Category: Family Life

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 […]

Favorite Catholic Podcasts for Women

Favorite Catholic Podcasts for Women

If you would have told me a year ago that there were Catholic podcasts to listen to, I’m not sure I would have believed you. If you had told me a year ago that I’d eventually have ten of them set to automatically download to my […]

Who WERE these grown up kids?  And can I keep them?

Who WERE these grown up kids? And can I keep them?

I’m not sure whose kids stayed at my house this weekend, but I’d respectfully request that they move in permanently. Wait.  What?  What’s that you say? You mean these were actually my own children?  These amazing humans who were self-reliant, pleasant, helpful, sweet, and hilarious…were […]

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

I recently Googled “parenting teens” just to see what would come up. To my complete lack of surprise, here are some of the articles that popped up on the first page: Dealing with Difficult Teens 5 Mistakes Parents Make with Teens A Parent’s Guide to […]

A Letter to My Kids: School Shootings

A Letter to My Kids: School Shootings

Hey, Kiddos: Wow.  The last time I wrote to you all here on the blog was back in August when all the craziness went down in Charlottesville.  I wish I had better things to write about now, but you all know what happened past week.  […]