My 2019 Baby Shower Gift Ideas

With 2019 still fresh and exciting, there are amazing plans you have for sure, one of them might include planning a baby shower for a friend or even attending one, if that is you then this post is just for you.

Today I am sharing 8 of my 2019 baby shower gift idea and a link of some of the products I recommend, that I believe will help you as you rush through the supermarket for all my last minute sisters out there 🙂

  • Baby Carrier / Baby Sling

This item is so important and really helpful to moms, with my two babies I was so keen in getting one of these to help me make those clinic trips and even go shopping with ease. I love baby sling more, there is a way it just connects you with your baby all day.

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  • Downy

There is nothing as beautiful as having your babies clothes smelling good and having a soft texture. I love fabric softeners for my babies clothes and one of the brands that have stood out for me most is downy concentrate, it leaves your clothes smelling awesome and it can last for weeks smelling that great. No mom wont appreciate this as a gift.

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  • Baby Wipes and Diapers

This should actually be in the top of my list, nothing is as refreshing as the sight of diapers for any mom. I still get excited when I receive diapers from visitors 🙂

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  • Baby clothes

I will be honest that the only time I have bought clothes was when I was nesting for my first born, other than that I have had friends buy my two babies clothes and it has really helped in a great deal. Takes away the stress of moving from one shop to the other.

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  • Breast Pump

For most working moms the need of a breast pump never really comes into mind until the maternity leave comes to an end, so having someone get you this is just a life saver. Plus it also enable you to have your baby exclusively on breast milk for six months.

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  • Spa Treat

Giving birth isn’t a joke, whether you deliver naturally or via a C-section, and most of the time as moms we get so involved into the life of our baby(s) that we forget about ourselves. As a mom I have learnt that if you don’t take care of yourself you wont be able to function well. What a better treat can you give a new mom than buying her body wash to have her spa treat at home.

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  • Cooked Meal

When you are a new mom, the last thing you think about is what to cook and so I have found this gift to be more than just a gift but an awesome gesture of love. To have a friend knock on your door with a pot of cooked meal is just an awesome sight, true story.

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  • Photo Album

With the new technology, we have found ourselves storing memories on our phone, and when they shut down on us, they take our memories with it. However, if you haven’t noticed we are slowly going back to the era of print and I am one of those moms who is taking this new era with all the seriousness it deserves. So what other perfect gift of memory can you get a new mom that an album.

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Let me know what you think about my list and by the way if I missed something you think should be on that list I can gladly change the number to 10 or even 15 😉

With Love

Betty O.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Lets Do This

Finally settling into the new year and I am excited, I feel like going whooop whoop and jumping up 🙂

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This year I am putting down my resolutions, never had this before, there is always a first time to anything right?

I hope this doesn’t portray me as a less serious person for having my resolution for the first time in 2019 😦

So I am breaking mine into five parts, got this from Tatiana Karanja, you guys can follow her instagram page;

  • Marriage
  1. Be intentional in how I relate with my husband
  2. Pray for my marriage
  3. Spend more time just the two of us, at least that is how we started
  • Kids
  1. Pray for my two boys like never before
  2. Teach them the word of God, pray with them
  3. Capture little moments, time is really going fast for me I tell you, a lot of pictures this year
  4. Show them how important they are to us, still figuring out on this,
  • Friends

My circle of friend are the bomb, so this year my list include;

  1. Plan more dates with each of them, either as a group or individual
  2. Pray for each of them individually, I learnt that great friendships are molded at the cross
  3. Create memories and laugh more on life issues
  • Work and Business
  1. Be consistent and stay disciplined
  2. Stay passionate and work on my passion
  • Me

Why I am having myself last in this post I am not sure 😉

  1. This is year I want to love myself
  2. I want to dress up and do my nails and hair more
  3. I want enjoy my me time with the Lord, reflect on my days and build my dreams
  4. I want everything about my life to be circled around Christ

And that my 2019, Resolutions, what are your resolutions for 2019?Blog

No more Junk

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I am seated, watching some soap opera on our local TV stations, deep within I am convinced that I am at the wrong place. Everything about the story is so wrong but I am still seated, I am telling myself it is just a story, fictional for that matter. Secondly, I am keeping my sister-in-law company since she loves the program and I alone can keep her company because my husband can’t stand any soap programs.

