Posts filed under: Challenges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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