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Best Ways To Reduce Stress While Pregnant

One of the most common feelings you may experience while expecting is stress. Stressing about your baby, worrying about life’s changes, and anxiety about providing the perfect nursery can all... Read More

Home Ec at Home: Life and Home Skills To Teach Your Teen

We all want to equip our teens for the real world before they move out. Here are a few skills you should teach your teen to prepare them for life... Read More

The Best Ways To Spend a Family Fun Night

As a black mother, spending time together as a family is one of the most important things you can do as your child grows up. These activities are chances to... Read More

The Pros of Opening an IRA Account for a Child

In our family, we try to pass down important knowledge, wise lessons, delicious recipes, and engaging stories. The tradition of passing down generational wealth and financial literacy to help set... Read More

Tips for Staying Comfortable During a Home Birth

  You might feel more comfortable during a home birth because the attention of every healthcare professional within the home will be on you instead of multiple expecting mothers. This... Read More

The Best Ways To Implement a Routine for Your Newborn

All children need structure and routine, but babies need it the most, especially newborns. They are, after all, new to the world, and the two of you are getting used... Read More

6 Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Baby Shower

Preparing a baby shower for a loved one takes thoughtfulness and diligent planning. You are in charge of ensuring this baby shower runs smoothly. If you’re unsure where to begin, here... Read More

How To Know if Your Child Needs Oxygen Therapy

There are different sicknesses and illnesses that could cause your child to need oxygen therapy. If your child hasn’t been diagnosed with a sickness or illness that affects breathing but... Read More

Tips for Hosting a Successful Family Cookout

With summertime coming in hot, it’s time to start up the outdoor cookouts again. Firing up the grill and enjoying your backyard space with family creates lots of memorable moments.... Read More

Resources on how and where to find formula

Your baby has to eat! Whether you are breastfeeding parent or a formula feeding parent, your baby has got to eat. The formula shortage is affecting everyone. Mommies around the country... Read More

Helpful Advice for Parents of a Child With Autism

Every parent wants to be the best they can be for their children, and when you’re parenting a child with autism, knowing what to do can feel like a mystery.... Read More

Therapy for Black Girls: Protecting our Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mommies cannot pour from an empty cup. Let’s walk through how we can fill ourselves back up! Therapy for Black Girls: Protecting our Mental... Read More

6 Outdoor Summer Activities for Toddlers

Temperatures are rising, and the summer months are just around the corner.  Get outside and get some fresh air. Try these six outdoor summer activities for toddlers to enjoy! Whether... Read More

Simple Ways To Make Your Daily Chores Faster

Adulting is hard! Keeping up with housework, is a chore in itself. It would be nice if you got help once in a while, but sometimes, this seems impossible. Here... Read More

An Introduction to Plant-Based Eating for Kids

Plant-based eating is a way of eating that relies primarily on plant food sources. Many people choose to eat this way because it’s better for their health and the environment. Maybe... Read More

Signs That Your Child Might Feel Overwhelmed

Our children are sensitive tiny humans with as many emotions as a full-grown adult, if not more. However, they don’t have all the tools in their emotional arsenal to manage... Read More

Tasty Meals: Fun Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family

Tasty Meals: Fun Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family Dinner doesn’t always have to feel like a chore. Create new family bonds by trying some of these new and tasty... Read More

Nutrition-Dense Foods Your Growing Child Needs

Nutrition-dense foods provide a strong foundation As your children develop, they need the right fuel for learning and growth. They’ll need sufficient calories for hours of playtime as well as... Read More

Early Start: How To Prepare Toddlers for College

The path to college is full of obstacles and inequalities, so it takes a lot of work to achieve the necessary academic success. Starting this process young can be one... Read More

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

May 2nd-May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week! “Teaching is a Work of Heart”: Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! Teaching is one of the most rewarding yet challenging professions. From early childhood... Read More

Mommi Moments in May

May is Mommi month! Have you made your plans yet? Mommination collaborated with several Mommi Influencers to compile a comprehensive list of all things Mommi. Highlighted below are several events... Read More

What does Mommi want for Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is May 8th! Have you bought your gifts yet? Mommination recently polled our audience to find out what the most popular, desired and anticipated gift would be for... Read More

Top Surprising Benefits Of Filtered Water

Water is essential for our survival. 70% of our bodies are made up of water, which is bound in our cell membranes. Water is more vital than food since we... Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Mommination strives to bring awareness to our audience during the month of April and throughout the year. Please proceed with caution if this topic... Read More

Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas for Toddlers

While raising little ones is a blessing, it can also be a constant pull on your time and energy. We moms are always looking for ways to save time while... Read More

3 Tips for Planning Your Next Family Vacation

At long last, we might have a legitimate summer this year. The past two summers have been less than stellar because of the pandemic. As a result, we have to... Read More

It’s the Aroma for Me: My Kitchen, The Happy Spot

It’s the Aroma for Me: My Kitchen, The Happy Spot For as long as I’ve been in the kitchen, I noticed how joyful people were to eat my food. If I... Read More

Is Your Secret, Secretly Killing You?!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We had a few contributors who were very brave to share their stories with us. If this is a sensitive topic for you, please... Read More

