Search Results for: The day I found out

The Day I Found Out I Was Becoming a Mother I Entered Stage One of Grief…

Needless to say, I had a real WTF moment when my period went missing (while on birth control, might I add) in May of 2012. I waited until the following... Read More

Our first Father’s Day Without Daddy

I suppose I should feel Sad. When I envisioned myself becoming a mother I pictured a two parent household, a happy two parent household. I envisioned being in love… then... Read More

Three Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Life as we know it has turned completely upside down. As an adult, I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around this whole thing. Can you imagine how... Read More

20 Important Lessons to Teach Our Kids About Black History Month

This blog was originally posted on mom.com. 1/21 Photo by Twenty20 From the past we shape our future Ever wonder why Black History Month is in February? In 1926, historian... Read More

365 New Days, 365 New Opportunities

First off, Happy New Year! I said it last year and the year before that and I’m pretty sure almost every year before that but my goodness is time flying!... Read More

Don’t Marry Outside of Your Race…

Don’t marry outside of your race. Never date someone who has a different background than your background. Definitely don’t link up with a man who already has two daughters from... Read More

What We Get Wrong About Submission: Who is marriage really for?

A few weeks back, a small viral firestorm was raised around a blog by Seth Adam Smith called “Marriage Isn’t For Me.” If you didn’t see it on your Facebook... Read More

I Gave Up Sugar For 30 Days, Here’s What Happened…

We’ve just wrapped up a successful fitness challenge here at MommiNation. It has been amazing seeing all the beautiful mommies get serious about their health. As moms I know the... Read More

I’m Taking a Sick Day Dammit!

“Families are a blessing and blah blah—", look I don’t need to hear all that. I know how great my family is, but it's hard being "on" all the time.... Read More

Avoiding Mother’s Day Envy

Last year, at work I overheard some older ladies talking about what they wanted for Mother’s Day, a woman replied, “I just want a day to myself, I want my... Read More

MOTHER’S DAY: Don’t Mess It Up

Mothers’ Day is coming up and MommiNation is here to make sure dads DON’T BLOW IT! Of course, we will smile and be appreciative of anything our children and significant... Read More

The 30-Day Guide To Debt Freedom Workbook

When I began this process, I was clueless about where to start. I listened to podcast, read books, took financial courses, read articles, subscribed to personal finance blogs, practically everything... Read More

What About My Birth Plan?

Diaper bag ✔ Newborn clothing (my chunkster never fit into those newborn outfits lol) ✔ Hospital  bag✔ Newborn prep class ✔ Nursery ✔ Birth plan✔   With the support of... Read More

The Day I Gave Birth is Not the Day I Became a Mom

Many women would think of the day they gave birth as the day they became a mom. But, if you’ve read my blog “I Thought My Husband Was the Pullout... Read More

The Day I Became A Mom Changed Me

I was pregnant with my first child at twenty-three years old and two years into my first marriage. It was also nearing the time to start my masters degree program.... Read More

When Nothing Goes As Planned: The Day I Became A Mom

I am filled with so many different emotions whenever I reflect on the day that I became a mom. This eventful day consisted of highs, lows, excitement, fear, frustration, happiness... Read More

How Love And Marriage Found Me The Second Time Around…

Before we go any further, I must let you know after my first marriage failed, finding love and getting married again was far from my thoughts. Rooming separately, but still... Read More

Securing Our Legacy, Part I: Who’s Going to Teach Our Children About Generational Wealth?

Hey Mommies, I want to take a moment to discuss a very serious topic. A topic that the success of our children, future grandchildren, and even our Nation depends on.... Read More

It’s About You Too…Pencil Yourself In

I was supersizing my waistline, while my self-confidence simultaneously shriveled up and died.... Read More

Three Things I Would Never Admit (Out Loud)

Thing number 3! I don’t always like my kids! Don’t get me wrong - I have 4 gorgeous children! I mean, check them out!... Read More

Foreplay…Who Really Needs It?

For the majority of my life, I was of the mindset that it was okay to bypass all the romantic music, push pass the passionate kisses, kill the corny candles... Read More

The Other 4/20 Celebration

Getting married on 4/20 was a great decision.  Not sure why but for some reason every anniversary even strangers get excited and celebrate! ... Read More

No More Pretend Mommi

As a kid growing up, I use to love playing with my dolls and pretend I was the mom and they were my babies. I use to always take my... Read More

My 3 Year Old Secret!

