Mine Mine Mine

When the little one wants something he has no word for, he says "mine". He doesn't not care who owns it. If he wants it, it's "mine". This behavior got me thinking about the power in claiming what is rightfully ours based on God's Word. If God says it is mine, then I want it.…

The Stay at home mom-life: The Lord who is there

As a stay at home mother, one of the aspects of mom-life that surprised me the most was the isolation and loneliness that came with it. Mothers themselves don’t talk about it, and no one really asks. Everyone just assumes that mothers are busy taking care of babies and that they don’t really need company....

Trained for Motherhood

This picture was taken about 5 years ago. I was doing what soldiers do, training for battle indoor and outdoor. Always thinking about "readiness". I had to "maintain my arms, my equipments and myself ". Interestingly, God was also using that period to prepare me for motherhood. My motherhood journey began with a strong feeling…

How Dare you!

"How Dare you satan!", "Don't you know who owns this child?", "You messed with the wrong child"....Those were my words and attitude last week. The little one woke up wheezing and crying at night. While my heart was at peace, my spirit was aggressive. The little one deserves to sleep well, we feed him well,…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: The Book

Hello friends, the book cover with red highlight won after votes from you, family members and other platforms. Thank you for participating. It was indeed a tough choice. You can pre-order the eBook if you are a fan of eBooks. Print copies will are available for pre-order on barnes and noble . PLEASE IGNORE PREVIEW…

The Stay at Home Mom Life: He is my Shepherd

I will confess. It has been a hard couple of weeks. My family is currently in a season of waiting.  I was low on faith and I found my self unable to trust in the Lord. I complained that He was making us wait so long when our needs were heavy. I let worry and…

Are you Focusing on Your Strengths?

There are two popular interventions for children with developmental disorders- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Developmental Individual-Differences Relationship Based model (DIR or DIR/Floortime). While I practice behavior analysis on my job, my doctoral program advocates the DIR model which suites my personality. The focus on parent-child relationship in the therapeutic process draws me to…

From Snow Day to Dog Poop Day

My family had plans for a surprise snow. We planned to make a snow man, have the little one enjoy the snow, and take pictures. We also planned to stay off the grass just to avoid stepping on dog poop. Some dog owners do not pick up after their dogs. All was going well. So,…

Self-Care is Compulsory

Mothers naturally recognize the voice of their children and vice versa. We can differentiate our child's cry from other children's cry. It is just natural. Sadly, a crying mother may have difficulty hearing her child's cry. A child whose cry goes unheard for too long and too often will stop crying. Instead of crying out,…

Rest in the Storm

Here is an interesting fact about this post- I started writing it on the 23rd of May, 2019. In my blogging journey, I have found it very helpful to quickly write whatever is laid on my heart so that I can reflect on it and later share with you, my friends. It may take months…

Taste and See

Psalm 34:8 (KJV) O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. The little one hardly reject any food I give to him. He always taste then decides if he would eat more or push the food away. The little one tastes from a place of trust. The fact that I have given…

Judge Not

Is there any mom here with children that engage in excessive mouth stuffing? I find it interesting. When I place a bowl of food before the little one, he eats like the food will disappear if he doesn't take big bites. He stuffs too much food in his mouth but he somehow does not choke…

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.........