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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

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

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 Moms Try Other Black Moms’ Soul Food

Black Moms Try Other Black Moms' Cooking... 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

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

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

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

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

Love Your MommiBod Swimsuit

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

Practice Self-Love to Become an Even Better Parent

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

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

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

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

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

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... 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

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

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

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

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