Posts filed under: Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Is it cancer? How to know if you have this deadly disease.

October is breast cancer awareness month and it’s hard to find someone who hasn’t be affected directly or indirectly by this disease. As an ob/gyn I see countless women who... 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

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

Furthering the Conversation: How to be Anti-Racist

The last few months have added more black bodies at the hands of white vigilantes and police officers to an ever-growing list of violence against fellow Americans and the police... Read More

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 and opinions are my own.  Books are hands down my... Read More

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 in Washington, DC for the better part of my 20s.... Read More

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 international holiday go back to 1909 when it was just... Read More

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 changes for Parents everywhere is our children not being in... 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

Schools Closed? Here’s What You Can Do

The Coronavirus has made it’s way to the United States and its presence has contributed to the closures of everything around us. Let me just say, I expected many things... Read More

Internet Safety for Teens

A little fun fact about me, I LOVE true crime shows. I literally fall asleep at night to Forensic Files or anything on the Investigation Discovery channel. Recently I have... 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

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

Mommi, Where Do Babies Come From?

Do you avoid the question? Is this an uncomfortable conversation for you to have? If your kids are at an age where you think it’s time to discuss, don’t wait... 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

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

School is starting and I’m NOT mad about it…

I was at Tori’s open house last night, fighting the Florida heat as well as trying to maneuver the 4000 people that were also attending. As I was standing outside... Read More

5 Reasons We Chose to Home School Our SIX Children

The first week of homeschooling our children, I was miserable, the kids were miserable and I wanted nothing more than to send them back to the “professionals” while I crawled... Read More

The end of the road for our homeschool journey

  You won’t find a bigger advocate for homeschool than me. I mean, I have dedicated the last six years of my life homeschooling six children. Some days were harder... Read More

Staying Active in Your Child’s Education

The summer is ending and reality is beginning to set in for students that they will be off to school again. The majority of the students that I have spoken... Read More

Sis, Don’t Let Your 2019 Goals Become Your 2020 Goals

How committed are you to the goals you set in January? 2020 is in 6 months, what have you accomplished? I'm here to encourage you to finish the year strong.... 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

Best Books for Black and Brown Children

I did not want my baby consumed with books solely filled with cartoon characters, talking animals and people who don’t look like her. I found it important to find books... 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

Juneteenth – A Freedom Celebration

Today, June 19th, is a day commonly known as Juneteenth. Here’s why we should all celebrate and acknowledge it: Some History… President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862... Read More

10 Great Books to Read to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Hallelujah for the summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down to the lazy days of summer. Long gone are the days of waking up early and following... Read More

How to Get Your Child An Athletic College Scholarship

Okay friends, if your family is anything like ours, a lot of time goes into plotting and planning your children's future. This is especially true when you begin to think... Read More

Abortion Laws 2019

The pro-life vs pro choice debate has been a long-standing debate that has created division of people in all circles. With the recent national news of abortion law changes, this... Read More

The Choice is Hers

My Opinion My Choice …I have that right…or I should at least. I have been torn about the abortion issue since the conversation became more mainstream. I’m not political nor... Read More

Teaching Kids the Value of Budgeting

Unfortunately money doesn’t grow on trees. I really wish it did. Because of this painfully obvious fact, when you have a large family like ours, budgeting is necessary. Turning homeschool... Read More

Mommi, Your Purpose is Magical

I’ve been on a journey to finding my purpose. Sure, it sounds like something so simple and obvious but it isn’t. It’s actually a life changer. I think it would... Read More

Importance of Early Literacy

By providing age-appropriate books to children at well-child visits from six months to five years of age, Reach Out and Read Georgia prepares children for school and encourages a lifelong... Read More

Summer Break is Upon Us

Another Year Gone I can’t believe this school year is complete! My daughter has just completed another grade, 1st grade and we’re on to 2nd…that quickly! I remember when she... Read More

Potty Training 101

So here’s the thing, I don’t want to sound like a know it all or anything, but I think after successfully potty training six kids, I may have the secret... Read More

Your Last Minute Tax Guide

As much as we dread April 15th that day comes around every year like clockwork. The moment of truth is less than one week away. Have you procrastinated this year... Read More

Securing our Legacy Part III: Preparing Our Children to Manage Generational wealth

Although I did not grow up in poverty, I also wasn’t born into wealth. My husband jokes all the time about how I grew up “rich”, which couldn’t be further... Read More