This reading plan was written for such a time as this. We need love, empathy, and a strong awareness of God’s presence, amid persecution. I had a strong urge to write this plan and I got it done by God’s grace. 7 doctoral courses, 2 little ones and more… and I have not lost my […]
I am currently writing a paper on mindful parenting from the moment of conception. So I thought to take a moment and remind you that our Father in heaven is always mindful of you. He was mindful of us before our conception and He will forever be mindful of us. God, the creator of the […]
God First when I wake up God First when I go to bed God First in my marital decisions God First in my parenting practices God First in my academics God First in my career God First in all I do- This is my goal and greatest desire. Every decision must be guided with God’s […]
What’s your child’s love language? My favorite behavioral and developmental model is the DIR model. DIR means Developmental, Individual-Differences, and Relationship. The DIR model considers individual differences (the strengths and weaknesses of an individual) when developing an intervention plan. Our children’s love languages are individual differences we must consider in our parent-child relationships. For example, […]
Mindfulness is a way of life. It isn’t just something we do 15 mins or 1 hour every day. Mindfulness is being non-judgmental. This way of life emerges between ages 4 to 6. This means we all have the capacity to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is when Josh says or thinks “Maybe Friederike does not want […]
Mindfulness is being present. I have a 2-month-old. He received some shots recently. The day he received his shots, the shot sites suddenly became more uncomfortable and painful. So, he started crying. I had a lot going on..school work, business, etc. Yet, I told myself they would have to wait. I decided to be present- […]
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 ESV Did he just growl at me?I was in the kitchen making dinner when my two year old came in and asked for a “nak, Mama, nak!” (snack).“Mama’s making dinner, […]
Mindfulness is the key to emotional and spiritual health. It is essential for thriving in systems that resist diversity and social equity. If we want stronger families, relationships, organizations and communities, we must practice mindfulness. How can we use mindfulness to accomplish these things, boost our self esteem and work performance? How can we practice […]
Please share your thoughts on prenatal yoga and yoga generally. I am a perinatal consultant, trained postpartum doula and New Parent Educator, so I get to work with families before and after the birth of their babies. While networking with birth professionals, I came across Kundalini yoga and meditation. I did a little research and […]
When I had my babies, one of the hardest things for me as a mother was when they began to fall sick. By God’s grace, my children are healthy. But when they do fall sick, it often brings to my mind parents of children with serious life threatening illnesses, and disabilities, and my heartbreaks for them. The pain they go through as parents is something My God knows all too well….
The little one is finally taking his afternoon nap. Getting him to sleep took a lot of work. He was sleepy, yet he wanted to walk around and play. We go through the same issue at night when he is obviously full of food and tired from doing toddler things all day. Our job (husband […]
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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…
My 2 year old is OBSESSED with 2 things- swords and my house shoes.He doesn’t like wearing his shoes… or socks… or the slippers we bought him for Christmas. BUT if my house shoes aren’t on my feet, we all know where to find them. But here’s the problem. They don’t fit him. They weren’t made for […]
Do you feel like most days you are in survival mode? Do you long for a good nights sleep? A shower in silence? Or better yet, a nice hot bath… alone?