Grieving Parents

While working as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, I had to pre-screen patients before directing them to the doctor. I remember being briefed about a young female soldier grieving the loss of her child. I can't remember the full details surrounding the baby's death. I remember being told to be very sensitive when…

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 sleepy. 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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SAHM: 3 Ways to Overcome Insecurities

This blog post was inspired by the feedback received from my last post, Dealing with Insecurities: Stay-at-Home Mom.Please check it out. I addressed some of the insecurities we face as stay-at-home mamas. Instead of dwelling on our feelings of insecurities, it is time to face this issue head on. Let's grab a cup of coffee,…

Child Proofing the House

The little one is beginning to test us and play smart. You lock a door and he finds a way to get in through another. He is becoming a master in hiding and running away with items that don't belong in his mouth. Child Proofing is all about anticipating what a child can do and…

Dealing with Insecurities: Stay-at-Home Mom

Every woman's life is a unique mixture of challenges, blessings, victories, goal achievements, failures, heartbreaks, divorce or marriage success and so on. Even motherhood takes on different set of values, experiences, and choices. This is because our career paths, mindsets, beliefs, and opportunities differ. Some moms enjoy the privilege of staying home full-time with their…

Fighting Diaper Change

I don't know where the little one learned the combative skills he uses during diaper change. Most times, I have to give him a preferred item to prevent him from taking off or kicking my face during diaper change. Certainly, soaking wet and poopy diapers are not comfortable. Fresh diapers must feel so good. But,…

They Hear God

Early in March, we visited grandma. After spending the day and saying a 10 minute emotional goodbye, we finally got the kids in the car. One child was having an exceptionally hard night and acting in an unusual way. We decided to take a few minutes and everyone in the car had to say one…

To the Nursing Fathers

A nursing father, you'd agree Biological impossibility, he may be I have come to know such an anomaly He is the father of my child, you see... . A harder working man has never crossed my sight, Though you search for him with all your might, Selfless, diligent, sweat he has sown The comfort of…

This Day Last Year: Supernatural Birth Story

I must confess that I once thought that I didn't have the supernatural birth experience I desperately desired. I forgot that the birth of a healthy whole baby via a successful C-Section was in fact supernatural. This day last year was the scariest day of my life so far. Mentally preparing for an unplanned C-section…

Four Strategies For Dealing With Chaos

Each of us have different levels of tolerance and I believe this also applies in our ability to handle "chaos" that may occur in form of a messy house, piled up laundry, other housekeeping problems, and work-family conflict. I assume that in less than a year into parenting some mamas have their house operating as…

Greater Works than Jesus?

As I do this thing called parenting, every doubt about God's will for me to live the best life is being erased. Haaaaa, it's so wonderful! One of my deepest desires is that my children will be greater than I would ever be. That they will achieve a lot more than I ever could and…

You are NOT Alone

Clothes piled up, toys everywhere, and little people running in and out of the photo. I know life is really never “perfect”, but something about this season for our family makes me see “perfect” differently. I have had the privilege of speaking to several foster moms who are ready to throw in the towel and…

Bringing a Smile to Mommy’s Face

One of my greatest pleasures as a mom is that my baby girl thinks I am the funniest human ever. My smile is contagious and her face lights up when I'm happy. When she sees me happy, she starts giggling and doing her jiggly dance. It works both ways as well. My heart swells with…

Reblog- “KIDS; NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART”

For mommas/parents homeschooling their children and those thinking about it, Brenda, the author of this article has some encouraging words and testimony for you. If God is leading you in this direction, don’t be afraid to go for it. God is your source and He knows what is best for your children. Trust Him!
Thank God for the ability to homeschool in the United States. This is indisputably one of the top benefits of living in the United States. Enjoy this inspiring article!

Becoming HIS Tapestry

Hey friends, how are you today? It has been raining since Sunday.The Lord and I talked about that, this morning.Of course, He already knew, but I thought I would just remind Him that it has been dark, gloomy, dreary and rainy since Sunday.I said I would be most grateful for a sunny, 70° Tuesday, instead of a rainy, 42° one, but He said, “Look up, child”.

‘still cloudy, Lord, but I will be thankful in spite of the clouds”

So, I did, and I said, ‘thank you, Lord for the rain.I will wear my boots instead of my opened toes heels and my umbrella and I’m sure it will be a good day. I will be thankful, it isn’t snowing.What’s the weather like, in your neck of the woods?

