Category: Family Life

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

One of my goals here at A Welcome Grace is to provide a place where people feel validated and less alone. Yesterday, I had a long, heart-to-heart talk with a friend where we discussed many of the things I write about in this post. And […]

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void

Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids.  Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments.  How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]

The One About Nothing in Particular

The One About Nothing in Particular

What can I say, loves?  The honeymoon is over and the novelty has worn off.  Any semblance of initiative I had about keeping life fresh and interesting got worn out when we flipped the calendar to May.  So please, for the love of all that […]

Back to (a new) Normal?

Back to (a new) Normal?

“But don’t you want to get back to normal?  I know I do.” That was the reply someone left on my Facebook post the other day.  And I will admit to you, it has stuck in my craw ever since.  More than 36 hours later, […]

So this is our new normal now, huh?

So this is our new normal now, huh?

It’s official.  We’ve been “safer at home” for a solid month now and coronavirus can kiss my ever-increasingly-insane behind.  This “new normal” is pretty much crazy.  My kids started spring break on March 12 and haven’t been back to school since.  Around the same time, […]

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

Here’s to the Parents of the Class of 2020

I won’t mince words with you.  Coronavirus stole my son’s high school graduation from him and it sucks.  But it also stole graduation from us as his parents, from his friends and their families, and from their amazing teachers.  What in the actual world, people?!  […]

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 […]