Let’s just get it out the way now, I must confess, when I found out I was having a girl, I cried!!  Now, before you judge me, hear me out.... Read More

How to keep your peace in a broken world

The Beginning – How I knew there was a God Although I did not grow up in the church, I have always known about God for as long as I... Read More

A Fall From Grace: My Secret Struggle

Hey there! How are you? I cannot believe I’m about to share this with you, but the guilt is eating me alive. There is something I’ve been struggling with lately... Read More

WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL

I have the best daddy ever. If you didn’t know now you know! But what makes him so special? Well, He is an absolute spoiler. You better admitted you love... Read More

No Need To Drown…Just Keep Swimming

Water will not kill my daughters. I need them to be able to have the skills set to, if in danger, to save their lives. Mommy and daddy will do... Read More

Little Fires Everywhere; Opposing Styles of Motherhood

4 Moms, 4 Economic Backgrounds, 3 Different Races, countless Secrets… I just finished the 8 episode series Little Fire Everywhereon Hulu and the message resonated with me in many different ways.... Read More

From Motherless Child to Mom of Six

My name is Bella and I am a mom to six kids. Sounds impressive, right? Many people seem to think so. A lot of praise comes my way when people... Read More

No Brown Skin. No Black Hair.

My oldest child was born in the summer of 2015. When I found out we were having a girl, I was ecstatic. My mother had given me a sewing machine... Read More

Distance Learning is Driving Me Crazy!

We’d heard about Covid-19. It was all over the news. Early reports of the virus didn’t send me into a panic. I was pretty much convinced that keeping my hands... Read More

Who Says the Fun Has to End After Motherhood?

The moment I told my mother I was pregnant, the first thing she said was, “You know your life is about to end now, its no longer about you… it’s... Read More

Hardworking Mommi: My Struggle to Balance it All

Some days I cannot believe I am a mother of three boys I am a mother of three amazing black boys. Some days I really cannot believe I have three... Read More

Mommi 2.0

I grew up an only child, so I always wanted to have a bunch of kids. I always had to play and do a lot of things by myself, and... Read More

#SingleMommi is A Super Mommi

Mother’s Day Week It’s Mother’s Day week!!!! Big Salute to all the Mommies out here raising your children, nurturing them and being so selfless in all that you do! I... Read More

MOMMI OF ALL TRADES

MOMMI OF ALL TRADES  Like most mommies after I gave birth to my first child I was LOST, like lost for real. Also after having my first, I decided not... Read More

Motherhood Is My Ministry

My Motherhood Journey My motherhood journey started about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter Jae. During this same time my journey as a wife began.... Read More

#ThatMommi

Alright Mommies, I have a confession….now judge me all you want, but I tend to keep things a little too real, (like all the way 💯, I’m talkin above a... Read More

Mommi with a Purpose

Becoming Mommi 🙂 Becoming a mom is considered one of the greatest moments in a woman’s life. It was definitely one of mine when I gave birth to my first... Read More

Death to the SuperMommi! The Five Stages of Letting it All Go

Denial   I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but the day I became a mom is the day I decided I had to do it all. I would be... Read More

Mommi on a Mission: My Motherhood Journey

Before my husband and I had ever started trying to conceive, I had already had plenty of conversations with myself as well as external dialogue with my husband about the... Read More

Everything Was Stacked Against Me: COVID-19 Pregnancy

IN THE BEGINNING The first time I gave birth, in 2017, I was joyfully ignorant to all of the issues surrounding black women and our disproportionate death rate during childbirth.... Read More

MY ROLLER COASTER OF A HAIR JOURNEY

My hair journey.. Hmmmm, where do I start? I guess we should just take it all the way back. Let’s start with my heritage, I am half black half white,... Read More

Mommi Madness: Finding Balance

In my life right now I am juggling more roles than I have ever juggled, and sometimes I feel like I drop more balls than I keep in the air.... Read More

How do you stay looking so good? 5 Tips for Moms to keep up with themselves after kids

