9/25/2020

My Testimony: From Hurt to Heal

 





Hey Guys! Happy Fall! I'm super excited about how the breeze has been coming in but now it's time to find the little one his fall/winter gear to get ready for the cool weather this season. With everything going on in this world, 2020 has been one hell of a year. But if you're still here, say Amen to yourself for God keeping you this far. 


This video took a minute to edit due to the fact of Fear. But even though fear tried to get the best of me, I still pushed through. I've been looking for the right time to put this out, but God spoke and all I heard was, it's time! This is the beginning of me talking about my journey.


If you ever felt like you cant be healed by hurt, just know that you can.

  • Allow God to walk with you

  • Go through the pain

  • Allow Time to heal those wounds

Scripture


Revelation 12:11 

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.


 I hope you’re encouraged.



Song I brought up: This is not enough-hammock


Quote: “Heal before someone else has to heal from you.”


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9/14/2020

How to Get out of Survival Mode



Have you ever had a moment where God speaks to you through you?Something special happened in my prayer time with the Lord. He spoke to let me know that I am exactly where I need to be and if things didn't pan out the way they went I wouldn't be who i am today. I'm grateful! Hear what happened next.


3 ways to get out survival mode
  • Open your heart to God
  • Do the inner work
  • Let Go
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9/08/2020

Night Terrors | Toddlers


3 Ways to Help your Baby Get Through Night Terrors 

Hey guys so last month, my baby was experiencing night terrors, which equates to no sleep for us both. It's been a very interesting experience for me because I've been sleep deprived and scared but trusting God to get me through the day. 

I remember when this first started, my son was about 3 months old and it scared the heck out of me. I thought he fell or someone was in the apartment. I prayed over my baby when it happened and I thought we were done with this situation. But in August this terror became a terror in my home. 


What is a night terror? A night terror is when your baby wakes up screaming and scared but still sleeping. It's equal to a person who is sleepwalking. 


When this consistently happened for 3 nights in a row some concerns begin to arise in me like is something wrong with my child, is his spirit disturb, or is he having a nightmare?


I couldn't find an answer so I just went to the Lord because I refused to get suggestions from google who would have you thinking you have cancer from a cough. He gave me such peace and these 3 steps to take care of this terror. We haven't experienced any since.


1. Bring your baby to God

This is so important. As parents, we have to realize our kids are not ours, they're Gods. You must begin to pray over your child especially in trying times as such.

Including specific prayers for my child has helped me in ways I could never imagine because when you bring your children to God, you are trusting God to help you in situations you have no control over.


2. Create Structure for your Kids

This means having them on a schedule with included naps, which is super important. Taking daily naps for kids is crucial to night terrors. So if they are on a schedule this helps their sleep patterns sink in.

If you need an idea of how to create structure, grab the daily routine sheet I created for my baby here.


3. Be their comfort

Another important step. When this recently started back up. I woke up scared poop-less asking my baby “What's the Matter” in a loud voice which is big no-no with night terrors. Saying things such as Its ok, I am here, and you are safe are some words of comfort your baby needs to hear.

 

Bonus 

4. Cry if you need too 

Trust this is a hard process but we are built for hard. The last time this happened I was sleep-deprived, tired, and drained because we were up for 2 hours and I just went to sleep and had to get right back up in 3 more hours. I was completely depleted. 

I also wanted to share with you a few things “not to do”.


  • Depending on your child, do not touch your baby unless they reach for you. 
  • Do not talk in a loud tone.
  • Do not turn the light on (this makes things worse).


These are some things that helped us get through the night. I hope you're encouraged.


Tags: Baby night terrors, night terrors, my baby has night terrors, Night terrors 1 year old.

9/04/2020

How to Style High Waist Shorts


3 Easy Ways to Style High Waist Shorts

Weekend Outfit

It's hot! But I hear some cold weather will be coming in so before we get this fall weather I'm wearing my shorts. I actually have mix feelings about this front but  one thing i have learned this year is that 2020 ain't letting up.

I wanted to style these cute high-waist shorts in a way I know I would wear them so enjoy 3 ways to style these cute green shorts.



Dress it up



If these breasts were a tad bit smaller, a one-shoulder white top would be calling my name but uh babyyy.


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Dress it down



I've been in a dress it down kind of mood this summer where all I want to do is be comfy and cute. Summer 2020 didn't stand a chance and got whatever outfit I was giving.


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Make it casual

Combine these cute green shorts with a casual white button-down, cute sandals and call it day.

You have to admit that all the styles are simple and cute. Each top can be found  find on my Amazon Storefront. Which is your favorite? Comment below.


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