an Honor Just to Be Nominated

Seriously, y’all.  What the heck just happened?  This blog and I are nominees for two different Sheenazing Awards! But, what are the Sheenazing Awards, you ask?  Well, here’s a little backstory… Bonnie Engstrom over at the blog A Knotted Life has, on several occasions, run […]

July Reads: Crazy Rich, Jazz Age, and Beloved

July Reads: Crazy Rich, Jazz Age, and Beloved

Would you look at that?  Another month and another four books have just flown by! You’ve gotta love summer reading, don’t you?  More uninterrupted time to sink into a world that isn’t your own.  More of what you want to read and less of what […]

Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity

Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity

Moms, raise your hand if a bathing suit is one of your very favorite pieces of clothing to wear in public. OK, well, if your hand is raised, you can probably stop reading now.  Because you are a rock star of epic proportions and certainly […]

18 Summers?  I Beg to Differ.

18 Summers? I Beg to Differ.

Did you know that you only get 18 summers with your kids?  You know, as dumb as it sounds, I never thought of it that way!  Not until it started being crammed down my throat this summer, anyway. It seems like every time I get […]

Scoliosis and Psalm 52

Scoliosis and Psalm 52

I don’t remember the last time I spent a Mass in tears quite like I did this past weekend. My scoliosis-riddled back was all seized up and I was in a lot of pain.  It hurt so badly around my rib cage that I could […]

Text Me When You Get There

Text Me When You Get There

…and other things I say to my sons that they don’t pay attention to. I love having teenage sons. Yep.  I said it.  Go back and reread it if you need to.  Adjust your glasses; blink a few times.  I promise you read that right.  […]