If I had a dollar for every time someone made reference to the fact I’ve kept up with myself after having a baby, I wouldn’t say I’d be rich but... Read More

Mommi Madness

Hey MommiNation! I’m dubbing March MOMMI MADNESS and here’s why: As an athlete and a huge fan of sports, I’ve loved the concept of March Madness. I could write all... Read More

Celebrating Vaginal Health & History

Mary Beatrice Who is Mary? Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner (May 17, 1912 – January 13, 2006, age 93) was born in Monroe, North Carolina and came from a family of... Read More

“Mother By Choice, Not By Blood: A Look Into Life with White Parents”

Hi Loves! Motherhood comes in so many forms. You can become a mom in the most obvious way which is to give birth. Then there’s a host of other ways... Read More

Internet Safety for Teens

A little fun fact about me, I LOVE true crime shows. I literally fall asleep at night to Forensic Files or anything on the Investigation Discovery channel. Recently I have... Read More

I am not my Hair, or am I?

In 2011 when I went natural….for the 1st time (yes, there’s levels to this) I did it for health reasons. I found out I was pregnant so I eliminated the... Read More

Mommies Stories Untold- Roxanne Cowans

Meet Roxanne Mommi of 2 MommiNation, Mommbassador   Did you always want to be a Mommi? I remember in high school my friends and I had little talks about adult... Read More

6 Tips to Creating 2020 Vision Boards That You Will Stick With

The beginning of not only a new year, but a new decade is the perfect time to set annual goals. You should set goals for every area in your life;... Read More

Their Silent Screams

Another sleepless night. It’s day 12 and she still hasn’t been found. The thought of her out there, alone & scared or even worse… but I can’t let my mind... Read More

I Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in 12 Months And Here’s How

I paid off $32,295.30 of debt in 12 months!! I began this journey in $118,069 of consumer debt. This debt included several credit cards, medical expenses, 2 auto loans, 2... Read More

New Year’s Resolutions vs Lifestyle Change

As a lover of information, I wanted to know the statistics when it comes to the number of people who actually create but more importantly complete a resolution. So I... Read More

Seven Simple Travel Tips

Tip #1 - Start packing a week before your trip.
I don’t know about you, but washing clothes is a never ending task in my house. A week before I’m leaving... Read More

Be The Mommi That Went For It!

I’m living my dream… again! And the best part is I get to dress up every day to do it…   Life After Sports I had a full life before... Read More

Seven Tips To Being A Faithful Mommi

1. Sew Seeds Early On Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Instilling... Read More

Women & Weed: A Candid Conversation Part 2 – Motherhood

Welcome back! Hopefully you have read Part 1 in the Women & Weed series and are ready for Part 2 as we discuss Weed & Motherhood! Women & Weed You’ve... Read More

I’m Grateful For My Kids…BUT!

https://anchor.fm/mommyonthemove   The other day Lil Dre asked me if he was a mistake. I said absolutely not! You were more like an AND I…OOOP! If you know me then... Read More

14 Little Ways to Encourage Kindness

Originally posted on Parent.com Great thinkers from Martin Luther King Jr. to the Dalai Lama to my daughter, Addison, all have had something to say about the importance of helping... Read More

Some nights I have a glass, other nights a bottle

It’s funny because my two year old son asks me, “Momma you want some vine”? any time we are at dinner because he knows how much his momma loves wine… not... Read More

Women & Weed: A Candid Conversation Part 1 – Pregnancy

Before we begin, for my novice readers here are some clarifying points (my experienced consumers can skip to the next paragraph 😊) Marijuana, weed, ganja… all the same thing in... Read More

To the Mommi Who Needs a Break

First Time Mommi I remember when I became a mom for the first time. Everything was exciting and new. Here I was 22 years old, barely married for a year... Read More

Dating -Post divorce and kids

 DATING?  What does that even mean in 2019?                           I haven’t been on a 1st date since May... Read More

Pregnancy After Loss: 3 Unexpected Ways I Changed

Pregnancy after our miscarriage was full of so many mixed emotions. Being pregnant for the second time was a completely different experience in ways I didn’t expect. Somehow it changed... Read More

Is it cancer? How to know if you have this deadly disease.

