Posts filed under: Health & Wellness

Eating Healthy on a Budget

My job is to feed a family of 8 people. Feeding them is the easy part, feeding them healthy, organic, unprocessed food, now that’s the fun part. I get a... 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

Healthy Lifestyle: 4 Ways To Remain Consistent

NEVER MISS A MONDAY!!! Lord, it’s Monday. Not today, Satan! (hits snooze and rolls back over) WOOT WOOT! WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!! Hump Day can holla at me later! IT’S FITNESS FRIDAY!!!... Read More

Black Women Need Therapy Too.

Seeking treatment is no admission to any mental illness if anything it’s an admission to wanting more for yourself.... Read More

The Best Choice For My Baby

Super Mommi I think the greatest thing I’ve done for my Daughter as a baby was breastfeed her for as long as I did. 19 months to be exact, it... Read More

The 411 on Colostrum Harvesting

Colostrum Harvesting or Antenatal Hand Expression is a topic that isn't talked about as much as it should be. So many moms with high risk pregnancy situations are unaware of... 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

If You Could Prevent Cancer….Would You?

Recently, I joined the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society in Indiana. Admittedly, I did not know as much about cancer compared to many of those who had worked... Read More

My Battle with Depression

Then again, if I look a little closer, maybe I look exactly like what depression looks like. In my mind, depression looks like sadness, lethargy, malaise. In my head, depression... Read More

I Gave Up Sugar For 30 Days, Here’s What Happened…

We’ve just wrapped up a successful fitness challenge here at MommiNation. It has been amazing seeing all the beautiful mommies get serious about their health. As moms I know the... Read More

We On That BullSh*t

An Open Letter to Myself The most dangerous gift in the world is natural talent. You’ve seen it before. It’s the college roommate who partied until 3 AM, never went... Read More

Beat The Heat: 5 Ways to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Although it is possible to prevent hot car deaths, kids are still dying in hot cars at an alarming rate. According to a Forbes article, 2018 was the deadliest year... Read More

Beach Please! Keeping the Bikini Body on Vacation

Summer is heating up and most of us are in vacay mode.  For the past few months, you planned the vacay, worked out diligently to get the abs flat and... Read More

Fifty five, fit and fab!

Where it all started… I grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. I was a track and field athlete in high school who hated to train but was good enough to roll... Read More

HOW TO TELL IF YOU’RE UNMOTIVATED OR JUST TIRED

1. Are you overwhelmed because you currently have too much on your plate and are not sure where to start to get it all done?... Read More

The STD You May Have

That’ll get your attention! Now that you’re here, let’s talk about a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that most will encounter in their lifetime. This includes women AND men. ... Read More

Abortion: One ob/gyn’s perspective

I’ve never had an abortion so I can’t say how it feels to be in the position to make that decision. I can say that I’ve counseled hundreds of women... Read More

SACRED SPACE

Om is a sacred spiritual incantation that signifies the essence of ultimate reality in Hinduism. I had the opportunity to share sacred space with women of color, from across the... Read More

Healthy Mommi…Healthy Baby After AIDS!

Cake, Cake, CAKE...CAKE! (Rihanna Voice) LOL...Noooooow who said that because I was diagnosed with AIDS that I can’t have my mommi, mogul, wifey cake AND eat it too? Well, unfortunately... Read More

The Diagnosis That Changed My Life.

How could I, with my perfect little career, and “perfect” little family, and perfect little appearance not have it all together? How did I let this happen to ME?... Read More

This B!@tch I Know Named “HG”

HG is a bitch and I apologize for the language but she is, there literally aren’t any other words to describe her evil and destructive ways.... Read More

What’s In Your Water?

Ideally we could all answer that by saying nothing but good old H20 but we know from the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan , that is not the case. The... Read More

This Dope Mommi Owns A Cannabis Shop!

School Daze The scene: At my daughter’s school helping with the school play. The topic: What we do for a living. One mom says she is a full-time mom…that answer... Read More

Black Maternal Health Week

There is a maternal mortality crisis in America and the face of it is black! According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 12.4... Read More

I’m a Mom…and Four Other Reasons I Need Therapy!

THERAPY... for reasons unbeknownst to me, there’s this stigma in the black community that the T word is negative. Think about all of the specialist that you see throughout... Read More

Prenatal Depression

I had always heard people talk about postpartum depression, but I'd never heard much about prenatal depression. Like many mothers, I often worried about depression after giving birth that the... Read More

Journey to Discovering Our Child Had Autism Part I: Her Dramatic Entrance

Keeping our baby and this issue of blood a secret, we bled heavily for six additional weeks. To our amazement, the baby’s heartbeat continued to get stronger, and she began... Read More

Why YOU Should Do A Juice Cleanse

I’ve never really watched my weight per se. I have always been able to eat clean, with a treat now and then, and maintain my size. The past few months... Read More

Water-Logged: 5 Ways I Used Water to Lose the Baby Weight

My people, what’s good ?!? I am so glad that we are finally meeting! I’m Chaunte. Some people know me as the American Olympic high Jumper with those crazy abs,... Read More

6 Ways to Leave Your Family Behind…and get ME time

As moms we do not have a lot of (or any) time to ourselves. However, here are a few quick escapes I suggest for your own sanity. Your household can... Read More

It’s About You Too…Pencil Yourself In

I was supersizing my waistline, while my self-confidence simultaneously shriveled up and died.... Read More