Despite my conviction I struggle to walk out, just when I am telling myself not to judge myself harshly Romans 1:32 speak back at me 
  
32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them. 
Afew things that I find not right about the program;
  • There is a man who plays the role of a homosexual but he does it so well that you find yourself not being bothered by it because they have left it to the audience to fill that part up.
  • Murder is so frequent in the program that whenever a person is killed you don’t feel bothered not unless your best character is killed.
  • The amount of deception in the program is so much you wonder which part of the story is genuine.
  • Lastly, the values and principals of marriage is so distorted that I am scared for myself and for my sisters who are single and watching it.

As I seat on my comfortable sofa each day watching this program, I am not only allowing it to change my way of thinking but I am also approving of the lies, deception, murder and immorality (Romans 1:32b).

Titus 1:16 16They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

I need to stop, I need to be obedient, for my spiritual benefit and for my family especially my sons because they will always watch what I watch. So as I take this step and allow God to work His ways in that area of my life I am choosing to be intentional, I am separating myself and saying no more to programs that don’t add value to my spiritual life or those that contradict with the word o God and my faith.

Philippians 4:8  8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things.

What are we allowing into our minds, heart and even home, are they true to the word, are they noble, just, pure, lovely and of good report. is that series you watch each and everyday giving honor to the Lord. Does it make you think more about God than the world.

It might not be just some soap opera, maybe its your series collection or itune collection, my prayer is that as we watch all these programs and listen to the songs may Phillipians 4:8 play in the back of our mind.

I am no longer a slave

I am a child of God

Love,
Mrs. Ouma

Yes Lord, I will

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Its official, I am a mother of two boys, with it comes joy and humility. I feel highly favoured and blessed by the Lord.

As I think about the Lord’s goodness and His purpose for my sons’ life, Amani and Emmanuel, I am remindedof Proverbs 22:6; Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

What a great responsibility it is the Lord has given my husband and I.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7; you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  6 ” And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  7 “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

I have never felt the weight of these two verses until now; I realize how my relationship with the Lord is so important if I truly want to do as the Lord commands. If we truly want our sons to grow up upholding the thing of God and walking in the ways of the Lord then the journey begins with us (my husband and I)

Through it I learn two things;
  • My relationship with the Lord is important for my own personal journey as a mother

  • If I want my sons to believe in the things of the Lord and walk in them, they need to see me doing exactly that.

So here I am feeling all blessed by those two verses, glad that the Lord is mindful of me and my relationship with Him. Above all I am overwhelmed that as young as my sons are, the Lord already has a plan for their life and it’s for good not harm.
I say yes to your will Lord



Deuteronomy 6:20-25  ” When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘what is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD our God has commanded you?’  21 “then you shall say to your son: ‘we were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; 22 ‘and the LORD showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household.  23 ‘Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.  24 ‘And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.  25‘Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the LORD our God, as He has commanded us.’
Love
Mrs. Ouma

Thankful

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‘You are in my thoughts’; these words have greatly ministered to me over a long year of friendship with one amazing woman.

She has taught me to appreciate friends who pray for me not because I have a prayer need, rather they intentionally pray for me regardless of the season I am in. She has allowed the Lord to use her to minister to me and every time she text me those five words I always know she has been praying for me.

I am reminded of Paul’s letter to the saints in Philippi

Philippians 1:3-8   I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,  4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,  5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,  6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;  7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.  8For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
As I read these verses, I learn two things;

  • ·         Friends who pray for each other have a bond/love that is so strong regardless of the distance.
  • ·         The Lord can use you to speak purpose and even reveal things to the person you are praying for.

I am thankful to my circle of friends, great women, who through their prayers I have been able to hear the Lord affirm and even rebuke my decisions. They have been truthful in their words in all season and have been available to pray with me even over a phone call.

How I pray that the Lord will connect you (if you have not yet) with women who will pray for you and with you in all seasons. May you find someone that you will intentionally pray for this year whether they have a prayer need or not.

Great friendship is birthed at the throne.

Love

Mrs. Ouma

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