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Delicious Hamburger Steaks!!

Hambuger steaks are one of those recipes that require minimal effort but will taste like you took your sweet loving......

Roadtrip Essentials

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Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Pizza A quick and easy pizza recipe! This pizza is topped with a creamy, homemade Jerk alfredo......

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......

Mommy Emergency Car Kit Tips

With the winter months upon us, now is the perfect time to create an Emergency Kit for your cars! As......

Cooking with Yolande – Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze

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Mommi on a Mission: My Motherhood Journey

Before my husband and I had ever started trying to conceive, I had already had plenty of conversations with myself...

Death to the SuperMommi! The Five Stages of Letting it All Go

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Mommi with a Purpose

Becoming Mommi 🙂 Becoming a mom is considered one of the greatest moments in a woman’s life. It was definitely......

Not Defined By Motherhood – I’m More Than A Mommi

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Cool Mom

How To Be A Cool Mom

Cool mom is not an oxymoron. That’s right, but you will not have 100% of both worlds. You have to...

Cooking with Yolande – Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

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Mommi Goals: There’s No Such Thing As a Perfect Mom

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A Letter To The New Mom

By Rocquel @OurMommySpace Being A Mommi Dear, Mommi you’re hired! Motherhood is the one position and title that you’re working......

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’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.......

The STD You May Have

That’ll get your attention! Now that you’re here, let’s talk about a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that most will encounter...

Three Things I Would Never Admit (Out Loud)

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Love Your MommiBod Swimsuit

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The Impact of Learning to Swim

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Boss Mom or Bad Mom?

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Furthering the Conversation: How to be Anti-Racist

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8 Best Techniques to Wean Baby

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SACRED SPACE

Om is a sacred spiritual incantation that signifies the essence of ultimate reality in Hinduism. I had the opportunity to...

Black Moms Try Other Black Moms’ Soul Food

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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...

THERE IS A MATERNAL MORTALITY CRISIS IN AMERICA…

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Student Loans

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of Student Loans

I have a love hate relationship with my student loans. I hate that they are so much (almost 6 figures),......
Curry Shrimp

CURRY SHRIMP RECIPE

Curry Shrimp Recipe   All my shrimp lovers get ready to drool over my Curry Shrimp Recipe. It is simple,......

Why Black People don’t adopt but why WE should!

Here is the deal! Blacks don’t adopt! Especially when you look at the statistics of our caucasian counterparts. And here......

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...
When to end a friendship

How to Tell when It’s Time to End a Friendship

Friendship is a blessing in each of our lives. It is a necessity for living a full and enjoyable...

3 Passive Ways to Save

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A Letter to All My Little Black Daughters

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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...

15 ways I cut our grocery budget in 1/2

As a mom of 3 growing boys and 1 hungry husband, the amount of food we have to keep in...

Tips to Help Survive Motherhood

It has taken me a little over 13 years and 6 kids to figure out that I don’t have all...

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...

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......
Debt Freedom Workbook

The 30-Day Guide To Debt Freedom Workbook

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WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL

I have the best daddy ever. If you didn’t know now you know! But what makes him so special? Well,......

How We Fostered A Love of Reading in Our Children

How We Fostered a Love of Reading in Our Children This post has been sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts......

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...

5 Fun and Flirty Date Night Ideas

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

Taking the Leap: Career Change at 30

It Was Time About 10 years ago, I went back to school for fashion design after working in public health......

Cooking with Yolande: Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken

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Submit or Nah?????

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Five Tips To Avoid Dating a Grown Ass Boy!

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Today is OUR day #International Women’s Day

It’s our day!! The day of the woman! Happy International Women’s Day you beautiful woman you! The roots of this......

Help Engorged Breast! – Natural Remedies For The New Mom!

I remember the moment after giving birth I was elated, happy and down right felt like a pure Bad A**!......

Stepping Up, Stepping Out and Over Stepping: Step Parent-My least favorite title. (Part II)

It's October 2016. Less than two years into our marriage, I'm five months pregnant and my husband starts dropping hints...

Career or Kids: The Twins I Almost Chose Not To Have.

In 2006 and I was ranked #1 in the world. It was my third year running professionally and everything was......

Stepping Up, Stepping Out and Over Stepping: Step Parent- My least favorite title (PART I)

YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW I absolutely hate being a step parent! Sound harsh? Hear me out. I......

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......

I am not my Hair, or am I?

In 2011 when I went natural….for the 1st time (yes, there’s levels to this) I did it for health reasons.......

Black History + Black Love = February

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black history month

20 Important Lessons to Teach Our Kids About Black History Month

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Show your kids just how much you love them on Valentine’s Day

Ever since my boys were big enough to understand the meaning of Valentine’s Day, I’ve made sure they receive a......

Are you a Black Mommi or a Mommi that’s Black?

