Flipping the Script on the Sandwich Generation with MaryRuth
In this episode of the A Welcome Grace Podcast, we are flipping the script on being part of the Sandwich Generation and no, I’m not talking peanut butter and jelly. Do you have children under the age of 18 in your home? Do you also […]
Flipping the Script on Parenting Adults with Kathryn S.
I have a very hard time with the fact that my oldest child is 19. In fact, I’m having such a hard time with it that I originally typed that he was 18. It seems that my brain cannot comprehend that in a matter of […]
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 […]
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 […]
The First Drive
I don’t care who you are. You could be Mario Andretti, Henry Ford, and Marty McFly with his DeLorean all rolled into one. But the first time your kiddo sits in the driver’s seat of an actual automobile to drive you somewhere? You die a […]
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
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?! […]
The Four People Who Live at My House that I’ve Never Met
The longer that I am a parent, the more I am convinced that there are people – children specifically – who live in my house that I’ve never even met before. No, it’s not because of the endless supply of laundry that seems to come […]
The Mother-Son Dance
“I love you, Mom” he says as he wraps me up in a hug, my gigantic, 14 year-old, 6-foot tall man-child. I lay my head on his shoulder, then, and say, “I love you, too, son. Have a great day. Make good choices.” Then he […]
Words. What Can Our Kids Control?
Picture this scenario. Kid A teases Kid B in an off the cuff, flippant manner. Kid B, who has been having a hard day to start with, bites Kid A’s head off. For reasons Kid A can’t even begin to understand, what started as joke […]