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 other 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…

Fighting Diaper Change

I don't know where the little one learned the combative skills he uses during diaper change. Most times, I have to give him a preferred item to prevent him from taking off or kicking my face during diaper change. Certainly, soaking wet and poopy diapers are not comfortable. Fresh diapers must feel so good. But,…

They Hear God

Early in March, we visited grandma. After spending the day and saying a 10 minute emotional goodbye, we finally got the kids in the car. One child was having an exceptionally hard night and acting in an unusual way. We decided to take a few minutes and everyone in the car had to say one…

Off to Daycare

Today, we left our little one in the care of people we don't know. It takes a lot of faith and courage to do that. Please don't judge parents for enrolling their babies in daycare, it's not an easy thing to do. For me, faith in God made leaving the little one in daycare bearable.…

Postpartum Problems 2

Two months ago, my fitness coach shared this powerful devotional by Joseph Prince. I decided to revisit it because I need a testimony and a reminder that sound mind is my inheritance. Dare to believe this with me! I am desperately in need of a perfectly functioning brain at this time in my life. It…

This Day Last Year: Supernatural Birth Story

I must confess that I once thought that I didn't have the supernatural birth experience I desperately desired. I forgot that the birth of a healthy whole baby via a successful C-Section was in fact supernatural. This day last year was the scariest day of my life so far. Mentally preparing for an unplanned C-section…

The Power of a Sandwich Picture

I snapped a photo of my adopted daughter recently and something new hit me. You see the way she is holding that sandwich? That’s how I hold a sandwich. Adoption is a funny thing. For me, identifying similarities is a blast. I love to watch my birth daughter and see my mother in law or…

Four Strategies For Dealing With Chaos

Each of us have different levels of tolerance and I believe this also applies in our ability to handle "chaos" that may occur in form of a messy house, piled up laundry, other housekeeping problems, and work-family conflict. I assume that in less than a year into parenting some mamas have their house operating as…