For those of you who’ve ever experienced challenges, barriers or unpleasant experiences related to friendships, this is the place for…

My oldest child was born in the summer of 2015. When I found out we were having a girl, I…

Alright Mommies, I have a confession….now judge me all you want, but I tend to keep things a little too…

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 own child?

As a firm believer in the saying, “You gotta believe the messenger before you can believe the message” I’ll go…

My daughter is growing up, before my eyes. She is an honor student, active in clubs and is a great…

Please let those of us who want to laugh for a few moments, do that without your judgement. Without your claims of being unpatriotic. We may laugh for a moment but I can assure you that most of us are praying just as hard if not harder for peace because that is what we have and will continue to strive for as black people, safer and better days for not and not just for our children but for humanity.

This may sound a bit cliché, however when I reflect on 2019, all I can think about is how I…

Ah, It’s Christmas time and while the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus and I’m sure, like…

When I was a young warthog (you didn’t think I’d pass up at least one Lion King reference in 2019,...

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be surrounded by family and friends. This is always a good time…

You made it! This 3-part series of Women & Weed is coming to an end (I know I think I…

Welcome back! Hopefully you have read Part 1 in the Women & Weed series and are ready for Part 2…

https://anchor.fm/mommyonthemove   The other day Lil Dre asked me if he was a mistake. I said absolutely not! You were…

I am a survivor of abuse in my relationship. When you hear these words, what is the first thing that…

As time went on, however, daily sex routines turned into once in a while. Date nights were a thing that happened on occasion and minor disagreements turned into full blown arguments. The signs were there but often times we are blinded by the lust and the “love” that we miss them or sweep them under the rug

Congratulations! You are in the relationship that you always dreamed of whether you are married or just committed to the…

I must confess, I had no idea how to handle it, so putting up a wall of strength is all I knew to do. It wasn’t until I’d lay in bed at night, trying to sleep that I’d realize the trauma I was experiencing.

Please stop the Britney song you are playing in your head and let me tell you my story. When J…

In a time where it feels like the world doesn’t want to see positive images like this..it begins to feel…

Being a Black Woman Became harder when I Became a Mom… What it means to be a black Woman in…

  Brother Malcolm said it best, “The most disrespected woman in America, is the Black Woman. The most un-protected person…

I know, I know, it’s the age-old question that every mom deals with. “Am I ruining my kids?” I have…

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

I asked my mom the other day, “what am I supposed to tell my daughter whenever she asks me why her father does not want her?” My mom told me that I would just need to remind her that my daughter has a mother, grandparents, godparents, and several family members who love her. She also told me that if my daughter were to ask again when she’s older, then that would be the time to tell her the truth. But what is the truth? That her mother made a rash decision the day she was conceived? That her mother is not good with relationships?

You’ve found out you are pregnant, Congratulations… I hope. This news, in most cases, is the most shocking, scary and…

If you’ve been following me and my writing for any length of time you know that I am a proud…

I have a beautiful baby girl who’s attached like no other. You can’t tell me nothing when it comes to feeding my baby and making sure she’s good. I feel a since of relief and happiness each and every time I have the courage to nurse my baby wherever and whenever I need to. I know that sense of relief is stronger now because I didn’t feel that way with my son.

I was at Tori’s open house last night, fighting the Florida heat as well as trying to maneuver the 4000…

In a recent video that went viral, a group of black men and women are seen debating why black men…

It was probably our longest day in pre-marital counseling. I mean we unearthed some hard truths when we got on...

This right here is something that we have a hard time talking about. For some women, as soon as the topic is brought up, we shut down. I mean, think about it. Your husband comes in expecting it from you, but he hasn’t even taken the trash out. Maybe he’s a lazy mama’s boy who, if he is honest with himself, is looking for a woman who will take care of him. However, he expects you to be willing and ready to give it to him whenever and where ever. What about trust? If you can’t trust him, you are definitely not going to be excited about giving it up. How can he expect you to just throw it at him when he can’t even stay on top of paying the bills? He MUST be crazy! What is this “it” that I’m referring to? Submission. Yeah, THAT word.

A few weeks back, a small viral firestorm was raised around a blog by Seth Adam Smith called “Marriage Isn’t…

Falling to my knees has never felt like a position of weakness…Many nights I fall on my knees to pray, I’ve started every race for over 20 years on my knees and in each instance when I get up I feel strong, empowered and confident!

Who wears the pants? Years ago, when Dre and I were just dating I asked him “Babe, do I try…

MOMMI, MOMMI, MOMMI the name we will hear forever until we depart this earth, but OMG can’t our children understand how to use it sparingly?!?  Now don’t get me wrong, I have always wanted to be a mother and I am a proud mother of two and love to hear my name, but if my children call my name one more DAMN time, I think I’m gonna scream!  I remember feeling like this when my firstborn was ages 3 and up and now even with the second child who is 4.

“Till death do us part, forsaking all others” those are included in most vows or some close variation to that….

