“I am a MAP”. My son looked at me curiously. I said, “Yes, I am a MAP. I am a Mom Achieving Purpose”. Then, he smiled like “Oh, Mummy”. Finally, we have moved to our new site and I am so excited to be doing this today. So, you are also a MAP. As a […]
The holidays are winding down – at least in my part of the world! And it is back to school and to reality for you and the children too. Did I hear a sigh of relief from a Mom? The end of summer is usually a bitter sweet time. Sweet because you no longer have […]
There are several factors that serve as a point of negative influence to a child – it could be things or people.
As much as we desire to raise children whose desire is towards the things that God wants, we cannot isolate our children from the world or keep them in our cocoon forever.
How then can we help our children to deal with negative influences they may encounter in their daily interactions?
“Why do I need to keep telling you the same thing everyday?” I asked, sounding quite miffed. The answer came swiftly: “Why Do I Need to Keep Telling You Things too?” All the frustration drained out of me, leaving me feeling sheepish. That was God asking me the exact same question I was asking my […]
Your child has a special place in God’s agenda and plans and this God-given purpose is too important to be left to chance. As parents, and especially as mothers, the responsibility is even more on us, to help our children discover the path that God has laid out for them to follow. When a child […]
I know, it’s the Super Mom Syndrome! “I don’t need help.” “I don’t want anyone to see my shortcomings.” “I don’t want anyone to think I’m not a ‘good enough’ mom.” Those are the excuses you give yourself anytime you even so much as consider the thought of asking for help. Meanwhile, you are collapsing […]
When it comes to the issue of disagreement between a couple, there are those who believe that the kids should never have to witness their parents disagree. Their point is that these experiences may affect children emotionally. It is true that when a relationship is always about fights and violence, it could have serious traumatic […]
Before having kids, we all imagined having the picture perfect moments of motherhood. At least, I did. I, for one, believed that I could schedule everything and everybody. I love schedules! Alas, this was only in my dreams. I particularly remember all the precious Bible Study moments I had before I got married. I could […]
Choosing a bible that your child would love can sometimes be a tough feat.
How do you know what kind of Bible you should buy for your child?
And what are the things you should consider in getting a bible that your child will come to cherish and make their own?
In this post, I share with you the four top things you need to consider when shopping for a new bible for your child.
“…Seeing you always had me in mind, I can’t stop wishing you left for my sake. If you did, I’d have still had you here with me…”
How to teach your child about the significance of Easter celebrations as a Christian
Is your child starting a new school? Are you anxious? Is your child anxious about the change too? It’s natural for anyone to be anxious about change. Change of any kind comes with its fears and share of ‘what ifs’. This post will give you seven tips to help your child adjust well in a […]
I’ve Got The Best Daddy in The World… I don’t even know who wrote this song, but it is by far one of my husband’s favorite songs ever… Here’s a Happy Father’s Day To all our ‘Striving Dads’ – you know you’re simply the best. To all Men waiting for the opportunity to show their […]
Do you want to create an Internet safer home for your children? Using The Internet is like riding a bike. You need to support your child through that journey, helping them to do it right. If you leave them on their own too early, they can definitely sustain serious injuries. In our last […]
We marked The International Day of The Girl Child a Few Days Ago. I Stand With Girls as we celebrate this very important day. To commemorate this celebration, here is a video on How To Raise A Confident Girl Child. “I’m a Girl I’m Smart I’m Strong I Can Do Anything” Click To Watch. […]
Our Monthly Prayer Session for our Moms Achieving Purpose Community holds every first Thursday of the month. For July, we are holding a Special Edition for WAITING MOMS and everyone who is trusting God for fruitfulness all round. This Prayer Session for the Month of July comes up tonight, July 6th, 2017 at 9pm (WAT) […]
“Hot Mama, Sexy Mama!
This is a common phrase nowadays. Everyone, especially Moms, trying their best to remain ‘hot’ and ‘on the market’…”
As Nigerian Moms, I am aware of the fact that we are firm believers in spanking. But, where do we draw the line between discipline and physical abuse? When does physical punishment become physical abuse? Continue Reading… Physical Punishment or Not?…A Series on Abuse 3.
Where do we draw the line between Correction, Discipline and Outright Abuse? Are you just throwing words at your kids regardless of the weight of those words? Stones and Sticks May be Better… Stones and Sticks May Be Better… A Series on Abuse 2.
Guilty By Passivity… A Series on Abuse 1.
Am I a Real Mom or What? That question is left for you to answer! Real Moms are not the Perfect Moms you know. In fact if you find a perfect Mom, can you please introduce us? I bet you may take forever before you find one. Will The Real Moms Please Stand Up..?.
Internet APPS and Their Risk Factors In the last Vlog in our Internet Safety Series, we looked at 4 Major Threats on The Internet for Our Kids. You can see that post here. In this post, we continue our Internet Safety series as we look at the APPS we use regularly,.and those our […]
How Do They Speak? Speaking Your Child’s Love Language.
Have you joined in the Halleluyah Challenge? Quite a number of us have joined the challenge by Nathaniel Bassey and we are half way gone now. This challenge is a time of worship where believers gather together on social media [Facebook & Instagram] and worship God together. Over 60,000 people and counting have been doing these […]
“This is the last in our series on Handling Misbehavior in Kids…How is Willful Misbehavior different from the initial two?”
“It looks like life will be easier if you walk away, but it may not. Just hang in there. Tomorrow will be alright.”
From our previous post on Handling Misbehavior, we established the three groups of misbehavior in kids. We also discovered that not all misbehavior should be rewarded with punishment. In this post, we look at another type of misbehavior – misbehavior that stems out of selfishness.
“…Typically, parents often believe that once a child misbehaves, that child deserves to be punished.
But, should every misbehavior of a child be followed by punishment?”
Do you feel as if your mornings are usually a race against the clock? Do you spend half your mornings screaming and rushing through everything? Sometimes, we can be overwhelmed, agreed, but if you seem to find yourself in this situation every single morning, then you need […]
Sometimes as parents, we want to leave our kids to chance, or to some ‘other person’ to be taught about some issues of life. In our present times when Sex has been trivialized and made so cheap, it becomes an uphill task trying to teach our children the importance of sexual purity.