Wife and Mama

A Mother’s Reflection on Building a Solid Foundation

By Pam Sigmon 
Guest Contributor 

I became a mother in my early thirties. After twelve years of marriage, my husband and I joyfully welcomed our newborn baby into our home.  We were delighted and completely over the moon in love with this baby for whom we had petitioned the Lord. I left the workforce to become a stay at home mom. Those were precious days in my life, for which I am truly grateful, but if I can be completely honest, it was also an exhausting time. 

I went from working forty hours a week in the workplace to double shifts at home.  Not only was I exhausted from the long days and sleepless nights, I was also clueless about my new role. So many well-intentioned women in my life were telling me to enjoy every single second with my baby, and I often worried that expressing my honest feelings of exhaustion were somehow miscommunicating a message of an ungrateful heart. My working mom friends were telling me how lucky I was to stay at home.…

How Many Hairs Are on My Head?

By Kristyn Perez 
The Daily Grace Co. Community Leader

The other day I asked my kids if they knew how many hairs they had on their heads. They answered with typical 4-year old answers, “A lot! Is it 50 mama? Or maybe even 100?!”  

One of my daughters looked at me timidly to gauge if she had answered right.…

Don’t Be a Mama Martyr

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Goethe, and it reads, “Cease endlessly striving for what you want to do and learn to love what must be done.”  It sits on my windowsill by my kitchen sink—I can conveniently read it while doing the dishes. It’s in a strategic location—I find myself standing in front of that particular window quite often as a mom of three little ones who seem to need at least three meals a day along with countless snacks. It reminds me to find joy in the glorious mundane of motherhood. It beckons my heart to delight in this particular calling, and it reminds me to serve my family as if I were serving the Lord. 

But over the years, I’ve realized a tendency in my heart to swing to the opposite side of the pendulum.…

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?…

Waiting with Wonder

What do you feel like you are waiting for right now?

A friend of mine asked me this question earlier this morning and it took me hours to respond.

There are many things I am waiting for answered prayers about: things like spiritual redemption in my family and job decisions for the future and finances to expand our house and timing for when to have another baby.…

Stop Glorifying Busy

For some reason, being busy is the in thing these days. Your success is often judged by how much you do. As women, we chat about other women, and we make comments like “how does she do it?”, and “she has so much on her plate”.…

Why I Became a Morning Person

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I wasn’t always a morning person, but somehow over the last two years I have changed that…and now the morning is my favorite time of the day. I mentioned yesterday that 2013 was a big year for me…it was the year that I decided to really make time for the things that matter.…