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…

Prayer Challenge: Day 5

Wow! It's the third month of the year already and the last day of the 5 days of prayer for my children challenge. Day 5 of the reading plan encourages us to study our children. This will help us pray uniquely or specifically for each child and build a good parent-child relationship. We are wrapping…

Prayer Challenge: Day 4

This conversation sums up why this prayer challenge is important. Sometimes, we need to be reminded that what we are doing matters and a word of encouragement can go a long way. Keep praying for you your children. Today's message is titled "fight for your family". You can listen to the entire message here and…

Pray Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 of the reading plan reminds us our children are gifts from God and that’s one reason for us to celebrate our children. The plan encourages us to model gratitude, be grateful for our children and express our gratitude for the opportunity to be parents. Emphasis on Psalm 127:3-5. With reference to yesterday's blog,…

Prayer Challenge: Day 2

Voice Note 1 with text below ♡ Hi everyone. Thanks for Uhmm taking time to listen to this voice note and following this blog. I am very grateful for you, thankful for you. Yeah. So,this is day 2 of the prayer challenge and I decided to Uhm leave a voice note since I am not…

Prayer Challenge: 5 Days of Prayer for my Children

Photo by YouVersion I started this reading plan today and thought it would be better to challenge other parents to join me. Yes, I know most of you pray for your children everyday and praying for our children should not be just a 5 day thing. However, it would/may be beneficial to check out this…

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.

Reading Plan Recommendation: 5 Days to Freedom from Angry Parenting

From sibling rivalry to teenage defiance, one chapter at a time they offer both practical and Biblical insights based on the teaching of Scripture. Join Amber and Wendy and leave your angry reactions behind, fostering a more gentle and loving home.

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. …

7 Things the Bible Says About Parenting

Hello, I finished the 7 Things the Bible Says About Parenting Bible reading plan from @YouVersion! Check it out here: http://bible.com/r/2IS I was blessed by this FREE reading plan and I believe you will also be blessed by it! Feel free to leave a review here after completing the plan.

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-…

Pocket-knife Lessons

Definitely Worth Reblogging. Many times, our children help us discover our own inadequacies and strengths. God speaks to us through them. What a blessing! Enjoy this beautiful story with tremendous lessons!

For His Purpose

My son eagerly inquired for what seemed like the hundredth time, “so mom did he text yet? I’m really wanting that pocket knife, did dad text you yet?”

“No Warren, he sure hasn’t.” I responded in a gentle but exasperated voice.

My boy and his dad had made a deal (a few days before) pending good behavior—If my son (Warren) held up his end of the deal, showing respect and a good attitude, he’d eventually receive a mini-pocket knife from his dad’s scant collection and on the flip side: poor behavior and lack of respect and bad attitude would equal no pocket knife.

Pretty simple formula to process.

…maybe not for an eight-year old boy with an abundance of extra energy.

#thestruggleisreal, right?

First off when this deal was initially communicated a deadline must’ve been overlooked and never discussed. Warren seemed to be failing at recognizing that patience…

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New York Abortion Law: Where I Find Myself

I will wage war for life, but I cannot justify trampling the wounded on the way to the battle. I must keep my heart at a place that I will stand for truth, but also be willing to run across the street for the broken carrying the weight of her choice. When I forget how to do both, then I fall into dangerous territory myself.

YOU ARE INVITED… TO A BLOG PARTY (2)

First Blog Party!!

Becoming HIS Tapestry

Hey friends, how are you today? How was your week? I’ve had a great week.  On Monday, I took advantage of the holiday, to complete some house chores that just needed my attention.  You know, the ones that do not have to be done immediately, but it should be done soon. Then Wednesday, we had a mix of all the precipitation. We began with snow, then sleet and then the ice and then just pain rain.  This winter has been very, very unusual in my neck of the woods.  Snow and cold is what we’re used to; this weather and temperatures is still out on verdict.  The snow resorts are quite unhappy I think.  So again, how are you today? I Thess 5 18Yeah! Today, we are having a party; a blog party, that is!  I love to read and one of my favorites are blogs; they are short (most) and sweet.  I…

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