October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t be affected directly or indirectly by this disease. As an ob/gyn I see countless women who... Read More

What Lies Beneath: Conflict In Marriage

I remember it just like it was yesterday. July 28, 2012 was the day I married my husband. The day wasn’t flawless, but it was absolutely amazing. The honeymoon afterwards... Read More

Mourning Your Single Self

Congratulations! You are in the relationship that you always dreamed of whether you are married or just committed to the person of your dreams. You may have just found out... Read More

Picking Up Shattered Glass: Failed Relationships and Co-Parenting

I must confess, I had no idea how to handle it, so putting up a wall of strength is all I knew to do. It wasn’t until I’d lay in... Read More

Eating Healthy on a Budget

My job is to feed a family of 8 people. Feeding them is the easy part, feeding them healthy, organic, unprocessed food, now that’s the fun part. I get a... Read More

We asked black mothers how they find their joy. This is what they said.

A few months into her second pregnancy, she needed to read an article about black motherhood that wasn’t a horror story. So she decided to explore the joys of being... Read More

Officer that killed Jean Botham gets 10 years. Was justice served?

When we see Botham Jean we see our sons and we continue to do everything we can to be a voice for our slain sons! MommiNation... Read More

What My Daughter Should Know

My Biggest Blessing Having a baby in 2015 was the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It was also one of the most overwhelming feelings I ever had. I... Read More

I’m Sure It’s Nothing…

Or so I thought…Let me take you back to the moment in time where absolutely nothing changed my life forever. It was March of 2011, just six months after having... Read More

My faith gives me the strength needed to be a black mom in America

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe it, but I have been a black mom in America for over 12 years. My oldest son, Jayden, turned 12 in June.... Read More

As a Black Mother, My Parenting Is Always Political

Grab the book! When I was 7 or 8 years old, my mother would put on Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” every day before we left home for school... Read More

Us vs Everybody!

In a time where it feels like the world doesn’t want to see positive images like this..it begins to feel like, “Team Lewis vs. Everybody!” It’s a challenge between wanting... Read More

A Letter to my Black Teenage Son…

My son, the names change (often) but the way you are viewed (in this society) will not. Every day that you get dressed, you unknowingly put on an invisible shirt... Read More

MWB: Momming While Black

At a young 10 years old, my son Dre was called a nigger in school by a classmate. This is being a black mother in America. Nothing will ever prepare... Read More

I’m A Black Mom in America & This sh*t isn’t Easy

Being a Black Woman Became harder when I Became a Mom… What it means to be a black Woman in America becomes increasingly harder when you become a black Mom... Read More

Cloth Diapers, Who would have thought?

Who would've thought that I would use cloth diapers? ​Not with Baby #4. Well, ​Yah I did it​.​ You're probably wondering why the change. Especially because he was over the... Read More

Healthy Lifestyle: 4 Ways To Remain Consistent

NEVER MISS A MONDAY!!! Lord, it’s Monday. Not today, Satan! (hits snooze and rolls back over) WOOT WOOT! WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!! Hump Day can holla at me later! IT’S FITNESS FRIDAY!!!... Read More

Black Women Need Therapy Too.

Seeking treatment is no admission to any mental illness if anything it’s an admission to wanting more for yourself.... Read More

The Big D Word

Yes, I said The D… But I don’t mean anything about man parts, I’m talking about depression. The word that we don’t want to talk about. How do we as... Read More

Ten Things To Do While Pregnant UNAPOLOGETICALLY

You’ve found out you are pregnant, Congratulations… I hope. This news, in most cases, is the most shocking, scary and beautiful news you will receive in your life; at least... Read More

Coatneys Don’t Quit! My Breastfeeding Journey

While crying and complaining to my husband about the difficulties that came with nursing, he said something to me that he says often. “Coatneys don’t quit!” In my head, I... Read More

I want my breasts back… I think!

Until becoming a mom I never experienced having two intensely opposite emotions about the exact same thing!I absolutely love and hate nursing my now two-year-old son.It’s so bizarre...... Read More

If only breastfeeding came with instructions

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse or doctor to convince me of the benefits, I knew... Read More

Breastfeeding: Some Slavery Crap?

