All posts by: Bella Judith

Our Children Are Not Your Punching Bags

I’ve had enough of watching cell phone footage and or body cam videos of children assaulted by school resource officers. As a parent, I can’t imagine what it must feel... 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

5 Tips for a Successful Marriage

I have to be honest with you, when I found out MommiNation was doing a series on love and relationships I wasn’t sure how I would contribute. I have years... Read More

Camping Trip Must Haves

My husband loves the great outdoors, I could totally do without it. The beginning of our relationship was filled with him trying to get me into outdoor sports as much... 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

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

Am I Ruining My Kids?

I know, I know, it’s the age-old question that every mom deals with. “Am I ruining my kids?” I have yet to meet a mom that feels like they have... Read More

Meal Planning 101

It’s that time of year again! Summer is slowing coming to an end and it’s time to get our kids back on a schedule. I don’t know about you, but... Read More

Submit to your husband, Sis

So is it the word, or the idea of yielding power to another person what seems to get our panties in a wad? I mean we have no problem submitting... 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

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

Staying Active in Your Child’s Education

The summer is ending and reality is beginning to set in for students that they will be off to school again. The majority of the students that I have spoken... 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

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

10 Fun Things to do this Summer

School’s out for the summer!! If you’re following this blog (thank you by the way) you know that we’re a big family. Party of 8 coming through! Having such a... Read More

10 Great Books to Read to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Hallelujah for the summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down to the lazy days of summer. Long gone are the days of waking up early and following... Read More

Teaching Kids the Value of Budgeting

Unfortunately money doesn’t grow on trees. I really wish it did. Because of this painfully obvious fact, when you have a large family like ours, budgeting is necessary. Turning homeschool... Read More

Why I Always Choose My Husband

I wrote the original version of this blog back in 2015. As I was transferring my blogs over to the MommiNation space, I realized how true this blog still rings... Read More

Potty Training 101

So here’s the thing, I don’t want to sound like a know it all or anything, but I think after successfully potty training six kids, I may have the secret... 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

Stop Telling Me How to Discipline My Kids!

Ugh! I don’t know what it is about people thinking it’s okay to give their opinions on how to discipline children that aren’t theirs. I mean seriously? Mind your own... Read More

Helping Kids Deal With Death

When someone we love dies, we often lose a little piece of ourselves. While we know death to be inevitable, it is often our children who don’t understand the finality... 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