Black Maternal Health Week: A conversation with Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS

For Black Maternal Health Week MommiNation sat down with board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS, to talk about maternal health. MommiNation: Dr. Brug, what are some of the key... 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

How To Reupholster a Chair for Beginners

Don’t let stains and rips force you to throw your beautiful chairs out; learn how to bring old chairs back to life. Read on to learn how to reupholster a... Read More

Easy Fashion Tips for Busy Moms: A Helpful Guide

Being fashionable doesn’t need to take up all your time. Buy a few staple pieces and accessories that you can quickly and easily reach for when getting ready for your... Read More

What To Know Before Buying Your Child a Pet

Pets of all kinds are fun to have in your home. They can teach your child responsibility and help with emotional development. Pets bring many benefits, but they also require... Read More

Fact vs. Fiction: The Most Common Pregnancy Myths

One of life’s biggest miracles is the gift of having life growing inside of you. The entire pregnancy and childbirth journey is full of thrilling and nerve-wracking experiences. The air... Read More

A Puzzle with Innumerable Pieces: An Autism Mommi’s Journey Thus Far

Queen amongst Kings… I heard a quote that resonated with me, and it said, “A mother is a son’s first true love, a son is a mother’s last true love.”... Read More

5 Tips for Preventing Common Childhood Illnesses

Knowing the common childhood illnesses is the first step to preventing them. Children are more susceptible to viruses and infections because their bodies are still growing and developing. Black people... Read More

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey I love working out, but I would be bored, I joined gyms, but I was never really motivated to stay because I went with someone else to... Read More

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education As I reflect on my early childhood learning, my daughters’ stages of development as well as my assessments and observations as a primary teacher; I have recognized... Read More

How I Landed My Dream Job

Where it all began Tech is not a space where you find plenty of black women so let me give you some background on how I ended up here. When... Read More

Curry Coconut Jackfruit

Curry Coconut Jackfruit On my journey of trying to find a healthier option, I decided to try jackfruit to eliminate chicken from my diet. Jackfruit has almost the same consistency... Read More

Living with Endometriosis

Nothing worked I can remember it so clearly. Being in middle school and finding out I got my period. The pain and the bleeding are what I remember the most.... Read More

Why Spring Is the Best Time of Year To Repaint Your House

As with many materials used to build a house, the exterior paint doesn’t last forever. Even the best house paint will, in time, fade, peel, and lose its protective benefits.... Read More

Nursery Organization Tips for New Parents

It seems slightly intimidating to plan the nursery, especially as a new parent. You have parent-friends who give you advice on the best nursery organization tips for new parents, but... Read More

A Childless Mother

A childless mother “You’re so motherly. I’m surprised you don’t have kids.” “When are you gonna have kids? You don’t want to wait ‘til you’re too old.” “You love to... Read More

Women’s History Month: Six Ways to Celebrate as a Black Woman

March is Women’s History Month! As Black History Month comes to a close, the celebration continues. Ladies, grab your crowns, because it is our time to shine again! As one... Read More

A Tale of Two Pregnancies

They say no two situations are the same … whoever “they” are is right! Pregnant with my second child and its a whole new experience. First of all the daddies... Read More

Gal, That One Ain’t Yours!

My family My six brothers, one sister, my mom, and my dad all stayed busy doing their own thing. We lived in a moderate home in the Westend of Louisville,... Read More

Tips for Moving to Seattle With Your Children

When the opportunity comes to move to a new home in Seattle, Washington, it can feel exciting. The chance to experience somewhere new with your family creates new memories and... Read More

Who’s Happily Retired, Raise Your Hand!

My name is Vicki and I am happily retired! I had worked for the federal government for thirty-eight years and I couldn’t wait to retire! During the previous ten years,... Read More

World Social Justice Day-Formal Employment and Equal Pay

World Social Justice Day February 20, 2022 is World Social Justice Day! Every year since 2009, this day has been set aside to provide a focus on fair outcomes for... Read More

Still loading…and that’s ok

Still loading This is my fourth time doing the Mommination FitMommi Challenge.  I talk myself out of joining every time. I make a goal of joining a different team, determined... Read More

Strawberry and Blueberry Overnight Oats-Simple Recipe

Breakfast Recipe (Keep it Simple) -Strawberry and Blueberry overnight oats                   Just 6 Ingredients                 ... Read More

Fitish Mommi and Proud!

The good old days! My body has changed from that of the 17-year-old young girl in high school. As a student athlete back then, I took for granted the time... Read More

Who Said Learning Can’t Be Fun?

