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…

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…

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…

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…

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.........

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…

Thoughts on New Year's Plans, Goals and Vision

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…

Testimony Time: Breakthrough after a Decade of Stagnancy

This post has nothing to do with my motherhood experience. However, future moms going through a season of infertility may find this post encouraging. My hope is that this testimony would lift the spirit of someone in despair, feeling stagnant, like God has forgotten you. Everyone is celebrating a new year but you feel like…

New Year's Giveaway !

Praying over my husband's head was the most viewed post on this blog in 2019. The post was inspired by personal events and a free 3-day reading plan on YouVersion. The plan was adapted from the book, Prayers of Blessings Over Your Husband. So, I thought it would be a great idea to give away…

Postpartum Weight Loss Et 2020 Health and Fitness Goals

My postpartum weight loss journey started five months postpartum, after getting a medical approval. My postpartum body was not glamorous. I went from being military fit to being chubby. I can remember crying as I checked my weight, took pictures and body measurements for my fitness coach's.....

Six Things To Do Before The Year Ends

Before the year ends, take a moment and thank God for the gift of life. You may not have accomplished your goals, but you have life in you. Being alive is an accomplishment, celebrate it! Before the year ends, close your eyes and think about the heartbreaking moments and disappointments you felt this year. Thank…

Repeating Commands to a Toddler

"Nooo, don't go there", "Don't touch...mummy said, don't touch!", "Don't throw", "come back here please", "hold mummy's hand"..... These are common phrases I find myself repeating countless times a day to my charming, energetic toddler. While writing this post, she was chattering away in baby language. She also played with a standing fan I have…

How I Break Depression

Motherhood is a joyful experience and life is beautiful. Yet...... Sometimes, I have a heavy heart. Sometimes, I can feel thick clouds of darkness. Sometimes, it feels like there is a weight on me. Sometimes, I feel like crying as I pity myself. Sometimes, I feel hopeless. Sometimes, I feel insignificant. But ALWAYS, God is…

The Miracle of Christmas

This is the miracle of Christmas: 2000+ years ago, God became flesh and dwelled amongst us for 30+ years, and today, he dwells in those who open up their hearts to him. We can celebrate and experience this miracle forever! The miracle of having a personal relationship with God. I pray that you will experience…