In Honor of 9/11

Powerful message by Alicia with a 9/11 testimony that will leave you speechless. Be blessed!

For His Purpose

***If time is an issue don’t even read my blog post, just go straight down to the video and be sure to watch the whole thing; it’s an incredible testimony of a man (pilot) who was originally scheduled to fly the first plane to crash on 9/11.***

When Nate and I first began homeschooling our kids we attended an annual homeschool conference every Spring. We had some best friends who would also go and we’d all make a long weekend out of it, enjoying adult company with one another. Some of our best memories have come from those days.

During the time that we’d spend at the actual conference I’m pretty sure the guys found most of their entertainment counting the number of pregnant women and sneaking cat naps hoping us wives wouldn’t notice. Each year the homeschool conference would host a guest speaker and to be honest some years…

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Reblog: 3 Ways to Protect Your Family From Social Pressures

Enjoy this inspirational message by Heather Danielle. Go ahead and read if you love Joshua 24:15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as…

To Those Fathers

Happy Father's day to the grandfathers, biological fathers, adoptive fathers, step-fathers, single fathers, foster-fathers, and spiritual fathers giving fatherhood their best. We are grateful that you give your best even when it's hard. Despite your imperfection, you give us a glimpse of the perfect father, our father in heaven. Thank you for staying and loving.…

This Little Piggy

These days I can be found jamming to nursery rhymes. The little one enjoys watching me jump and twirl while playing nursery rhymes. Those songs are addictive but thankfully there is a lot to learn from them. Apparently, "This little piggy" has controversial interpretations but let's stick with the happier one. The interpretation everyone grew…

Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle is one of my favorite Nursery Rhymes. Perhaps, I am drawn to it's simple and illogical content. My favorite lines are "The cow jumped over the moon" and "The dish ran away with the spoon". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkJ9Htuzc68 In my perspective, the lyrics of this nursery rhyme reveals the faith-filled and oh what possibilities…

Easter Reflections

Please fill in the blanks below using one of options provided for each blank space. Newborn babies are perfectly (i) _______________, as yet unable to be concerned for others, or even to understand the difference between themselves and the world around them. As young children mature, they make the (ii) ________________ discovery that other people…

A Walking Testimony

From one step to five steps and finally countless steps, we have been cheering the little one along like the cloud of witnesses. DH and I have been waiting for these days. Honestly, I have been imagining the little one holding my legs while I workout and moving all over the house with HIS OWN…

Reblog- I Dare to Write: How to be a Good Mother-in-law

Last month, I came across this amazing article by a fellow blogger, Tammy @ Grandma Mary Martha. My fundamental thought on daughter-in-law and mother-in-law relationship is this: Be the kind of mother--in-law you want your children to have.Be the kind of daughter-in-law you want to have. Enjoy and Be Blessed! I Dare to Write: How…

Two Lessons From Observing My Little Human Learn to Walk

My Daughter's Walking Adventure I imagine that like myself, most parents cannot wait for the moment their baby learns or starts to walk independently. My daughter first used her playpen as a safe space to test the limits of gravity as well as practice her pulling up. The moment she could pull herself up at…

Reblog:The Season of ‘No’

Wonderful spiritual lesson by another Christian momma raising a toddler. My little one is only 9-month-old but I am already using the words, “Don’t” and “no”. One major take-away from this article is that God doesn’t keep things from us, He keeps them for us. This is why patience is important in our walk with God, parenting and doing life. Jess encourages us to accept the fact that some prayers we tag ‘unanswered’ or ‘NO’ from God may be for our good. Personally, the beauty of every NO is that they challenge me to seek God’s best in every situation. Enjoy this short article and be blessed!

“We don’t swim in the toilet!” No.

“Don’t feed your breakfast to the dog!” No.

“Don’t eat MY breakfast!” No.

“Don’t pee on the floor!” No.

Whew! You guessed it: these are some commonly overheard phrases in my home. Life with a toddler- what a season! Some days I feel like all I do is utter the word ‘no’ to her in one way or another. It’s a frustration to constantly speak it, but I can, in fact, accurately imagine that it’s frustrating to be on the receiving end of that word as well.

But why do I tell her no, or forbid her from doing things? Is it because I’m a big ol’ bully who just wants to be boss? Of course not. I don’t let her splash in the toilet because, germs. I don’t let her feed the dog because she needs the fuel herself. I don’t let…

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From Blurry to Clearly: Infant Vision Development

Four days ago, DH brought my attention to the fact that our little one's vision has changed over time. He reminded me of a time when the little one's vision was blurred. DH also mentioned that the little one now has very good vision for seeing tiny things on the floor which he tries to…

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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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.

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...