YEAH—I’M STILL HAVING FUN It’s been almost 25 years and I’m still in love with what I do. TEACH!!! Every week reflecting on what I’ve taught and thinking, “What can... Read More

Centering Relationships in Sexual Wellness (Part 3)

For the month of February MommiNation concludes our conversations about love, sensuality, and sexuality with reproductive justice activists Brittany Brathwaite, MSW, MPH, and Kimberly Huggins, LSW, MPH, MEd. Ms. Brathwaite... Read More

Claiming Our Right to Pleasure

February is a time when we think about love, sensuality, and sexuality. MommiNation sat down for a conversation about sexual wellness and pleasure with reproductive justice activists Brittany Brathwaite, MSW,... Read More

Shedding the Shame: Embracing the Beauty of Black Women’s Sexuality

Shedding the Shame: Embracing the Beauty of Black Women’s Sexuality For the month of February MommiNation continues our conversations about love, sensuality, and sexuality with reproductive justice activists Brittany Brathwaite,... Read More

My Journey to Motherhood was NOT Pretty and Bright

My Journey to Motherhood was NOT Pretty and Bright Where do I begin? Let’s go all the way all the way back to 2010 I was in a fairly new... Read More

Work Life Balance: Is There Really Such a Thing?

Work Life Balance: Is There Really Such a Thing? In the corporate world the term Work Life Balance floats around and when I hear it, I give it the side... Read More

As for me and my household, we choose to be vaccinated

Surviving COVID-19 in 2020 I remember the surreal moment when I received a phone after taking a rapid COVID-19 test, that I was indeed positive. My positive diagnosis led to... Read More

Human Trafficking-Why You Should Stay Tuned into Your Teens & Tweens

Human Trafficking – Why You Should Stay Tuned Into Your Teens & Tweens January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Since 2010, this month has been declared a... Read More

Touch Not My Annointed Ones

“Touch not my Anointed one…” Ever since I was a little girl growing up in the Caribbean, I always knew I was different. You’re probably asking yourself “what do you... Read More

Ways to advocate for an ambitious learning environment for your child

What is tracking? We all want to believe that schools are doing all they can to ensure our children thrive academically as students. But what if I told you that,... Read More

5 Tips on Hosting a Spa Day Party for Kids

Spa days aren’t exclusive to adults. Kids can enjoy some TLC while hanging out with their friends, too. If you’re thinking about hosting a relaxing spa day, read these five... Read More

Grief Work: A conversation about Grief Therapy with Dr. Nyasha Grayman (Part 2)

Grief Work: A conversation about Grief Therapy with Dr. Nyasha Grayman (Part 2) MommiNation continues its conversation with grief and bereavement therapist Dr. Nyasha Grayman.  MommiNation: How, if at all,... Read More

Understanding Grief: A Conversation with Dr. Nyasha Grayman (Part 1)

Loss is an experience we will all have. MommiNation sat down with Dr. Nyasha Grayman, a bereavement therapist, to talk about grief, loss, and bereavement therapy. Dr. Grayman’s practice centers... Read More

Ready, Set, Build Your Mom Tribe

The fear of being alone Track season has officially started but it takes on a whole new meaning when you’re married to the coach and become a parent. When I... Read More

Moving Beyond Talk about Good Food and Bad food: A Conversation with Dr. Ashante Reese

Moving Beyond Talk about Good and Bad Food: A Conversation with Dr. Ashante Reese MommiNation: In the quest to get healthy a lot of us are trying to understand what... Read More

How the Fit Mommi Challenge Ruined Me

The Fit Mommi Challenged Ruined Me… Where do I begin? Well, as I think back over the last three Fit Mommi Cycles, I can confidently say that the ‘Fit Mommi... Read More

Simple Tips for Making Healthier Desserts

Who doesn’t love a good dessert? It’s tasty and satisfies a sweet tooth. However, desserts are often too sugary or have ingredients that aren’t good for our bodies. If you’re... Read More

The Best Natural Hair Care Tips for the Whole Year

Being a mother requires everything you have; energy, patience, and understanding. Your strength does so much, and sometimes, you put your family over your well-being. Now is the time to... Read More

Helpful Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

Being a parent of a teen driver can give you so much anxiety when you worry about their safety and well-being. There are so many sudden things that can happen,... Read More

Fun Activities To Help You Bond With Your Adult Children

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching your kids grow into well-adjusted adults. However, growing up means they depend on you less, and you may struggle to connect with them like... Read More

Why Your Child Might Be Struggling in College

When parents send their kids off to college, they hope they will enjoy their time away, explore a new setting, and discover new facets of their personalities. But some students... Read More

Simple Design Tips for Updating Your Child’s Bedroom

As your child gets older, their tastes change. Maybe they loved rainbows and fire trucks when they were smaller, but now they’re ready to transition into something new. Fortunately, you... Read More

Growing Our Hope in the New Year

Our quest for hope The new year is a time of hope and possibilities. That is true of all beginnings. We look into the unknown and we dream. We imagine... Read More

The Best Ways To Protect Your Child’s Health

For parents, the number one priority is the health and well-being of their children so that they can grow into upstanding, successful adults. For that reason, we understand you’re always... Read More

Working for Food Justice: A conversation with Ashanté Reese

Food and nutrition are political issues. MommiNation sat down with award-winning author, Dr. Ashante Reese, to talk about the politics of food. MommiNation: Dr. Reese, your research centers on food-justice,... Read More

