Meditation: Romans 8:18-28

For a few days now, I have found myself sleeping off and going to bed early while putting the little one to sleep. Sleep is contagious these days. I hope yall have been resting. It takes extra effort to get a lot done with the little one at home. How are you all balancing school,…

Support For Children with Developmental Disorders

For some days now, I have become more aware of the little one's presence. He is constantly ordering us around, "get down", "stop it", "no", "sit down".. and I cannot count the number of times I have heard "mine" within the past few days of social isolation. Guess what I have been doing as well,…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

I hope you all are staying connected emotionally and spiritually. These two Bible verses came to mind while writing my thoughts on parenting: 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to…

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…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Generally speaking, success is not determined by what we know but the application of the life-changing information we receive. Access to information is not enough, it is what we do with the information that makes a difference. How long we have been doing life does not determine our success in life. One can be young…

Day 7: Angels in the Nursery

I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5 (NIV) In the field of Infant Mental Health, angels in the nursery are described as past childhood experiences, parenting choices and practices that strengthen…

Day 2: You are Competent!

In case you missed Day 1 of the 7-Day Devotional for New Parents, you can check it out here. Stay blessed! I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 (KJV) Feeling incompetent? You are not alone. It is not unusual for first-time parents to feel incompetent in their new role. The…

Day 1: In God We Trust

Earlier this year, I wrote a 7-day devotional for new/first-time parents. I was unable to create a fancy PDF for the devotional, so I decided to just go ahead and share it daily on the blog. I believe it will be a blessing to new parents and parents with several years of experience. Be blessed…

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…

Black History Month: Celebrating Our Royal Identity

As we celebrate Black History Month in the United States, I would like to encourage African American parents to stand strong in faith and not bow to the spirit of fear. The evil spirit of racism is still at work, but we already have the victory over that which threatens our lives and our children.…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 I was given more insight on this Bible verse few days ago in written words, so I thought to share it with you. "In the original Hebrew, training up a child is…

The Stay at home mom-life: The Lord who is there

As a stay at home mother, one of the aspects of mom-life that surprised me the most was the isolation and loneliness that came with it. Mothers themselves don’t talk about it, and no one really asks. Everyone just assumes that mothers are busy taking care of babies and that they don’t really need company....

Teach Your Children About Black History Month

By grade school most children in the United States have heard of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They are taught that he fought for peace and equality. This month during Black History Month, I encourage you to go beyond teaching your kids about Dr. King. For example, teach your child about Rosa Parks, a civil…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

To honor is to respect and hold in high esteem. In early childhood, children naturally honor their parents. They look to their parents for everything. As they grow up, they begin to see mommy and daddy's flaws. This may cause them to disrespect their parents thereby creating a strain in parent-child relationship. In parenting 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…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

WE SHOULD NOT COMPARE OUR CHILD WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN. NEITHER SHOULD WE COMPARE OUR CHILDREN WITH EACH OTHER. EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL. EVERY CHILD IS DESTINED FOR GREATNESS. THE JOB OF A PARENT IS TO NURTURE A CHILD'S DREAM AND BRING OUT THE BEST IN A CHILD. MAXIMIZE THE STRENGTHS OF YOUR CHILD. MARY…

Every Child is a Miracle

Earlier today, I came across the quote below. It got me thinking about two things: every child should be celebrated and humans are irreplaceable. Source: ittsforchildren.com The Bible describes our children as gifts from God. Whether our child is developing typically or atypically, let us celebrate that child. Every child is a miracle, a unique…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

Arrogant people do not see the need to apologize. In fact, arrogance is usually subtle and it disguises itself in form of tradition. I was raised in a society where parents are always right and opinionated children are considered disrespectful. While a lot of children including myself learned to be obedient and follow the rules,…

The Stay at Home Mom Life:He is My Peace

Recently, I came across two heartbreaking stories in the news. The first was about a father who was facing a life sentence in prison, for causing permanent damage to his newborn. The father woke up in the middle of the night to sooth his crying baby, and got more frustrated as the baby continued crying. The older son was also in the room with them, and the father got even more agitated....

5 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine and Everyday

As I write this, we are a few days away from Valentine's Day, the universal day of love. So naturally, I want to talk about love today. One of my favorite passages in the Bible is 1 Corinthians 13, or the "love passage" as I like to call it. I have read these verses too…

Thoughts on Parenting 101

In parenting, there should be no competition between a mother and father. It is not wise to manipulate our children so that they would prefer one parent than the other. We should use our mother-child relationship to strengthen father-child relationship and vice versa. It is important for a mother and father to have a united…

We Have Birthrights!

One of the birthrights of every child is a loving family. Every child deserves a family that responds to the child's needs and nurtures the child's spirit, soul, and body. God created family. Perhaps, that's why the creator of all things is known as God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit…

He calls me Mommy!

"Mommy, Mommy, Mommy"...It sounds so good in my ears. May I never lose this excitement. I was told that hearing mommy repeatedly for 20 seconds gets on mommy's nerves later on in life. Well, I will cherish this moment and hope it does not get on my nerves later on in life. I am still…