Posts filed under: Family

The Best Winter Vacation Destinations for Families

Summer isn’t the only time to go on vacation. Winter travel is popular, too. This year, plan something for the whole crew. Check out the best winter vacation destinations for... Read More

7 Tips for Traveling With Children

The thought of traveling with children can bring great anxiety to some people, especially if you are traveling by airplane. But, it does not have to if you follow these... Read More
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Jamaican Chicken Noodle Soup for Soul

It’s officially Fall! Which calls for Jamaican Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul! The air is crisp, so it’s time to take out the blankets and hoodies and warmup. In... Read More

4 Ways To Teach Kids Financial Responsibility

What do you do when your child asks for $200 cash? Like many parents, you’re probably unsure of how to respond. Maybe you fork it over and think nothing of... Read More

Simple Ways To Teach Kids To Be Eco-friendly

We all share this beautiful world—people, plants, and animals—so we have to take care of it to keep our planet healthy for everyone inhabiting it. Learning how to reduce your... Read More

Need a break? Take that Staycation!

Outside is back open: It is expensive though! Are you familiar with all the gems your city and state have to offer? While traveling and seeing the world may be... Read More

The Benefits of Team Sports for the Entire Family

There are numerous benefits of team sports for the entire family. From encouraging communication and connectedness to building confidence and helping shy kids overcome their fears, team sports can be... Read More

The Best Reasons for Siblings To Share a Room

In the past, American children often shared bedrooms with their siblings because of space restrictions. But now, many parents choose to have their children share a bedroom as an important... Read More

How To Spot Behavior Changes in Your Toddler

You love your toddler and want to know that the little person you’re raising is happy, healthy, and growing up well. Part of that means understanding that your kid has... Read More

Tips for Helping Your Teen Buy Their First Car

A memorable moment for any mother is seeing their teen gain freedom and independence through purchasing their first vehicle. And you can stand by your teen’s side as you help... Read More

Sleep Tips for Babies and Young Children on Vacation

Whether you see your next family vacation as a time for relaxation or an opportunity for adventure, you can make the most of your trip by making sure your little... Read More

4 Vital Questions To Ask Before Buying Baby Clothes

Purchasing new outfits for your newborn is a fun experience for any parent. From the cute colors and designs to the practical materials, the right items can bring a new... Read More

Ways New Parents Can Bond With Their Newborn

There might be times when it’s hard to bond with a newborn. It’s sometimes difficult for new parents, including mothers, to connect with their baby. There are ways for mothers... Read More

Home Ec at Home: Life and Home Skills To Teach Your Teen

We all want to equip our teens for the real world before they move out. Here are a few skills you should teach your teen to prepare them for life... Read More

The Best Ways To Spend a Family Fun Night

As a black mother, spending time together as a family is one of the most important things you can do as your child grows up. These activities are chances to... Read More

Tips for Staying Comfortable During a Home Birth

  You might feel more comfortable during a home birth because the attention of every healthcare professional within the home will be on you instead of multiple expecting mothers. This... Read More

The Best Ways To Implement a Routine for Your Newborn

All children need structure and routine, but babies need it the most, especially newborns. They are, after all, new to the world, and the two of you are getting used... Read More

6 Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Baby Shower

Preparing a baby shower for a loved one takes thoughtfulness and diligent planning. You are in charge of ensuring this baby shower runs smoothly. If you’re unsure where to begin, here... 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

Tips for Hosting a Successful Family Cookout

With summertime coming in hot, it’s time to start up the outdoor cookouts again. Firing up the grill and enjoying your backyard space with family creates lots of memorable moments.... 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

6 Outdoor Summer Activities for Toddlers

Temperatures are rising, and the summer months are just around the corner.  Get outside and get some fresh air. Try these six outdoor summer activities for toddlers to enjoy! Whether... Read More

Simple Ways To Make Your Daily Chores Faster

Adulting is hard! Keeping up with housework, is a chore in itself. It would be nice if you got help once in a while, but sometimes, this seems impossible. Here... Read More

An Introduction to Plant-Based Eating for Kids

Plant-based eating is a way of eating that relies primarily on plant food sources. Many people choose to eat this way because it’s better for their health and the environment. Maybe... Read More

Tasty Meals: Fun Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family

Tasty Meals: Fun Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family Dinner doesn’t always have to feel like a chore. Create new family bonds by trying some of these new and tasty... 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

Gal, That One Ain’t Yours!

My family My six brothers, one sister, my mom, and my dad all stayed busy doing their own thing. We lived in a moderate home in the Westend of Louisville,... Read More

Work Life Balance: Is There Really Such a Thing?