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7 Tips for Getting Back Into Dating After Divorce!

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5 Valentine’s Day Ideas For Every Household

5 Valentine’s Day Ideas For Every Household What’s love got to do with it? Everything, Queen! Valentine’s Day often gets......

Black Girl Magic Personified

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

3 Mental Roadblocks to a Healthier You and How to Overcome Them

Fitness. It’s one of those things where either you love it or you hate it. Quite honestly, most people either......

Fifty five, fit and fab!

Where it all started… I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. I was a track and field athlete in high school......

Tips For Stocking Your Kitchen With Clean Eating Foods

Congratulations! You’ve made the first step in your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. How does it feel? Can you feel......

365 New Days, 365 New Opportunities

First off, Happy New Year! I said it last year and the year before that and I’m pretty sure almost......

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Hey Mommies! Hopefully your fit mommi journey has been rewarding so far! If not, just pick back up tomorrow and......
Fitness

Fitness Saved My Life

Remember when all the MommiNation Mombassadors made a video about suicide prevention last summer? Well, that was cuz lil ole......
Jump Rope Challenge

Jump Rope Challenge

Jump rope is one of the best workouts you can do. You’ll burn fat, lose weight, and improve your cardio....

I Gave Up Sugar For 30 Days, Here’s What Happened…

We’ve just wrapped up a successful fitness challenge here at MommiNation. It has been amazing seeing all the beautiful mommies......

Quick and Easy Breakfast Egg Muffin

Since the birth of my second baby girl I find that we eat out and do takeouts more often than......
diastasis recti

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......
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6 Tips to Creating 2021 Vision Boards That You Will Stick With

The beginning of not only a new year, but a new decade is the perfect time to set annual goals....
Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Cajun Chicken Quinoa Bowl

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Eating Healthy in a Food Desert

It’s that time of year where everyone decides that some changes to their diet, love lives, careers, or what have......

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......

The Best Books I’ve Read All Year

I have always loved reading. As a little girl I looked forward to visiting my local library every three weeks......

“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......

Have fun with your family using zoom games this Christmas

Christmas is going to look so different for so many people this year including my family. We’ve decided to follow......

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......

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......

Christmas May Look Different This Year – and That’s Okay!

Who Would’ve Thought: This year has taken us all by a complete spiral! Many people have lost their job, finding......

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......

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......

Please Tell Me Why There’s an Elf on My Damn Shelf!

Okay, let’s play the game, Never Have I Ever… Ready?…. Never have I ever had an Elf on my Shelf…Now......

5 Ways To End 2020 STRONGER Than You Started It

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Dream Big Black Girl!

Now that the General Services Administration in our federal government, ahem- Emily Murphy has finally signed off on the transition......

NICU Bonding Tips with Registered Nurse, Callie Douthit

Every parent dreams of the moment they get to hold their precious little one for the first time. Unfortunately, for......

Fall Fashion Series – My Take on Mom Style

Sponsored by Zappos Why does “mom style” get a bad rap? Why do people hear that term and think frumpy,......

“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......

Single Motherhood – A Blessing Or A Curse

Single Motherhood – A Blessing Or A Curse   Being raised by a single mom who did not depend on......

The Strength of a Single Mother

First off, the strength of a mother is unmatched, but it requires a little extra when you have to do......

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......

Sometimes 30 Days Isn’t Enough- Mommi 2.0

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The Call In Segment Two: Cancelled Friendships

Hey Girlfriends, Welcome back to The Call In presented by Mommination! If you missed Segment 1: Friendships Defined, don’t worry,......

Tips for voting early, absentee or in-person on Election Day

Have you voted yet? Election Day is just 4 days away and every vote counts. We at MommiNation would like......

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta!

Hey Mommies! So we all know it feels nice to get fancy some days and make a three course meal......

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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......

Meal Planning Success without the Stress!

Hey Mommies! Its Mommi Shaquanda here with a list of tips on how to make meal time a success without......

Touching my boobs saved my life

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Mommination Presents The Call In

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Learning how to swim in a pandemic is safer than you may think

Since the Pandemic hit in March, I have been very hesitant to allow my boys to do any of their......

Why the Census Matters: Get Counted.

In March, the United States mailed out invitations to complete the 2020 Census to homes all across the country. For......

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......

NICU NURSE to NICU MOM

Being a NICU nurse has been such a rewarding yet eye opening experience to me. Taking care of critical babies......
back to school

What type of mother sends her child to school during a pandemic?

What type of mother would send her child to school during a time like this? Doesn’t she know that the......

3 Reasons why I’m not letting this school year stress me out!

Are Your Stress Levels In The Red? We’re currently living in some crazy and unprecedented times. One of the major......

What Does It Mean To Deschool???

I know this school year has a lot of us nervous, anxious and confused. Now more than ever is the......
How to raise money smart kids

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......

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......

