BRAT Diet

BRAT diet is always my go to remedy for diarrhea. BRAT stands for Banana, Rice, Apples (apple sauce for babies), and Toast. You can read more about the diet here When the little one has diarrhea, I know it's time to change his diet. Many times, the diarrhea is explosive, out of control, and gets…

Grieving Parents

While working as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, I had to pre-screen patients before directing them to the doctor. I remember being briefed about a young female soldier grieving the loss of her child. I can't remember the full details surrounding the baby's death. I remember being told to be very sensitive when…

The Mind, The Battlefield

I had a dream last night that I feel impressed to share. In my dream I was walking around the city. With each store I passed, my mind was being invaded with thoughts. Thoughts of hopelessness, disappointment, anxiety, insecurity, there wasn’t anything off limits. My mind was filled with thoughts of death, thoughts of affair,…

Balancing Life: God, Marriage, Motherhood, Work, PhD, Blogging and more

Minutes ago, I received a very personal and timely email. The message brought me peace and calm. I believe it will bring you comfort and encouragement. Visit propelwomen.org for more empowering messages This message is timely because I have been working on ways to balance all my responsibilities without leaving out the God-factor which holds…

Breastfeeding and Weaning Tips

I am getting close to reclaiming my boobs. It will no longer be used as a pacifier, midnight snack, daytime comforter, bonding tool, and all the good stuffs associated with breastfeeding. It's been a slow and steady weaning process for the little one and it has been quite an easy journey for me. I am…

Prayer In The Waiting Room

This is what being a Christian Momma looks like, seeing people through God’s eyes and carrying God’s presence everywhere we go. Not because we are perfect, but because we serve a God willing to work through imperfect vessels. Enjoy this great post by fellow blogger, Dawn @drawingclosertochrist.com

Drawing Closer to Christ

Colossians 4:2 NLT, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

Yesterday I had to go visit the GYN for my annual exam. It’s a very busy place, so when I go, I always know that I’ll be waiting at least an hour before I see the doctor, but this time my wait ended up being an hour and a half. I waited one hour in the main waiting room, and thirty minutes in the exam room.

All the women I saw were anticipating the arrival of a little one. I thought to myself, at this point in my life, I wouldn’t want to change places with them. But I also remember when I was there like them, expecting my daughter, and how exciting it was as the time for her arrival drew closer. It’s hard to believe how fast the years have flown by.

I…

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Hope for Autism

This message is for you, momma feeling hopeless about your child's condition. It is okay to think I have no idea what you are dealing with. That may be true, but God knows what you are going through and He has led me to share this with you. My prayer is that these scriptures will…

Winter Comes For Us All

This one is for you, my dear friends. Hold on to God. Let the words of this song sink in and lead you to a place of surrender to God's process. Like the frost on a roseWinter comes for us allOh how nature acquaints usWith the nature of patienceLike a seed in the snowI've been…

No Worries, No Fear

Lately, I have been learning how to trust God and pray instead of worrying. Two days after a message in church about the importance of turning our worries/heart desires into prayer points, my family went through a minor gas fire incident at home. I captured the incident in a poem titled Flames and Fury. After…

Let it Go

1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. This is for the intercessors standing in the gap. This is for parents burdened about the wrong choices and health of their children. This is for everyone who believes in the Lord, Jesus. Cast ALL your care upon God. Be…

First, Pray

It may sound ridiculous but worrying is the easiest and hardest thing we can do when faced with trials. It's the easiest thing because it comes naturally and sometimes gives us a false sense of control. It is also the hardest thing because it has negative impacts on our spirit, soul, and body. Philippians 4:6…

Praying for your Kid’s School, Teachers and Students

There is one thing I really like about the little one's school, they use WEBCAM. So, my husband and I get to check on the little one remotely anytime. Whenever the little one cries during drop off, I quickly call my husband and ask him to check on our little one. It feels so great…

Trading in My Fears for Faith in God

As I hold our precious daughter in my arms, struggling with her elongated arms and legs sliding out of my grasp, I jiggle her up and down as I rock her to sleep to the whirring rhythm of our ceiling fan. There is a humongous mountain of unvoiced fears hovering at the back of my…

5 Creative Ways You Can Still Give Your Child A Memorable Summer On A Budget

August is here and summer break is almost over. To some moms this is great news, because it means the kids will soon be off to school and no longer complaining about how bored they are. To other moms (like me), it’s somewhat sad news. Back to school means back to hectic schedules, more restrictions…

What will you do?

What if I told you there is someone relentlessly strategizing and mobilizing a group of people to cause your child pain. What will you do? What if I told you there is someone studying your child's tendencies, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses with the sole intent of harming your child. What will you do? What if I…

Are your decisions faith-based or fear-based?

Less than two weeks after the little one started attending daycare, I was told he would be moved to another class because his motor skills were advanced for the beginners class and it was time for him to start feeding himself. Well, I wasn't too excited about the news. The little one was just beginning…

SAHM: 3 Ways to Overcome Insecurities

This blog post was inspired by the feedback received from my last post, Dealing with Insecurities: Stay-at-Home Mom.Please check it out. I addressed some of the insecurities we face as stay-at-home mamas. Instead of dwelling on our feelings of insecurities, it is time to face this issue head on. Let's grab a cup of coffee,…

Child Proofing the House

The little one is beginning to test us and play smart. You lock a door and he finds a way to get in through another. He is becoming a master in hiding and running away with items that don't belong in his mouth. Child Proofing is all about anticipating what a child can do and…

Teething Lessons

It took almost one year for the little one to grow two front teeth. Meanwhile, he started "teething" when he was 4 months old. Teething was uncomfortable. The little one kept chewing on his fingers, teething toys, and anything mouthable. There were instances where he was grinding his gum. Interestingly, the absence of teeth didn't…

Mom, I am so glad you adopted me

Earlier this year, my son said “Mom, I am so glad you adopted me. We all fit together so perfectly. ” My biological son, Judah has no idea that he isn’t adopted. In his mind, adoption means you were added to our family and that addition can happen through delivery or the front door. In…

Dealing with Insecurities: Stay-at-Home Mom

Every woman's life is a unique mixture of challenges, blessings, victories, goal achievements, failures, heartbreaks, divorce or marriage success and so on. Even motherhood takes on different set of values, experiences, and choices. This is because our career paths, mindsets, beliefs, and opportunities differ. Some moms enjoy the privilege of staying home full-time with their…

Child Molestation, Sexual Abuse and the Culture of Silence in the Church

Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world is finally having a discourse on the culture of rape and sexual abuse of children in the church. More details here In Nigeria, pastors are worshiped, the devil is blamed for sexual crimes, reporting rape makes life worse for the raped, families keep secrets of child…

My Book of Testimonies

This may be my longest post ever....but you will be glad you read every sentence and I hope it motivates you to start writing down testimonies. In 2016, I started penning down testimonies of God's goodness and faithfulness. This act was inspired by the mountains that were cast into the sea and the favor that…