We’re encouraging and empowering every mom to love yourself inside and out! So join us as we celebrate our Mommi bodies by emailing us today, July 26, 2019 a photo in your favorite swimsuit to info@mommination.com

It’s that time of year where we take our kids on a little vacation to enjoy summer a bit, away…

An Open Letter to Myself The most dangerous gift in the world is natural talent. You’ve seen it before. It’s…

It never fails, you always seem to find yourself pregnant at the same time as someone famous. So, you watch…

I don’t know what happens in 7th grade, but apparently that is when hormones start to rage. Let me preface this by assuring you that when it comes to dating, my son is not allowed to have a girlfriend. But according to him, he’s dated 3 girls this year. In his defense, he didn’t know there was a strict no girlfriend policy because we never discussed it. I mean, when is the perfect time to discuss the rules around relationships? And even more terrifying, when is the perfect age to discuss the birds and the bees?

I literally laughed out loud and thought, this is about as true as everyone claiming to be “Living Their Best Life” and we all know just how true that is. After listening to the song again I’ll be the first to admit, while I was extremely entertained, I was left utterly confused. Are they serious? Are they making a mockery out of generational infidelity which runs rampant in the Black community? Nobody is actually taking this song serious right? After scrolling through the internet, I landed on the one comment that seemed to sum it all up for me, “This is a whole Jussie Smollett ass lie!” I died! This person is absolutely right, the idea sounds good and it’s something we really want to believe but of course we all know better! So, as we sit back and watch some of the most ignominious of men across the nation take this blasted pledge of “attempted fidelity,” I’m sure many women, like myself, are left bewildered by this entire movement. 

I definitely was wrong about a number of things as I entered into motherhood. First, I underestimated the amount of…

My son came home, and asked me, “Mom am I gay?”  I was shocked, almost breathless, before I answered, I had to ask him a question, did he even know what gay meant? He had no idea. A rush of emotions came over me.What do I do? What do I say? Do I ignore it? Who do I talk to? No, wait…I can’t tell anyone…they will judge the hell out of me and my family….finally I took a breath…HE IS MY SON…I won’t love him any less or think of him any differently.

It’s unconventional, to say the least, but my three dads all get along fabulously and it makes family events MUCH…

I remember one thing that I’ll never forget that I asked him one day when he was walking down the stairs. I said to him “Is it ok if I call you Daddy Jerritt since you aren’t going anywhere soon?”. He said back to me “Do you want to call me that?”. From that point on, I KNEW that I wanted him to be the one I call “Dad” for the rest of my life.

Now ladies, I’m sure we’ve all experienced disappointment and regret a time or two over the course of our lives…

You hear it time and time again, put your spouse first. Leave to cleave, yada yada yada and we do…

How could you let this happen?
And then I thought about it a bit, and I realized—if I’m being honest—that I too have put my children into harm’s way on more than one occasion.

Initially, my plan was to start this open letter by declaring that you are the abortion your mothers should have had, but I opted not to go that route. Instead, I’ll come from a space of compassion and use your ignorance as a teachable moment for us all.

“Grab them by the pussy”! Isn’t that what the President of the United States said? So, if that’s what your…

Dear Governor Kay Ivey,   Did you think in all of your 74 years of living you’d be referred to…

I was only 18 It was my freshman year in college. I was running track and extremely in shape.  Every…

Once upon a time… I was a young naive 17-year-old college freshman from the hood of East Orange, walking the…

My Opinion My Choice …I have that right…or I should at least. I have been torn about the abortion issue…

I am Pro-Life. Yes, I am. My daughters know this about me. My close friends and family know this about…

I’d be lying if I said becoming a mother hasn’t taken over in all areas of my life. —at work, if something comes up, my response, “well y’all just gotta figure it out”  because guess what— I’m a mom first. It’s girls night and something comes up, “Sorry ladies I know we’ve been planning this forever, but I gotta cancel”—- I’m a mom first. I find myself reiterating the fact being a mom is number one when it comes to many areas of my life, and in most areas, I’m finding that people won’t always be happy with you prioritizing being a mother first. *Kanye shrug*Not my problem.

I write this to you because I’ve been hoping that someone would say it to me. Let me start by being completely transparent. Being a mom is the absolute greatest blessing in life. I couldn’t picture things any other way. But there are days like today, where I miss just being me. If you’ve ever felt that way, this message is for you.

I woke up with angst in my heart. Probably because I went to bed listening to one of my favorite...

What do you do when your mind is consumed by one thing and one thing only? No matter how hard you try to stop thinking about it, you just can’t seem to push the thoughts out of your head. They slide in constantly throughout the day; while you’re in the shower, driving to work, riding the elevator, relaxing in the jacuzzi, hell even at church as you pray for forgiveness. When you aren’t spending countless hours allowing it to permeate your mind, you’re talking about it with your friends and God knows momma warned you never to do that.

His death was the moment when all those emotions I had swept under the rug weren’t just creeping out, somebody had removed the whole darn rug and they were out in the open. Once I realized what was really going on, I let it ALL out. I was honest about how I felt, I got honest about how my pride was damaged and I finally got real about why it hurt me so much.