Yueltide Yoga-Finding Time to Relax During the Holidays

We’re halfway through December and for many of us that means preparing for and celebrating the end-of-year holidays. Hanukkah is over. But Christmas, Kwanzaa and the joy of New Year’s... Read More

Fun Things To Do With Your Kids During School Breaks

Spring, summer, and winter too: school breaks mean bored kids. But there are multiple activities you can do with your children to teach them valuable life skills and provide an... Read More

How To Help Your Teen Feel Less Stressed

Raising a child in today’s world is no easy task, and finding ways to increase their quality of life can seem challenging. Our kids face discrimination and unique hardships daily,... Read More

Four Reasons Why ‘Jingle Jangle’ Provides the Light We All Need

Fun for the entire family Gather the whole family, make some cups of hot cocoa, and watch Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. This colorful, holiday musical hits the mark... Read More

Best Ways To Support a Child in the Hospital

It may not be easy to be a Black mother today, but something no parent wants to experience is their child in the hospital. Unfortunately, this sometimes happens whether you... Read More

Reasons You Should Check Your Child for Signs of Scoliosis

Being a mom means wearing multiple hats, and one of them is doctor. The reasons you should check your child for signs of scoliosis are because it is a common... Read More

Fun and Engaging Playtime Activities for Toddlers

Keeping your toddler preoccupied can be a challenge for even the most experienced parents. Finding the right project or game can be a fantastic way to use up kids’ seemingly... Read More

Innermission – Everything I Never Knew I Needed

Where do I start?! I guess I can start at what is Innermission. Innermission was created by 2 former Victoria’s Secret marketing employees Sara and Brooke. They took one idea... Read More

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Sensory Bin for Kids

Sensory bins are staples in learning that introduce your children to different sights and textures. These bins provide children with the chance to explore their senses through engaging tactile play... Read More

How To Encourage Kids To Stop Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a common habit among young children. However, it can become a problem as they get older. Thumb sucking can create an overbite and lead parents into paying... Read More

Ways To Encourage Your Child To Donate to Charity

Donating to charity is a great way to give back, and everyone should lend a helping hand when they can. Black mothers can inspire the younger generation to donate by... Read More

How To Prepare for an At-Home Water Birth

There isn’t a more intimate experience than having a home birth. Laboring at home allows mothers to relax in a familiar space and provides more freedom to move around. Many... Read More

Ways To Motivate Your Child To Do Better in School

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” and we agree with him. Education helps us understand where we came... Read More

Gifting Made Easy: Clever Gift Ideas for Science-Loving Kids

Whether you need a holiday gift or something for your child’s upcoming birthday, nothing beats tailoring the present to their interests. For example, a little artist may adore a crafting... Read More

The Benefits of Technology and Child Development

Technology has never been easier to use than in modern society. It helps determine the daily schedule of every user, gives people a better understanding of the world, and brings... Read More

How You Can Plan Your Child’s Birthday Party

For most children, their birthday party is the highlight of their year. They get to be with all their friends, have a great time, and get cake and presents to... Read More

Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Practice Oral Hygiene

Getting your kids to consistently brush their teeth and practice good dental habits is difficult but absolutely paramount to establish at an early age. Because the process may seem like... Read More

What You Should Know Before Buying Your Kid a Ride-On Car

Christmas may still be a couple of months away, but when it comes to more expensive presents that you want to get your kids, it’s better to plan ahead to... Read More

Tips for Finding the Best Clothes for Your Kids

Clothes shopping with the kids can sometimes feel tedious and time-consuming. Worse yet, when the kids hit a growth spurt, it may feel like you’re at the mall every weekend... Read More

Benefits of Eating Dinner Together as a Family

There was once a time where families, and even neighbors, regularly ate meals together. These days, that’s becoming less and less common. Some families, especially those with kids old enough... Read More

Space-Saving Tips for When You Have a Newborn

When managing life as a new parent, we know it can become difficult to save space. To help improve your area, whether on the go with your baby or around... Read More

Ways To Encourage Child Brain Development

Children’s brains develop quickly. Therefore, it’s essential to keep your child stimulated. Although stimulation methods vary, we have a list of helpful brain development activities. If you need ideas, check... Read More

The 3 Benefits of Sports Glasses for Kids

For many kids, sports glasses are the perfect solution to help them stay involved in activities. Whether they play soccer, football, or lacrosse, there are different styles and options available.... Read More

Benefits of Kids Learning a Second Language

With the world becoming more and more interconnected, communicating with others is more crucial than ever. There are nearly endless benefits of kids learning a second language. Some of these... Read More

How To Plan Ahead for the Future Health of Your Baby

It’s never too late to start making plans to protect your baby’s health and achieve better outcomes in your new family. Here are a few tips on how to plan... Read More

Healthy Spinach Salad

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How To Raise Money Smart Kids

How To Raise Money Smart Kids   It is back to school and most of us including myself have made the decision to become homeschool parents. Despite the stress this... Read More

Mommi Hacks

Morning Woes Ever have one of those days where you felt like you repeated yourself over and over again? Did you pack your lunch? Did you make your bed? Do... 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

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween With Your Kids This Year

