I am so blessed to have some incredible women on my team who help contribute to this blog! Women from all walks of life, experiences, family dynamics, and life stages. I am so thankful for what each of them bring to the table and look forward to many, many posts of encouragement, inspiration and sharing that these women will bring.
Let me introduce them to you! In no particular order, here’s the line up of the women who share so boldly with you each and every week here at SDB!
KATE WILLIAMS- Contributor
American expat living around the world. Wife to my best friend and mom to my favorite 5 kids (2 teenagers and 3 toddlers, two of which are twins!) – life is never boring! Saved by grace. Loves quality time with family and friends, traveling, cultures, non-profits, health/wellness/prevention, encouraging mom entrepreneurs and relishing the time with both teen and toddler emotions.
SARAH COSTA- Contributor
Sarah Costa is a coach for Beachbody, helping encourage and inspire women in their health and fitness! She’s passionate about encouragement, friendships, and helping women reach their goals physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you’d like to contact her to begin your journey today, please click HERE.
CHRISTINE CRAM- Contributor
I have been beyond blessed with an amazing and smoking hot hubby for the last three years of my life. We have an incredible 7-month-old daughter who is the love of our lives. For fun I love getting my craft on, spending legit time with people that I love, and enjoying yummy food. My hubby and I also love to create things together, so we started a little business for fun. If you would like to check out different projects we have done in the past and what we are currently working on, check out our Facebook page at Pudd’s Pretty Lil Things or Instagram at @ChristineCram.
RENNAI HOEFER- Contributor
I’m a wife, mother to two littles and beloved daughter of the Heavenly King. As a Phoenix based lifestyle photographer (ten22 studio) I get an intimate view of families, of relationships, of men and women in general that I wouldn’t have ever seen otherwise. It’s through this lens of the world I’ve fallen in love with the unique beauty in all of us, the beauty our Father bestowed us with. Be prepared to hear from me on owning every aspect of your beautiful self, about fighting self consciousness and self doubt, about supporting one another in life, motherhood and womanhood, about conquering shame and guilt, and more than likely a few anecdotes about my crazy family.
SARAH TRAPP- Contributor
I’m Sarah Trapp, a young married lady living in Denver, Colorado. I’m married to my high school sweetheart, Sawyer, and we have a goofball cat named Wylie. We just celebrated living in Colorado for one year, as well as our one year wedding anniversary! I’m a second year graduate student at Denver Seminary, where I’m getting my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I hope to eventually have my own private practice working with adolescents, but until then I’m trying to help people through the written word while I go on an adventure of learning and healing myself. My awesome husband is also a student at Denver Seminary, getting his Master’s of Divinity to be a pastor; he hopes to be a youth pastor for a while and then move to a full-time teaching pastoral role. I love Jesus, people, Instagram, reading, food, the mountains, wine, and leggings. You can catch up with her regular writings at her blog at A Seminary Wife-Style.
ROBYN BALDWIN- Contributor
Hey there! I’m Robyn, and I am a wedding-addict. Ok, but SERIOUSLY. I fell in love with weddings back in 2006 and I even still have my first wedding mag I ever bought. It is full of scribbles and rips and tape but I still love it. I am 21 and unmarried but I have a not-so-secret love affair with New York City where I plan on living again some day. Speaking of living.. I have lived in Illinois, Arizona, Long Island, NY, Belize, and Montana. I am a YWAMer (Youth With A Mission), lover of margarita pizza, avid Bears fan, unconventional adventurer, Lord of the Rings geek, and hunter of all things beautiful. Jesus is my greatest love, biggest challenge, and best friend. He rose my dry bones to life and I’ve never been the same.
ESTHER GALLAGER- Contributor
Hi I’m Esther! I am an extraverted introvert– meaning that while I’m painfully shy to the core, over the last couple decades of my 40+ years, I have learned that by actively dissecting and sharing my perspectives about faith, parenting, burdens of my soul, and random thoughts on everything from dollar store party planning to whipping somethin’ out of nothin’ for dinner, there is still hope for those of us that have ever lived in a shell. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom of four for the last 7 years after working a corporate job in Sales and Online Communications for 11 years. I’ll toot my own horn and say that in my professional life, I was pretty good at writing very technical, stuffy things about branding and go-to-market strategies, but have since used my home-maker days to write about the tender, personal stuff that tugs at my heart strings and which may also be expressed with a little bit of profanity when I’m feeling my feistiest (note- I do insert asterisks and exclamation points to tone those curse words down when I absolutely must use them lest I explode!). While my heart palpitates and I get sweaty armpits just thinking about putting my little world out on a platter, I believe that God (and of course, Jess, our fearless blog leader and founder) is giving me this opportunity to share a LITTLE bit of me and share MORE about Him and how he has worked in my life, so that I might help others feel more understood, their burdens lightened and see possibilities for the MOST stellar of days ahead.
JESS WILLIAMS- Editor-in-Chief
Oh annnnnd me! I’m the owner and editor of Stellar Day Blog! I started blogging back in 2009 right after I had my first son and I often say that blogging saved my life. I didn’t realize I had so much I wanted and needed to say, and blogging gave me a creative outlet to do it. It turned from figuring out how to be a mom into wanting to encourage and inspire others in a lot of avenues that inspire ME daily. I love Jesus, people, coffee, starting businesses and encouraging others to succeed. I’m a natural born leader and love bringing people along for whatever journey I’m on at the moment. I love starting new projects and I’m not afraid to fail. I’m the owner and CEO of Jay & Jess Photography, which I own with my husband. We live in Scottsdale, AZ and don’t plan to leave anytime soon UNLESS we have the chance to move to the mountains. Just kidding. Not really. Sort of. I love to travel, get coffee with friends, take rad photos and build relationships with our clients.
After all is said and done, it’s my goal with this blog to lift your spirits a little, and for you to leave a little happier than when you came. Because everyone knows that we could all use a little more happy in our days. I’m just a girl who’s inspired by life, people, details, words, art, love and who seeks any opportunity possible to spark a little inspiration into others.
So I hope you find just that!
*If you’re interested in becoming a regular contributor OR if you would like to guest blog from time to time, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a headshot and links to samples of your most recent writings.