As I travel the country as a breastfeeding advocate, I am rarely shocked by the comments I receive or the misconceptions people share. Except for the time a Black woman asked... Read More

4 Things Every Pregnant Mom Should Know before Breastfeeding…

Originally Posted on TheMillennialMatraichllc.com by Candice   Happy Black Breastfeeding Week Mamas!! I’m so excited that this week exists for us to come together, share knowledge, uplift one another and further... Read More

I Breastfeed Wherever and Whenever I Want

I have a beautiful baby girl who’s attached like no other. You can’t tell me nothing when it comes to feeding my baby and making sure she’s good. I... Read More

8 Ways To Be Submissive In Bed When You’re Just Starting To Experiment With Being Dominated

Thinking about being submissive in the bedroom? Here's a great article to help you achieve just that!... Read More

SAY MY NAME, SAY MY NAME (or not)

MOMMI, MOMMI, MOMMI the name we will hear forever until we depart this earth, but OMG can’t our children understand how to use it sparingly?!?  Now don’t get me wrong,... Read More

5 Reasons We Chose to Home School Our SIX Children

The first week of homeschooling our children, I was miserable, the kids were miserable and I wanted nothing more than to send them back to the “professionals” while I crawled... Read More

ElevateHer 2019

Black Women our Power is our Influence If you attended the XoNecole ElevateHer Crawl then I am almost certain you’re still full from the inspiring experience! There is nothing like... Read More

The end of the road for our homeschool journey

  You won’t find a bigger advocate for homeschool than me. I mean, I have dedicated the last six years of my life homeschooling six children. Some days were harder... Read More

Love Your MommiBod Swimsuit

We're encouraging and empowering every mom to love yourself inside and out! So join us as we celebrate our Mommi bodies by emailing us today, July 26, 2019 a photo... Read More

Practice Self-Love to Become an Even Better Parent

Embracing self-love is one of the best ways to become a better parent. Originally posted on Psychology Today Day in and day out, deadlines, schedules, financial pressures, and social demands... Read More

My 2019 Kid Friendly Summer Bucket List

As a single mommi, I am always looking for ways to entertain my one-year-old daughter. Most days it’s usually just me and her around the house lounging but this summer... Read More

Unexpected Family Friendly Travel Spot… Miami!

It’s that time of year where we take our kids on a little vacation to enjoy summer a bit, away from home. Unexpectedly this year, I ran into passport issues... Read More

5 Tips to Consider for Summer Camps

Let the Summer Fun Begin Summa Summa Tiiiime!!!!…. And here comes all the flyers, emails, and newsletters for all the variety of summer camps for the kiddos to have a... Read More

Best Books for Black and Brown Children

I did not want my baby consumed with books solely filled with cartoon characters, talking animals and people who don’t look like her. I found it important to find books... Read More

We Are Trippin’!

An Open Letter to Myself The most dangerous gift in the world is natural talent. You’ve seen it before. It’s the college roommate who partied until 3 AM, never went... Read More

Life After Divorce

Divorce is something you will never forget, no matter how hard you try to, at first life is a whirlwind. There's a lot of adjusting and a lot of worrying... Read More

Body after Baby

It never fails, you always seem to find yourself pregnant at the same time as someone famous. So, you watch their pregnancy as you are watching your own. They aren’t... Read More

Essence Fest: Girls Trip, No Kids Allowed!

To all of my fellow first time mommies out there, please listen up. Take care of you. Sometimes separation anxiety (for you and baby) and mommy guilt make it hard... Read More

My 12-Year-Old is Dating

I don’t know what happens in 7th grade, but apparently that is when hormones start to rage. Let me preface this by assuring you that when it comes to dating,... Read More

The Magical Journey of Natural Hair

The Struggle My daughter is now 7 years old and since the very beginning the struggle with her hair has been just that….a struggle! Now don’t get me wrong she... Read More

My Son Is My Fitness Motivation

Everyone begins their fitness journey with a motivator and a goal. What is your fitness motivation? What pushes you to focus on fitness? What is your fitness goal? I’ve learned... Read More

Taking the Leap: Career Change at 30

It Was Time About 10 years ago, I went back to school for fashion design after working in public health in Washington, DC for the better part of my 20s.... Read More

Motherhood; No Experience Necessary

The excitement that I was to become a mom for the first time settled in quickly. I read nearly every self help book on motherhood I could find. What to Expect... Read More