Work Life Balance: Is There Really Such a Thing? In the corporate world the term Work Life Balance floats around and when I hear it, I give it the side... Read More

As for me and my household, we choose to be vaccinated

Surviving COVID-19 in 2020 I remember the surreal moment when I received a phone after taking a rapid COVID-19 test, that I was indeed positive. My positive diagnosis led to... 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

5 Tips on Hosting a Spa Day Party for Kids

Spa days aren’t exclusive to adults. Kids can enjoy some TLC while hanging out with their friends, too. If you’re thinking about hosting a relaxing spa day, read these five... Read More

Helpful Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

Being a parent of a teen driver can give you so much anxiety when you worry about their safety and well-being. There are so many sudden things that can happen,... Read More

Fun Activities To Help You Bond With Your Adult Children

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching your kids grow into well-adjusted adults. However, growing up means they depend on you less, and you may struggle to connect with them like... Read More

Simple Design Tips for Updating Your Child’s Bedroom

As your child gets older, their tastes change. Maybe they loved rainbows and fire trucks when they were smaller, but now they’re ready to transition into something new. Fortunately, you... 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

Fun Things To Do With Your Kids During School Breaks

Spring, summer, and winter too: school breaks mean bored kids. But there are multiple activities you can do with your children to teach them valuable life skills and provide an... Read More

Four Reasons Why ‘Jingle Jangle’ Provides the Light We All Need

Fun for the entire family Gather the whole family, make some cups of hot cocoa, and watch Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. This colorful, holiday musical hits the mark... 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

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

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

Benefits of Eating Dinner Together as a Family

There was once a time where families, and even neighbors, regularly ate meals together. These days, that’s becoming less and less common. Some families, especially those with kids old enough... 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

Have a Fun and Safe Halloween With Your Kids This Year

It’s hard to believe that October is already here. You know what that means: Halloween is fast approaching. Since the holiday was such a drag last year due to the... Read More

What About My Birth Plan?

Diaper bag ✔ Newborn clothing (my chunkster never fit into those newborn outfits lol) ✔ Hospital  bag✔ Newborn prep class ✔ Nursery ✔ Birth plan✔   With the support of... Read More

Make lasting memories with your family in Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Are you looking for something fun to do to end the summer or perhaps you want to make plans for a fall break vacation? I highly recommend planning a trip... Read More

Roadtrip Essentials

It’s that time of year when the weather is heating up and everyone is ready to come out of their winter hibernations. Spring has sprung and now is the time... 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

Submit or Nah?????

The Oxford dictionary says that submission is the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person. It can... Read More

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 special gift from me, so they know just how much... 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

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 the CDC Guidelines regarding holiday gatherings, which suggest you stay... Read More

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 very hard for a person who is experiencing their very first Holiday... Read More

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 how many mommies had to drink to that? Welp, if... Read More

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 have always known about God for as long as I... 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

Motherhood Is My Ministry

My Motherhood Journey My motherhood journey started about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter Jae. During this same time my journey as a wife began.... Read More

Homemade Sloppy Joes

I’d like to say that it was my kids that prompted me to make sloppy joes at home one day, but they’re only 5 and 6 and the first time... 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

How in the Hell Do I Parent Myself????

How do I, as a parent, tell them not to do something that I know that I would do? Is there a way to parent the me out of my... 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

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

Hanukkah, Not Christmas

As a child, it didn’t take long for me to realize that Santa wasn’t real. I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, many folks don’t have chimneys so where... Read More

How to Survive Family Gatherings

It’s the time of year where many families will start gathering together for various reasons. Some people look forward to catching up with their family members, while others dread the... Read More

4 Tips to Remain Thankful during a difficult Season in your Life

As women, and as Moms we go through seasons in our lives where our hope begins to diminish due to circumstances beyond our control. Even some situations we find ourselves... Read More

Raising Thankful Kids – How To Help Kids Be Thankful

Being thankful and raising thankful kids should be a part of our everyday lives not just a seasonal act during Thanksgiving celebration. However, at times we may find ourselves in... Read More

Quid Pro Quo for the Mommi Who Wants to Stop Losing her Sh*

As I was thinking of a title for this blog, I was being inundated by news reports of evidence of quid pro quo. I first heard the Latin phrase- quid... Read More

Fall Soup Lineup

Baby, it’s getting cold outside and nothing warms me up like a good old bowl of soup. I recently signed up to help at a fall luncheon for teachers at... 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

To the Mommi Who Needs a Break

First Time Mommi I remember when I became a mom for the first time. Everything was exciting and new. Here I was 22 years old, barely married for a year... 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

Camping Trip Must Haves

My husband loves the great outdoors, I could totally do without it. The beginning of our relationship was filled with him trying to get me into outdoor sports as much... Read More

Oops… we did it again!

Please stop the Britney song you are playing in your head and let me tell you my story. When J and I married, we were in the middle of getting... Read More

What My Daughter Should Know

My Biggest Blessing Having a baby in 2015 was the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It was also one of the most overwhelming feelings I ever had. I... Read More

I’m A Black Mom in America & This sh*t isn’t Easy

Being a Black Woman Became harder when I Became a Mom… What it means to be a black Woman in America becomes increasingly harder when you become a black Mom... Read More

Am I Ruining My Kids?

I know, I know, it’s the age-old question that every mom deals with. “Am I ruining my kids?” I have yet to meet a mom that feels like they have... Read More

End of Summer Activities Before Fall Offically Begins

There are just two weeks left until school starts for my children, and I am going absolutely mad. I have run out of things for the children to do, and... Read More

I’ll Submit When you Learn to Lead

I’ve had this conversation more than a few times in my life, and I don’t think it’ll ever make sense to those in denial. I’ve been asked in the past... Read More

Submit to your husband, Sis

So is it the word, or the idea of yielding power to another person what seems to get our panties in a wad? I mean we have no problem submitting... Read More