Young mothers despise unsolicited advice, particularly from experienced mothers. Sometimes, experienced mothers belittle the natural competency of young mothers. Perhaps, this is why many young mothers resist counsel from seasoned mothers. What if seasoned mothers feel the need to provide unsolicited advice because they genuinely care. What if being condescending is not their intention. What […]
Me: “Do you want to hurt mommy?”…”Do you want mommy to be sad?” Little One: “No, I want mommy be happy”… “I don’t want mommy sad” Me: “If you want mommy to be happy, don’t……….” This is one way I am dealing with the thrilling twos, we will step into the thrilling threes shortly and […]
It is a great day to be alive! Please take a moment (30 seconds or more) to pray for new and expecting parents you know. Pray for strength to navigate this new season. Pray that God would give them wisdom. Pray for sound mind for them, that they will have the courage to reach out […]
“Do not waste your pain” became my theme few years ago. I had covid while pregnant last year. It was a painful but fearless experience because God walked my family through. I lost my senses of smell and taste, and it lasted into my birthday. I could not eat Chinese rice as my birthday treat, […]
It is nearly impossible for a breastfeeding mother to forget her infant. She is the source of food and comfort for her little one, and her breasts keep her connected to her little one regardless of the distance. While seeking God’s heart concerning an issue two weeks ago, Isaiah 49:15 was impressed on my heart. […]
Are you looking for a safe space to share your pregnancy/birth experience or feelings? Feeling incompetent as a first time parent? In need of a community to help you build a strong emotional and spiritual foundation in parenthood? The Nursery was created to meet these needs! You are Invited to Join Us: When: Dec 18, […]
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 […]
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: […]
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make Him an help meet for him. Genesis 2:18 (KJV) Contrary to popular belief, newborns do not simply smile because they are passing gas. Some developmental theorists propose that the newborn’s smile is a mechanism for survival. That is, the […]
As I reflect on my baby’s milestones, his God-given natural abilities, his periods of frustration and his relentless nature; I am reminded of my need to grow and utilize my spiritual gifts.
“For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” (Deut 20:4, NIV) The struggle is real. It doesn’t matter if you are staying at home, or a working parent, whether you are a parent or not, the struggles become very real the moment you confess […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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…
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 […]
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 […]
If you spent two hours after dinner bouncing and shush-shush-shushing a fussy swaddled bundle because the books said it would calm him and please Lord you just need the noise to stop—somebody else shushed, too.
The little one is growing 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 because I was not producing enough milk. I was in pain and clueless. I didn’t want him to […]
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 🎉🎈🎈🎉🎆🎊
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!! 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 […]