It’s hard to believe that October is already here. You know what that means: Halloween is fast approaching. Since the holiday was such a drag last year due to the... Read More

Touching my boobs saved my life

Now that I have your attention, let me confirm that you did not read that title wrong. Touching my boobs saved my life, and I believe if you do it,... 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

My Fitness Journey: Living with Lupus

My Achilles heel I’ve always exercised, but I was never consistent. I started strong for the first couple of weeks, then gradually fade. It has always been my Achilles heel.... Read More

 Finding My Way back from Low Confidence

Where my story begins I’ll start my story when I had to move to my grandmother’s house after my parents separated.  Let’s just say she was not friendly in the... Read More

FINDING MY ATHLETIC SELF AGAIN

Finding myself again Summer 2021 is upon us and, I am ready for what’s to come.  Last year was a test of resilience and an opportunity of reflection.  During that... Read More

Social Media 101: Back to School & Keeping Your Child Safe

Originally posted: HerLifeSparkles.com Yay, the kids are headed back to school. No more snacking uncontrollably, drinking all the juice or toys all over the house. Let’s pause the excitement for... Read More

 The Power of a Praying Mommi

Lord you gave me these children…now what? “Lord you gave me these children now what?” Many of us mommies can relate to this very question and spend our lives searching... Read More

Website Design Application

MommiNation’s mission is to be the most reliable resource and virtual community for black mommies and women of color. MommiNation provides thought-provoking content, real solutions, tangible resources and connections that... Read More

How to Talk to Your Husband About Your Dreams

You have big dreams. That dream could be writing your first book, starting a business, or running a marathon. Pursuing your dreams will make you feel more fulfilled. And definitely... Read More

The Ultimate Prize is Sisterhood

I cut my hair two weeks into the pandemic. Broken-down. Anxiety. Overwhelmed. Scared. I lost it. I walked into my bathroom. Grabbed the scissors. Cut four inches of my hair... Read More

Fitness Over Balance: How Striving for Fitness in Life Can Help Us on the Path Towards Continual Progression

Every so often I like to sit down and evaluate where I am at in my life.  I take a look at what I am doing, what I would like... Read More

A Journey of Wellness

Growing up I ate cereal a lot, sweets whenever I wanted, and could drink a gallon of whole milk by myself a week.  On Fridays there would be treat from... Read More

A Journey of a Lifetime

Life brings on many journeys as it goes on. Some are fun, some are easier than others, and some are long…really long. For me, my weight/fitness journey is by far... Read More

Who said Mommihood was 5 STARS?!? Here’s my Mommi Review!

I’m three years in and here is what I’ve learned and my OFFICIAL MOMMI REVIEW! Mommihood is not for the faint of heart  Man oh man, I don’t know if... Read More

I’m an ESSENTIAL Mom!

ESSENTIAL MOMMI DURING A PANDEMIC: Right now, we are currently dealing with Covid-19. My world can all turn upside down if I am exposed to a positive COVID patient. What would... Read More

I’m a BossMommi… and a Bad Mommi?

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s given me reason to pause and reflect on my mommihood journey. How am I doing? Like really, how am I doing?... 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

8 Best Techniques to Wean Baby

It’s time to wean your precious child. If you are like I was with my second child, you rejoice at the thought of weaning. If you aren’t,  you are on... Read More

Black Moms Try Other Black Moms’ Soul Food

Black Moms Try Other Black Moms' Cooking... Read More

A Mothers Loss: Losing Jesus

Happy Resurrection Sunday everyone! Many of us know the story of Jesus and the significance of his death but have we ever stopped to think of it from Mary’s perspective?... Read More

A Little Secret is Ok… Unless It’s a Child!

ad the first line “because you failed to attend the mandatory court hearing, paternity has been determined” and YOU ARE THE FATHER! (in my judgmental, condescending Murry voice). I’m sure... 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

Strawberry Strudel Waffle Recipe

Who doesn’t love waffles in the morning?!? Check out my strawberry strudel waffle recipe and please tag me when you prepare it or send me a note if you enjoyed... Read More

How to create a Fabulous Headdress

Hello Ladies!  I’m going to walk you through the steps I use to create fabulous headpieces! Things You’ll Need to Get Started:   One Visor Cap  Hot Glue Gun 10-12in. Ostrich... Read More

7 Tips for Getting Back Into Dating After Divorce!

Description: Divorce is always a pain. If you want to handle it and move on, you are in the right place! Here, we’ll give you every detail on reducing emotional... Read More

Fitness Saved My Life

Remember when all the MommiNation Mombassadors made a video about suicide prevention last summer? Well, that was cuz lil ole me had a little moment of weakness and self-doubt. BUT... Read More

Safe abdominal exercises and tips if you have a Diastasis Recti

Is it a mommy belly or something else? Like some mommies on this platform, getting back to pre-baby shape has been an on-going and difficult feat.  I am the mother... Read More

Prenatal Exercise: Your Power in Your Pregnancy

The Power You Have Over Your Pregnancy: What if I told you the power you have over your pregnancy lies heavily in exercise? Or that one of the first important... Read More

“Unleash the Courage within You”

My Story Untold: From Victim To Survivor: Business Coach Overcomes Domestic Violence, Now Helps Women Make Six Figures “If I could tell my 17-year-old-self anything it would be that despite... Read More

Surviving the Loss of a Love One During the Holiday Season

The Holiday Season is a tough time for some people. Especially those who have lost a love one.  The spirit of togetherness can be very hard for a person who is experiencing their very first Holiday... Read More

The Perfect Christmas List for Any Mommi

Christmas is only a week away and some of us have yet to find the perfect gift for our loved one! Well, has MommiNation ever let you down before?! Of... Read More

That Cinderella Life Ain’t For Me!

