Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

The semester is officially over for me and the little one made my day spectacular with moments of star gazing. The little one has seen stars on the TV and in books. He has been singing Twinkle twinkle little star for a long time now without beholding a star with his own eyes. Tonight, that…

Death Has NO Hold on Me

It is with great joy and confidence that I write this post. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ means death lost its sting and those who believe in Jesus Christ should not be afraid of death. Imagine the joy of taking that last breath here on earth with relief, without struggle and uncertainty about…

Celebrating My Mother

I have spent the past two years cherishing memories of my mother. Motherhood made me realize many things about her. One joyful news is that I finally received pictures of my mother earlier this year. We look so much alike. I was 6 or 7 years old when I last saw her. Although she lived…

A Season of Humility

It is interesting that we are celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a season that has humbled everyone. Jesus Christ the Messiah lived a life of humility, completely surrendered to God even in the face of death. He was able to say, "not my will but yours be done". Jesus was all…

National Day of Prayer (USA)

Isn't it amazing that a president can ask everyone dwelling in the land to call upon God in the time of trouble?! I pray that the Lord continues to guide president Trump's decisions this season and always. That he will experience the love of God and receive godly counsel. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people,…

Day 1: In God We Trust

Earlier this year, I wrote a 7-day devotional for new/first-time parents. I was unable to create a fancy PDF for the devotional, so I decided to just go ahead and share it daily on the blog. I believe it will be a blessing to new parents and parents with several years of experience. Be blessed…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 I was given more insight on this Bible verse few days ago in written words, so I thought to share it with you. "In the original Hebrew, training up a child is…

The Stay at home mom-life: The Lord who is there

As a stay at home mother, one of the aspects of mom-life that surprised me the most was the isolation and loneliness that came with it. Mothers themselves don’t talk about it, and no one really asks. Everyone just assumes that mothers are busy taking care of babies and that they don’t really need company....

How Dare you!

"How Dare you satan!", "Don't you know who owns this child?", "You messed with the wrong child"....Those were my words and attitude last week. The little one woke up wheezing and crying at night. While my heart was at peace, my spirit was aggressive. The little one deserves to sleep well, we feed him well,…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: The Book

Hello friends, the book cover with red highlight won after votes from you, family members and other platforms. Thank you for participating. It was indeed a tough choice. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B084VQXH5Z/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Inspired by the Soldier's Creed, A Christian Mother's Creed calls mothers to Think like a Soldier and Fight Like a Mother. During initiation into the United…

Are you Focusing on Your Strengths?

There are two popular interventions for children with developmental disorders- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Developmental Individual-Differences Relationship Based model (DIR or DIR/Floortime). While I practice behavior analysis on my job, my doctoral program advocates the DIR model which suites my personality. The focus on parent-child relationship in the therapeutic process draws me to…

Rest in the Storm

Here is an interesting fact about this post- I started writing it on the 23rd of May, 2019. In my blogging journey, I have found it very helpful to quickly write whatever is laid on my heart so that I can reflect on it and later share with you, my friends. It may take months…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

WE SHOULD NOT COMPARE OUR CHILD WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN. NEITHER SHOULD WE COMPARE OUR CHILDREN WITH EACH OTHER. EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL. EVERY CHILD IS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS. THE JOB OF A PARENT IS TO NURTURE A CHILD'S DREAM AND BRING OUT THE BEST IN A CHILD. MAXIMIZE THE STRENGTHS OF YOUR CHILD. MARY…

Working Mom: How to Change Unjust Workplace Policies

After signing a petition for families in the United States to receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave post-partum, I started thinking about the power to influence policies. Last year, I wrote a post about finding favor on my job to encourage mothers to trust God on their jobs. Is it possible for a…

You May Need a Diaper Change

Most babies become uncomfortable, irritable, and cry when they need a diaper change. They do not like being stuck in a mess. You shouldn't either. In addition, pulling on/at a soiled diaper is a major sign that a child is ready for potty training. A child who does not find a soiled diaper uncomfortable is…

Praise Will Take You There

When we praise God, our eyes are taken off self. Our attention is drawn to the one who is bigger than the challenges we face. In praise, we reflect on the greatness of God and it changes everything. It changes our mind, the way we see and think about our challenges. Our challenges become insignificant…

We Have Birthrights!

One of the birthrights of every child is a loving family. Every child deserves a family that responds to the child's needs and nurtures the child's spirit, soul, and body. God created family. Perhaps, that's why the creator of all things is known as God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…

He calls me Mommy!

"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy"...It sounds so good in my ears. May I never lose this excitement. I was told that hearing mommy repeatedly for 20 seconds gets on mommy's nerves later on in life. Well, I will cherish this moment and hope it does not get on my nerves later on in life. I am still…

Back to School Prayer of Thanksgiving for Our Children

As we send our children back to school this new year, let's start the school year strong with the prayer of thanksgiving (an act of prophetic confession) over our children (you may replace the word child with your child or children's name): Heavenly father, thank you for your protection over my child. Thank you for…

Thoughts on New Year’s Plans, Goals and Vision

I wrote a 2019 final post but it was not published due to mommy duties. It ended up being deleted. Little children have a special way of throwing their parent's plans out the window. The little one has interrupted my plans countless times. Now, I make plans with consideration and accommodation for his ability to…

Testimony Time: Breakthrough after a Decade of Stagnancy

This post has nothing to do with my motherhood experience. However, future moms going through a season of infertility may find this post encouraging. My hope is that this testimony would lift the spirit of someone in despair, feeling stagnant, like God has forgotten you. Everyone is celebrating a new year but you feel like…

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…

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…