Over the last 30 days I've had to relive and retell one of the most painful days of my life....

Everyone says it takes a village to raise a child and they’re so right, but what they aren’t saying is that it takes a NATION to support a mom!I needed to belong to a community again. I needed more like-minded women around me supporting me and me supporting them so that we could all stand on top of the most important podium together. Winning as mommies!

Dear Da-Da, On a scale from 1-10 how relaxed are you? Because me, I’m like a -7. Since we’ve had…

What can I say, it’s an age-old complaint. My postpartum baby body is giving me the blues. I’ve always been…

In 2006 and I was ranked #1 in the world. It was my third year running professionally and everything was…

I did not need validation from anyone else. I knew I was doing an amazing job, with or without a man in the house. My son was respectful, loving, caring, hardworking, and smart!

It’s 2:00 am, I’m 7 months pregnant and I hear his phone go off. He slowly gets up, checks to see if I’m asleep and creeps carefully out of our bed. He goes into the bathroom and all I hear is: Hey is everything ok? Why are you calling me so late? Okay, I’ll make time to come see you. I don’t know when, but I’ll make sure its soon. I love you too.

As I consider the idea of dating again, I ask myself, are there any helpful rules or guidelines for dating…

You know, I was always the type of person that when I heard a child using foul language I’d shake my head and say “tuh, liberal parents”. Or when I saw a child being fresh and all the adults were laughing and recording it, I said the adults were the problem. I said to myself and out loud many times “ when I have a child I will not expose them to corrupting language or tolerate any freshness” (probably not the words I used but you get my drift).

The stereotypical baby daddy. We all know one. If he isn’t yours, he’s your friends or your cousins. You may have seen him on tv on a court or reality show. You don’t know how you know one but YOU DO…..
But how would you feel, do you keep the same energy, if this was all about a MOM?

Probably the most important question we ask ourselves, and probably why it’s also the most difficult one to answer! The...

Before we go any further, I must let you know after my first marriage failed, finding love and getting married again was far from my thoughts. Rooming separately, but still living with my soon to be ex-husband at the time, was more than enough on my plate.

Heyyyyyyy! Tina checking in! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m completely obsessed with my babies. Like…

Nipsey lived his life the way many of us talk about and fantasize that we would. How cool would it be to own the building down the street from where you grew up? How awesome would it be to employ your community and create new opportunities for the improvised to better themselves? How important would it be to share life changing information with the peolple whi need it most? Nipsey dedicated his life to this!

Needless to say, I had a real WTF moment when my period went missing (while on birth control, might I add) in May of 2012. I waited until the following month to actually take a home pregnancy test and when the results appeared, my entire life flashed before my eyes.

I was adamant, confident, borderline obnoxious about the mother I would be and no one heard it more than my brother-in-law, Tyrell. He was the first of our close friends to become a parent, having his daughter, my goddaughter, while we were all still in college. Years later when he started dating my sister we spent a lot of time together. From the very beginning, Tyrell always prioritized his children. He would visit them every other weekend, almost 4 hours away, and never missed a birthday, Christmas or special occasion. I admired many of his parenting traits but always criticized him for being too lenient on his children.

YOU DON’T KNOW, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW I absolutely hate being a step parent! Sound harsh? Hear me out. I…

Since I have become a mother, I have never felt so inadequate, so consistently unprepared and small. Daily, there are constant reminders of things in which I have no idea how to handle.

Hey, my name is Roxanne Cowans  and I’m so excited that you are here! I do hope I’m not alone…

I’m at a crossroads in my marriage. One where each road is a potential path to resentment. You see, my husband wants a 3rd child, and well…I don’t. Let me be clear. He wants a 3rd child like you may remember the way you felt wanting your first. He dreams about it, he yearns for it, he feels incomplete without it. When I think of having a 3rd child I feel anxious, overwhelmed and exhausted at the thought of it.

Traumatized, I quickly yelled to my husband. I had to be seeing things, I just had to be. Nobody goes grey DOWN THERE, right? I must be crazy! My husband arrives in the bathroom just in time for panic to set in. His response to my newfound life changing news was comical at best. He rushes into the bathroom and completely misreads the signs of confusion on my face. He gives me his best eyebrow raise. “Hold on a second buddy, it’s not that kind of party right now,” I respond.

It’s October 2016. Less than two years into our marriage, I’m five months pregnant and my husband starts dropping hints about the kids moving in. It wasn’t the first time he’d said this and quite frankly I thought he was just talking. I didn’t think it would ever actually come to fruition for a multitude of reasons: I didn’t think the kids would leave their mom and I didn’t think their mom would let them leave. I didn’t ask many questions, though, since I knew he wasn’t making the final decision. I figured he’d tell me what he knew when he knew it.

Let’s just get it out the way now, I must confess, when I found out I was having a girl,…

Thing number 3! I don’t always like my kids! Don’t get me wrong – I have 4 gorgeous children! I mean, check them out!