5 Ways to Keep Things Exciting in the Bedroom

Have you ever sat back and wondered, “What the hell happened to my sex life?”— well just know you are not alone.... Read More

Adding Another Woman to My Home

I definitely was wrong about a number of things as I entered into motherhood. First, I underestimated the amount of help I would need as I tried to continue being... Read More

It is Never Too Late for Your Kids to Learn How to Swim

Although my boys have gone swimming many times, they had never taken swim lessons before and I found myself feeling afraid anytime we went to the pool and they swam... Read More

5 ways I’m teaching my daughter to ❤ herself

Truth be told I never saw myself having daughters 👀 I know… My prayer was always for a son. When I found out my 1st born was a boy I... Read More

Beach Please! Keeping the Bikini Body on Vacation

Summer is heating up and most of us are in vacay mode.  For the past few months, you planned the vacay, worked out diligently to get the abs flat and... Read More

“You Left Me!” A Letter To My Father

Dear Daddy, I remember it like it was yesterday. A lot of the details I do not recall, but what I do remember, I remember vividly. I had to be... Read More

Daddy Issues

When you hear the term “Daddy Issues” do you automatically think of the cliche poor misguided girl who’s fumbling through life seeking validation from men? I for one, will admit... Read More

Not a Sperm Donor, A Heart Donor

Donor (noun) A donor is defined as someone who gives or donates something. Synonyms for a donor include but are not limited to; giver, contributor, benefactor, supporter, backer, etc. As... Read More

Life Interrupted: Inside the Life of a Coach’s Family

Hi loves! An interruption is defined as: to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of (a course, process, condition, etc.) To break off or cause to... Read More

When They See Us… From A Mom’s Perspective

This weekend I sat down with my entire family to watch NetFlix’s “When They See Us”, created by Ms. Ava DuVernay; about the “Central Park 5” bka the “Exonerated 5”.... Read More

Ministry Leader or Mama Bear: The Conflict! (Part 2)

  When my son was born, it was a pretty traumatic experience for me. I won’t go into detail here, but if you haven’t read my blog about the day... Read More

My Teenage Niece has a Girlfriend! Why Didn’t She Tell Me?

Clearly, I did something wrong! It was apparent that I sent a message that I did not have unconditional love for her. Maybe she thought I was going to be... Read More

Emulating the Athlete

The ponderer, wonderer, and dreamer in Iyabo started to think deeply… What drives these really fit men and women athletes to keep going, never give up, and score victory after victory?What... Read More

My husband & I date other people!

You hear it time and time again, put your spouse first. Leave to cleave, yada yada yada and we do put each other first. However, we also understand the importance... Read More

3 Kids Later: My Nappily Ever After

3 Kids Later:  My Nappily Ever After Anyone else remember watching the cult classic, early 2000’s reality tv gem, John and Kate Plus Eight?  Remember her “soccer mom” super short,... Read More

Quick and Easy Breakfast Egg Muffin

Since the birth of my second baby girl I find that we eat out and do takeouts more often than when we were a family of three. Gone are the... Read More

Abortion Laws 2019

The pro-life vs pro choice debate has been a long-standing debate that has created division of people in all circles. With the recent national news of abortion law changes, this... Read More

Grab them by the…

“Grab them by the pussy”! Isn’t that what the President of the United States said? So, if that’s what your Commander in Chief feels and thinks about women, why wouldn’t... Read More

24 weeks…

I was only 18 It was my freshman year in college. I was running track and extremely in shape.  Every day after track practice, I would pig out. Afterward, I’d... Read More

Ministry Leader or Mama Bear: The Conflict!

Hey everybody, it’s Joanna! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy learning a little more about me in this blog. Where It All Began I was... Read More

The B Word

The truth is, budget is not a bad word and no matter how wealthy you are, everyone needs a budget. Especially us moms that want to create successful money habits... Read More

SACRED SPACE

Om is a sacred spiritual incantation that signifies the essence of ultimate reality in Hinduism. I had the opportunity to share sacred space with women of color, from across the... Read More

His Death Healed Me

His death was the moment when all those emotions I had swept under the rug weren't just creeping out, somebody had removed the whole darn rug and they were out... Read More

Carry Mommi Guilt Up The Corporate Ladder

 Mommi, Pamela P.  Mommi, Pamela P. Exactly three months to the day I gave birth, I hightailed my ass back to work. I remember walking into the building and my... Read More

Why I Created MommiNation

Everyone says it takes a village to raise a child and they’re so right, but what they aren’t saying is that it takes a NATION to support a mom!I needed... Read More

Motherhood: Is it a Life Sentence?

