Being a part of your child’s spiritual journey is an essential part of your parenting…This is the only way to ensure that your children will do what they have been taught, even when you’re not present with them
…The fact that a child grows older does not automatically mean that whining will stop…
“…teasing, especially when it is intended to hurt is not something that should be brushed aside…”
Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude We don’t always get what we want in life. In a world that is rife with the entitlement mentality, having an attitude of gratitude takes a conscious effort. Even when things don’t go the way we would have wished them to, we can still maintain a grateful attitude. Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the […]
“It seems like I can’t go anywhere without having to plan and prepare for days ahead. I can’t just get up and do some impromptu outing…”
…As a mom, there are many days when I am just craving for the time to put up my feet and just rest…
“…Raising kids even where the two parents are there can be quite tasking, not to consider adding the stress of being and doing it alone…”
Yes, it’s okay to get angry…Teaching our kids that it’s okay to get angry is a great step towards helping them handle conflicts appropriately…
“…Raising your child to be assertive teaches him to say No to whatever situation he does not feel comfortable with. If a child has not been taught to speak up for himself, he will grow up never changing situations, he will be just fine with whatever life hands him…”
“…That your child that seems to be frustrating all your parenting techniques is a child on her way to greatness…”
Child Abuse is the mistreatment of a child by an adult or by another child in such a way as to endanger that child is affected physically, emotionally or psychologically. So much has been said about making all efforts to keep our children safe. May I please reiterate here that keeping our kids safe is a long term concerted effort and we can’t afford to fall asleep at this duty post.
When it comes to Abuse, sometimes the only guilty ones are not the perpetrators of the act, those of us that sit down, fold our arms and watch are equally guilty. Daily, we are bombarded with various scenarios where, as a result of negligence or not being vigilant, children suffer abuse from loved ones or even total strangers. To abuse means to mistreat, maltreat, ill-treat, treat badly, ill-use or misuse. Any situation where a person […]
That ‘Aha’ moment when your child has caught you red-handed. “Mommy Now… you said all liars will go to hell and you’re lying…”
“Life is complicated enough as it is. Then add the stress of comparing one child to the other…”
“A lot of us feel like Super Woman, piling our plates high with so many activities, we feel bad whenever we have to say no to one more activity. Over commitment is dangerous to our primary responsibilities in life…”
This Post was first written for and published by She Leads Africa Food! There’s just something about it that fosters camaraderie, you know. Introduce food to any gathering or meeting and it automatically brings on a more relaxed atmosphere. We all know that food is essential, but are family meal times all-important as we make it out to be? Family meal time is a time when member of the family sit together to share a […]
Now that you are preparing for Nursery School for your child, it’s not just about preparing the kids academically that’s important … there are a whole lot more things your child should be learning at this crucial time, to gain some level of independence.
The awesome task of being a Mom can leave us drained for most of the time. In the first few weeks of your baby’s arrival, you may feel like your world has been turned upside down, everything seems to be happening all at once. Between trying to feed your baby, change diapers, giving the baby a bath, taking care of your husband… you may feel like you can’t take it for one more day.
Kids need boundaries and rules! Discipline actually requires a whole lot of effort. Believe me, sometimes it’s just easier to let the kids misbehave and not do anything about it. After a long day, I just wish to sit, curl up in the chair with a good book to read – I don’t really want to do any ‘Mommying’. I wish someone would ‘mommy’ me too.
“…As long as I know that I am striving towards being the best Mom that I can be, then I am just fine…”
“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 map and as a MAP, what essential traits should you have? What is a map and what does a map […]
Do you feel burnt out, tired and overwhelmed? Are you tired of moving from home to work and back home again every single day of your life? When you’re not at work, the only form of relaxation you get is getting the kids to bed and sorting through your children’s bickering! If this is how you feel, you are definitely not alone. A lot of women who have children feel like they are so busy, […]
“…you who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth…” – Psalm 65:5b It’s another week! A Beautiful one that the Lord has made. Anytime I have the privilege of opening my eyes, I get so excited because of all the possibilities that I can see. So what about you? Are you excited about the new week? Or are you apprehensive about it? Are you looking at your own capabilities and telling yourself, […]
I interact a lot with young people, especially in church on a regular basis. I also have school aged children that are mine. I have found it very interesting when I hear parents complain about how the church is not influencing their children enough to do the right things. I saw an infograph on social media a few days ago and it triggered in me the need to finish this post [I had started writing […]
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” – Isaiah 54:2-3 Thank You Lord for Your word to me today. Thank You for being mindful of me. I am so grateful because I am convinced more than ever […]
My son was trying to memorize a poem just yesterday after school. The poem intrigued me because of the way it was written. Every line has “as….as…” For instance, the first line was: “As slow as a Start” or something like that. He then asked, why does it say “as slow as a start”? I could only explain giving the example of starting to drive a car. I said, “When you want to move a […]
This post was first written for and published by ‘She Leads Africa’. Just thought I should share here too. Don’t you just wish you had been taught about financial responsibility when you were much younger? A number of us only began to take lessons in handling our finances in adulthood. In our rapidly changing world, it has never become more imperative to teach our children the need for handling money well. In fact, it’s such an […]
“You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.” – Psalm 65:9 Welcome to a Brand New Week! I love new things. They have a way of instilling hope in my heart. I may understand why some may not be bothered about the new week, after all it’s the same old, same […]