Category: Family Life

A Serious Case of the Mondays

A Serious Case of the Mondays

Is it possible for a case of the Mondays to start on a Saturday?  I’m really thinking the answer to that is a resounding YES! The Yard Sale That Wasn’t We were supposed to have a yard sale on Saturday morning.  “Supposed to” being the […]

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

When you are part of a family, you help the family. This is one of the lessons Greg and I try to teach our children here in our own house.  Why do we ask them to do the dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathrooms […]

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

ALDI: A Beginner’s Guide

In my never-ending quest to buy quality groceries at a reasonable price for the oh-so-hungry humans at my house, I recently took my first trip to ALDI.  And all I can say is, HOLY COW!! For years, I’ve been shopping at a combination of Publix, […]

Bedtime… A Love Story

Bedtime… A Love Story

There’s a sweet spot when you’re raising kids.  That time when, for just a while, maybe all your kids actually have a bedtime.  Not only do they have a bedtime, but they follow it.  And not only do they follow it, but they legit stay […]

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Family Kitchen Questions: Episode 1

Portions and Leftovers Here’s a fun new game we can play here in AWG-Land!!  It’s called “Family Kitchen Questions” and in it, you can ask me anything you’d like about cooking, planning, shopping, and generally running the kitchen, family style.  Sound good to you?  I […]

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

Our oldest son can play at least 4 different instruments.  I can’t play a single one. My second son is an absolute crack up with a sharp wit and quick sense of humor.  I’m never quite as speedy with a clever comeback. Our older daughter […]

A Wrinkle In Time: An Honest Review from a Catholic Perspective

A Wrinkle In Time: An Honest Review from a Catholic Perspective

It’s always a little unnerving when a well-loved novel gets a cinematic makeover, isn’t it? It can go so, so well. But it can also leave you feeling disappointed, confused, and even saddened when what you see on the screen doesn’t adequately reflect what you loved about […]

I’m a Lazy Spring Break Mom and YOU CAN TOO!

I’m a Lazy Spring Break Mom and YOU CAN TOO!

Ah, spring break.  No school, no homework, no commitments. WELCOME BACK YOU BEAUTIFUL THING, YOU!! I just wanted to hop on here real quick to support my dear readers who may be a bit like me…a bit lazy.  And to give you a great big […]

Deep Thoughts from Mom’s Sick Bed

Deep Thoughts from Mom’s Sick Bed

Heaven help me, y’all.  I’ve been sick.  Congestion, cough, drippy nose…the whole nine yards.  And for the first time in years – years, I tell you! – I ran a fever.  And all I can say about that is I really hope it’s the last […]

Top 10 Food Budget Tips for Families

Top 10 Food Budget Tips for Families

Budgeting is not something I’ve ever been very good at.  In fact, years ago when I desperately needed to stick to a budget, I really stunk at it!  Like, I was awful.  It took years of over spending and putting groceries on the credit card […]