I Fell In Love With A Rasta Man! I met my husband in February 1982 I was 19. He was my older brother's best friend, so he was always around.... Read More

How I Self Care as a Wife and Mom of Four

Hey Mommies, First, the title should be… How I self care as a wife and a mom of 4 who has her own business and just started an organization… but... Read More

The 3 Most Important Lessons We are Teaching our 3 Black Sons

If I were to say that being a mom of 3 black boys is easy, I would be lying. I don’t see them any different than any other kid. I... Read More

7 Lessons I’ve Learned in the First Year of Motherhood

I’ve made it through my first year of motherhood! Sh*t that was fast! The first year as a single mom has been a beautiful nightmare. One of the most rewarding,... Read More

I Became a Mom and Stopped Being a Wife

  When AJ was born we were so in love with this little miracle God had blessed us with. We hugged and kissed him, never put him down. We watched... Read More

Healthy Mommi…Healthy Baby After AIDS!

Cake, Cake, CAKE...CAKE! (Rihanna Voice) LOL...Noooooow who said that because I was diagnosed with AIDS that I can’t have my mommi, mogul, wifey cake AND eat it too? Well, unfortunately... Read More

Post Baby Body Blues

What can I say, it’s an age-old complaint. My postpartum baby body is giving me the blues. I’ve always been very petite, maxing out at 125 lbs as my “big”... Read More

This Isn’t Your Mother’s Spring Break: Or Maybe it Is!

Many of you reading this blog may identify yourself as a Millennial parent. And with that title comes quite the burden, as our generation is widely criticized as being... Read More

This B!@tch I Know Named “HG”

HG is a bitch and I apologize for the language but she is, there literally aren’t any other words to describe her evil and destructive ways.... Read More

Travel Blog: Antigua (part 1)

Looking for a dreamy vacation in the Caribbean? I may have found the island for you!   Antigua – ‘The Land of Sea and Sun’.   Located on the Caribbean... Read More

Importance of Early Literacy

By providing age-appropriate books to children at well-child visits from six months to five years of age, Reach Out and Read Georgia prepares children for school and encourages a lifelong... Read More

Reasons to Attend Your HBCU or College Homecoming

Reasons to Attend Your HBCU or PWI Homecoming For most universities in the South, be it HBCUs or PWIs, I’ve found that for either, the holy grail of post-graduate festivities is... Read More

Fall Fun with the Three Pauls in a Pod

Fall Fun with the 3 Pauls in a Pod “It’s so much fun to dress my kids in themed attire and and plan a photo shoot,” said no mom of... Read More

Letter To My Daughter

They said I was a failure. They said I would never become more than just average. I knew I had greatness in me, but I couldn't move past what they... Read More

What’s In My Makeup Bag (And what you need in yours)!

If you don’t have a makeup bag, who are you? Lol, I kid. Grab one, and get ready to fill it with these goodies! ... Read More

Women Can’t Raise Men

I did not need validation from anyone else. I knew I was doing an amazing job, with or without a man in the house. My son was respectful, loving, caring,... Read More

Losing Shian…

In the days following I remember not wanting to wake up. It’s the emptiest feeling in the world, going home, with no baby, after being pregnant. My stomach still... Read More

I’m a Mom to Four Angel Babies….

The whole pregnancy I was worried. I kept my pregnancy a secret because I was afraid to have another loss and I didn’t want to have to explain if we... Read More

My ‘Conversations’ with Queen Bey

First off, let me say buzz buzz. I am part of the Beyhive! I know how the hive will come for you as an outsider speaking upon the Queen. So... Read More

Getting Kids in the Kitchen

Some of my favorite memories with my children involve them helping me in our kitchen. The chopping, stirring, measuring, and mixing, just brings back the best memories for me. I... Read More

Black Maternal Health Week

There is a maternal mortality crisis in America and the face of it is black! According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 12.4 deaths... Read More

The Other Woman

It’s 2:00 am, I’m 7 months pregnant and I hear his phone go off. He slowly gets up, checks to see if I’m asleep and creeps carefully out of our... Read More

My Natural Childbirth With Twins: Because I’m Extra Like That!

