Hey y’all! It’s International Self-Care Day, and you know your girl is BIG on self-care. One of the biggest misconceptions…

Hey there! How are you? I cannot believe I’m about to share this with you, but the guilt is eating…

There are a lot of people who have a whole lot to say about Black fathers. A lot of which…

If I were a dad, even just for a day
I’d sleep in like I ain’t got no kids ’cause I know their
mom is gonna make sure they’re ok
I’d say stuff that don’t make sense, and I’d never be wrong
I would drive the car all crazy and tell my wife to leave me alone, ’cause I’m the best driver she know

Dear Son…I’m so sorry I’m sorry that I didn’t listen to that voice in my head To the doubt that…

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 type of mom I wanted to be. I was on a mission…or maybe a few missions.

Hey, Ladies! Let’s talk natural hair. If you’re like me, you may have a love-hate relationship with your hair. One day she’s beautiful and laying just the way you want her to, and the next day you have to wash her and you’re wishing you were bald. Trust me, I feel your pain. The struggle with Gigi (my hair) is real sometimes! Yes, I love my hair so much that I named her, and Gigi is short for Angela…Davis that is. Don’t judge me!

Every day, we go through life’s daily tasks without even thinking. Some of the things we do could really be…

If you follow me on Instagram and read my posts, you may have seen the one where I talked about…

I remember it like it was yesterday. The day my son was born was CRAZY, to say the least. It…

I remember it just like it was yesterday. July 28, 2012 was the day I married my husband. The day…

NEVER MISS A MONDAY!!! Lord, it’s Monday. Not today, Satan! (hits snooze and rolls back over) WOOT WOOT! WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!!…

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 was thinking, “Well technically I’m only a Coatney by marriage sooooo…I can still quit if I want to, right???” But I kept my internal thoughts internal and continued on with the conversation. My husband was right though.

This right here is something that we have a hard time talking about. For some women, as soon as the topic is brought up, we shut down. I mean, think about it. Your husband comes in expecting it from you, but he hasn’t even taken the trash out. Maybe he’s a lazy mama’s boy who, if he is honest with himself, is looking for a woman who will take care of him. However, he expects you to be willing and ready to give it to him whenever and where ever. What about trust? If you can’t trust him, you are definitely not going to be excited about giving it up. How can he expect you to just throw it at him when he can’t even stay on top of paying the bills? He MUST be crazy! What is this “it” that I’m referring to? Submission. Yeah, THAT word.

Although it is possible to prevent hot car deaths, kids are still dying in hot cars at an alarming rate….

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 to leave your baby, but it’s important to make time for yourself. Being a mother is too great of a responsibility for you to not be at your best. So whatever it is that brings you peace, joy, happiness, balance, and relaxation, as long as it’s legal, DO IT! It may be hard to make the initial step, but once you get on the other side, you’ll be so glad that you did it.

Days 1-2: After an entire 17 hours of labor, all I wanted to do was hold and kiss my baby…

Dear Daddy, I remember it like it was yesterday. A lot of the details I do not recall, but what…

  When my son was born, it was a pretty traumatic experience for me. I won’t go into detail here,…

Hey everybody, it’s Joanna! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy learning a little more about…

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 and sadness. Are you ready for this? OK…here goes.

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 God created us to be? Here are a few things that I have allowed to eat away at my confidence as a Mommi along with what I’ve learned about what God has to say about me.

“Friday is date night. What do you want to do?” “Hmm. I don’t know. What do you want to do?”…