The Beauty of Giving

Parents of little children provide almost everything needed to keep their children alive and healthy. Clothing, shelter, food, and everything essential. We all came into the world naked and dependent on our parents/caregivers. Despite being the little one's "provider", I get excited and feel honored when he decides to share his food or anything with…

The Great Deceptive Paradox: Christian yoga

This post is in response to my sister- Temi’s post about prenatal yoga. It is by no means written to hurt or offend anyone, but rather to share the truth as it has been revealed to me in scripture. I briefly mentioned my thoughts on yoga in the comments section of the abovementioned article. But…

Use Your Superpower

Growing up, superman was one of my favorite superheroes. He had superpowers and he maximized it by protecting communities. Christians have the ultimate superpower, the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8) and this power is not just available for our personal use. The life of a Christian is not meant to be about "me, myself and I"…

Let Their Voices Be Heard- My Interview with Temi of Christian Mommas Part 4

This post is perfect for this day. Are you transferring trauma to your children? Why is it difficult for African-Americans to “get over it!”? How is trauma transferred from one generation to another? I addressed these questions in my 4th blog series with papa Matt. Please watch this video, read the post, and let us hear your thoughts. Our children deserve only the best from us. Be blessed! 🙏❤

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I am so thankful that Temi has done this interview series with me. I admire her for how much she has overcome and accomplished.

This is part 4 of my interview with Temi of christianmommas.com. In Part 1 she shared about experiencing discrimination. In Part 2 she shared about hardships as an international student. In Part 3 she shared about what inspired her to write her wonderful book A Christian Mother’s Creed. Today she shares about intergenerational effect of slavery and racism.

Please explain generational effect of slavery and racism. Do you have concerns for your children?

There is a video below summarizing the content of this post. You may watch the video or simply read this post. 

Do I have concerns for my children?

I do not have concerns about my children experiencing racism because I have handed this concern over to God and I make a conscious…

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A Mother’s Prayer for Her Children

Mommas, please take a moment and pray this prayer over your children. Very powerful! This is what praying the scriptures looks like. Many thanks to Mr. Michael Griego for sharing this prayer with us. I will keep praying this. Also checkout A Wife’s Prayer for Her Husband. What a blessing! 🙏

Biblical Viewpoint

Are we applying this power to the little ones we love and hold dear? Have you ever prayed words of Scripture over your children? This mother does. ◊

A couple of years into her marriage, my daughter shared with me a series of Bible verses that she faithfully compiled together into a prayer for her husband. I was so struck by it that I asked her permission to highlight it in a Biblical Viewpoint post.1 No doubt every man and household would be blessed to have such powerful words of Scripture prayed over him by his own wife.

She then felt compelled to go through the same process for her young children. She shared this new compilation of common Bible verses in a prayer for her own children. I’ve received permission to share it here. I do so as an encouragement to all of us who acknowledge…

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What are your thoughts on Prenatal Yoga?

Please share your thoughts on prenatal yoga and yoga generally. I am a perinatal consultant, trained postpartum doula and New Parent Educator, so I get to work with families before and after the birth of their babies. While networking with birth professionals, I came across Kundalini yoga and meditation. I did a little research and…

Let Their Voices Be Heard- My Interview with Temi of Christian Mommas Part 3

Last Friday, I continued my blog series with papa Matt. We discussed my first book, A Christian Mother’s Creed. Why was the book written? Please take a moment to read the short post. Tomorrow, we will discuss the intergenerational transfer of trauma within the context of slavery and racism. You don’t want to miss it! Thank you all for your support 🙂

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Each time I have the opportunity to interact with Temi it is a blessing for me. I am so proud of all she has accomplished in her life through Jesus’ strength and help. One of her accomplishments is her wonderful blog christinamommas.com. Today she shares what inspired her to write her book- A Christian Mother’s Creed.

In Part 1 she shared about a time she experienced racism. In Part 2 she shared her real life story of going from international student to being in the military.

I have read her book. Of course I will never be a mom, but I found application in replacing the word teacher for mom and the word students for children. It is an excellent book to read.

  1. What inspired you to write your book A Christian Mother’s Creed?

Many events inspired me to write A Christian Mother’s Creed. It began with a strong…

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I Allow Unlimited Screentime When….

Okay, this "way maker" song has been on repeat play in my house for days. Today, the little one has been glued to it. We dare not turn it off, if we do not want to hear a high pitched scream. I was about to turn it off after considering the negative impacts of excessive…

This is Dear to My Heart

Dear friends, The mental wellness of children and parents has always been dear to my heart. In fact, this blog community was created to provide spiritual and emotional support for parents and future parents. In addition to blogging, I now provide perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health consulting services on littleonespiecmh.com. Please read the…

You Did Not Fail!

You didn’t fail as a mother. Not even a little bit. You could not have prevented this if you tried harder, prayed harder or was a better mother nor if you loved harder or wasn’t so hard on them neither not hard enough. Your child has free mortal agency meaning they have “free will.” In…

Thoughts on New Year’s Plans, Goals and Vision

COVID-19 cannot and has not ruined 2020. It may have reshaped how we do life, but it doesn’t have the power to mess up the lives of those in God’s kingdom. This post is being reblogged because I am enjoying the benefits of starting 2020 with a “God, interrupt my plans and lead me” mindset and attitude. It is only kind to testify and encourage you to join me. Be blessed and face the remaining half of 2020 with hope and trust in God!

