Balancing Life: God, Marriage, Motherhood, Work, PhD, Blogging and more

Minutes ago, I received a very personal and timely email. The message brought me peace and calm. I believe it will bring you comfort and encouragement. Visit propelwomen.org for more empowering messages This message is timely because I have been working on ways to balance all my responsibilities without leaving out the God-factor which holds…

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.

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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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...