Working Mom: How to Change Unjust Workplace Policies

After signing a petition for families in the United States to receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave post-partum, I started thinking about the power to influence policies. Last year, I wrote a post about finding favor on my job to encourage mothers to trust God on their jobs. Is it possible for a…

Every Child is a Miracle

Earlier today, I came across the quote below. It got me thinking about two things: every child should be celebrated and humans are irreplaceable. Source: ittsforchildren.com The Bible describes our children as gifts from God. Whether our child is developing typically or atypically, let us celebrate that child. Every child is a miracle, a unique…

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: God Makes Me Competent

Hello friends, please check out this guest post I wrote for a fellow Christian blogger, Katy @ unblemished. I shared my struggle with impostor syndrome and how I overcome it.

The Unblemished blog has a collection of faith stories and testimonies written by Christian women. If you have a story to share, please contact Katy.

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Have you ever felt like you do not belong at the table despite bringing something to the table? Have you ever felt undeserving of a position despite being overqualified?  You may be struggling with impostor syndrome. While it is not an official psychological condition, impostor syndrome is known as a condition that affects many high achievers or successful people. It is a denial of personal achievements and competency despite evidences of success.

Last year, I sat in a room filled with business owners, directors, managers, and other individuals in top positions on their jobs. Suddenly, I began to think I did not belong there.  An overwhelming feeling of incompetency came upon me.  Lies flooded my head as everyone introduced themselves. I told myself, “you do not have a quarter of the experience these people have, you should not be here”, “you are not that smart, you are here by…

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You May Need a Diaper Change

Most babies become uncomfortable, irritable, and cry when they need a diaper change. They do not like being stuck in a mess. You shouldn't either. In addition, pulling on/at a soiled diaper is a major sign that a child is ready for potty training. A child who does not find a soiled diaper uncomfortable is…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Arrogant people do not see the need to apologize. In fact, arrogance is usually subtle and it disguises itself in form of tradition. I was raised in a society where parents are always right and opinionated children are considered disrespectful. While a lot of children including myself learned to be obedient and follow the rules,…

The Stay at Home Mom Life:He is My Peace

Recently, I came across two heartbreaking stories in the news. The first was about a father who was facing a life sentence in prison, for causing permanent damage to his newborn. The father woke up in the middle of the night to sooth his crying baby, and got more frustrated as the baby continued crying. The older son was also in the room with them, and the father got even more agitated....

5 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine and Everyday

As I write this, we are a few days away from Valentine's Day, the universal day of love. So naturally, I want to talk about love today. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is 1 Corinthians 13, or the "love passage" as I like to call it. I have read these verses too…

You can NEVER go WRONG with LOVE

These are few statements I heard as a new mom: "let the baby cry, he will not die", "don't spoil that baby", and "crying is good for his lungs". As I reflect on these statements from people with good intentions, I realize that those statements are not completely true. We can never spoil a baby.…

I Have A Dream

Written in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: I have a dream- a world where mom-shaming does not exist. I have a dream- a world where mothers teach their children that all humans are equal and no race is superior. I have a dream- a world where mothers celebrate their differences and lift each…

Praise Will Take You There

When we praise God, our eyes are taken off self. Our attention is drawn to the one who is bigger than the challenges we face. In praise, we reflect on the greatness of God and it changes everything. It changes our mind, the way we see and think about our challenges. Our challenges become insignificant…

The Gift of Mothering

Mothering is a woman's natural feminine ability to nurture and respond to the needs of a child. It is the feminine touch in child rearing. It is the mama instinct. I believe every female has the gift of mothering and it does not require birthing a child for one to become a mother. There are…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

In parenting, there should be no competition between a mother and father. It is not wise to manipulate our children so that they would prefer one parent than the other. We should use our mother-child relationship to strengthen father-child relationship and vice versa. It is important for a mother and father to have a united…

We Have Birthrights!

One of the birthrights of every child is a loving family. Every child deserves a family that responds to the child's needs and nurtures the child's spirit, soul, and body. God created family. Perhaps, that's why the creator of all things is known as God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…

He calls me Mommy!

"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy"...It sounds so good in my ears. May I never lose this excitement. I was told that hearing mommy repeatedly for 20 seconds gets on mommy's nerves later on in life. Well, I will cherish this moment and hope it does not get on my nerves later on in life. I am still…

Overcoming Trauma: Freedom Walk

Developmental psychologists/theorists and gerontologists have found several connections between early childhood experiences and adulthood. Few months ago, I wrote about the impacts of childhood experiences, family history, and past experiences on child rearing and marriage. Seeking godly counsel and professional help were presented as practical ways for overcoming the Ghosts in our Marriage and Kicking…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

While celebrities are influential people, parents hold a place of greater influence in their children's lives. You are your child's first love, first toy, and first role model. We must not allow our societies to become so progressive and liberal to the point that governments and celebrities begin to determine our family values and parental…

Moms, RESPECT Your Sons!

We often talk about how we want our sons to respect our authority. While this is definitely important and should be the case, it is equally important for moms to show their sons respect—nurturing them comes naturally but giving our respect comes much harder. This is especially true when.........

Child Discipline: What Does the Bible Say?

From birth and even in utero, parents shape their children's worldview. Parents, particularly mothers play an important role in the development of their child's superego, values, and personality. This is due to the strong tie that exists between the mother and child in infancy and early childhood. Fathers are uniquely important as well. My previous…

8 Tips for Thriving as a Student-Mom

Being a student can be mentally, physically, and emotionally tasking. When you add motherhood or parenting to the picture, it is a different ball game. It takes more self-motivation and commitment to thrive as a student-mom. Over the past few years, I have completed graduate studies as a pregnant student and I am currently a…

Back to School Prayer of Thanksgiving for Our Children

As we send our children back to school this new year, let's start the school year strong with the prayer of thanksgiving (an act of prophetic confession) over our children (you may replace the word child with your child or children's name): Heavenly father, thank you for your protection over my child. Thank you for…

2020 and Beyond: New Year, New Priorities

Earlier last year, I lost value for gathering with fellow believers. Online church was my thing. There were Sundays I skipped church to meet academic deadlines, showed up late and used the little one as an excuse to just stream online. My motto for this was God understands. He truly understands. While God wants us…

Thoughts on Mom-Shaming

Mom-shaming is the act of criticizing a mother's parenting choices, her mothering practices. "What a bad mother, she is not breastfeeding??!", "Why is she co-sleeping? That's outdated.", "Why does she have so many children??", "She must be lazy, she is a stay-at-home mom.".. etc. Sometimes, it is done subtly. Mom-shaming makes a mother feel incompetent…

The New Year's Tag

The New Year’s Tag was created by big brother Matt at Jesusluvsall’s blog to reflect on the past year. He exudes the love of God and love for people in his blog posts and interaction with other bloggers. Big brother Matt is called big brother for many reasons but these two reasons sums it all up- he…