A D O P T I O N

“Mom, I am so glad you adopted me. We all fit together so perfectly. ” My biological son 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 a culture where words like biological and…

Reblog:Unplanned

Unplanned is next on my “to watch” list. I enjoyed reading this review by Anne and Brooke. I encourage every mom to check out this amazing blog for teen girls. To call abortion a human right is to classify the unborn as not human or non-living things. Mommas, let’s raise or voices and do something about the unjust killing of babies.

Anne & Brooke

“I Knew You Before I Formed You In Your Mother’s Womb, Before You Were Born I Set You Apart.” ~Jeremiah 1:5 NLT

The Pureflix film, just newly released March 29 of this year, is the true story of Abbey Johnson, the youngest director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.

Even after working for Planned Parenthood for over 8 years, Abbey had never actually seen an abortion procedure, even though she had had two of her own. Until this particular time where she was asked to assist in an ultrasound guided abortion.

Abbey administered the ultrasound, as instructed by the abortionist doctor, only to be horrified as the tiny baby on the screen was ripped from it’s mother’s womb, despite the baby’s weak efforts to fight for it 13 week old life.

This is Abbey’s story of her gullible belief that abortion was a woman’s right because a baby wasn’t…

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Easter Reflections

Please fill in the blanks below using one of options provided for each blank space. Newborn babies are perfectly (i) _______________, as yet unable to be concerned for others, or even to understand the difference between themselves and the world around them. As young children mature, they make the (ii) ________________ discovery that other people…

A Walking Testimony

From one step to five steps and finally countless steps, we have been cheering the little one along like the cloud of witnesses. DH and I have been waiting for these days. Honestly, I have been imagining the little one holding my legs while I workout and moving all over the house with HIS OWN…

Reblog- I Dare to Write: How to be a Good Mother-in-law

Last month, I came across this amazing article by a fellow blogger, Tammy @ Grandma Mary Martha. My fundamental thought on daughter-in-law and mother-in-law relationship is this: Be the kind of mother--in-law you want your children to have.Be the kind of daughter-in-law you want to have. Enjoy and Be Blessed! I Dare to Write: How…

Two Lessons From Observing My Little Human Learn to Walk

My Daughter's Walking Adventure I imagine that like myself, most parents cannot wait for the moment their baby learns or starts to walk independently. My daughter first used her playpen as a safe space to test the limits of gravity as well as practice her pulling up. The moment she could pull herself up at…

Stroller Testimony: If it Matters to You, it Matters to God

God has a humorous way of showing us He cares. My prayer is that my testimony will encourage you to trust God with your life and open your eyes to this truth, You Matter To God! https://videopress.com/v/g56Dl1x8 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable…

Reblog:The Season of ‘No’

Wonderful spiritual lesson by another Christian momma raising a toddler. My little one is only 9-month-old but I am already using the words, “Don’t” and “no”. One major take-away from this article is that God doesn’t keep things from us, He keeps them for us. This is why patience is important in our walk with God, parenting and doing life. Jess encourages us to accept the fact that some prayers we tag ‘unanswered’ or ‘NO’ from God may be for our good. Personally, the beauty of every NO is that they challenge me to seek God’s best in every situation. Enjoy this short article and be blessed!

“We don’t swim in the toilet!” No.

“Don’t feed your breakfast to the dog!” No.

“Don’t eat MY breakfast!” No.

“Don’t pee on the floor!” No.

Whew! You guessed it: these are some commonly overheard phrases in my home. Life with a toddler- what a season! Some days I feel like all I do is utter the word ‘no’ to her in one way or another. It’s a frustration to constantly speak it, but I can, in fact, accurately imagine that it’s frustrating to be on the receiving end of that word as well.

