Postpartum Weight Loss Et 2020 Health and Fitness Goals

My postpartum weight loss journey started five months postpartum, after getting a medical approval. My postpartum body was not glamorous. I went from being military fit to being chubby. I can remember crying as I checked my weight, took pictures and body measurements for my fitness coach's.....

Six Things To Do Before The Year Ends

Before the year ends, take a moment and thank God for the gift of life. You may not have accomplished your goals, but you have life in you. Being alive is an accomplishment, celebrate it! Before the year ends, close your eyes and think about the heartbreaking moments and disappointments you felt this year. Thank…

You are a Gift

I used to think including people into every part of our family life was a must do. The older I get though, the more this truth becomes clear- I don’t owe anyone the gift, that is, my life. I don’t owe friendship. I don’t owe relationship to others with my children, those things are gifts.…

Repeating Commands to a Toddler

"Nooo, don't go there", "Don't touch...mummy said, don't touch!", "Don't throw", "come back here please", "hold mummy's hand"..... These are common phrases I find myself repeating countless times a day to my charming, energetic toddler. While writing this post, she was chattering away in baby language. She also played with a standing fan I have…

How I Break Depression

Motherhood is a joyful experience and life is beautiful. Yet...... Sometimes, I have a heavy heart. Sometimes, I can feel thick clouds of darkness. Sometimes, it feels like there is a weight on me. Sometimes, I feel like crying as I pity myself. Sometimes, I feel hopeless. Sometimes, I feel insignificant. But ALWAYS, God is…

The Miracle of Christmas

This is the miracle of Christmas: 2000+ years ago, God became flesh and dwelled amongst us for 30+ years, and today, he dwells in those who open up their hearts to him. We can celebrate and experience this miracle forever! The miracle of having a personal relationship with God. I pray that you will experience…

Joyeux Noël !

Wow! What a wonderful day to be alive! My joy is full and I am content. Jesus, the reason for the season lives in the heart of every Christian Momma. That is an awesome privilege! May the love, joy, and peace of the Lord rule and reign in your heart and home. My family planned…

Thriving Christmas Alone as a New Single Mom

The holiday season is upon us. For many, it’s not the “most wonderful time of the year”, including new single moms. The pain of breakup, no matter how amicable, can feel exponentially greater during the holidays. Especially when you add the fact that, your children will be spending the holidays with their father. How are…

She is a Lesbian, So What?

After a curious Google search, I discovered one of the little one's daycare caregivers is a lesbian. Honestly, I felt uncomfortable. Why was I feeling uncomfortable that this nice openly homosexual lady was taking care of my little one? For a split second, I thought she would spread this homosexual spirit to my child. That…

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

"Sleep in Heavenly peace" is a beautiful melodic phrase taken from the timeless Christmas Carol classic, Silent Night. Baby Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords slept peacefully in his makeshift crib in a humble stall, while Herod and Jerusalem were troubled about his birth (Matthew 2:3). The fully grown Jesus slept so…

A Short Christmas Message

Giving to someone who cannot return the favor is one of the most joyful things to do. As parents, we give the gift of time, love, money, and more to our children because that's what parents do, and most times we expect nothing in return. Especially when our children are developmentally incapable of giving back.…

Are We Keeping up with the Joneses?

This season comes with a lot of expenses. It got me thinking about our motives and the impact of financial debt on the family. Decorating the house, buying household items and gifts on credit just to keep up with societal expectations is sadly associated with this season. Instead of spending to keep up with the…

Netflix: The First Temptation of Christ

It's Christmas season and Netflix thought it wise to portray Jesus as gay in The First Temptation of Christ. Jesus loves and died for everyone with different 'sexual orientation' but He was not gay. Neither was He a drunkard as portrayed by another Netflix comedy. Such disrespect for the Christian faith should not be encouraged.…

It's Mine

Gesturing and saying "mine, mine, mine" have become the little one's thing for a while. He is declaring his independence and making demands already?! He came to the world naked with no clothes, shoes, food, toys, etc. Then suddenly, he is saying "mine" to access whatever he wants without differentiating between what belongs or does…

End of Semester

Wow! I submitted my final paper for the semester one hour ago, and it feels so good to finally get a break. While I enjoyed reading articles and writing about the human brain, parent-child relationship, infant mental health, and all things early childhood development, I feel relieved from the pressure of meeting assignment deadlines. It…

When ALL Else Fails

This was not the post I planned to publish today, but this is where I found myself few hours ago as a mother. I felt like screaming and crying after spending almost 3 hours trying to put the little one to sleep. I had a paper to write with little time to spare. Spouse traveled…

Christmas Is About Giving and Receiving

In God's kingdom, giving and receiving are important. While it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35), receiving is also important. How can we fulfill God's purpose for our lives if we do not receive God's free gifts and enjoy the benefits of being a giver (Luke 6:38). Yesterday, I read a…

God and the Sex Scandal Lineage

There is something interesting about the women/mothers mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Tamar disguised as a prostitute to have sex with her father-in-law, Rahab was a prostitute, Ruth was a Moabite (a descendant of an incestuous relationship between Lot and his older daughter), Uriah's wife (nameless in the genealogy, her husband was killed…

AMBER Alert for a Missing Child

Last night, I received an Amber alert for a missing two year old boy. It was my first Amber alert for a missing child. My heart was grieved, and I was deeply troubled. Suddenly, I became a spiritual superwoman. My family prayed for the missing boy, that he would not be harmed. Personally, I continued…

What Christianity Means to My Family

It is interesting that I started writing this post on the 14th of May, 2019, and I am finally posting it almost seven months later. I wonder if there are other bloggers with a lot of drafted posts containing one or two sentences waiting to be completed. I am excited to complete this post today…