A Welcome Grace

A Welcome Grace

Exploring the Facets of Modern Motherhood with an Open Heart


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Chosen and Called

Chosen and Called

Have you ever had one of those mornings?  Nothing truly catastrophic had happened, but minor irritation followed minor irritation and by 9:15, I felt like I was teetering on the brink.  Sound familiar? Yesterday morning was one of those for me.  Driving to work, though, […]

The “Weight” I Need to Lose in 2018

The “Weight” I Need to Lose in 2018

Here we are, over a week into the New Year, and I haven’t made a single resolution.  In fact, I don’t do New Years resolutions.  At all.  Ever. Call it lazy…complacent…unmotivated.  Call it what you will, but in the immortal words of Popeye, “I yam […]

Baby, It’s (freaking) COLD Outside!

Baby, It’s (freaking) COLD Outside!

OK.  Fine.  I’ll admit it. While I am a Midwest girl born and raised, I have lived in either Arizona or Florida for the last 18 1/2 years and… MY BLOOD HAS THINNED OUT, PEOPLE! Yes, go ahead and gloat all you want my loved […]

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

In the Catholic Church, yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Family.  Every year on the Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate that God chose to be born into a family.  He chose to enter into our world as a child, to have parents, to live […]

Sounds of the Season — A Musical Roundup

Sounds of the Season — A Musical Roundup

For your very much listening enjoyment, friends, I have put together some awesome playlists! All different sounds and genres are included, so I really hope you’ll find something you like.  Feel free to follow and and all of them.  Enjoy! Advent Music I have been […]

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

I’m pretty sure that if love of baking is a genetic thing, I come by it honestly.  The baking gene has been passed down from both sides of my family tree.  My mom is an amazing baker whose sugar cookies and coffee cake are the […]

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Entertaining Angels: Christian Hospitality at the Holidays

Let me tell you a little story. Maybe you’ve heard it before, but stick with me. There once was a lovely couple expecting a baby. For reasons beyond their control, they had to go on a long and difficult journey right before the woman was to […]

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is how easy it is to combine FAITH and FUN. Honestly, at what other time of year can you BOTH praise God for the wonder of the Incarnation AND welcome a jolly fat man down your chimney?  Or […]

Tackling the Teen Years: Advice from the Trenches

Tackling the Teen Years: Advice from the Trenches

Parenting teenagers is a wonderful experience!  Those tiny humans you snuggled and loved and nurtured as babies are finally showing some promise as actual decent human beings!  Gone are the days of constant worry about potty-training, pacifiers, nap time, and learning to read.  These larger, hairier, […]

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 […]