A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Popular Opinion Made Us a Couple, Love Kept Us One

Popular Opinion Made Us a Couple, Love Kept Us One

It was a usual Thursday morning, earlier this month.  Greg was getting ready to head to work.  The kids were making their lunches and being reminded to brush their teeth.  It was pretty darn normal (i.e., typically crazy) in our kitchen.  But it wasn’t just […]

Winter Reads: Four is Better than None

Winter Reads: Four is Better than None

Well, let’s just say that Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years interfered slightly with my reading.  I had neither the time nor the attention span to devote much energy to ingesting the written word.  I was doing too much writing! In that three-month span of November […]

My Mother’s Hands

My Mother’s Hands

I can tell you just what my mother’s hands look like. I can tell you the shape of her fingernails, the length of her fingers as compared to my own.  The back of her hand is as familiar to me as, well, the back of […]

Where My Wavy Girls At?

Where My Wavy Girls At?

OK, ladies.  This is going to be quick and painless today.  Recently, I’ve had a couple people ask me about what I use in my hair and I thought I’d answer their questions here. See, while it’s true that my hair color is interesting to […]

Three Quick (and mildly spicy) Takes Because I Just Can’t Help Myself

Three Quick (and mildly spicy) Takes Because I Just Can’t Help Myself

OK, friends.  Here goes.  I’ve got some things on my mind and, well, I also have a blog.  And if that isn’t a good reason to just let it all hang out on a Friday afternoon, I don’t know what is. So, let’s just jump […]

The Anniversary I Forgot, But He Remembered

The Anniversary I Forgot, But He Remembered

When was the last time you felt really appreciated?  Like knocked off your feet, blown away, seen, known, and loved by another human being kind of appreciated? For me, it was this morning. Today, Greg celebrates his 15th anniversary working for J&J.  And, by default, […]

Trendsend Review #5 – From FL to CO with Love

Trendsend Review #5 – From FL to CO with Love

Let me tell you a little story before we get started reviewing clothes, m’kay? Back at the beginning of December, I was scheduled to get my fifth box from the amazingly fab clothing service, Trendsend.  When the email arrived, though, telling me that it was […]

Stay-at-Home-Mom is a Misnomer…and other lessons from 15 years as a SAHM

Stay-at-Home-Mom is a Misnomer…and other lessons from 15 years as a SAHM

Fifteen years.  I’ve been at this SAHM gig for 15 whole years now.  How is that even possible? Well, I’ll tell you how.  Time flies, man.  Time flies. I became a mom, and therefore a working mom, while I was an elementary school teacher in […]

Adios, Winter Break!

Adios, Winter Break!

It is official, winter break is over.  The kids went back to school this morning and my house is finally quiet again. Cue Andy Williams and sing with me now, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Don’t get me wrong, though!  I love […]

Something’s Coming

Something’s Coming

Yesterday, Greg and I took a walk around the neighborhood.  We decided that it was high time we shake off our slovenly holiday ways and fit some exercise into the last day of the year.  And, as we are wont to do on these kid-free […]