Tag: family

Give Thanks in All Circumstances (Even 2020)

Give Thanks in All Circumstances (Even 2020)

How do you give thanks when the last thing you’re feeling is grateful? How do you respond to St. Paul’s invitation to “give thanks in all circumstances” when the whole year feels like a dumpster fire? When you really take the time to look through […]

Thanksgiving Tips & Feeding Your Family with Marie

Thanksgiving Tips & Feeding Your Family with Marie

Is this your first year cooking a Thanksgiving turkey?  Does the idea of getting dinner on the table, Thanksgiving or otherwise, make you break out in hives?  Do slumpy pie crusts make you angry?  Would you like to hear two middle aged, midwestern moms of […]

Addiction Recovery & Ignatian Spirituality with Jean

Addiction Recovery & Ignatian Spirituality with Jean

If we are honest with ourselves, we know that addiction is a disease that touches all of our lives.  Maybe it doesn’t dwell in our own home, but in that of a family member or loved one.  Maybe the addiction isn’t to alcohol or drugs, […]

Wrestling with 2020 & Finding Joy in the Holidays with Mary

Wrestling with 2020 & Finding Joy in the Holidays with Mary

Hold onto your hats, kids, because this is one amazing podcast episode!  On today’s episode I talk all things 2020 and Holidays with the inimitable Mary Lenaburg.  We laugh, we reminisce…it’s a grand old time.  And Mary does as she is wont to do.  Namely, […]

Talking Teens & Real Life Advice with Kathryn

Talking Teens & Real Life Advice with Kathryn

I think we can all agree that the world is a harder, even scarier, place than it was when we were teens, be that 10, 20, 40 years ago.  So how do we make the most of our kids’ teenage years?  How do we, as […]

Stillbirth & Hope with Monica

Stillbirth & Hope with Monica

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  You’ve probably seen that noted online or even in the news recently.  This month, we set aside time to remember the little ones we or our loved ones have lost.  And on today’s episode of the AWG […]

Family Teaching & Common Ground with Marcia

Family Teaching & Common Ground with Marcia

Have you ever been surprised when you unexpectedly find common ground with someone who, by all appearances, is different from you?  Well, in today’s episode of the A Welcome Grace Podcast, I had the pleasure of doing just that.  And I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation […]

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your “Coronacation”

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your “Coronacation”

A few weeks ago, my family and I went on vacation (AKA “Coronacation”…AKA “Vacation: Plan D”) in the time of corona.  I am happy to report, however, that there was nothing “plan D” about how it turned out!  This trip fulfilled all of my original […]

What We All Have in Common This School Year

What We All Have in Common This School Year

Hey, moms and dads.  It’s been rough out on the ol’ interwebs lately, hasn’t it?  Everywhere you turn, people are fighting and arguing about this year’s return to school and, frankly, it’s getting ugly.  There’s been mudslinging and name-calling, opinions posted as fact and facts […]

Next Stop: Dorm Room

Next Stop: Dorm Room

In four short weeks, our oldest son will be moving into a college dorm.  Somebody hold me, because I am having a really hard time dealing with that fact, m’kay? And, in typical “me” fashion, since I don’t want to face reality and deal with […]