The Joy of Potty-Training

Parents of toddlers understand that the key to successful potty training is to celebrate every step the child takes on the way to becoming potty trained. Social isolation has presented my family with the opportunity to be more consistent in potty training the little one. There have been moments of frustration but they pale in…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: Now Available!

Hi friends, A Christian Mother's Creed is now available for you to read! A preview is available. If you live outside the United States, please purchase from your country's Amazon website or the country closest to you. For example, if you live in Belgium, you can purchase from amazon.fr or amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084VQXH5Z Here are some…

Being Present

The best part of my day was giving the little one my undivided attention. I had a paper due, blog post to write, house to clean up, and a book launch to prepare for...But, I told myself everything must wait. Being present with the little one brought me joy, hugs and kisses, and everything fell…

Teething Lesson

I have no desire for the little one to go through the discomfort of teething or anything painful. Yet he goes through moments of discomfort and pain because they are part of the human experience. However, I pray for unusual strength and sickness free teething for the little one. I also ask God for wisdom…

Are you Contagious?

Yesterday, I wrote about the little one's sleep being contagious. I end up sleeping off while putting him to bed these days. This got me thinking about contagious love, peace, hope and faith this season. Instead of spreading negativity, gloom, doom, and hopelessness this season. I want to spread love, peace, hope, and faith. It…

Child Abuse Awareness

Few hours ago, the little one got hurt and my post for the day changed. As I consoled him and applied ice on his injury, my heart broke and I began to think of children in abusive homes. Some children no longer attend school, their place of safety away from abusive parents. Even good parents…

Invitation: Virtual Book Launch

Hi friends, join me on Zoom on 04.04.2020 for a virtual book launch. I would love to hear your thoughts, answer your questions, and interact with you live. Please follow A Christian Mother's Creed Facebook page to stay informed about the book, express your interest in attending the event and enjoy other good stuff on…

Moms Of Wayward Children

As parents of adult children, we often wonder: will my children make good choices when they are out on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them close for so long? How do you trust God and not worry when you see your child making unwise decisions? How can you know…

Little Mr. Independent

It is happening earlier than I expected. The little one is exerting his independence more than ever. He wants to feed himself all the time and do many things by himself. One of his new favorite words is "No" and he motions to push me away. When he pushes me away, I think to myself,…

Mothering is Discipleship

I enjoyed reading this powerful post on mothering as a position where we get to or have the obligation to disciple our children. This fellow Christian momma urges us to not underestimate our influence as mothers. I loved that she discussed the importance of caring for our children’s spirit, soul and body. You need to read it! We are mothers, we are homemakers, kingmakers, and nation builders!

Castleberry Hearts

I snapped this photo a couple weeks ago at the end of a busy day. In that moment my heart was weary from the mothering tasks of the day. When I came around the corner to this scene, my heart was so refreshed.

I stood at the corner and listened as Grant read to the kids, explaining to them about the Tower of Babel. He was asking them questions and telling them about the sin of those people, wanting a life lived for their own glory.

He was discipling our children.

In that moment, the weariness of the day seemed to wash away and I realized I had gotten caught up in the doing and lost sight of my true calling.

It can be easy for me at times to do that. To get caught up in the tasks I need to complete. And when I do that, I often…

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Reblog: It is OUR stuff

This post was originally posted on January 30, 2019. I find it encouraging this season as the little one's behavior has not changed. The little one has come to believe everything in the house belongs to him. He reaches for our food everytime and cries if we don't share with him. He turns mommy and…

Mine Mine Mine

When the little one wants something he has no word for, he says "mine". He doesn't not care who owns it. If he wants it, it's "mine". This behavior got me thinking about the power in claiming what is rightfully ours based on God's Word. If God says it is mine, then I want it.…

Trained for Motherhood

This picture was taken about 5 years ago. I was doing what soldiers do, training for battle indoor and outdoor. Always thinking about "readiness". I had to "maintain my arms, my equipments and myself ". Interestingly, God was also using that period to prepare me for motherhood. My motherhood journey began with a strong feeling…

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. You can pre-order the eBook if you are a fan of eBooks. Print copies will are available for pre-order on barnes and noble . PLEASE IGNORE PREVIEW…

A Christian Mother’s Creed: Book Cover Poll 2

Hello Friends, thank you for voting for a cover yesterday. I would like your thoughts on the UPDATED book cover design for A Christian Mother's Creed. I have been working on the book for a while. Are you excited? I bet you are! Let's vote cover 1 or cover 2 in the comment section. If…

The Stay at Home Mom Life: He is my Shepherd

I will confess. It has been a hard couple of weeks. My family is currently in a season of waiting.  I was low on faith and I found my self unable to trust in the Lord. I complained that He was making us wait so long when our needs were heavy. I let worry and…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

When young children speak ill of people or dislike someone, could it be that their parents are partly responsible? When young children do not like Church people, could it be that their parents speak ill of Church folks at home? The answer to these questions is most likely 'yes'. We shape our children's worldview with…

Self-Care is Compulsory

Mothers naturally recognize the voice of their children and vice versa. We can differentiate our child's cry from other children's cry. It is just natural. Sadly, a crying mother may have difficulty hearing her child's cry. A child whose cry goes unheard for too long and too often will stop crying. Instead of crying out,…

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…

Taste and See

Psalm 34:8 (KJV) O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. The little one hardly reject any food I give to him. He always taste then decides if he would eat more or push the food away. The little one tastes from a place of trust. The fact that I have given…

Judge Not

Is there any mom here with children that engage in excessive mouth stuffing? I find it interesting. When I place a bowl of food before the little one, he eats like the food will disappear if he doesn't take big bites. He stuffs too much food in his mouth but he somehow does not choke…