Mama, Keep Your Head Up!

Stay-at-home moms who take their kids EVERYWHERE and working Moms that never get a break, this one is for YOU! I KNOW you are…tired, flustered, question your own sanity, feel like you are surviving most days. We have traded sweats for nice outfits and messy “mom buns” for clean, dry hair…. We eat standing up…

Ghosts in the Nursery

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.....

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…

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…

Breastfeeding and Weaning Tips

I am getting close to reclaiming my boobs. It will no longer be used as a pacifier, midnight snack, daytime comforter, bonding tool, and all the good stuffs associated with breastfeeding. It's been a slow and steady weaning process for the little one and it has been quite an easy journey for me. I am…

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

Sleep is not overrated, mommas and pappas! Take a break, ask for help, and sleep. New moms with one child, please sleep when your baby sleeps. Everything can wait. Mommas with multiple kids, please prioritize sleep/rest. If you find it difficult to sleep at night despite doing all that is recommended by the scientist/expert in this video, just talk to God about difficulty sleeping. He knows anyways. Remember Psalm 127:2 “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat– for he grants sleep to those he loves.” Enjoy this ever timely post by fellow blogger Schulter @schulteretyang.com

SCHULTER ETYANG

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 few times spoke to people who were wide awake. The message of the post was to encourage us to relax a bit. Take it easy. Go to sleep and let God do the night shift.

Sleep is a fundamental gospel truth, and this truth is a thread that runs throughout the Christian scriptures. In my earlier post, I highlighted instances of sleep and the results. For example, in the garden, when God wanted to give Adam a wife, he put him to sleep. When God wanted to give his son, Jesus, a new wife, he put him to sleep…

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Postpartum Problems 1

Motherhood truly changes many things. This is an undeniable fact I have come to embrace. However, I have a choice- accept the things I cannot change and courageously change the things I can change. Motherhood has brought to light hidden insecurities and fears I never felt before. I have gone from being military fit to…

A Walking Testimony

From one step to five steps and finally countless steps, we have been cheering the little one along like the cloud of witnesses. DH and I have been waiting for these days. Honestly, I have been imagining the little one holding my legs while I workout and moving all over the house with HIS OWN…

You Are What You Eat,What’s Going IN?

My baby has grown physically because he eats daily. I remember how he learned to latch properly. In fact we both learned how to latch. He lost a lot of weight before we left the hospital and one of the factors responsible for his weight loss was insufficient food. I didn't have enough milk, I…

Ending 2018 With Gratitude Through Baby’s Pictures

As the year comes to an end, I am filled with gratitude to God for 2018. There were moments of disappointments, particularly with birthing my baby. However, I have a lot to be thankful for and I can say God never failed me in 2018. Yes!! I am ready for 2019. Thanks for visiting this blog, see you next year 🎉🎈🎈🎉🎆🎊

I Helped My Baby Poop Then God Spoke to Me

Who knew watching and helping another human poop could bring so much happiness, divine revelation and lead to a short prayer!?!? Today, I prayed "Lord help me poop, help me get rid of everything causing discomfort in my life". I was reminded of God’s desire to help His children (that's why God sent us the…

Deception 😟

Deception deception deception!! Believing something false is true. The most unfortunate thing about deception is that we don't know we are in it. We only realize we were living in deception when we come out of it. We don't know we are being deceived until we come to our senses and truth is revealed. It's…

Milestones Lesson 2: One Reason NOT to Worry About Needs

The changes I have seen the little one go through are pointers to the fact that God knows our needs and He is able to provide all we need exactly when we need them. Teething, babbling, crawling, and other baby milestones occur exactly when they become important. My son's teeth are not visible at the…

One Reason Babies Vomit and What I learned From It

The little one threw up twice after feeding. As a professional Googler, I turned to Google to find out why he was vomiting..... I learned that I shouldn't expect to receive more gifts/ideas/revelation from God if I am not effectively utilizing or doing all He has deposited in me so far....

What I learned From Goofing Around With The Little One

My baby has presented me with the freedom to be myself without feeling self conscious.  I make weird noises and faces to entertain him and it doesn't matter who is watching or where I am. I just want to communicate with my baby. I don't care if it makes me look ugly or silly in private or public spaces...........

Lessons From Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding🍼🥛🍜

My baby's transition from solely needing breastfeeding/breastmilk to complementary feeding is a call to spiritual growth for me. It also reminds me of the scripture where Paul chastised some believers for not growing spiritually.

Learning Forgiveness and Patience From the Little One ❤

It's hard, difficult and pointless to be mad at my baby because he is yet to develop the ability to differentiate between wrong and right. In fact, he smiles when I tell him he has done something wrong. Forgiveness becomes easy when we understand that those who have wronged us or hurt us do not truly know what they are doing........

Reasons My Husband and I Can’t Afford to Be Spiritually Lukewarm Parents

Our decision to be more spiritually sensitive and seek God's help isn't out of fear that something bad will happen if we are not rightly positioned or don't do things right. We are simply acknowledging our dependence on God.