That Cinderella Life:  It ain’t for me Growing up, Saturdays was the day you cleaned the entire house. The house literally shined from top to bottom. The smooth stylings of... Read More

“Born At 430 Grams-Casimir Maybe Small, But Mighty”.

The Big Day “It’s a boy!!!!” On May 18, 2020, my significant other, Bo, and I were so happy to learn that our expectant child would be a little prince.... Read More

Struggles of a Young, Single Mom

As a little girl, I never wanted to be married or have kids. I definitely didn’t ever want to be a single mom. But who does? I was 17 years... Read More

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Why every black mommi should care about what’s happening in Nigeria! #ENDSARS

“An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects... Read More

6 Reasons Your Baby Might Be Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Originally posted on LiveWell Reasons Why Your Baby Might Be Sent to the NICU Prematurity. Babies born early (less than 37 completed weeks) is the most common reason for a... Read More

Bingo Boards- Fit Mommi Challenge

Save your bingo boards at the start of each week and share in your stories as you check off each box! #LetsGo... Read More

Food Is My Love Language

You want to know the way to my heart….food! Fries are my kryptonite As a matter of fact, anything made from a potato, you name it, I eat it! When... Read More

Nominate a Mommi

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FULL BODY WORKOUT

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Week 2- Monday Workout

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Upper Body Series- PT 1

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Seven Healthy Breakfast Options

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Last Minute 2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

In cities across the United States, black activists are denouncing state-sanctioned violence and demanding radical changes to American policing. Black women leaders occupy a central role in these movements. Utilizing... Read More

What Black Mommies can do to fight Racial Injustice NOW!

There are so many things happening all at once. We're in the midst of a pandemic but most importantly, for many of us, we are living the harsh nightmare of racial... 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

Securing the Mask!

In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over... Read More

What The HAIR? Postpartum Hair Loss

After giving birth to my third and final child by cesarean section; I finally went home from the hospital after being there for seven days. I was so happy to... Read More

MommiNation’s Hair YouTube Page

Check out our Mommies hair tutorials! From natural styles, to twistouts, weaves and wigs. The perfect place to find inspiration for your next hairstyle.... Read More

Funfetti Waffle

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How COVID19 Can Impact Your Motherhood Experience In a Good Way!

by Rocquel of  OurMommySpace Let me guess you’re sitting in your living room binge-watching all of your favorite shows, your kids are running through all of the snacks in the... 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

Ten Ways to Flourish As A Stay-At-Home Mommi

1. Wake up early We all know how hectic our days can get when the entire family is up and moving so try getting up and hour before the house.... Read More

Celebrating Vaginal Health & History

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Mommies Stories Untold – Roxanne Cowans

Meet Roxanne Cowans Mommi of 2 MommiNation, Mombassador Did you always want to be a Mommi? In all truth, no I did not. That is one of my untold stories... Read More

Mommies Stories Untold- Jodie Rowlands

Meet Jodie Mommi of 2 Celebrity HairStylist, Atlanta   What is your untold story? I always wanted to be a stylist but was always told they don’t make enough money... Read More

Being Basic is Not a Bad Thing

Let’s Go Back to the Basics The New Year is only a few days away and many of us have already decided on our New Years Resolution. Many of us... 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

New Year, New Wife, New Mommi, New Me!

This may sound a bit cliché, however when I reflect on 2019, all I can think about is how I really wasn’t that great of a person. I wasn’t good... Read More

MommiNation 21 day #FITCHALLENGE

Getting in shape after baby can be really tough especially when you attempt to do it alone! Join the #MommiNationFitChallenge and get back on track with over 30 mommies!!!... Read More

Ten Christmas Traditions You Should Try!

1. Putting up the tree/decorations together How many Mommies out there think Christmas comes right after Halloween? We are so excited to get in the Christmas spirit that we start... Read More

Mommi Christmas Cocktails

Christmas is not just for the children. It is also time to enjoy quality time with friends and family at holiday parties. And what’s a holiday party without cocktails?! My... Read More

CHRISTMAS TREATS BY DIVAS CAN COOK

PEPPERMINT COOKIES Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder sifted 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening 1 cup granulated sugar (can also use ½ granulated, ½ brown sugar) 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract... Read More

When my mother died without a will, I learned a big lesson about money management as an African American

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON THE BUSINESS INSIDER Angie Chatman Sep 9, 2019, 11:09 AM My mother purchased her home on the south side of Chicago for $55,000 in 1986, the equivalent... Read More

Rice and Peas

Listen, I’m a modern woman, in modern times with two kids, a husband and 15 jobs. I take help wherever I can get it. I’ve been making my rice and... 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

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

Mommi hosts ‘job fair’ at home to teach her kids about the importance of working for your money

Black mom hosts ‘job fair’ at home to teach her kids about the importance of working for your money By Brianna Rhodes  – August 20, 2019 A Georgia mom is... Read More

9 Black Mommi and Child Owned Businesses

Originally Published on May 13, 2018  by ShoppeBlack In celebration of Black mothers, we’ve put together a list of Black Mother & Child Owned businesses. Black Mother and Child Owned Businesses... Read More

Sex After Babies…Does it Get Any Better Than This?

