Thoughts on Parenting 101

Generally speaking, success is not determined by what we know but the application of the life-changing information we receive. Access to information is not enough, it is what we do with the information that makes a difference. How long we have been doing life does not determine our success in life. One can be young…

Day 7: Angels in the Nursery

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5 (NIV) In the field of Infant Mental Health, angels in the nursery are described as past childhood experiences, parenting choices and practices that strengthen…

Day 6: Are there Ghosts in the Nursery?

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Exodus 34:7 (KJV) The nursery can be described as the place of security for the child.…

Day 5: Made for Relationship

And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make Him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18 (KJV) Contrary to popular belief, newborns do not simply smile because they are passing gas.  Some developmental theorists propose that the newborn’s smile is a mechanism for survival.  That is, the…

Day 4: Post-Partum Depression

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. Psalms 28:7 (KJV) Despite the joy of having a newborn, new parents may experience depression because caring for a newborn can be overwhelming.  It may feel like…

Day 3: Blessings of the Breasts

Day 3 of the 7-Day Devotional for new parents/mothers. Be Blessed! By the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings of the breasts and of the womb. Genesis 49:25 (ESV) The newborn must eat…

Day 2: You are Competent!

In case you missed Day 1 of the 7-Day Devotional for New Parents, you can check it out here. Stay blessed! I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 (KJV) Feeling incompetent? You are not alone. It is not unusual for first-time parents to feel incompetent in their new role. The…

Day 1: In God We Trust

Earlier this year, I wrote a 7-day devotional for new/first-time parents. I was unable to create a fancy PDF for the devotional, so I decided to just go ahead and share it daily on the blog. I believe it will be a blessing to new parents and parents with several years of experience. Be blessed…

Reblog: It is OUR stuff

This post was originally posted on January 30, 2019. I find it encouraging this season as the little one's behavior has not changed. The little one has come to believe everything in the house belongs to him. He reaches for our food everytime and cries if we don't share with him. He turns mommy and…

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.…

Black History Month: Celebrating Our Royal Identity

As we celebrate Black History Month in the United States, I would like to encourage African American parents to stand strong in faith and not bow to the spirit of fear. The evil spirit of racism is still at work, but we already have the victory over that which threatens our lives and our children.…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 I was given more insight on this Bible verse few days ago in written words, so I thought to share it with you. "In the original Hebrew, training up a child is…

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,…

Teach Your Children About Black History Month

By grade school most children in the United States have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are taught that he fought for peace and equality. This month during Black History Month, I encourage you to go beyond teaching your kids about Dr. King. For example, teach your child about Rosa Parks, a civil…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: Book Cover Poll 2

Hello Friends, thank you for voting for a cover yesterday. I would like your thoughts on the UPDATED book cover design for A Christian Mother's Creed. I have been working on the book for a while. Are you excited? I bet you are! Let's vote cover 1 or cover 2 in the comment section. If…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: Book Cover Poll

Hello Friends, I would like your thoughts on the book cover design for A Christian Mother's Creed. I have been working on the book for a while. By God's grace, it will be yours to preview before the end of February 2020. Are you excited? I bet you are! Let's vote cover 1 or cover…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

To honor is to respect and hold in high esteem. In early childhood, children naturally honor their parents. They look to their parents for everything. As they grow up, they begin to see mommy and daddy's flaws. This may cause them to disrespect their parents thereby creating a strain in parent-child relationship. In parenting and…

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…

Six Things Children Need to Know About Sex

My attention was brought to recent statistics on the impact of promiscuity on teenagers in the United kingdom. It would not be a surprise if this statistic exists in other nations. I was heartbroken for children affected. They really do not know what they are doing. I believe promiscuity, fornication, and every sexual sin are…

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,…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

When young children speak ill of people or dislike someone, could it be that their parents are partly responsible? When young children do not like Church people, could it be that their parents speak ill of Church folks at home? The answer to these questions is most likely 'yes'. We shape our children's worldview with…

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,…