My Natural Childbirth With Twins:  Because I’m Extra Like That! The Day(s) I Became a Mom You’re probably going to think I’m crazy as I elected for a natural childbirth... Read More

I love my babies but I think I love saving money even more…

My son Luke will be 6 months soon and it gives me a great sense of mommi pride to know that we haven’t had to run to the store for... Read More

Ayesha Curry Saved My Marriage!

Clicking on it and skimming through the article I came across the part where she does say, “...Just making sure that we put each other first, even before the kids,... Read More

Four Places for Action-Packed Indoor Fun in Hamilton County

Is your family looking for something fun to do but the weather isn’t cooperating? If you answered yes like our family, you’ll love the four ways we found to have... Read More

My Single Mom Dating Struggles…

As I consider the idea of dating again, I ask myself, are there any helpful rules or guidelines for dating as a single mom? In all honesty, I was never... Read More

How Could I Let This Happen: My 2 Year old Said the ‘N’ Word!

You know, I was always the type of person that when I heard a child using foul language I’d shake my head and say “tuh, liberal parents”. Or when I... Read More

Prenatal Depression

I had always heard people talk about postpartum depression, but I'd never heard much about prenatal depression. Like many mothers, I often worried about depression after giving birth that the... Read More

Journey to Discovering Our Child Had Autism Part I: Her Dramatic Entrance

Keeping our baby and this issue of blood a secret, we bled heavily for six additional weeks. To our amazement, the baby’s heartbeat continued to get stronger, and she began... Read More

Why YOU Should Do A Juice Cleanse

I’ve never really watched my weight per se. I have always been able to eat clean, with a treat now and then, and maintain my size. The past few months... Read More

My Public Apology to my Brother-in-law! The Mom I Was Sure I Would Be vs. The Mom I Am!

I was adamant, confident, borderline obnoxious about the mother I would be and no one heard it more than my brother-in-law, Tyrell. He was the first of our close friends... Read More

I Married a White Man: Here are 3 Things I Learned

It is important to note that this blog is not a generalization of a race as that would neither be wholly accurate or responsible. However, the statements are true for... Read More

10 Ways Social Media Has Impacted Our Parenting – MommiNation Mashup

I have to actually tell myself don’t record this moment, just be present and enjoy it with my son! There’s this constant pull as an “influencer” to always get content,... Read More

Tips to Help Survive Motherhood

It has taken me a little over 13 years and 6 kids to figure out that I don’t have all of the answers for the many obstacles motherhood has thrown... Read More

Water-Logged: 5 Ways I Used Water to Lose the Baby Weight

My people, what’s good ?!? I am so glad that we are finally meeting! I’m Chaunte. Some people know me as the American Olympic high Jumper with those crazy abs,... Read More

From 6 Figure Chick to Stay At Home Mommi

I was one of those lucky people who always knew what I wanted to do. It wavered once or twice as far as my career choice, but was always my... Read More

15 ways I cut our grocery budget in 1/2

As a mom of 3 growing boys and 1 hungry husband, the amount of food we have to keep in this house is insane. Over the years, there were... Read More

Motherhood: God Created YOU for This!

If all of that is true (and I believe it is), then why is it sometimes difficult for us to walk confidently in our calling as the amazing moms that... Read More

Trip-WHAT?!? Be careful what you wish for… How we went from two to FIVE!

Hey Mommies, Have you ever feel like you had everything you wanted in life and your life couldn’t get any better? That’s exactly how I felt. I married to my... Read More

Sample Page

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most... Read More

Student Loan Mistakes That I Made That You Should Avoid

I’ve made many mistakes in my short 32 years on this earth, but when it comes to student loans, I’ve really outdone myself. Let’s recap Part I of this series... Read More

I Have $92,000+ in Student Loan Debt

Have you heard the recent student loan debt statistics? According to Forbes, Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category (2nd only to mortgage loans) and higher... Read More