Toddler Activity: Picnic Day

Does going on a picnic always involve driving somewhere fun and beautiful? Bethany and I ended up spending the day yesterday outdoors because her dada had to film six Bible studies in his office, God-provided office. We brought our camping chairs, camping bed, toys, and food out, and we had a blast! We walked and…

Is It OK to Pick Flowers?

Bethany trying to decide what she should do: pick or not pick the petals after hearing mommy said “No” multiple times. Teaching and training little ones can be challenging. But by the grace of God it is doable. Our little girl loves flowers. She especially loves picking them or at least the petals that every…

The Source of My Strength

One of my favorite Bible verses Confession 101 here: Being a mom requires a lot of strength. From the moment we wake up we just go, go, go especially when our children wake up earlier than us or than expected. This week, little Bethany has been waking up at either 5-ish or 6-ish am and…

18th Month Schedule

Our little girl, Bethany, has finally reached 18 months old, and we are just thrilled to see her grow each day. She's a little girl who definitely loves to sing, explore the great outdoors, say "hi" and "bye" to people, help us out with chores, eat watermelons, and drink watered down orange juice, among many…

Motherhood: A Full Time Job

After lunch today while Ben cleaned the usual mess our self-feeding daughter makes during meal times, I decluttered the living room, and Bethany explored around, I remembered an incident that took place when I was still teaching overseas. In our Advanced Conversation class with Grades 4-6 students, I asked my students a question that elicited…

Country Living for Bethany

Few weeks ago, life was different. There was a sense of panic and fear everywhere. However, as I look around now it feels like people have somehow already adjusted to the sudden change in our world. More vehicles are driving around town. More people are going to the stores. Supplies that were rare at the…