The BEST Way To Bond With Your ‘Students’ During the 2020 Pandemic School Year

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Lunch Recommendations by Mommi Chef Shaquanda

Mommi Shaquanda shares awesome suggestions for lunch menus all week! Now that we are all Mommies, teachers, chefs and so...

Mommi Trying To Survive Distance Learning with Pre-K through 3rd Grade Students!

Back To School I know what you’re thinking back to school already? Or maybe you’re dreading the fact that your......

Let’s Go Back To School!

It’s that time of year again! The time where summer is quickly coming to an end and it’s time to......

Mommi & Me Workout

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Creamy Chicken Spaghetti

Creamy, Cheesy Chicken tossed in Spaghetti noodles? Yes Please! This dish is bursting with flavor! I’d say it takes the......
Food

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......

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Nominate a Mommi

Nominate a Mommi We can’t thank you all enough for joining the challenge and making it amazing! We’d love your......

FULL BODY WORKOUT

It’s the final week of the #FitMommiChallenge and we’re kicking off the week with a full-body dumbell workout designed by......

5 Self-Care Tips for the Busy-Body

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

How To: Braid Out

While I was transitioning, flat braid outs were my go-to hairstyle! Braid outs really define your curls, are quick and...

Southwest Fajita Bowl

Hey Mommies! I’m back with a delicious Southwest Fajita Bowl ! The best part about this meal is its versatility!......

The “FIT MOM,” I Miss Her

Our son runs all day long… like literally if he’s awake he’s running. The other day I was keeping track......

Friday – UPPER BODY SERIES

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Abs with Sanya

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How To: Perm Rod Set on Natural Hair

In this video, I will show you how I get soft, voluminous, and big curls with a perm rod set.......

Healthy Spinach Salad

Healthy spinach salad!...

How to keep your peace in a broken world

The Beginning – How I knew there was a God Although I did not grow up in the church, I......

Week 2- Monday Workout

We hope you've enjoyed the first week and are even more excited to stick with it! Check out first workout...

“Mommi Got Her Groove Back” -Mommination #FitnessWeek

You know oftentimes as women we understand that our life journey is far more different than men, but have you......

Upper Body Series- PT 1

We're kicking off the Fit Mommi Challenge with a upper body series that is sure to burn in all the...

Seven Healthy Breakfast Options

SEVEN HEALTHY BREAKFAST OPTIONS Source: Healthline 1. EGGS Eggs are undeniably healthy and delicious. Eggs are also very versatile. For example,......

A Fall From Grace: My Secret Struggle

Hey there! How are you? I cannot believe I’m about to share this with you, but the guilt is eating......
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Quick and Easy Bun

I know I’m not the only one who has gotten to day seven of your twist out or wash &......

What every black mom should know V

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Special Thanks To My Baby Daddi

“This blog isn’t about my dad. This blog is about the best dad I’ve ever known!” I’m a big birthday......

B.L.A.C.K. F.A.T.H.E.R.S: Breaking the Stereotypes of Karen

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

Dear White Man Raising Black Daughters

Dear Dustin, You are the white father to two black daughters. You have had privilege your entire life, but now......

How to Explain All Things Juneteenth to Karen, Becky, Amy and Friends…

To all the Karen’s, Becky’s, and Amy’s Out There….This is for You! Dear Karen et al., I know you’re accustomed......

Our first Father’s Day Without Daddy

I suppose I should feel Sad. When I envisioned myself becoming a mother I pictured a two parent household, a......

If I Were A Dad

If I were a dad, even just for a day I’d sleep in like I ain’t got no kids 'cause I...

Fathers Day Steak Dinner

How she feeds you is how she feels about you 😉 Ladies we all KNOW the way to a mans heart......
Father's Day Gift

Last Minute 2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day! Fathers Day is just around the corner and the big question is on all of our minds…what do......

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters with Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Jamaican Saltfish Fritters Saltfish or cod fish fritters, whichever you prefer to call them, are delicious. They’re one of those......

5-Minute Sweet and Sour Sauce

5-Minute Sweet & Sour This 5-minute sweet and sour recipe is quick, easy and versatile. I use this as a......

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...

Why Did I Get Married?

When I am hot HOT and my husband has gotten on my last nerve, I seriously ask myself this question.......

Mommi 2.0 Challenge

It’s time for women and mothers to join together to stand united and in love for our black men and...

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...

An Olympian or A Hashtag: A True Story

Every four years America rallies behind their athletes as the best of us compete in the Olympic Games. The best......

Son, I’m Sorry: A Letter To My Little Black Boy

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

Dear White People: Will You Stand Up For Me?

I am scared that my son will go on his morning run and not come back. I’m scared to let...

No Need To Drown…Just Keep Swimming

Water will not kill my daughters. I need them to be able to have the skills set to, if in......

