All posts by: MommiNation

Ways To Show Support for Your Child’s Sports Team

When you sign your child up for a sporting experience, you’re signing yourself up as the number one driver, snack packer, and cheerleader. Still, you can do even more to... Read More

Reasons a Hospital Birth Can be the Best Option for You

You’re expecting a baby, and one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing a birth setting that aligns best with your needs, values, and medical history as... Read More

Tips for Getting the Most Enjoyment on Your Family Vacation

As a Black mother, you want your next family vacation to give your loved ones an escape from the stresses of daily life while exploring new destinations. However, your family... Read More

Tips for Starting a Side Hustle as a Busy Parent

Finding the time to start a side hustle can be a major challenge for most parents. With the hustle and bustle of daily life, taking on an extra job seems... Read More

How Mothers Can Help Their Children Have Fun at Prom

Prom night is a milestone event in the quintessential high school experience, and your child is probably eagerly awaiting the day. Even though the night is all about students, moms... Read More

How To Throw Your Kid’s Birthday Party in Your Apartment

Apartment living usually puts space at a premium, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host events in your living space. If your kid has a birthday party coming up, you... Read More

The Beauty and Essence of Being a Black Woman

In a world that often attempts to define beauty within narrow parameters. The essence of being a black woman radiates with a unique and captivating brilliance. From the richness of... Read More

The Importance of Reading Books to Your Baby

There’s a quiet, shared intimacy that our words wrap around when we read to our babies. It’s a bond that’s something close to magic, each word a tiny spell, each... Read More

Tips for Choosing Godparents for Your Children

Selecting godparents for your child is a significant decision that traverses religious, cultural, and familial landscapes. Godparents play a symbolic and practical role when you’re looking to build your parenting... Read More

How To Entertain Your Children During Long Drives

For parents, embarking on long car journeys with the kids in tow can bring about a mix of excitement and trepidation. While the promise of adventure beckons, the thought of... Read More

Mom’s Ultimate Guide to a Relaxing and Enjoyable Spring Break

Spring break is just around the corner, and as a mom, you might find yourself juggling various responsibilities while trying to plan a memorable and stress-free vacation for the family.... Read More

The Impact of Black Women Entrepreneurs on Motherhood

In recent years, there has been a significant and empowering surge in the presence of Black women entrepreneurs, making their mark in various industries. This trend is not only reshaping... Read More

Celebrating the Power and Importance of Black Love and Family

In a world filled with diversity and rich cultural tapestry, the significance of Black love and family cannot be overstated. Beyond the confines of romantic relationships, the concept of Black... Read More

Emergency Training: When Should Kids Start Learning CPR?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an essential skill that can save the lives of individuals whose hearts have stopped beating. However, knowing when kids should start learning CPR training isn’t so... Read More

Tips for Keeping Toddlers and Infants Safe

As a parent or caregiver for a young child, keeping them safe is paramount. Young children, particularly toddlers and infants, are curious and can get into potentially dangerous situations without... Read More

What Can You Donate to Childcare Centers?

As a mom, you know how important it is to provide your child with the best care and education. But not all families can afford top-of-the-line childcare centers. Fortunately, you... Read More

Guide for Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

Divorce can be a challenging process, often full of heavy emotions for couples and the children they may have. Once things are settled, you and your ex-partner will need to... Read More

5 Reasons To Encourage Your Kids To Paint

As Black mothers, we want to encourage our children’s creativity and watch them grow and flourish. One amazing way to tap into their imaginative side is through painting. It’s an... Read More

Deep Fried Jerk Turkey

In my Caribbean upbringing, turkey wasn’t a traditional part of our holiday celebrations. However, after experiencing the disappointment of dry and lackluster turkey, I decided to venture into the world... Read More

Trinidad Cassava Pone

I remember the days growing up in Trinidad making Trinidad Cassava Pone at Christmas time. It’s a special dessert dear to my heart, because it reminds me of my late... Read More

Seafood Gumbo for the Soul

I love me some Gumbo! No seriously! I remember for my 21st birthday I was asked what I wanted for my birthday dinner, and I said, “my Nana’s gumbo”. I... Read More

