A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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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, […]

My Guardian Dear

My Guardian Dear

Today is a pretty cool day.  It’s the Memorial of the Guardian Angels, friends!  Have you thanked your guardian angel for keeping you safe from harm lately? When I think back, I marvel at the number of times my angel must’ve stepped in to steer me […]

September Reads: Who knew I was boring?

September Reads: Who knew I was boring?

Well, friends.  It looks like I am a disgrace to the reading world.  I only made it through 1.75 books this month.  And I call myself a reader?  Sheesh. Let’s just suffice it to say that the month of September kicked my behind clear into […]

To all the Invisible, Default, Keeper Moms…I See You!

To all the Invisible, Default, Keeper Moms…I See You!

I was chatting with my sister the other day.  She is honestly one of my favorite people on the entire planet.  And, as usually happens, we got to talking about our lives as moms. Sure we talked about all of the nitty gritty.  Her with […]

Ready for Spaghetti?

Ready for Spaghetti?

My daughter is ticked that I’m sharing this recipe.  I’m not even gonna lie.  She totally looked at me with her jaw dropped and her eyes bugged out and said, “But MOM!  I thought this was your special recipe and you would just give it […]

Adjusting to the New School Year: The Mom Edition

Adjusting to the New School Year: The Mom Edition

So, we all know that back to school time can be a riot of challenges and adjustments for the kids, right?  Well, I am here to tell you that it’s no walk in the park for mom, either! I’m noticing a pattern, friends.  It seems […]

Roxette and Radio Nostalgia

Roxette and Radio Nostalgia

Isn’t it funny how you can be driving along, minding your own business, when a song will come on the radio and knock you back about 30 years? Yep.  That happened to me this morning. So, there I was, just hanging out in my minivan […]