Psalm 23:1 is the little one’s first memory verse. My heart leaps for joy when he recites it. At the moment, he may not understand what he is reciting. In a little while he will understand and I pray that this scripture will become real to him. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. ~ […]
Dear friends, I am excited to announce that Christian Mommas is now a YouVersion Content Partner! YouVersion is the most popular Bible App reaching billions of people across the globe. Below, you will find 3 powerful devotionals I put together for new parents, mothers, families, and anyone dealing with mental health issues this season. This […]
Growing up in Nigeria, parents were always right. In fact, elders were always right. We had to apologize for the wrongs or acts we did not commit. This made me very gullible and I had difficulty challenging authority figures when needed. A culture where children are expected and required to apologize for the wrongs they […]
Anxiety, a negative and burdensome feeling about the future. That’s one way to describe anxiety. An anxious person sees and desires a future, but is overwhelmed by the challenges that may arise. That is the best way I can describe my experiences with anxiety. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by apprehension and somatic symptoms of […]
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Motherhood is a joyful experience and life is beautiful. Yet…… Sometimes, I have a heavy heart. Sometimes, I can feel thick clouds of darkness. Sometimes, it feels like there is a weight on me. Sometimes, I feel like crying as I pity myself. Sometimes, I feel hopeless. Sometimes, I feel…
Last month, I suddenly had to resign from my job. I started a company shortly after, and I have no doubt that I am pursuing a dream or passion God has placed within me. Then, impostor syndrome showed up and I enforced my victory over it. Tonight, I am reposting a guest post I wrote […]
Dear friends, If you are a new or expecting parent, join me for a biweekly meeting (starting tomorrow) We will focus on perinatal mental health and spiritual preparation based on Biblical principles. If you are not a new or expecting parent, share with someone you know.😉 Also, pray for the group🙏 Topic: Preparing the NurseryTime: […]
Please share your thoughts on prenatal yoga and yoga generally. I am a perinatal consultant, trained postpartum doula and New Parent Educator, so I get to work with families before and after the birth of their babies. While networking with birth professionals, I came across Kundalini yoga and meditation. I did a little research and […]
Dear friends, The mental wellness of children and parents has always been dear to my heart. In fact, this blog community was created to provide spiritual and emotional support for parents and future parents. In addition to blogging, I now provide perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health consulting services on littleonespiecmh.com. Please read the […]
Motherhood is a joyful experience and life is beautiful. Yet…… Sometimes, I have a heavy heart. Sometimes, I can feel thick clouds of darkness. Sometimes, it feels like there is a weight on me. Sometimes, I feel like crying as I pity myself. Sometimes, I feel hopeless. Sometimes, I feel insignificant. But ALWAYS, God is […]
Following up on yesterday’s post, I am presenting ways to kick out Ghosts in the Nursery. If you didn’t read yesterday’s blog post, please read it here. There is no good in presenting a problem without offering solutions. The Nursery is the parent-child relationship. The Ghosts are traumatic experiences in our lineage and those we […]
We all expect the mother of a newborn to be happy, we expect mothers to not abuse their children, and we always assume mothers will form a healthy bond with their child. Sadly, this isn’t always the case. Some moms struggle with bonding, are depressed, and feel like someone else will be better off mothering their child. Some moms just seem to fail despite telling themselves, “I want something better for my child” or “I don’t want my child to experience what I experienced as a child”. We are always quick to judge these mothers because we don’t know their stories…..
As I study infant and early childhood mental health, I realize being a good enough mom is not primarily about the number of hours one spends with the child. It is more about how present one truly is when one is with the child.
Isn’t it sad that history repeats itself even when we say “I will never do that” or “I want something better for me and my children”? Why do most people who watched their parents fight constantly; watched their father get drunk and abused their mother; and noticed their mother or father obsessively control the home repeat the same thing. Why do they repeat their history of trauma despite desiring something better?
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 […]
Two months ago, my fitness coach shared this powerful devotional by Joseph Prince. I decided to revisit it because I need a testimony and a reminder that sound mind is my inheritance. I am desperately in need of a perfectly functioning brain at this time in my life. It is important for my career and […]
My sudden awakening to the love of my mother has brought me wholeness and has given me the closure I needed. I encourage every orphan and anyone who was abandoned by a parent to reflect on the love that ‘perhaps’ existed. Reflect on the times you shared, the moments you remember, and let your heart feel love.