White Wine Cake

The holidays are here and that means that it’s time to eat all types of good food. If you are hosting a holiday gathers, going to a holiday gathering or... Read More

Delicious Foods To Broaden Your Child’s Taste Buds

Are you tired of serving your little one the same old predictable dishes at mealtime? You’re not alone! Introducing new and delicious foods to children can be challenging, particularly if... Read More

5 Advantages of Putting a Baby in a Sling

Wearing a baby in a sling has gained popularity in recent years, and many Black mothers are gravitating toward this practice for plenty of reasons. This practice can help Black... Read More

Labor Pain Management: Alternatives Worth Knowing

Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the most beautiful and empowering experiences in a Black woman’s life. However, it is also accompanied by its fair share of challenges, including... Read More

Honey Cornbread

Who doesn’t love a good piece of warm cornbread to accompany their meal. If you love cornbread then this honey cornbread recipe is just what you have been look for.... Read More

4 Self-Care Tips To Implement During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful and fulfilling period in a woman’s life, but it can also present a unique set of challenges. Daily demands on your physical, mental, and emotional health... Read More

Why Daily Oral Hygiene Habits Are So Important

As a mother, you know that taking proper care of your family’s health is a priority. You cook nutritious meals, make sure the family exercises, and schedule regular checkups with... Read More

Effortless Bonding: 9 Quick Activities for Busy Moms and Kids

In today’s world, many moms are striving to create a meaningful legacy for their children. As busy moms, we often find ourselves struggling with “mom guilt,” worrying whether we’re doing... Read More

Conquering Hyperthyroidism:Journey to Self-Discovery & Improved Health

In today’s blog, I want to share my personal journey and triumph with conquering hyperthyroidism: My Journey to Self-Discovery and Improved Health. Hyperthyroidism, a condition that significantly impacted my physical... Read More

Rainy-Day Activities To Do at Home With the Family

Are you stuck inside on a rainy day? Whether you enjoy the moody weather or would much prefer some sun, there are many ways to make the most out of... Read More

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a miraculous journey filled with anticipation, excitement, and unexpected twists and turns. While most people know the basic facts about pregnancy, some surprising aspects often remain hidden under... Read More

How To Create a Shared Bedroom for Big Sibling and Baby

Welcoming a new addition to the family can be one of the most exciting times for a mother. It brings back memories of nurturing the older sibling and a new... Read More

5 Ways You Can Limit Your Child’s Screen Time

Somewhere along the line, as a mom, you might have discovered that managing your child’s screen time can be an uphill battle. Considering the deluge of entertaining content and apps... Read More

Jamaican Curry Oxtail Recipe

While cooler weather is amongst us it often brings on the cravings for more comfort food. If this is you be sure to try this Jamaican Curry Oxtail recipe today!... Read More

Surprising Ways Your Body Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a miraculous journey that brings joy, excitement, and of course, countless bodily changes. While most women know about the obvious transformations, like an expanding belly and weight gain,... Read More

4 Ways To Get Your Kids Outside This Fall

While most of life happens inside, getting outside is good for all of us. Getting outside can strengthen our immune systems and improve our mental health, along with other benefits.... Read More

How Parents Can Support Their Child With Autism

As parents, supporting a child diagnosed with autism can feel overwhelming, yet it’s critical to remember that every child is unique and capable of incredible growth. This article offers practical... Read More

4 Effective Ways To Encourage Teens To Volunteer

Volunteer work can play an important role in shaping a teenager’s character. Your child can give back to their community, develop valuable skills, and gain a sense of purpose from... Read More

5 Benefits of Taking Your Child to the Grocery Store

ay alWhen you think about going to the grocery store, you may like to go alone since it allows you to have a faster trip. But if you go shopping... Read More

The Fight To Save More Black Moms

The United States has a disproportionate number of adverse pregnancy outcomes for black women. This includes maternal mortality, which is one of the most preventable causes of death during pregnancy.... Read More

Natural Remedies to Keep Kids Healthy as They Head Back to School

The back-to-school season is an exciting time for both children and parents. However, it also brings with it the concern of your children falling prey to various illnesses that tend... Read More

5 Tips for Helping Your Child Avoid Injuries While Playing

When your child is little, it’s only natural that they will want to engage in boisterous, lively play. But sometimes, their playtime can get so out of control that they... Read More

NO STORYLINES HERE…. Just real life and my journey to baby number 2!