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I wrote a 2019 final post but it was not published due to mommy duties. It ended up being deleted. Little children have a special way of throwing their parent’s plans out the window. The little one has interrupted my plans countless times. Now, I make plans with consideration and accommodation for his ability to interrupt my plans. This reminds me of God watching us make new year plans. I can imagine God saying “my child, that’s a great plan”, “my child, there is a better plan”……………

As we make plans for the new year, let us commit our ways to God and open our hearts to receive God’s best for us this year. Let us bring ourselves to a place of surrender to God’s perfect plan and beautiful interventions.

Let us choose divine interruption of our plans. We have a choice, God’s perfect will and plan or our…

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Simple Like a Child

Simply dependent Simply vulnerable Simply trusting Simply loving That's what I want to see when I interact with the little ones all around me. Beyond and greater than those "problem behaviors" is their need for guidance. Like a sheep simply in need of a shepherd. I choose to stay childlike in my relationship with God.…

Learning Forgiveness and Patience From the Little One ❤

This week began with a call to walk in forgiveness and I had to live the Word I received. I experienced the pain of a broken heart. You know, those who are closest to us have the power to break our hearts because we expect more from them. I had a choice, to cry out and ask the Comforter for help OR live in unforgiveness by holding back love from the one who hurt me. I chose the former. Unforgiveness breeds bitterness and hinders prayers. Unforgiveness holds one captive. With tears and in pain, I asked God to do what only He can do, heal my broken heart. God answered and when I think about the one who hurt me, I do not see the betrayal or feel the pain. I see a soul in need of redemption. I see a soul Jesus died for and I pray for the one who hurt me. I learned that it was okay to feel the pain of a broken heart because I would never learn to forgive without it. After my experience, I remembered this old post and decided to share it. Be blessed!♥️ God heals broken hearts. God commands us to forgive. It is not a suggestion and His commandments are not grievous.

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The little one has developed new habits. He randomly screams like he is trying to say something or sing (my husband thinks the little one is testing the functionality of his vocal cords). He wakes up in the middle of the night for ‘playtime’ (this is perhaps due to frequent flying and his body’s adjustment to timezone changes). He moves a lot during diaper change (this makes diaper change a struggle between mother and son). He grabs my phone and interrupts my texts. He pinches me so hard it hurts and occasionally chews my nipples. He pulls my hair so hard it hurts.

Sometimes, I get a little bit upset about these new developments. However, most times I simply go with the flow and enjoy the moment. I am grateful for the privilege to be his mother. It’s hard, difficult and pointless to be mad at my baby because he…

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How Abuse Changed My Life…For the Good!

Every parent should read Sandie’s blog. She discusses her experience as a mom of an abused child and offers ways to both prevent child abuse and heal after child-abuse takes place. Please read her blog and pass it on. I do not go days without declaring over the little one “you will not be raped or molested, you will not be sexually perverted”. My little one is only two and he already knows to say “No, stop it” when someone touches his private areas. I cannot count the number of times I have cried for abused children and felt a righteous indignation against child abusers. So, I pray and create more awareness by sharing posts like this. Join me in praying and raising more awareness. Child abuse is real and we must fight!

Sandie Barrios

I’m the mother of an abused child. 

While the abuse happened outside my home and far from my view or awareness, it often feels as if I carry full responsibility. I struggle with guilt and, if I’m honest, sometimes I struggle will condemnation.  These things aside, however, I can look back and tell you at LEAST three ways it changed my life for the better. I hope someone can be encouraged by this.. that there is truly light that pierces the darkness when we place our hope in Christ.

So, what good could possibly come from such a horrendous thing? Read on, my friend:

1. A Renewed Awareness

Some may think this isn’t necessarily a positive thing, but I am convinced it is. Like it or not, the statistics of child sexual abuse are horribly astounding. Before I walked through the shadows with my child, I had very little idea…

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Quick Reflection: First Two Years of Motherhood

Two years of loving, learning, and growing perfectly sums up my motherhood experience so far. LOVING: Two years of pouring out my love on the little one and other children. LEARNING: Two years of learning from the little one, for the little one and every child in the world. GROWING: Two years of spiritual, mental,…

A Black Mom With A Message Of Comfort

My son will be 21 years old this month and as much as I look forward to this new phase in his life, I can’t help but grieve for the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Joao Pedro and countless others who will never get to see their sons grow into young men. All the first experiences…

My Son and Servant

The little one is fast becoming a more responsible member of the family. I have honestly been waiting for him to run errands around the house. He is both a son and a servant in the house. He helps with his laundry, brings the TV remote (very important 😂😂), and helps with other minor chores.…

4 Ways to Protect your Children from Becoming Victims of Racism

In light of the racial tension in the United States and the giant of fear weighing on the hearts of African-American mothers, it is important to reblog this post. Mothers, we have a role to play in the fight against racism. Since racism is learned, we need to teach our children to treat everyone with love and respect regardless of their race. Quit sowing seeds of hate and racial bias in your home. Let’s do a heart-check and ask God to rid us of pride and the sin of racism.

Christian Mommas

Two days ago, My dear sister, kim Petitt shared her personal experience as a mother raising a Black son in the 21st Century. Please read her short postHERE. We can’t trust our governments to protect our children. They are failing every child regardless of race. While some local churches are speaking up through the One Race Movement, others have chosen to be silent. Silence speaks louder than words in this case. To be quiet when people are killed for their skin color is to be a part of the problem, a facilitator. This has been going on since the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and I believe the silence of the church inspired this quote:

In the End, we will remember not the words ofourenemies, butthe silence of our friends.

Those who are silent ignorantly believe that they will not be affected. That’s a…

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Thank You!

Dear friends, I apologize for the unintended breaks and irregularities in blogging this month. COVID-19 has interrupted my regular schedule. I am a stay-at-home mom once again. This requires giving the little one a lot of attention while balancing other aspects of life. I wonder how moms of two or more kids manage their schedule.…