A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Our Lady of Providence: Queen of the Home

Our Lady of Providence: Queen of the Home

I remember the first time I saw her.  She was wearing a red dress, which seemed unusual to me.  I normally imagined her in blue. Her gaze, though, was just as I had always known it to be. Eyes downcast, she was smiling sweetly at […]

Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes are a Game Changer

Refrigerator Mashed Potatoes are a Game Changer

Raise your hand if you just can’t think about Thanksgiving without dreaming of mashed potatoes. (insert lady raising hand emoji here) Now, raise your hand if you’d really like to have one less thing to cook on Thanksgiving Day. (insert 2 lady raising hand emojis […]

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

OK, all you turkeys!!  As promised, here is a roundup of all of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes from around the web.  I have personally made all but one of these dishes myself and they are tried and true favorites.  So…what’s cooking? Turkey Before we get […]

Bea’s Fresh Apple Cake

Bea’s Fresh Apple Cake

I never knew my great-grandmother, Bea.  Really, I never knew any of my great-grandparents.  All but two of them had passed away by the time I was born, and those two died while I was still a toddler.  My grandparents, on the other hand, I […]

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Menu Breakdown

Talking Turkey: Thanksgiving Menu Breakdown

Welcome, friends, to the first installment of the 2017 Thanksgiving Guide!! I love Thanksgiving.  Love it!  Love the food, the cool weather, the time dedicated to family, the food, the fall decor, the parade, the food… Did I mention I love the food?  OK, just […]

A Saintly Friend & My View of the Canonization of St. Mother Theodore Guerin

A Saintly Friend & My View of the Canonization of St. Mother Theodore Guerin

Say you have this friend who is a really amazing person.  She’s brave, intelligent, faithful, and has a great sense of humor.  A prolific writer, her words are inspirational to everyone who reads them.  She stands up for herself and her friends against tyranny, but […]

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. So it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 and so it is with the annual family trek to the pumpkin patch.  I was struck with this realization the other day when Greg and I […]

Finding My Marching Orders in Psalm 37

Finding My Marching Orders in Psalm 37

I am not unused to seeing my name in the Bible.  The story of the Visitation when Mary travels to be with Elizabeth during her pregnancy is one of my favorites.  I knew that Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were from Bethany.  And I’d heard or […]

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: One Pot Meals Edition

CrockPot Recipe Roundup: One Pot Meals Edition

Wouldn’t it be absolutely magical if you could just dump a bunch of ingredients in a pot and…POOF!…dinner was ready in a matter of hours? Cue the glitter and magical unicorns, man, because this is what I’m giving you today!  A round-up of crockpot recipes […]

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

Let’s just start this off with a general disclaimer, shall we?  Two things absolutely need to be said before we go any further with this blog post. I love babies.  Particularly newborns, but really any baby is absolutely divine. Sisters are a gift from God […]