I didn’t even think it was possible, but I am having the best sex of my ENTIRE life...after two kids and fourteen years of marriage. How can sex be this... Read More

All Men Cheat!

Yes, I said it! And this is not one of those blogs that makes a sharp left turn and implies an alternative meaning at the end. All men cheat! I... Read More

Five Tips To Starting Your Week Off Right

We know, depending on how the little ones were overnight, mornings can be rough and that may seem like an understatement.Shoot, sometimes mornings are the only time you might get... 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

The Gems You Might Have Missed at The Revolt Summit!

Have you heard all the buzz that came out of the Revolt Summit in Atlanta?There were Master Classes, interactive panels and legendary keynote speakers.It was hosted in Atlanta over 3... Read More

Mommi Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is The World’s Fastest Woman… AGAIN!

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, arguably the greatest female sprinter of all time won her fourth World Championship 100m title in Doha at the Track and Field World Championships! She now has more... Read More

The Trump Impeachment Scandal

We know, like us, you're probably wondering what's the latest on all the Trump stuff?Well, there's a whistleblower who has put President Trump in a really tough position and here's... 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

Black Virginia Girl Says White Classmates Cut Her Dreadlocks on Playground

The police in Northern Virginia are investigating a report by a black 12-year-old girl that three white boys in her grade held her down, covered her mouth and cut off... Read More

The Urgency Of Intersectionality

In one of the most compelling TED Talks we've ever seen Kimberlé Crenshaw  looks boldly at the reality of race and gender bias! Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to... Read More

Protecting Our Black Children In Predominately White Spaces

More Money More Problems? There’s a saying that the more money you get, the more problems you have.  It’s one of those sayings that has become a part of accepted... Read More

Don’t Touch My Hair!!!

It becomes imperative that we need more representation for little black girls with their natural hair presented in society and in our communities in a positive light. My hope for... 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

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

Thirteen Mommi Superstitions That You May Or May Now Have Heard!

Okay Mommies, It’s Friday the 13th and we over here at MommiNation are all thinking about the funny superstitions that we’ve grown up with! Here are our top thirteen: 1.... Read More

End of Summer Activities Before Fall Offically Begins

There are just two weeks left until school starts for my children, and I am going absolutely mad. I have run out of things for the children to do, and... Read More

I’m Dreading the Day My Daughter Asks Me Why Her Father Did Not Want Her

I asked my mom the other day, “what am I supposed to tell my daughter whenever she asks me why her father does not want her?” My mom told me... Read More

Don’t forget to celebrate black workers this Labor Day

Originally posted on Daily Kos Written by: Denise Oliver Velez I remember the first time I saw the photo above. I thought about the hundreds of times I had seen... Read More

When did breastfeeding become a luxury?

I took a breath to brace myself for any possible negative feedback to come. “Thank you for meeting with me,” my supervisor started. “As you know, we need to go... 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

8 Breastfeeding Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Breastfeeding, while natural, is often difficult. Many problems can creep in and threaten to stop you from breastfeeding. The good news is that virtually every problem that comes along with... Read More

The 411 on Colostrum Harvesting

Colostrum Harvesting or Antenatal Hand Expression is a topic that isn't talked about as much as it should be. So many moms with high risk pregnancy situations are unaware of... 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

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

Black Women Aren’t Submissive, But Here’s Why

In a recent video that went viral, a group of black men and women are seen debating why black men are flocking to white women, and the answer might surprise... 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

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

Confession of a First Time Mommi: Baby Blues

I’m A Mommi Looking back at an old Facebook post that I made prior to giving birth now makes me laugh hysterically and even cringe a bit. See, I’m coming... Read More

Don’t Worry it’s Just Hair…

No need to fear!! Post partum hair loss, formally known as telogen effluvium, is quite common. Your hair is likely to achieve luscious growth while you are pregnant. This is... Read More

MommiNation’s 25 Baby Registry Must-Haves

Creating your baby registry can be fun and exciting, or it can be a huge frustration. In many cases, soon after we mommies jump into the deep sea of baby... 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

The Lion King: Why We’re Watching, What We’re Wearing and Who We’re Bringing Along!

The Lion King, the first time many of us cried in the movies, fell in love with Africa and learned what Hakuna Matata meant...And just in case you haven't heard... Read More

Forget Hot Girl Summer, it’s Hot Mommi Summer over here!

