Posts filed under: Did You Know

It’s Time to Get Unstuck!

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

What Does the Roe Reversal Mean for Black Women?

What Does the Roe Reversal Mean for Black Women? MommiNation sat down with lawyer and political scientist, Dr. Nikol Alexander-Floyd to discuss the Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned Roe... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

The Impact of Learning to Swim

Oh boy, what a difference a year can make in your life! When we started 2019 my boys did not know how to swim. I was always so nervous taking... Read More

Black Moms Try Other Black Moms’ Soul Food

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

Five Tips To Avoid Dating a Grown Ass Boy!

As a firm believer in the saying, “You gotta believe the messenger before you can believe the message” I’ll go ahead and address this now… I in no way consider... Read More

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. I found out I was pregnant so I eliminated the... Read More

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 a bad representation why? Possibly because for years we’ve been... Read More

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 the pounds melting off already? You are going to look... Read More

Dream Big Black Girl!

Now that the General Services Administration in our federal government, ahem- Emily Murphy has finally signed off on the transition of power, can we all now celebrate what we have... 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

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 the first time this year, respondents are able to complete... Read More

Fathers Day Steak Dinner

How she feeds you is how she feels about you 😉 Ladies we all KNOW the way to a mans heart is through his stomach! So this Father’s Day let’s show... Read More

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 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 danger, to save their lives. Mommy and daddy will do... Read More

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 panic. I was pretty much convinced that keeping my hands... Read More

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 relaxed at the time and my hairdresser let me know... Read More

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 it just me or are you guys sick of hearing... Read More

Protecting Our Children From the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus began to take over media reports in the last few weeks, I began to do my due diligence to make sure I did everything I could to... Read More

Celebrating Vaginal Health & History

Mary Beatrice Who is Mary? Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner (May 17, 1912 – January 13, 2006, age 93) was born in Monroe, North Carolina and came from a family of... Read More

They’ll Mention How We Were Slaves but Forget We Were Also Kings.

The topic of slavery, the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. With my son only being two years old, it’s safe to say I have a... Read More

Finger-Licking Fried Chicken

There’s nothing like crispy, juicy, fresh outta the grease fried chicken (Disclaimer, although tasty – anything fresh out of hot oil is well…hot. So proceed with caution and don’t burn... Read More

Family Vs. Family

Ah, the married life. It’s a wonderful adventure isn’t it? When I was younger I pictured myself meeting the man of my dreams (I did, he’s pretty hot). We’d fall... Read More

Laughing at an impending war?

Please let those of us who want to laugh for a few moments, do that without your judgement. Without your claims of being unpatriotic. We may laugh for a moment... Read More

In Blue Ivy’s Defense

As much of the nation was getting back to work after a few days off, Meg Thee Stallion took to Twitter to post a picture of herself with Beyonce and... 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

Our Children Are Not Your Punching Bags

I’ve had enough of watching cell phone footage and or body cam videos of children assaulted by school resource officers. As a parent, I can’t imagine what it must feel... Read More

Foreplay…Who Really Needs It?

For the majority of my life, I was of the mindset that it was okay to bypass all the romantic music, push pass the passionate kisses, kill the corny candles... Read More

Don’t Marry Outside of Your Race…

Don’t marry outside of your race. Never date someone who has a different background than your background. Definitely don’t link up with a man who already has two daughters from... 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

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

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