A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Girls Trip to DC!

Girls Trip to DC!

Seeing Washington, DC in Under Three Days Now that I’ve been home for a few days, the time has come for me to unpack from my trip…both literally and figuratively, of course!  Because you know darn well that my suitcase is up on my bedroom […]

October Reads: Weighty Issues

October Reads: Weighty Issues

I finished three books in October and they all were about some rather weighty material.  Literal weight in one instance, and figuratively heavy topics in the other two.  But I have to say…It has been a long time since two books in one month have […]

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen. I think I heard this prayer […]

I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)

I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)

Oh, Halloween, you cooky crazy holiday, you!  I really can’t stand your guts. Or your gore… or your gluttonous amounts of candy… your freaking expensive costumes…  But each year, you come back around with your Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins and your insanely cute kiddos and […]

Simply Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Simply Delicious Pumpkin Bread

There are several recipes in my repertoire that have been gifted to me by friends.  This amazingly simple and delicious pumpkin bread recipe is one of them. Long ago, when my boys were little, we were part of a playgroup through the mom’s group at […]

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

My oldest son has been a licensed driver for four months now.  I am almost over the shock of it. Believe me, it will still occasionally take me by surprise when he suggests that he run an errand for me or something.  For instance, I’ll […]

Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends

Oh, my friends, my friends.  There has been so much happening around the Williby homestead lately!  It’s been a lot of driving here there and everywhere with a hefty side of teenagers be crazy and a soupcon of Mama’s losing her dang mind. BUT!  That […]

Like Riding a Bike

Like Riding a Bike

We have successfully taught 3 children to ride a bike.  And one learned by accident. Well, I guess I can’t say that she learned entirely by accident.  She 100% knew what she was doing!  The rest of us, though, were completely gobsmacked when our youngest […]

Trendsend Review #4 – In which I almost die of heat stroke

Trendsend Review #4 – In which I almost die of heat stroke

You know what’s super duper fun?  I’ll tell you.  Trying on fall clothes in October in Florida when it’s about 89 degrees with 251% humidity outside.  That’s what! Ladies, the heat stroke was real.  And so was the insane amount of powder I had to […]

The “Joys” of Being 41

The “Joys” of Being 41

I am 41 years and 3-ish months old and I’m kind of over it, thanks. Turning 40 was freaking amazing.  I really, truly mean that 100%.  There was this awesome party!  People go out of their way to tell you happy birthday, you look fantastic, […]