I wasn’t sure this day would ever come.  I wasn’t sure I had the capacity to be a Mommi of 2 but after 6 years, I’m here and feeling as... Read More

Kid-Friendly Desserts To Serve at a Pool Party

Summer is in full swing, the sun is gracing us with its warm glow, and the kids are eager to splash into the pool—it’s the perfect time to start planning... Read More

Back to School Prep: Tips to Get Ready For School

As summer break draws to a close, it’s time for parents and kids to gear up for another exciting school year. For moms, this means organizing, planning, and ensuring a... Read More

How To Prepare for Having Your First Baby

Pregnancy is an exciting and life-changing event. It’s a precious time for self-discovery and togetherness with your partner. When expecting your first baby, feeling both overjoyed and overwhelmed is normal.... Read More

How Moms Can Prevent Burnout and Thrive

Motherhood is a beautiful journey filled with love, joy, and fulfillment. However, it can also be incredibly demanding, leaving many moms vulnerable to burnout. Juggling multiple responsibilities, endless to-do lists,... Read More

Nothing Happens By Chance

Have you ever had a moment where you really did not understand why something was happening to you? You start to question how you are going to get things done... Read More

6 Tips To Protect Your Teen When They Start Driving

Your baby is about to start driving! While you can’t be right by their side in the passenger seat all the time, you can prepare them for this new chapter... Read More

Engaging Educational Activities for Summer Break

As moms we often have a love/hate relationship with summer break. We love break that comes with the daily task of school work and that kids can enjoy their freedom... Read More

Embracing Submissiveness in Modern Times

In today’s modern society, the concept of being a submissive wife can often be misunderstood or even met with resistance. Being a submissive wife is a personal choice that some... Read More

Fun Birthday Party Ideas for Children With Autism

Birthdays are perfect for over-the-top celebrations and fun with the ones you love. When celebrating your child, you want to go above and beyond to make them smile, especially on... Read More

Summer Travel Tips for Families

Summer is just around the corner and that means new travel adventures for all! My daughter gets out of school before Memorial Day which means she goes back very early.... Read More

Beneficial Extracurriculars To Get Your Child Involved In

Enrolling kids in extracurricular activities can be a great way to help boost their self-esteem. It can also get them interested in developing skills they may not learn from their... Read More

Navigating the Early Stages of Pregnancy

As a first time mom this is an incredibly exciting time in your life! You may have a lot of questions and concerns. However, In the midst of the current... Read More

Tips for Creating a Birth Plan for Your First Baby

Congratulations, mama! You’re preparing for pregnancy or labor and delivery, and it’s time to think about your birth visions and plans. Many will tell you to remain flexible or that... Read More

When Did You Fall In Love With Motherhood?

Hi, my name is Kendra, and when did I fall in love with motherhood? It was on the day my first child was born. As a mother, I love many... Read More

Ways To Entertain Your Kids on Summer Break

Summer break is fun for children, but it can be stressful for you. Planning activities and keeping up with your kids is a full-time job. Luckily, there are plenty of... Read More

Effective Tips for Organizing Your Refrigerator

A messy fridge makes preparing meals in the kitchen much more difficult, so consider organizing the items in your refrigerator. This process will make cooking quicker and more efficient. Not... Read More

Do you provide maternal care?

Do you provide maternal care? We want to support and promote YOU!!   Our number 1 goal is to become the most reliable and robust resource for black mommies. When... Read More

Black Maternal Health Week Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the Black Maternal Health Week Block Party!   As we kick off this special event we want to encourage you to build or expand your Mommi tribe. At... Read More

How To Prepare for Your Child’s High School Graduation

Your child’s high school graduation is an important milestone you should celebrate. Graduating from high school marks the end of their childhood and the beginning of a new phase in... Read More

Why Should I Hire A Doula?

