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 […]
AWG Podcast Season 2 is Here!!
It’s here, y’all!! The AWG Podcast Season 2 is here! I am so excited to share this season with you. So far, there are 10 episodes all lined up and in the queue, ready to hit your earbuds every Thursday for the next couple of […]
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 […]
Summer Vacation 2020 – Staring into the Void
Tomorrow is the last day of school for three of my kids. Which in today’s craziness, therefore, means that summer vacation starts as soon as they attend their last conference call and press submit on their final assignments. How anticlimactic. Just like there was no […]
A Letter to My Kids: Coronavirus Edition
I didn’t want to write this post. It feels like we are just at the starting point of everything coronavirus and there’s so much that I’d rather write about but, honestly, I can’t do that, either. I am absolutely loathe to add to the noise […]
Project: College – How to Plan for College Without Wanting to Kill Anybody
Like a lot of my friends, my family has been neck-deep in college planning for the past year or so. And we are currently mere weeks away from our son pulling the proverbial trigger and announcing his school of choice. Now that we’re coming to […]
When Kids Cry in Church
Guess what, moms and dads — kids cry in church! Shocking, isn’t it? I know. It’s even been confirmed by Pope Francis! Who knew? Yes, friend. Children fuss and cry and flail around and poop their pants and spit up all over everything…IN CHURCH!! Can […]
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 […]
Lessons I’ve Learned as a Middle School Parent
The current school year is coming to a close, friends, and a new one will be beginning soon. With new school years come new adventures, new grade levels, even new schools for some! This will certainly be true for our family as our second son […]