But why do I tell her no, or forbid her from doing things? Is it because I’m a big ol’ bully who just wants to be boss? Of course not. I don’t let her splash in the toilet because, germs. I don’t let her feed the dog because she needs the fuel herself. I don’t let…

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From Blurry to Clearly: Infant Vision Development

Four days ago, DH brought my attention to the fact that our little one's vision has changed over time. He reminded me of a time when the little one's vision was blurred. DH also mentioned that the little one now has very good vision for seeing tiny things on the floor which he tries to…

Training My 10-Month-Old Infant

Some may argue that my attempts are futile as she cannot understand what I am saying. However does that stop parents from talking to their babies? Isn't it from our talk, describing the world around them and constantly telling them who daddy and mummy is that our baby's first words come from those s/he hears the most. We are already training our babies in so many areas: eating, using a car seat, table manners, talking, walking, biting is bad and so on.

The Joy and Pain of Sleep Training

I don't  know what to call the sleep training method my husband and I have been using since the beginning of the year. The cry-it-out method??!! I am not sure. This is because we don't leave the little one in the room to cry till he falls asleep. His father is always with him. I…

A Quick Fix or a Worth the Wait Blessing?

Most times the story of Esau and Jacob is often told to emphasize the deceptive nature of Jacob. There is often little or no emphasis on the role Esau played in losing his birth right. Alicia, the author of this article highlights the role Esau played in the loss of his birth right. The author uses real life experiences with her children to help us understand the dangers/consequences of instant gratification as seen in the story of Esau and Jacob. Enjoy!

For His Purpose

I’m assuming my kids are no different and share a common enthusiasm with other like-minded boys and girls—the electronic obsession!!??

These kids of mine would eat, drink, and sleep electronics if my husband and I allowed it, but thankfully for the sake of healthy living we’ve put a cap on their amount of exposure.

As a family we circled up in the living room about a year ago to hash out a plan or schedule for electronic time. That might sound over the top, but seriously it was necessary and has actually been pretty beneficial.

Here’s what we came up with: My kids love cereal (almost as much as electronics) and would prefer it for every meal. I’m not a fan; there can’t possibly be much nutritional value to a morsel of puffed up air, coated with sugar. Soooo, collectively, we determined cereal mornings would be limited to three mornings…

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Wear Your Own Shoes,One Size Doesn’t Fit All

My 2 year old is OBSESSED with 2 things- swords and my house shoes.He doesn’t like wearing his shoes... or socks... or the slippers we bought him for Christmas. BUT if my house shoes aren’t on my feet, we all know where to find them. But here’s the problem. They don’t fit him. They weren’t made for…

Motherhood Helped Me Stop Worrying About My Accent

When I moved to the U.S. in my late teens, I desperately wanted to change my accent. I wanted to fit in. I didn't like my accent despite people telling me "I love your accent" several times. They often follow the compliment with "where are you originally from?". That's the question I didn't like answering. I would have to tell them I am originally from Nigeria but I didn't want to. That was the problem and motherhood solved the problem.

Black History Celebration: Beauty in Our Differences

I, without thinking grabbed a dark brown crayon and started coloring the girl's skin. Without skipping a beat, the little boy asked me why I would use that ugly brown color because my real skin was so nice and white. I didn't know if I wanted to cry or hug him more in that moment.

Here’s Why Little Children Stay in the Toilet With Their Moms and What I Learned From It

I think a lot of moms have been in my shoes. Let's be honest. There was a time you had to or there will be a time you will have to take your child to the bathroom while you do number 2...except you are Hollywood type of rich or have a 24/7 nanny, family assistance, and husband services.

Through the Eyes of a Child

Anyone want to guess what my son, Carlos is pretending that big plastic spoon is? If you guessed sword, you are correct! He has been obsessed with soldiers and swords for months now. He watched a few episodes of “Bible Man” with his siblings and now that is just about all he wants to play. …

Being an Adult is Overrated, I Want to Be Like a Child

The fact that the little one reaches out for me even when I discipline him convicts me of my natural tendency to treat people the way they treat me. It's the silent treatment and creating a distance instead of having a healthy confrontation...

Update: Asia Bibi is FREE!

Exactly two months ago, I wrote a blog post requesting the support of Christian mommas in the fight to prevent the execution of a Christian mom who was charged with blasphemy in Pakistan. The Christian mom, Asia Bibi is finally FREE! Thank God! To everyone who prayed, donated to the cause, and signed the petition-…