Did you know kids are a gift from God Almighty Himself? In spite of the circumstances surrounding their birth; all kids…

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You’ve got this Momma!

Photocredit: Instagram user @hipmomma007 Dear First-time Momma, Today we celebrate the awesomeness that is you. God created your amazing body, mind and soul and He saw that what He made was good (Genesis 1:31). Your body went through mind blowing changes to house, nurture and sustain a human life for nine months! You went through…

Monkey See Monkey Do

While DH and I have experienced a lot of monkey see monkey do moments with our little one, the most thrilling of them all is watching him lift up his hands when we worship. It brings me so much joy. Someday soon, the little one will understand why we lift our hands in worship and…

A D O P T I O N

“Mom, I am so glad you adopted me. We all fit together so perfectly. ” My biological son has no idea that he isn’t adopted. In his mind adoption means you were added to our family and that addition can happen through delivery or the front door. In a culture where words like biological and…

Reblog:Unplanned

Unplanned is next on my “to watch” list. I enjoyed reading this review by Anne and Brooke. I encourage every mom to check out this amazing blog for teen girls. To call abortion a human right is to classify the unborn as not human or non-living things. Mommas, let’s raise or voices and do something about the unjust killing of babies.

Anne & Brooke

“I Knew You Before I Formed You In Your Mother’s Womb, Before You Were Born I Set You Apart.” ~Jeremiah 1:5 NLT

The Pureflix film, just newly released March 29 of this year, is the true story of Abbey Johnson, the youngest director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.

Even after working for Planned Parenthood for over 8 years, Abbey had never actually seen an abortion procedure, even though she had had two of her own. Until this particular time where she was asked to assist in an ultrasound guided abortion.

Abbey administered the ultrasound, as instructed by the abortionist doctor, only to be horrified as the tiny baby on the screen was ripped from it’s mother’s womb, despite the baby’s weak efforts to fight for it 13 week old life.

This is Abbey’s story of her gullible belief that abortion was a woman’s right because a baby wasn’t…

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Stroller Testimony: If it Matters to You, it Matters to God

God has a humorous way of showing us He cares. My prayer is that my testimony will encourage you to trust God with your life and open your eyes to this truth, You Matter To God! https://videopress.com/v/g56Dl1x8 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are more valuable…

Reblog:The Season of ‘No’

Wonderful spiritual lesson by another Christian momma raising a toddler. My little one is only 9-month-old but I am already using the words, “Don’t” and “no”. One major take-away from this article is that God doesn’t keep things from us, He keeps them for us. This is why patience is important in our walk with God, parenting and doing life. Jess encourages us to accept the fact that some prayers we tag ‘unanswered’ or ‘NO’ from God may be for our good. Personally, the beauty of every NO is that they challenge me to seek God’s best in every situation. Enjoy this short article and be blessed!

“We don’t swim in the toilet!” No.

“Don’t feed your breakfast to the dog!” No.

“Don’t eat MY breakfast!” No.

“Don’t pee on the floor!” No.

Whew! You guessed it: these are some commonly overheard phrases in my home. Life with a toddler- what a season! Some days I feel like all I do is utter the word ‘no’ to her in one way or another. It’s a frustration to constantly speak it, but I can, in fact, accurately imagine that it’s frustrating to be on the receiving end of that word as well.

But why do I tell her no, or forbid her from doing things? Is it because I’m a big ol’ bully who just wants to be boss? Of course not. I don’t let her splash in the toilet because, germs. I don’t let her feed the dog because she needs the fuel herself. I don’t let…

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Training My 10-Month-Old Infant

Some may argue that my attempts are futile as she cannot understand what I am saying. However does that stop parents from talking to their babies? Isn't it from our talk, describing the world around them and constantly telling them who daddy and mummy is that our baby's first words come from those s/he hears the most. We are already training our babies in so many areas: eating, using a car seat, table manners, talking, walking, biting is bad and so on.

Pray Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 of the reading plan reminds us our children are gifts from God and that’s one reason for us to celebrate our children. The plan encourages us to model gratitude, be grateful for our children and express our gratitude for the opportunity to be parents. Emphasis on Psalm 127:3-5. With reference to yesterday's blog,…