Forgiven and Redeemed, Early Childhood Educator, Supporter of Early Childhood Advocacy, Wife, Mother, Homeschooler, CMA and CCHW.
Welcome to My Blog!
Thank you for visiting my blog, I am really thankful to have you here. I am a Christian woman that wants all to know that God is very real and the reason for this blog. The Lord placed it on my heart to start this blog in order to use my gifts and talents for His glory. He is my driving force and I owe everything to Him. In my blog, I will mainly discuss Christian topics and will include some more personal topics, which include inheriting my parents at the age of 37, becoming a Caregiver and sharing parenting skills. I am using my experience and professional background to uplift families. I wish to discuss topics that are applicable to Christians and non-Christians alike. I want anyone that visits my blog, to have a better understanding of Christianity, through some of my posts. My hope is that everyone would further understand how amazing God is or at least have a seed of hope planted in their heart, after reading my blog. I will be discussing some difficult subjects because life is hard and the struggle is real, but so is God!
Let me share a little background about myself. I have been happily married to my amazing husband since 2008. We have two beautiful children, with another one on the way! Before starting a blog, I was an Early Childhood Educator for first time parents. I guided them beginning at the Prenatal stage, up until their child turned 5 years of age. My focus was on Child Development, Early Intervention and Prevention. I have a degree in Early Childhood and am certified in Child Development. I also am endorsed in Infant Mental Health.
In the past, I worked alongside OB-Gyn’s as a Medical Assistant and gained the healthcare experience in a setting that was focused on Women’s Health, I later worked in Podiatry. I am also a Certified Community Healthcare Worker and have worked with families from over 12 different cultural backgrounds. The families I have worked with range from teen parents, single parents, refugees, parents of multiples, parents and children that have had physical disabilities, parents in rehab programs, incarcerated parents and homeless parents. The educational background of parents I have worked with has been from non-educated parents to parents with their Ph.D’s and ranging from various socio-economic backgrounds.
My focus ranged from teaching parenting skills, play therapy, working alongside Speech therapists and Occupational therapists, giving support, teaching safety, working through trauma and mental health and providing resources of various kinds. I was able to guide parents weekly, so I got to know families very well because I saw them more often than they saw their own families!
When my Mother had congestive heart failure, I had to make the difficult decision to leave my career to become her Caregiver, full time, as well as my Father’s. I truly realized that Proverbs 16:9 had become my verse, it says, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” I had never planned to leave my career to become a Caregiver and homeschool my children, especially not starting a blog! But God…We have our plans, but He is the one in control and through it all, I realized that this was God’s plan for my life at this stage and season. God will use this blog to reach as many people as He wills and it will all be for His glory, not mine.
I am combining my Christian faith and also adding in my baby development background. I look to encourage all parents in becoming more confident in their parenting skills and raising resilient children, but more importantly, I want people to come to know Jesus, if they don’t already have a relationship with Him. Jesus is the most controversial subject for non-Christians. This blog is for Christians and non-Christians as well as all parents. I will have posts that will better explain who He is. This life is short and difficult, but there is a God that is there waiting to have a relationship with everyone. It is my hope, that after reading my blog posts, some questions might be answered and more will come to faith in Jesus.
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