For those who’ve been living under a rock, we’ll break down this entire movement for you! A Hot Girl Summer is a call to action to secure the bag, have... Read More

Best Toys for All Kids Ages 0 to 10

Toys are an enormous source of joy to kids everywhere, and as caring parents, we want the best for our little ones. With all the toys available both in-store... Read More

Save My Son

So as my OB sat at the edge of my bed once again, he asked had we made a decision. My husband stood next to my bed with a tear... Read More

15 Free Summer Activities For Kids

Free activities don’t have to be a drag. Keep reading to discover 15 free summer activities for your children. Activities for All Kids (0 – 10 Years Old) Get Soaked–... Read More

Instagram is Down, But MommiNation is UP!

Well, we're here for you!While you were spending hours on IG, like the rest of us, an exciting new platform launched for black moms, by black moms!MommiNation brings together over... Read More

Ten Things Black Moms Should Prioritize When Looking For Daycare/Preschool

At MommiNation we have over 30 African-American mommies, and we came together to create this very extensive list just for you so because we want to be sure you have... Read More

Olympic Champ Sanya Richards-Ross Is Redefining Motherhood In A Holistic Way

Easing into mommyhood, Sanya Richards-Ross looked into the digital space and noticed a void and a two-fold opportunity: to build a platform that celebrates the entirety of motherhood and womanhood... Read More

Good Fathers vs The System

If you are a parent then you know there are no words that can describe the love you have for your child. Parents will go through hell and back for... Read More

Tribute to the Black Father

In honor of Father’s Day this month, I can’t help but think about the men in my family and how they help raise my son. Their dedication, love and guidance... Read More

HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE UNMOTIVATED OR JUST TIRED

1. Are you overwhelmed because you currently have too much on your plate and are not sure where to start to get it all done?... Read More

MommiNation #FITCHALLENGE

Getting in shape after baby can be really tough especially when you attempt to do it alone! Join the #MommiNationFitChallenge and get back on track with over 30 mommies!!!... Read More

Bozoma Saint John

Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer at Endeavor Before previously served as Chief Brand Officer at Uber, Head of Global Consumer Marketing at Apple Music & iTunes and Head of... Read More

The Day I Became A Mom

In honor of Mother's Day, our mommies shared their stories of the day they became moms!... Read More

Breadwinning Mothers Continue To Be the U.S. Norm

Women of color, and black women in particular, have a complex history in relation to work and the institution of marriage, in part because of how racism, stereotypes, and structural... Read More

Bringing Home TRIPLETS!

I felt like I waited for this day forever and couldn’t wait to get home, but now the day has come and I didn’t want to leave the hospital. I’m... Read More

Thinking of you Lauren London

Lauren, Our hearts are still broken for you. As a woman, a wife, a mom. We can’t imagine your pain and although for us this month went by quickly, we know... Read More

MommiNation Product Picks!

There are always new products coming to the market and we love it but which ones are worth our mommies investing in? We’re creating this list, that will be updated... Read More

MOMMINATION: XONecole Pajamas & Lipstick Recap

MommiNation founder, Sanya Richards-Ross, was the special guest for XONecole’s inaugural Pjamamas & Lipstick event! With over 100 attendees, Sanya held court with Necole Kane, Dana Blair and Tracy G... 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

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

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

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

HOW BRINGING HOME BABY IMPACTED OUR RELATIONSHIPS!

Mombassadors Chantae and Sanya share how bringing home babies impacted their marriages! Can you relate?... 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

TRIP-WHERE?!? FROM TWO TO FIVE…PART II

After finding out I was pregnant with triplets, so many questions came to mind. I’m 4’11, 125n lbs soaking wet. How would I be able to carry 3 healthy babies... Read More

Cooking with Robin Beltran of the Black Vegan Company

Spinach, mushroom and cheese flautas Watch the full video below: INGREDIENTS FLOUR TORTILLAS(VEGAN) VEGAN CHEESE (FIELD ROAST CHAO) 5oz. OF SAUTEED SPINACH 2 CUPS OF MUSHROOMS OLIVE OIL ¼ CUP... Read More

WE ARE MOMMINATION

#JOINMOMMINATION Founded by Olympic Gold Medalist, Sanya Richards-Ross, and launched with 24 other moms and mommy bloggers, MommiNation strives to create a community, platform and resource for moms to share... Read More

You Have Grey Hair, Where?

Traumatized, I quickly yelled to my husband. I had to be seeing things, I just had to be. Nobody goes grey DOWN THERE, right? I must be crazy! My husband... 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

IF YO BABY DADDY AIN’T GETTING IT RIGHT… HERE’S SIX WAYS TO GET HIM STRAIGHT!

1. COMPLIMENT HIM HE’S GOT TO BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT! 2. BE CONCISE NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR WHAT THEY’RE DOING WRONG FOR THIRTY MINUTES! 3. BE FAIR THERE’S A... Read More

I Wanted That “Old Thang” Back

I Wanted That “Old Thang” Back “Learning the Hard Way that No Two Fitness Journeys are exactly the Same”   They Said I was “Old” At my first prenatal appointment... Read More