Category: Just for Mom

A Litany for Self-Worth

A Litany for Self-Worth

Hey, you.  Yes, you – the one taking a breather or a break in your crazy busy day.  Also, you – the one mindlessly scrolling your phone because it’s a pandemic and we’re on month 32 of summer break and for the love what else […]

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

Can we go back to precedented times again, please?

There are two phrases I am hearing over and over again lately that drive me batty.  As in, if I have to hear them again (and I most certainly will), I will lose my ever-lovin’ mind.  Want to know what they are?  The first one […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Vulnerability Question

The Vulnerability Question

A reader recently reached out to me with some questions about vulnerability.  How much sharing is too much?  Why do some people seem turned off when we share our hearts?  And why is it so hard to find community that will accept us as we […]

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

Ordinary World: The Gen-X Rock Musical We All Need

I have had an epiphany, friends.  It’s probably the best musical theater idea ever and whoever picks up on it is gonna make a killing.  Unfortunately, while I enjoy musical theater and would love to perform it, I don’t have the chops or I’d do […]

2019 Highlight Reel: A Year in Review

2019 Highlight Reel: A Year in Review

Since we are only just a smidge over a week into 2020, I am calling it perfectly acceptable to still do a 2019 rewind.  I know, I know.  Most people do that kind of stuff in the day or two surrounding New Year’s Eve and […]

New Year, Same Me

New Year, Same Me

In a few short hours, a new year…a new decade…will dawn.  Is it really possible that it’s going to be 2020?  All signs point to yes, but still.  I have a hard enough time believing that the 90s weren’t just a decade ago, but 20 […]

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

On Impromptu Date Nights and Feeling Like a Grownup

Bzzzzz. My Apple Watch buzzed my wrist at about 10:35 that Friday morning.  That was nothing new, though.  My sisters and I were famous for having these texting sprees that would go on and on to the point where I would sometimes take off my […]