Welcome!

Are you a Christian mum who stays at home with the children? Perhaps you’re a stay-at-home-mum, or a mum who’s trying to combine the household with a job from home. Either way, you’re the primary caregiver for your kids.

And you know what? It’s the toughest, yet most essential job in the world! There’s no mission for Jesus more important than raising your children to follow Him.

Just imagine a world where all children were raised to truly fear God and to keep His commandments! What a different world it would be.

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. We’re all sinners whose hearts are initially more drawn to the enemy than to God. Every day, we need to pray to overcome the temptation to sin and break His law.

As a mum with young children, it may feel challenging to even make time for your faith and Jesus. Toddlers throwing a tantrum while you’re desperately trying to get the baby to sleep… It’s already tricky to just find a few minutes in a day to have time for yourself, let alone to study the Bible.

And what about your greatest mission for Christ? Raising your children to be His followers, to be Godly people and faithful to Jesus. It almost seems like an impossible responsibility in this increasingly evil world. Fortunately, we know better (nothing is impossible for God).

So, how do you raise your young children to know about Jesus? How can they start reading and studying the Bible even in their toddler years? And how can you keep growing yourself in your relationship with Jesus?

Hi! I’m Ann.

mum Ann with her daughter

And I’m on a similar journey, trying to balance my Christian faith with motherhood and being a wife.

I grew up in a Catholic family, but when my dad passed away, my mum and I got involved in the New Age movement. By the time I was 34 years old, I completed courses in Reiki and Sacred Symbols, worked with crystals, did yoga, and offered ‘advice’ through automatic writing.

The road to Christianity is a long story, so to make things short: my husband and I came to Christ in September 2014. I started reading the Bible and found myself absolutely fascinated by Revelation.

For a few years we attended a couple of protestant churches until I discovered the true Sabbath day is Saturday. As such, we were baptised in the Seventh Day Adventist church in May 2018. This means that we keep the Biblical seventh day sabbath and do our best to get ready for His second coming.

I’ve been teaching in the Kindy Sabbath School since April 2018. I love seeing those little ones learn about Jesus and they love it too!

My own daughter is in this class as well. She’s almost 3 now and loves Sabbath School. I teach her about Jesus’ second coming as much as I can. Although I admit, it’s not always easy to combine it with motherhood.

Teaching my daughter at home definitely needs some work! And combining my own faith and Bible study with motherhood shows to be a bit of a battle every day. Satan does everything he can to take us away from Christ, to fill our time with less important and worldly things, deceiving us and our children.

Prayer and a relationship with Jesus have never been so crucial as now, for the devil know that his time is but short {Rev. 12:12}. He’s running around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour {1 Peter 5:8}.

A Christian Stay-at-Home-Mum

I never thought I’d be this mum who’d stay home with her kids. Yet here I am!

Our beautiful girl was born in 2016, after infertility issues and a difficult pregnancy. I had placenta previa which caused bleedings from 33 weeks onward. Our daughter was eventually born with an emergency c-section at 36.5 weeks, perfectly healthy.

Since then, I decided to stay home and raise her myself, rather than taking her to a daycare. I know that this means we may struggle a bit more on the financial side, but the Lord will provide for us what we need. This is just what works best for us at this stage.

And as Ellen White said so nicely:

‘Our work for Christ is to begin with the family, in the home… There is no missionary more important than this’ – AH 35.3

On My Way to Rebrand Sleepy Mums Village

Ellen White’s words only hit me very recently (EGW wrote a lot of books, so still learning every day) and as such, I made a decision.

The concept of this blog initially came from a focus on baby sleep tips and my own experiences as a sleep deprived mum. Hence, the name ‘Sleepy Mums Village’.

But now I’ve decided to share my journey to balance my faith with motherhood and raising a Godly woman. Please, bare with me while this rebranding process is happening.

Some Fun Facts About Me

  • I’m a Belgian who fell in love with Australia in 2007 after backpacking for 2 months. Australia is now my home since 2010. I live in beautiful, sunny Queensland with my husband, our 2 year old daughter, and our 2 very cheeky cats.
  • I love the idea of Bible Journaling, but I’m really not that good at it. And honestly, where would I get the time from?
  • Dancing used to be my number one passion: ballet, control dance (mix of R&B, jazz, hip hop,…), and belly dance. Now you can find me walking in nature or on the beach with my family, and reading/studying the Bible/EGW writings.
  • Give me a Chai Latte and you’re very close to making my day!

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