Tag: family

Don’t Worry. Mom Will Take Care of It.

Don’t Worry. Mom Will Take Care of It.

It’s one of the “givens” of childhood, I think, that kids can depend on their moms.  An attitude of “Don’t worry, Mom’s got this” is not only natural, but healthy!  Kids should be able to depend on their moms to get them out of sticky […]

80/10/10

80/10/10

(Today’s post has been pulled from some journaling I had done about 5 years ago.  For all of you still in the trenches with little ones, please know that we do remember.  We really do.  And for those of us whose kids are a bit […]

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 […]

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

Here’s to Loving Our Own Holy Families in 2018

In the Catholic Church, yesterday was the Feast of the Holy Family.  Every year on the Sunday after Christmas, we celebrate that God chose to be born into a family.  He chose to enter into our world as a child, to have parents, to live […]

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

Baking & Christmas, a Love Story {Bonus Recipe!}

I’m pretty sure that if love of baking is a genetic thing, I come by it honestly.  The baking gene has been passed down from both sides of my family tree.  My mom is an amazing baker whose sugar cookies and coffee cake are the […]

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

The Beauty of a Both-And Christmas

One of my favorite things about Christmas is how easy it is to combine FAITH and FUN. Honestly, at what other time of year can you BOTH praise God for the wonder of the Incarnation AND welcome a jolly fat man down your chimney?  Or […]

Bea’s Fresh Apple Cake

Bea’s Fresh Apple Cake

I never knew my great-grandmother, Bea.  Really, I never knew any of my great-grandparents.  All but two of them had passed away by the time I was born, and those two died while I was still a toddler.  My grandparents, on the other hand, I […]

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

It’s one of my favorite times of the year!!  Back to school season is upon us! Of course, this does mean an end to the lazy days of summer, but let’s be honest.  By the middle of August, we’ve gone on vacation and swim team […]

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

You would think that taking two parents, four kids, five suitcases, and a booster seat all the way to Texas for vacation would have been enough, right?  But imagine, if you will, that you also brought along a whole lot more…creatures…than you bargained for.

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

Have you ever experienced that when your kids get up in the morning and it’s like they are bigger than they were the night before? Sometimes along this journey of motherhood I am honestly shocked by the ways my kids have grown and changed.  When […]