My Personal Testimony: Infertility and Miscarriage

So...... I was recently asked to share my testimony about God’s faithfulness through fertility issues and miscarriage... Honestly, I didn’t feel like it. It’s painful. It’s vulnerable. It’s not a happy topic. While I have shared these deep scars with other sisters in private, it’s not something I have ever done “publicly.” Partly, it is…

Adoption: It Isn’t Easy but It is Worth It

One glorious day, something insane happened and I got a smack to the face. A beautiful little baby, totally opposite of everything I knew, was handed to me. As an infant she fought me. She didn’t like to be snuggled, she wanted to be put down. She never looked me in the eyes, she was in her own world. She didn’t walk when I thought she should. She didn’t say momma or daddy until way past the time frame considered to be “normal”. . . . .

Intersubjectivity

While we are not experts in telepathy, we have a natural gift of knowing what someone else is thinking. When I find the little one doing something wrong, I know that he knows that I know that he knows that he is not doing the right thing. He is often quick to run away. We…

Source of Comfort

A month ago, I weaned the little one. He was exactly 15 month-old and I think that's good enough because I followed my momma instinct. It is great to breastfeed if one has no medical impediment. You can read more on breastfeeding by visiting the American Academy of Pediatrics website. Every mom should also be…

For the Season of Why Me

The little one's explorations are sometimes unsafe. When there is a sudden silence in the house, he can be found climbing a high chair to access items on the counter top or digging into the trash for idk what..He once reached for the burner and he sadly felt the heat. Parents of infants and toddlers…

Words are Seeds

For two years, my husband and I have been intentionally sowing seeds of affirmation in our girls. One of our adopted little girls had so much hurt even as a baby she wouldn’t look at herself in the mirror without crying. It was heartbreaking and something we absolutely refused to receive as ours, so we…

Thank You

The little one says thank you before and after he gets anything. I believe he thinks saying 'thank you' will get him anything. I am not surprised that the little one says thank you a lot. After-all, mommy and daddy say 'thank you' a lot. Thank you is not just a polite expression. It is…

Self-feeding

The little one is perfecting self-feeding with spoon. It is an important survival skill. The little one feels independent and accomplished as he explores the act of self-feeding. His smile and excitement when handed a spoon with a bowl of food says it all. Today, he was nice enough to feed me while I was…

Goals

Last week, I read about developmental goals for children ages 0 to 48 months and how parents can help babies achieve developmental goals, specifically in the areas of socio-emotional and brain growth. Do you know you can help your child become a socially adept human and stimulate your baby's brain development from the very moment…

Precious Words

Few days ago, I wrote about the value most parents place on their baby's first words and how value tend to depreciate over time. This morning, I had a great impression on my heart that God values my words. It was aha moment for me as many scriptures came to mind and choosing my words…

Do You Care?

One thing I quickly learned as a behavior therapist is that my clients' parents don't really care about my scientific knowledge, academic and professional achievements. All they care about is my ability to do my job well from a place of love for their children. That's all that really matters! I have also learned that…

Baby’s First Words

From dada to bae, then "bye bye", "thank you", "sorry", "apple", attempts to say "ball", and long conversations I really wish we understand. I am in awe! It sounds like speaking in tongues for the first time. It is safe to say mommy, daddy and the little one's teachers are doing a great job building…

Cabbage Weaning Lesson

In case you don't know, cabbage weaning is a thing. A thing my fitness coach brought to my attention two months ago. Whoever discovered or invented putting cabbage leaves on the breast to help reduce engorgement deserves a Faith Award. How did the woman come up with that? What was she thinking? I find it…

Celebrating Fellow Christian Bloggers

Today, I would like to celebrate and honor two amazing Christian bloggers. I am moved by their faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ despite the trials they face. So many times, we allow our experiences to get in the way of the truth. The truth that our God is a miracle worker and He is…

Ice Cream Lessons

What were we thinking? Yesterday, we gave the little one ice cream at a church event few hours before his bed time. After hours of trying hard to comfort him and put him to sleep, we realized giving him ice-cream was a bad idea. The little one enjoyed the ice-cream experience but it wasn't worth…

I am good, You are loved- God

I pray that you encounter God's love through this song. I have been blessed by it since the beginning of the week. Play it in your car, play it in your house, and let your spirit come alive. We are covered by love! Through your story is My fingerprintIn the valley there is confidenceIn the…

Honoring My Parents-in-law

One thing I desired before marriage was to have a great relationship with my parents-in-law. I actually prefer to call them parents-in-love. Few months ago, I celebrated my mother-in-law for her love. Whether we like it or not, our parents-in-law come with the package when we marry our spouse. Our relationship with them can either…

Trouble in Paradise: Praying Over My Husband’s Head

Earlier today, I learned the possibility of experiencing heaven on earth in marital-relationship. So, here I am writing about what I learned recently as a wife. Marriage and Parenting: I believe a healthy marriage makes parenting easy. So, motherhood and marital relationship work together. To the single mommas, you are the strongest women alive and…

BRAT Diet

BRAT diet is always my go to remedy for diarrhea. BRAT stands for Banana, Rice, Apples (apple sauce for babies), and Toast. You can read more about the diet here When the little one has diarrhea, I know it's time to change his diet. Many times, the diarrhea is explosive, out of control, and gets…