“Bye, I will see you on …………”, that’s what I tell my clients at the end of every session. Sometimes, I don’t get to keep those words because they are not a hundred percent mine to make happen. In August, I had a week of forced rest. I was too sick to work. I couldn’t […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The little one was the last child to get picked up from daycare today, on a Friday evening. That’s something I never thought would happen. Ugghh, Friday is not a day you wanna be late for pickup. I felt guilty but the lady had some kind words to make me feel better. It felt good […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today, I encourage you to do at least one of these:
Send or say “I love you” to a loved one.
Enjoy the simple pleasures of life……………..
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5 min read. 20 min video. One of my earliest blog posts was on sleep. The heading was/is, Grace and the beauty of sleep. You can read it here. I had stumbled on this truth about sleep—that within the Christian scriptures, God spoke to people in their sleep. God, very…
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Colossians 4:2 NLT, “Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” Yesterday I had to go visit the GYN for my annual exam. It’s a very busy place, so when I go, I always know that I’ll be waiting at least an hour before…
Answering these questions was a bit difficult for me because I like being mysterious. However, I think it’s a good thing for readers to know a few personal things about me and other authors on the blog. Bukola Orry, one of Christian Mommas’ top readers nominated me to answer the following questions 1. What’s your usual […]
This message is for you, momma feeling hopeless about your child’s condition. It is okay to think I have no idea what you are dealing with. That may be true, but God knows what you are going through and He has led me to share this with you. My prayer is that these scriptures will […]
This one is for you, my dear friends. Hold on to God. Let the words of this song sink in and lead you to a place of surrender to God’s process. Like the frost on a roseWinter comes for us allOh how nature acquaints usWith the nature of patienceLike a seed in the snowI’ve been […]
1 Peter 5:7 (KJV) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. This is for the intercessors standing in the gap. This is for parents burdened about the wrong choices and health of their children. This is for everyone who believes in the Lord, Jesus. Cast ALL your care upon God. Be […]
What if I told you there is someone relentlessly strategizing and mobilizing a group of people to cause your child pain. What will you do? What if I told you there is someone studying your child’s tendencies, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses with the sole intent of harming your child. What will you do? What if I […]
Earlier this year, my son said “Mom, I am so glad you adopted me. We all fit together so perfectly. ” My biological son, Judah has no idea that he isn’t adopted. In his mind, adoption means you were added to our family and that addition can happen through delivery or the front door. In […]
I don’t know where the little one learned the combative skills he uses during diaper change. Most times, I have to give him a preferred item to prevent him from taking off or kicking my face during diaper change. Certainly, soaking wet and poopy diapers are not comfortable. Fresh diapers must feel so good. But, […]
Today, we left our little one in the care of people we don’t know. It takes a lot of faith and courage to do that. Please don’t judge parents for enrolling their babies in daycare, it’s not an easy thing to do. For me, faith in God made leaving the little one in daycare bearable. […]
So to those in a similar situation, let me encourage you with this…I have two dads that I love with all of my heart. One brought me into the world, the other helped me learn how to live in it.
I snapped a photo of my adopted daughter recently and something new hit me. You see the way she is holding that sandwich? That’s how I hold a sandwich. Adoption is a funny thing. For me, identifying similarities is a blast. I love to watch my birth daughter and see my mother in law or […]
Today I celebrate moms. The ones fostering, adopting, birthing.. the ones who have lost, the ones who chose life, the ones who are still waiting. All of us deserve to be celebrated.
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 […]
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.