A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Cheater Philly Cheesesteaks

Cheater Philly Cheesesteaks

I know what you’re thinking.  Why is this a cheater Philly cheesesteak recipe?  Well, I’ll tell you.  First, I’ve never been to Philly.  And second, I’ve never eaten an actual Philly Cheesesteak.  So, honestly, this could be way off base and I’d never know the […]

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

August Reads: Simply Miraculous

It’s time for some August Reads, friends!  Now, let’s be honest.  Some months are better than others when it comes to the quality of books I read.  Sometimes I share with you nothing but a rash of historical fiction.  Sometimes, I’ll even admit to starting […]

“This is Your Body Now” – The New Exercise Program for Women in Their 40s

“This is Your Body Now” – The New Exercise Program for Women in Their 40s

Y’all, I’ve got it.  The newest, most scientifically advanced, confidence-boosting, fat-busting exercise program you’ve ever seen.  It’ll help you lose weight, sleep better, and take away your joint pain.  Guaranteed!  Your hair will be shinier, your skin clearer, and your children less annoying.  And here’s […]

Back to School with Grandmother’s Heath Brownies

Back to School with Grandmother’s Heath Brownies

Happy Back to School season, everybody!!  And to those of you in my school district, happy first day of school!  To celebrate this momentous occasion, I made my Grandmother’s heath brownies and I can’t wait to share them with you. Before we do that, though, […]

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

I think I’m having a midlife confusion.

Hi.  I’m Beth.  I’m 42 years old and I am not having a midlife crisis.  A midlife confusion, though?  Yeah, that sounds about right. See, I’m in this really weird stage of life right now and, frankly, it has confused the hell out of me.  […]

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

July Reads: Two Heavy Hitters

Only two books on the July Reads list?  Say it isn’t so!  Yes, friends.  I only got around to reading two books this month, but they were both heavy hitters in their own rights.  One was an historical fiction novel that’s on all the must-read […]

5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!

5 Tips for Monthly Menu Planning Success!

It’s August!  School is starting soon and life is about to get really crazy, am I right?  Well, today, I’m sharing with you a few tips and tricks for monthly (yes, I said monthly) menu planning that will make your life so much easier. Yes, […]

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

Widening the Lens on NFP Awareness Week

This will come as no surprise if you’re a Catholic woman who is at all active on social media this week.  But just in case you’re not, let me clue you in.  It’s Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness Week! Yay.  Great.  Whoop-dee-doo. Now, my holier-than-me […]

Friendship in Your 40s: It’s Complicated

Friendship in Your 40s: It’s Complicated

When we’re young, we look ahead in life and think that by our 40s, surely we’ll have everything figured out.  Right?  Our love life, job, kids, body confidence, spirituality…you name it, we should have a handle on it.  And friendships?  Naturally! Wrong. There is just […]

June Reads: Good, Old-fashioned Summer Reading

June Reads: Good, Old-fashioned Summer Reading

It’s June.  It’s summer.  And, boy, did I read a lot of books that scratched that “summer reading” itch!  All fiction, mostly historical, these books either teetered on the edge of racy or dove headlong into it.  They also all had some sort of mystery […]