A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Catching Up Reads: What I Read This Winter

Catching Up Reads: What I Read This Winter

Well, kids! It has been a while since I did a good, old-fashioned book round-up.  Who among you is looking for something delightful to read while we social distance ourselves for the foreseeable future? (Raises hand)  Well, grab your coffee and your Kindle, because it’s […]

Pantry Provisions & Menu Planning: Pandemic Style

Pantry Provisions & Menu Planning: Pandemic Style

Is it just me, or did you also turn into a culinary idiot when socially distancing kicked in?  I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that I’m not the only one this has happened to since you’re reading this.  In the past […]

Covid-Schooling: Transition Week!

Covid-Schooling: Transition Week!

Well, friends.  Betcha never thought 2020 would turn out this way, did ya?  A pandemic takes over the world, America is experiencing the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020, and now, we’re all homeschooling.  Or, as I like to call it, COVID-SCHOOLING. Covid-Schooling What do […]

A Letter to My Kids: Coronavirus Edition

A Letter to My Kids: Coronavirus Edition

I didn’t want to write this post.  It feels like we are just at the starting point of everything coronavirus and there’s so much that I’d rather write about but, honestly, I can’t do that, either.  I am absolutely loathe to add to the noise […]

Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace

I took a selfie the other day.  I mean, what else are you supposed to do when the lighting is great and the makeup you put on for Mass is still on point at 5:00 pm?  So, no, I guess taking the selfie wasn’t all […]

My Wish for You This Lent

My Wish for You This Lent

So, friends, are you ready for Lent?  Maybe that’s a silly question.  I mean, it is Ash Wednesday, after all.  But maybe you’re like me and Ash Wednesday kind of sneaked up on you.  I mean, sure you knew yesterday was Mardi Gras, but you […]

The Vulnerability Question

The Vulnerability Question

A reader recently reached out to me with some questions about vulnerability.  How much sharing is too much?  Why do some people seem turned off when we share our hearts?  And why is it so hard to find community that will accept us as we […]

Project: College – How to Plan for College Without Wanting to Kill Anybody

Project: College – How to Plan for College Without Wanting to Kill Anybody

Like a lot of my friends, my family has been neck-deep in college planning for the past year or so.  And we are currently mere weeks away from our son pulling the proverbial trigger and announcing his school of choice.  Now that we’re coming to […]

Real Presence

Real Presence

If you’ve hung around here for any amount of time, you’ll know that I don’t shy away from talking about faith.  In fact, over the years, it’s become one of my favorite things to write about!  And yes, I am a Catholic writer.  I like […]

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

I have had an epiphany, friends.  It’s probably the best musical theater idea ever and whoever picks up on it is gonna make a killing.  Unfortunately, while I enjoy musical theater and would love to perform it, I don’t have the chops or I’d do […]