“Be warned that being an expert is more than understanding how a system is supposed to work. Expertise is gained by investigating why a system doesn’t work.”
– Brian Redman
At Grace in the Race, our expertise lies in the knowledge that the “hamster wheel” system behind motherhood isn’t working. Neither are the one-size-fits-all systems that neglect how very unique we all are.
In full understanding and agreement with what isn’t working, we came up with a system that does work. We call it MotherShip and it takes the everyday things you’re already doing and systemizes them to reduce unnecessary stress and chaos.
Introducing Amanda & Rachel
Grace in the Race was founded by Amanda Pullukat and Rachel Antone, two moms on a mission to help other moms streamline their family workload to reduce daily stress and spend more time living their best life.
We thoughtfully curate ideas and resources to help these women who are raising great kids, coordinating chaos, and finding themselves in the process to be extraordinary at what they do.
Credentials & Accolades
When it comes to motherhood, credentials and accolades add up as fast as the paycheck.
And so, we draw on our collective experience…
We’re two women in our mid-forties who’ve spent over a third of our lives raising great kids and maintaining efficiently functioning homes by understanding the fine balance between productivity and grace.
That experience has led us to pursue our professional passion to serve other moms. We hold this achievement in the same esteem as any credentials or accolades.
The depth and breadth of our experience…
We’ve been deliberately inserting ourselves into the mom community for years.
We participated in parenting groups with our infants and mom-&-me classes with our toddlers. We’ve been room moms and sat on PTO boards since the preschool years. We’ve belonged to various mom groups through our churches and other various organizations.
Recently, we participated in the Purposeful Family Management course with our spouses. It is a 12+ month personal development course for couples who are looking to guide their families with purpose.
We learned techniques for improved family communication and gained clarity on implementing household roles and responsibilities. It taught us how to effectively plan short and long-term goals with our spouses.
Additionally, it gave us an appreciation for a group of people passionate about living life with purpose.
Speaking of our spouses, Amanda and her husband, Joe, own and operate a Montessori preschool and Rachel’s husband, Steve, is a pediatrician.
These connections provide us a first-hand look at what moms are experiencing day-in and day-out. They also help us identify what their struggle-points are and stay current with the trending needs of moms today.
One passion, two perspectives
We value organization, routine, and efficiency and consume a considerable amount of parenting and personal development resources on a regular basis.
Furthermore, and most importantly, we understand the importance of giving ourselves grace. We also know that doing so is a significant struggle-point for many moms.
It might surprise you to learn that the two of us are also very different!
While we have a shared passion for productivity, health, and all things motherhood, we often approach things from different angles.
The beauty in this is the knowledge that there is more than one way to be successful in motherhood. That’s important to note because your way may look different from ours and we’re here for it!
As we share more about MotherShip, you will discover how it accommodates your uniqueness rather than forcing a one-size-fits-all solution.
Don’t go it alone!
Motherhood is not a solo mission. Many moms have come before us and many will follow (some of which we’re raising as we speak!) We are wise to tap into each other for knowledge, expertise, and support. Our Grace in the Race community is available for just that!
Similarly, our MotherShip system takes the guesswork out of the day-to-day. It organizes all of the overwhelm swirling in your head and puts it in the palm of your hand in an easy-to-use app.
In the next issue, we’ll start breaking down the system to offer a better understanding of the power and functionality of it. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!