If you are an expecting mom, you’re probably wondering what are the next steps into your pregnancy journey and wondering why should I hire a doula…. First, Congratulations sis…if you’re... Read More

Your Period – A Vital Health Sign

In addition to its well-known purpose of letting you know if you’re pregnant, your period can actually provide some helpful insight into your overall health. Menstrual cycles are even starting... Read More

Tips for Successfully Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is such a wonderful experience with so many benefits for both mom and baby. However, breastfeeding is not always easy. The challenges that can come up along the way... Read More

Friends How Many of Us Have Them? 6 Ways to Support a Mommi with a Special Needs Child

My Testimony Friends how many of us have them. Friendship to me isn’t about how much we talk, but instead how much we’re there for each other in times of... 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

Finding My Community!!

Growing up with a big family I always had a huge support system. I grew up in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago where we had grandma and grandpa, auntie... Read More

Activities That Help Teenagers With Autism Socialize

It seems like just yesterday, you were taking your baby home from the hospital. Now they’re asking you for lunch money, begging you to drive the car, and like to... Read More

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Do you love fried rice but want a healthier version? Well come on and make some Cauliflower fried rice with me! I know you’re saying to yourself cauliflower, how is... Read More

Finding Balance: Tips for Being a Work-From-Home Mom

Being a mom while working from home is no easy task. The pressure to juggle both can be overwhelming and often increases stress. It is hard to stay productive while... Read More

Berrylicious Chia Pudding

Looking for a healthy option that is fun to the taste buds?! Well…Here you go! I got the most quick and easy berrylicious chia pudding recipe you will be sure... Read More

PLANTED OR BURIED

Looking back as my daughter is about to be a year old, I’m realizing that the seed “that’s me” a postpartum mother, was planted NOT buried. So if you are... Read More

Curry Chickpeas: “A taste of Tobago”

Chickpeas is a legume and is also called garbanzo beans. They are high in protein and found in most Middle Eastern, Indians or Mediterranean cuisines. In Trinidad & Tobago we... Read More

How Can Parents Help Their Children Learn Healthy Habits?

Parents guide their children and help them navigate the world. Kids need assistance to grow their interests and various skills. Continue reading to find out how parents can help their... Read More

My Journey To The Finish Line

“Runners to your marks. Get Set. Goooo!” Motherhood truly feels like a marathon at times. Life is the track, full of hurdles, obstacles and competition. There are so many lanes.... Read More

How Consistency Changed My Fitness And Mindset Goals

In 2020 I gave birth to my second child. Like every mommi, I wanted that snap back and I wanted it quick! I ate good but not clean enough. The... Read More

Autism Don’t Stop the Travel

Creating memories with my husband, Ramon and our three boys, Jeremiah (13 years), Jonathan (9 years) and Jaxon (3 years) has been the best part about traveling to new places.... Read More

Ways To Ensure Your Teen Driver Is Safe on the Road

As parents, watching your children grow from crawling to walking to driving can be a bittersweet feeling. You’ve done all you can to stop them from growing up too fast... Read More

Ways To Improve Your Child’s Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are essential to our everyday life. We use them for every finely tuned movement, from gaming to driving to cooking dinner. Helping your child develop their motor... Read More

The Role of a Quality Breastfeeding Pillow

There are many challenges a Black mother will face when her breastfeeding journey begins. One of the most common difficulties is finding the sweet spot for both her and her... Read More

Charitable Activities You Can Do With Your Family

One great way to lead the charge for change in your community is by participating in charitable activities with your family. Philanthropic activities are beneficial for many reasons. One of... Read More

Why Is Fostering Independence Important in Your Child

As a parent, it’s hard to let go and let your child become more independent. It’s frightening because you don’t want them to hurt themselves or get into trouble, even... Read More

Los Angeles Chapter Meet Up

  Los Angeles Chapter Meet Up We’re hosting a brunch for the Los Angeles Chapter Meet Up!! We encourage you to become a mombassadors. You can sign up today for... Read More

Raleigh Chapter Meet up

  Raleigh Chapter Meet up We’re hosting a brunch focused on mental wellness for the Raleigh Chapter Meet up!! We encourage you to become a mombassadors. You can sign up... Read More

Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Meet up

 Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Meet up We’re hosting a sunrise beach wellness session for the Ft. Lauderdale Chapter Meet up!! We encourage you to become a mombassadors. You can sign up... Read More

Atlanta Chapter Meet Up

We’re hosting a Skate-a-thon for the Atlanta Chapter Meet Up!! We encourage you to become a mombassadors. You can sign up today for free!! Use Code: OneMonthFree and come to... Read More

Illness vs Constipation: When To Worry About Your Baby

Babies bring joy to your life from the moment they enter the world. However, there are times when their appetite and mood can swiftly change due to unexpected ailments. Stay... Read More

5 Tips for a Healthy and Relaxing Pregnancy

You feel the excitement of becoming a new mother. Your skin is glowing throughout your pregnancy. But as you make your way into the second and third trimesters, pregnancy can... Read More

Fun Activities To Improve Your Children’s Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills are the unsung heroes that give us the abilities we don’t give more than a second thought to throughout the day. That is, our abilities to jump,... Read More

3 Ways To Encourage Your Child’s Compassion

Compassion is the quality of being sensitive to other people’s pain and misfortune. When you nurture your child’s compassion, you help them sympathize and empathize with other people, spurring their... Read More

4 Signs That Your Child Is Bored in School

A smidge of boredom has never hurt anybody, but if your child is chronically bored in school, it can negatively impact their ability to learn. Perpetual boredom can also affect... Read More

Tips for Keeping Playtime Engaging for Kids

We all know that children are bundles of energy that never seem to run out of steam. While their energy may never extinguish, their interest and attention have much shorter... Read More

How To Prepare Hyperactive Kids for Learning

According to recent studies, ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is more common among Black children than their white and Latino peers. However, fewer Black children receive a diagnosis and treatment. ADHD can... Read More

Why Pediatric Dental Care Is Important

The earlier your child is seen by a dentist, the better it is for their teeth for the rest of their lives. Poor oral health in children is linked to... Read More

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

It’s the holiday season so you know what that means…. The family is coming over or there is a holiday party happening. Let’s warm up and make all your favorite... Read More

Safe Toys and Gifts for Children

December is here, and Christmas is near. As we prepare for the holidays and gift-giving, we also have to keep “safety” in mind. Prevent Blindness America has declared December as... Read More

Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Holiday Gift Guide 2022 Hey Mommi! Have you finished shopping yet? Girl, have you even started?! I know I haven’t put a thing under the tree (my tree still isn’t... Read More

6 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays On A Budget 

  6 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays On A Budget    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Isn’t it? For me it sure is. I love Christmas time.... Read More

Ways To Keep Your Household Organized All Week

Being the momager of your household can be overwhelming at times. Although it’s wonderful seeing the little ones you love running around the house growing each day, sometimes they can... Read More

How To Help Your Child With Autism Overcome Picky Eating

It’s common for young children to be picky eaters, but if you have a child with autism, you may experience picky eating on another level. Many children with autism stick... Read More

Tips To Protect Your Toddler at the Playground

It’s a parent’s instinct to protect their child to the best of their ability. When your children want to play outside, you want to give them the freedom to play... Read More

Winter Getaways That Are Fun for the Whole Family

As we gear up for the holidays, you and your family should enjoy winter by embracing or escaping the cold weather. Whether you see yourself frolicking away in a winter... Read More

3 Ways To Protect Your Baby From the Flu

Caring for a newborn is hard work, but we know you can do it! We believe in you! Take a stand now to learn the 3 ways to protect your... Read More

Play Should Be For All!