Easy Creamy Parmesan Crusted Chicken

One of my all-time favorite dishes is Longhorn’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken! It’s a juicy chicken breast, topped with a creamy......

From Motherless Child to Mom of Six

My name is Bella and I am a mom to six kids. Sounds impressive, right? Many people seem to think......

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......

Securing the Mask!

In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of......

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......

Distance Learning is Driving Me Crazy!

We’d heard about Covid-19. It was all over the news. Early reports of the virus didn’t send me into a......

Rasta Pasta: Penne Alfredo With Blackened Chicken Breast, And Red, Yellow and Green Bell Peppers

Named for the red, green and yellow bell peppers that bring vibrant color to the dish, this Rasta pasta is...

Who Says the Fun Has to End After Motherhood?

The moment I told my mother I was pregnant, the first thing she said was, “You know your life is......

Hardworking Mommi: My Struggle to Balance it All

Some days I cannot believe I am a mother of three boys I am a mother of three amazing black......

Mommi 2.0

I grew up an only child, so I always wanted to have a bunch of kids. I always had to......

#SingleMommi is A Super Mommi

Mother’s Day Week It’s Mother’s Day week!!!! Big Salute to all the Mommies out here raising your children, nurturing them......

MOMMI OF ALL TRADES

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Motherhood Is My Ministry

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Mommihood is ALL about Growth and being Woke for me.

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Everything Was Stacked Against Me: COVID-19 Pregnancy

IN THE BEGINNING The first time I gave birth, in 2017, I was joyfully ignorant to all of the issues......

Stuffed Taco Shells

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3 Quick and Easy Margarita Recipes to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Most of us would be running to our favorite Mexican restaurant and ordering our favorite margaritas today for Cinco de...
Mother's Day Gift Guide

2020 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We have officially entered the week of Mother’s Day (even though we believe that every day is Mommi’s Day). If...

HOW HAIR SAVED MY LIFE

“Natural hair is an exquisite crown. It’s a wonder and fascinatin to many. But to the confident black girl or......

Pan Seared Salmon in Lemon Cream Sauce

We’ve all been to the chain hotels for weddings, anniversary parties, balls and what not and had the dry stuffed...

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal porridge is a Caribbean breakfast staple that brings childhood memories rushing back every single time I have it. It...

Protect Your Crown! Tips on Finding the Perfect Protective Hairstyle

Hey, Ladies! Let's talk natural hair. If you're like me, you may have a love-hate relationship with your hair. One...

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...
twistout

How to Achieve the Perfect Twist-Out 

Although the twist-out is easy to achieve, it does take proper product, technique, and practice. There are several tips to...

Relax… It’s Only Hair

We all have a hair story I can remember being 12 and deciding I wanted dread locs, my hair was......

MY ROLLER COASTER OF A HAIR JOURNEY

My hair journey.. Hmmmm, where do I start? I guess we should just take it all the way back. Let’s......

10 Ways to Grow Your Hair Back Fast After Postpartum Shedding

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Why Me? A Mother’s Tale of Raising Twins with Autism

Being a mother in it’s own right is extremely complicated. You birth a healthy baby and think your biggest problem......

Easy and Delicious: Nick’s Diner Copy Cat Chili Recipe

As I think about the first time I set out to make chili, I’m realizing I might have a bit...

Surviving C-Sections: The Ugly Truth About the Unknowns of Childbirth

My first pregnancy was my “ignorance is bliss” chapter. I was only 23, so none of my close friends had......

4 Ways to Go Inward: Calming The Anxiety Caused by Covid-19

Hey Mommies! We’ve survived a few weeks of quarantine and there’s at least another month of this ahead. These are......

Easter Brunch Ingredient List

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My dream destination wedding canceled due to COVID-19

In January of 2019 we decided to book our wedding at the beautiful Moon Palace Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!...

Taco Egg Rolls Recipe

“Its Taco Tuesssdayyy!!” Hearing Lebron say that every Tuesday would get me so hyped for tacos! We love mexican food......

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Funfetti Waffle

Who doesn’t love waffles in the morning?!? Check out my strawberry strudel waffle recipe and please tag me when you......

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......

Homemade Sloppy Joes

I’d like to say that it was my kids that prompted me to make sloppy joes at home one day,......

Mommi Madness: Finding Balance

In my life right now I am juggling more roles than I have ever juggled, and sometimes I feel like......
how to not go broke during covid-19

How to Not Go Broke During COVID-19

COVID-19 has added another meaning to mommi madness. This blog was initially thought of to help mommies focus on our...

Don’t Just Survive Quarantine Season… STAY LIT!

By now I think we've used this word more in the past week than we will in our lifetimes. Is...

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Hi, Loves! If you’ve been following me for a while now you know I’m a stay at home mom. But......

Three Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Life as we know it has turned completely upside down. As an adult, I’m still having a hard time wrapping......

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