Posts filed under: Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ElevateHer 2019

Black Women our Power is our Influence If you attended the XoNecole ElevateHer Crawl then I am almost certain you’re still full from the inspiring experience! There is nothing like... 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

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

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

She doesn’t remember my name…

The pain of it is still real today like it just happened. I knew it was coming, I had seen the signs but when my grandmother could no longer remember... 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

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

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

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

Today is OUR day #IWD

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