Did you know this is the least active generation in history? I mean, I’m sure it comes as no surprise, when you really think about it, long gone are the... Read More

Things You Should Know About Thumb-Sucking

Did you know that around 75 percent of infants will suck their fingers in the first year of their life? However, when parents notice thumb-sucking behavior in their children, they... Read More

Silence After Loss

Silence after loss looks like: Sitting in your clouded mind and all things just seems blanked out from your memory, while your body just feels numb, as if you had... Read More

The Perfect Pregnancy Self-Care Saturday

Pregnancy is a beautiful journey where you learn many new things about your body, along with cravings, emotions, and dreams! However, getting caught up in baby-related things is easy and... Read More

The Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Families

Summer isn’t the only time to go on vacation. Winter travel is popular, too. This year, plan something for the whole crew. Check out the best winter vacation destinations for... Read More

MomminNation Brunch Recap; Why I Chose MommiNation

Have you ever experienced a natural high of good emotions, that you can’t seem to explain or even understand? Well honey, let me be the first to tell you that... Read More

Tips for Enjoying a Virtual Fitness Class

For many moms, it’s easy for personal fitness to take a back seat to all the other responsibilities and concerns in life. But prioritizing your health improves your overall well-being... Read More

7 Tips for Traveling With Children

The thought of traveling with children can bring great anxiety to some people, especially if you are traveling by airplane. But, it does not have to if you follow these... Read More

Nourishing Foods To Try When Trying To Conceive

You will hear a lot of talk about what you can and can’t eat while pregnant. But what about what you can or can’t eat while trying to conceive? In... Read More

Top Ways To Keep Your Baby Happy and Healthy

The day your baby joins the world, everything changes. Your entire focus becomes making your precious child happy and guaranteeing they’re healthy. As a new parent, knowing what to do... Read More

Parent Approved: Guide To Decorating Your Child’s Room

Your bedroom is a safe space where you can make time for yourself. With this Parent Approved: Guide To Decorating Your Child’s Room you can help in making it their... Read More

Easy Ways To Give Back During the Holidays

After the hustle and bustle of Halloween and Thanksgiving, mothers are ready for a break, but thanks to December, it’s not coming soon. You will fight exhaustion while looking for... Read More

Outdoor Activities To Do in Georgia This Winter

Many people can get cabin fever when winter rolls around. As it gets chillier outside there’s still plenty to do outdoors in Georgia! If you’re looking for some outdoor activities... Read More

Jamaican Chicken Noodle Soup for Soul

It’s officially Fall! Which calls for Jamaican Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul! The air is crisp, so it’s time to take out the blankets and hoodies and warmup. In... Read More

How To Start An Online Clothing Store At Home In 5 Steps

How to start an online clothing store at home in 5 steps has become very attainable due to the versatility of the internet. This has allowed online retailers to start... Read More

Engaging Academic Studies To Teach Your Children at Home

Children will absorb lots of information during the school day, but school isn’t the only place children can learn. Parents can incorporate fun learning tactics to develop more engaging academic... Read More

How To Help Your Child Adjust After a Move

Most people do not enjoy huge life changes, and this is especially true for children. It is easy to sympathize with this sentiment as a drastic life change, like moving... Read More

Hobbies That Help Improve Childhood Development

Childhood is a time when children develop and grow the most out of any other time in their lives. They utilize the world around them to make sense of their... Read More

The Basics of Baby Skincare Every Parent Should Know

Babies are prone to certain skin conditions, including dry skin, dandruff, eczema, and even baby acne. During this time, their skin is sensitive, which is why knowing the right bathing... Read More

What To Do When There’s a Shortage in Baby Formula

For months now, we’ve experienced a national shortage in baby formula. Situations like these cause fear, stress, and anxiety for parents who are trying to feed their children. It’s important... Read More

4 Ways To Teach Kids Financial Responsibility

What do you do when your child asks for $200 cash? Like many parents, you’re probably unsure of how to respond. Maybe you fork it over and think nothing of... Read More

Fun Smoothies for the Whole Family

Fun Smoothies for the Whole Family Morning off to a rough start? Have no idea of what to make for breakfast? Try these fun smoothies the whole family will love!... Read More

How To Manage Your Child’s Allergies at School

As the school year begins, it’s time to start preparing your child (and yourself) for school. This includes getting back on healthy sleep schedules and returning their minds to school... Read More

Kale Smoothie Recipe

Kale Smoothie Recipe Getting your kids to eat their vegetables can be tricky sometimes! One day they like carrots, the next day you are Cruella Devil for offering them. Don’t... Read More

Easy Ways To Improve Flexibility in Your Children

As a parent, you want to do what’s best for your children. Part of this is making sure they’re healthy, which includes their flexibility. We’ll show you how to make... Read More

Family Love Saved My Life

FAMILY LOVE SAVED MY LIFE So why do I say family love saved my life? What does that even mean, right? Let me start by saying that, I love my... Read More

How I Became a Cow!

