A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent

The current school year is coming to a close, friends, and a new one will be beginning soon.  With new school years come new adventures, new grade levels, even new schools for some!  This will certainly be true for our family as our second son […]

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

5 Quick Takes for a Friday

OK, kids, hang onto your hats.  This is going to be a fast and furious blog post!  I don’t have a lot of (read: any) time to write at the moment, but there things I have to share!  So hold on tight and get ready […]

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

SUPER Moms are MARVELous!

Happy almost Mother’s Day, you amazing mama, you!!!  And, just in case no one has told you yet today, I think you’re doing a SUPER job.  In fact, I think you’re simply MARVELous! All puns aside, though, I think we all know that moms are […]

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

Readers Suggest: 40+ Books to Read Next

When I asked you guys what I should read next, y’all came through in a big way! Let me back up a second, though… For those of you not playing the social media game with me, last week I asked my FB and IG followers […]

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

It Was An Easter Vigil Miracle

As much as I believe in their existence, I can’t say that I’m always on the lookout for miracles.  However, this past Saturday night as we celebrated the Easter Vigil, a miracle was on the lookout for me. Now, you may read this story and […]

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Trendsend Review #6 – One Thing. Just One.

Once again, it’s time to review another Trendsend box!  Over the past year, I’ve received and reviewed six of these subscription clothing service boxes.  Sometimes, I’ve been happy with what I received.  Sometimes, I questioned my stylist’s sanity.  You know…so it goes. The pieces I […]

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

How I Host 40+ People for Easter

If you had told me 10 years ago that I’d be happily hosting 40+ people for Easter, I would’ve questioned your sanity.  However, for the last several years, that’s exactly what I’ve done! Since living here in Jacksonville for the past 15 years, we’ve had […]

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

Humility Doesn’t Equal Self-Deprecation

If there is one thing about my inner monologue that needs to change, it’s self-deprecation.  For how long have I thought that being humble, showing humility was all about putting myself down?  Or denying what is true and good about myself? Have you done that?  […]

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

March Reads: Music to My Eyes

You guys!  I read five whole books in March!  I must admit that I’m fairly certain I won’t hit that number again any time soon, being as the end of the kids’ school year is fast approaching.  Which, as you can guess, makes this mama […]

Sisterhood of the Ill-Fitting Pants

Sisterhood of the Ill-Fitting Pants

Yesterday morning, I was getting ready for Mass and I noticed something.  The dress that I had just bought a few weeks ago – and hadn’t even worn yet – didn’t fit quite right. How could that be?  How did I not notice the gap […]