A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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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 […]

Cruising on Disney Without Kids? Yes, Please!

Cruising on Disney Without Kids? Yes, Please!

Greg and I just returned from our anniversary cruise a couple days ago.  To say that we had an amazing time?  Well, that would be an egregious understatement, although probably not surprising.  What might surprise you, though, was that we cruised on the Disney Cruise […]

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

20 Years In, I’d Say Yes All Over Again

When I was a girl of 21, I stood at the altar of a beautiful church with a handsome boy and vowed to be his wife.  I vowed to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.  I […]

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

Pass the Remote. I’d like to Pause My Life.

I remember learning how to use the VCR remote when I was a kid.  It was amazing how much control that little device gave me!  If I was scared, I could fast forward.  When there was a part of the movie that I loved or […]

Spring Reads: Slightly Inspired and Moderately Good

Spring Reads: Slightly Inspired and Moderately Good

Well, if that title for this Spring Reads post didn’t just grab you by the eyeballs and pull you in, I don’t know what will! Let’s just suffice it to say that the absolute reading bender that I went on in March totally sobered up […]

Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!

Summer in the Kitchen: NO COOK Dinners!

Raise your hand if you don’t want to cook dinner!!  (All around the world, readers raise their hands.)  OK, hold up.  I didn’t say you didn’t have to prepare dinner.  I just said you didn’t have to cook it.  Notice the difference?  And what an […]

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

The current school year is coming to a close, friends, and a new one will be beginning soon.  With new school years come new adventures, new grade levels, even new schools for some!  This will certainly be true for our family as our second son […]

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

OK, kids, hang onto your hats.  This is going to be a fast and furious blog post!  I don’t have a lot of (read: any) time to write at the moment, but there things I have to share!  So hold on tight and get ready […]

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

Happy almost Mother’s Day, you amazing mama, you!!!  And, just in case no one has told you yet today, I think you’re doing a SUPER job.  In fact, I think you’re simply MARVELous! All puns aside, though, I think we all know that moms are […]

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

When I asked you guys what I should read next, y’all came through in a big way! Let me back up a second, though… For those of you not playing the social media game with me, last week I asked my FB and IG followers […]