Motherhood

God is Creating in Our Waiting

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Well into my first pregnancy, I am astounded by the work that is happening inside of me and despite me. Here I am, daily awaiting the arrival of our little girl, and God is hard at work shaping her tiny body, crafting each finger and strand of hair, creating her eye color, her vital organs, and her personality.…

Giving Thanks Through Head Lice

By Pam Sigmon
Guest Contributor 

I can honestly say that I am a mother who has bowed her head to thank God for head lice. Of course, that was not my first inclination. In fact, it was more like I lifted my head up to complain to God about head lice. But God, in His goodness and sovereignty in all situations, gently reminded me of His Word, which instructs us to “in all things give thanks.” So there in my bathroom, I bowed my head, and I thanked a sovereign God for head lice. 

My daughter was in first grade and had recently asked me to teach her how to wash her hair all by herself. So, we began the lesson of hair washing.…

The Comparison Game

By Kayla Colvin  
Guest Contributor 

If there’s one thing that this pregnancy has taught me, it’s that I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others. As my body grows bigger, so does my human nature need for affirmation. With the weekly updates and clickable hashtags, I consistently and begrudgingly find myself comparing my size and lifestyle against women all over the world.…

Your Legacy Starts Now

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Before the start of a new year, I take some time to reflect on the previous year. What were highlights from each month? How do I feel each area of my life is doing, like my relationships and personal health and spiritual growth? What lessons have I learned?…

Seeds of the Heart

By Catherine Fitzgerald  
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 13 

I went over my usual list of expectations as we sat down at the picnic tables under the park shelter. Play nicely. Stay where I can see you. Don’t leave this area. Expecting everyone to scatter in different directions immediately, I turned toward the moms I was with as my littlest suddenly chimed in, “And look for the kids with their heads down, right mommy?…

Reading the Bible When Your Kids are Little

By Kristyn Perez
Lamp and Light Leader for The Daily Grace Co. 

I was recently talking to a mom of little ones who was feeling guilty that she wasn’t spending more time in the Word. She gets up three to five times a night with her young kids and can’t seem to get out of bed in the mornings before they wake up.…

Nothing to Prove

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

During my first pregnancy, I was blissfully ignorant. I was a new nurse in a competitive nurse residency program. I studied cardiac rhythms instead of poring over parenting books. Our immediate friends didn’t have kids, so the topics of our conversations were more often good books and under appreciated hole-in-the-wall restaurants, not the million and one choices involved in parenthood. …

Crying Over Spilled Milk

By Kristyn Perez 
Lamp and Light Leader for The Daily Grace Co. 

They say not to cry over spilled milk, but I have.  

When my kids were little, there were expert mess-makers. As soon as I cleaned up a bin of toys, they’d pour them out.…

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