A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 2

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 2

The first full week of Lent is behind us.  How is it going for you?  It’s a suuuuuper Lenty Lent around here.  Kid #4 with the flu, a million obligations…the usual stuff.  But for some reason, I’m struggling this year.  Maybe it’s because I was […]

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

I recently Googled “parenting teens” just to see what would come up. To my complete lack of surprise, here are some of the articles that popped up on the first page: Dealing with Difficult Teens 5 Mistakes Parents Make with Teens A Parent’s Guide to […]

A Letter to My Kids: School Shootings

A Letter to My Kids: School Shootings

Hey, Kiddos: Wow.  The last time I wrote to you all here on the blog was back in August when all the craziness went down in Charlottesville.  I wish I had better things to write about now, but you all know what happened past week.  […]

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 1

Lenten Photo Journal 2018: Week 1

And just like that, it’s Lent again.  Journey with me as I follow along with Catholic Sistas and their annual Lenten Photo Journey (click the link if you’d like to play along, too)!  I’ll be posting my entries here on the blog every Friday, so […]

Pray, Fast, Give: Lent 2018

Pray, Fast, Give: Lent 2018

When I think of how my life has changed since the last time Lent came around, I smile. Not because I think the holy season of Lent is a barrel of monkeys or anything.  Forty days of focusing on prayer and fasting doesn’t sound like […]

May the Choirs of Angels Come to Greet You

May the Choirs of Angels Come to Greet You

“May the choirs of Angels come to greet you, may they speed you to paradise.  May the Lord enfold you in His mercy.  May you find eternal life.”  Song of Farewell by Ernest Sands More times than I can count, I have sung these words […]

From Dentists & Cavities, Braces & Wisdom Teeth, Good Lord Deliver Me

From Dentists & Cavities, Braces & Wisdom Teeth, Good Lord Deliver Me

January 2018 was the Month of Teeth and I AM OVER IT. Oh, my sweet heavens, people.  I am not even kidding.  This month, between my kids and myself, we have visited the dentist and/or orthodontist…wait for it…NINE TIMES.  NINE!! That’s basically one trip to […]

Trendsend Review #1 — Shoot for the Stars!

Trendsend Review #1 — Shoot for the Stars!

This month, I jumped on the subscription box bandwagon when I signed up for Trendsend by Evereve.  I love clothes and looking cute, but shopping is kind of a pain.  Conditions have to be pretty much perfect for me to actually go anywhere, shop for, […]

Beauty Must-Haves for the Lazy Mama

Beauty Must-Haves for the Lazy Mama

Hair & Makeup Must Haves! There are two things you may or may not know about me. I am high maintenance with my hair and makeup, but I like a simple look. I tend to be rather lazy. Yeah, I know.  It’s a strange dichotomy.  […]

His Silent Start

His Silent Start

Sixteen years ago, I had a baby boy.  I became a mom. This dark haired, dark eyed young man we know now, so tall and loud and confident, made a very quiet arrival into the world.  It was a baptism by fire into motherhood for […]