Posts filed under: Family

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