A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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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 […]

August Reads: Three Books & Some Movies for Good Measure

August Reads: Three Books & Some Movies for Good Measure

Wowza, friends.  I feel like I have consumed all the media this past month.  While I haven’t kept up with the last two months’ four-book streak, I came in with a solid three and feel like that’s pretty respectable.  I also watched some fabulous movies […]

Mom’s Taxi…On Duty!

Mom’s Taxi…On Duty!

“OK, kids!  If you’re riding my bus, you’d better load up!  Time to go!” At approximately 7:52 every weekday morning, you’ll hear me yelling this through the hustle and bustle of my house.  Mom’s Taxi leaves early and runs just about all day long at […]

5 Tips for Weekly Menu Planning Success!

5 Tips for Weekly Menu Planning Success!

Plus 4 Weeks of Sample Menus! Let’s just be real honest, OK?  I am a planner.  I like making lists and checking things off of said lists.  It makes me happy; what can I say? When I go on vacation, I make lists of what […]

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 […]