How I became a cow As Black Breastfeeding Week begins, and especially after learning that so many of my Mommination sisters are with child, I wanted to share how I... Read More

Embracing Joy

Embracing Joy These past few weeks, I have had difficulty embracing joy. I knew I walked into that new place that I’ve been talking about walking into, for so long,... Read More

Sports Mommi Essentials: A Track Mom’s Guide

Sports Mommi Essentials: A Track Mom’s Guide The job of a mom is the most important job in the world, and we strive to be the best at it. In... Read More

How To Design a Nursery for a Small Room

  You do not necessarily need a large bedroom to build a nursery—some couples may even utilize an oversized closet for the space. While you might not have much square... Read More

It’s Time to Get Unstuck!

It’s Time to Get Unstuck! How to find resilience and use lifestyle medicine to manage your mood How are you doing? It is a simple question but can also be... Read More

Smack Yo Mommi Spicy Shrimp & Grits

Smack Yo Mommi Spicy Shrimp & Grits In my opinion, a bowl of Shrimp and Grits is comfort food at its best. Creamy, cheesy grits, topped with the most delicious... Read More

Sisters: Thank You Skeletons for Coming Out the Closet

Sisters: Thank You Skeletons for Coming Out the Closet Many families have “stories” that aren’t ever shared. We call them “skeletons” in the closet. What we don’t realize is, sometimes... Read More

Berry Oatmeal (No Sugar)

Berry Oatmeal (No Sugar) Berry Oatmeal has become a breakfast staple for my family. It is easy to prepare and tasty! Growing up my mom would always make me and... Read More

How To Support Different Learning Styles

Students learn in various ways: from imaginary play (visual learning) to listening to a teacher speak (auditory). These four learning styles are developing faster and becoming more noticeable in students.... Read More

Creative Ways To Keep Preschoolers Active and Busy

Preschool is the time when a child is around 3 to 5 years of age and when their brains experience an incredible amount of growth. They are reaching many developmental... Read More

Simple Ways To Teach Kids To Be Eco-friendly

We all share this beautiful world—people, plants, and animals—so we have to take care of it to keep our planet healthy for everyone inhabiting it. Learning how to reduce your... Read More

What Is Sensory Integration, and Why Is It Important?

As your child grows, they learn the skills needed to interact with their environments. From social interaction to emotional reactions, sensory integration helps your child understand how to communication and... Read More

Need a break? Take that Staycation!

Outside is back open: It is expensive though! Are you familiar with all the gems your city and state have to offer? While traveling and seeing the world may be... Read More

Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white... Read More

Fun Educational Activities for Children With Autism

Summer break is wrapping up, and it’s almost time to begin the rigorous school year again. For most children, summer is when they can kick back and relax from their... Read More

Fit Mommies Move with Nike

We are extremely excited to incorporate the Nike (M)ove Like a Mother workouts into our Fit Mommi Challenge starting August 15, 2022. As a community we will be your support... Read More

The Benefits of Team Sports for the Entire Family

There are numerous benefits of team sports for the entire family. From encouraging communication and connectedness to building confidence and helping shy kids overcome their fears, team sports can be... Read More

The Best Reasons for Siblings To Share a Room

In the past, American children often shared bedrooms with their siblings because of space restrictions. But now, many parents choose to have their children share a bedroom as an important... Read More

How To Spot Behavior Changes in Your Toddler

You love your toddler and want to know that the little person you’re raising is happy, healthy, and growing up well. Part of that means understanding that your kid has... Read More

Tips for Helping Your Teen Buy Their First Car

A memorable moment for any mother is seeing their teen gain freedom and independence through purchasing their first vehicle. And you can stand by your teen’s side as you help... Read More

Sleep Tips for Babies and Young Children on Vacation

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