I’ve learned that I’m a lazy parent who loves crude comedy and Southern stereotypes.
On some real, though…
BabyFirst TV is friggin’ awesome! Both the television and the YouTube channel. They offer programming my daughter finds absolutely mesmerizing. I don’t know what sorcery that is, but it’s super convenient when Momma needs the little Stinker to sit still for awhile.
Speaking of good things to watch, check out this brief video!
You’re welcome. 😉
If my parenting style could be described in one word, that word would be, “no.”
I’m a Christian so there’s a whole box of “no,” right there. I’m also a first time Momma and a single parent so… “nope.”
For the longest my baby girl probably thought my name was, “no.” But I didn’t realize how bad I was until one of my daughter’s first words was, “no.” Smh.
Sometimes I switch it up with tried and true parenting catch phrases:
- “Put it down.”
- “Leave that alone.”
- “This isn’t food.”
- “Lord, have mercy.”
- “That’s not a toy!”
- “Give it here!”
- “Don’t make me come over there.”
- “You got til the count of 3.”
- “Lord, give me strength.”
- “Where’s my wine?”
- “Alexa: Do hospitals accept returns?” (lol, jk!)
- “NAP TIME!”
I’m trying to lighten up a bit, though. My young’in is really a sweetheart just trying to find her way in this strange thing we call life.
More than anything I want her to live in a world of possibility not prohibition… I just wish that her world of possibility did not include playing in toilets or eating banana peels >.<
Life is rough and we’ve all got some pretty gruesome experiences. Despite the inevitable storms, there are also rainbows. My rainbow comes in the form of a blue-eyed curly-haired bundle of joy.
My darling Nugget.
She wasn’t conceived in the most noble of ways. Nor was she born to the picture perfect family. But she is loved! If nothing else, she is very loved by everyone. Especially me!
That’s kind of a given, though… isn’t it? lol #motherhood
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In April, I took Joyce Meyer’s #3030challenge. I studied the Bible daily for 30 minutes then posted what I learned. I’d like to go back and share some of the topics that were particularly eye-opening. I hope you find them helpful!
- Comparing to Others
- God’s Love
- Personal Talents
If you don’t do regular Bible study, I strongly encourage it. I’m a Bible beginner myself. I finished reading the Bible in its entirety just a few months ago. And I only started truly studying it last month.
In that short period, I’ve really been transformed by the Word. I’m not seeing angels or having visions or anything like that. But everyday moments, moments I used to think nothing of, are spiritual lessons and messages.
Give it a try, you’ll see what I mean. If you already study the Bible routinely, then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Christian women love comparing themselves to Proverbs 31. I think I would, too. Except Mrs. Proverbs 31 is a wife and I’m not. I’m a single mother. Some days it hurts knowing that I don’t have the perfect family. After all, no little girl says, “I wanna be a baby mama when I grow up.” But I do try to live a life as close to the Bible as possible.
Not just for me, but for my Nugget. I can’t raise her to love the Word if I’m living like a heathen. So I take the Bible and incorporate it into my life as best I can. Hoping that somewhere along the way my daughter will see the importance of following Christ. If I fail in every other area, at least she’ll have Jesus- which is really all she needs. Until then…
The Baby Mama of Noble Character
Based on Proverbs 31:10-31
I already studied parenting, but this is mom-specific. Because we love moms!
If children are the future then every mother, to some degree, determines the future. Of course we all know God has the final say.
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children.” (Genesis 3:16)
Pre-baby, I was a very different woman to say the least. As for “nurturing,” the only thing I could keep alive was a resilient wandering Jew.