Water will not kill my daughters. I need them to be able to have the skills set to, if in…

My name is Bella and I am a mom to six kids. Sounds impressive, right? Many people seem to think…

We’d heard about Covid-19. It was all over the news. Early reports of the virus didn’t send me into a…

IG Famous I get hundreds of comments and DMs from my IG family every time I post a photo or...

Denial   I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but the day I became a mom is the day I…

My first pregnancy was my “ignorance is bliss” chapter. I was only 23, so none of my close friends had…

Life as we know it has turned completely upside down. As an adult, I’m still having a hard time wrapping…

A little fun fact about me, I LOVE true crime shows. I literally fall asleep at night to Forensic Files…

The topic of slavery, the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. With my son only being…

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?

Dear Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka and Capri, The world lost a legend. A man that many revere as one of the…

Ah, the married life. It’s a wonderful adventure isn’t it? When I was younger I pictured myself meeting the man…

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

As a child, it didn’t take long for me to realize that Santa wasn’t real. I grew up in South…

Being thankful and raising thankful kids should be a part of our everyday lives not just a seasonal act during…

As I was thinking of a title for this blog, I was being inundated by news reports of evidence of…

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

I’ve had enough of watching cell phone footage and or body cam videos of children assaulted by school resource officers….

First Time Mommi I remember when I became a mom for the first time. Everything was exciting and new. Here…

Do you avoid the question? Is this an uncomfortable conversation for you to have? If your kids are at an…

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

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…

A few months into her second pregnancy, she needed to read an article about black motherhood that wasn’t a horror story. So she decided to explore the joys of being a black mother despite the negative maternal health statistics they face. Her article didn’t blow up a scary statistic, an alarming anecdote or a gut-clenching quote.

I never thought sending my kindergartner to a predominantly white school would lead to her being the only brown girl…

At a young 10 years old, my son Dre was called a nigger in school by a classmate. This is…

The feeling of bringing a child into the world is an indescribable feeling, and cannot be compared to anything else in life. It’s almost unreal, supernatural, simply magical! To feel excruciating pain one minute and pure joy and a burst of love the next minute when you physically see your baby on the other side of your womb!

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

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse…

Super Mommi I think the greatest thing I’ve done for my Daughter as a baby was breastfeed her for as…

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

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

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

Let the Summer Fun Begin Summa Summa Tiiiime!!!!…. And here comes all the flyers, emails, and newsletters for all the…

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 and online, it can be difficult to choose the best toys for your child at different ages. Don’t worry, though. As an avid researcher and mother of two, I have done the research for you. Here are the best toys for kids 0 to 10 years old.

Divorce is something you will never forget, no matter how hard you try to, at first life is a whirlwind. There’s a lot of adjusting and a lot of worrying about what’s next for you and your child(ren). You are likely more concerned about what is the best way to try to keep your child’s life as “normal” and less effected as possible.

Two under Two My Sister and I are the best of friends. We are 15 months apart and grew up…

The excitement that I was to become a mom for the first time settled in quickly. I read nearly every…

Truth be told I never saw myself having daughters 👀 I know… My prayer was always for a son. When…

School’s out for the summer!! If you’re following this blog (thank you by the way) you know that we’re a…

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

If you are a parent then you know there are no words that can describe the love you have for your child. Parents will go through hell and back for their child and unfortunately, I’ve been through hell. My hell has been what we all know as “baby mama drama”.

But, if your family is anything like mine, there was no bond at first sight and the “blending” part of a blended family was more like oil and water. At one point it was just us against the world and now one of “them” in the world is infiltrating “Us”. Can you imagine being stuck in between two of the most important people in your life? I contemplated many times if I would go through with marrying the most loving man I had ever known to preserve my son’s happiness and joy. I was willing to forfeit my own happiness for the happiness of my child.

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.

Donor (noun) A donor is defined as someone who gives or donates something. Synonyms for a donor include but are…

I’ve been consistently thinking on perspectives and outlooks on life, and coincidentally my recent devotionals have had a particular focus on it. It confirmed for me how crucial shaping your perspective on life really is. What’s in your mind and in your daily thought process will be how you see things and what ultimately comes out of you, shaping your attitude.

Hallelujah for the summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down to the lazy days of summer. Long…

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

Another Year Gone I can’t believe this school year is complete! My daughter has just completed another grade, 1st grade…

Unfortunately money doesn’t grow on trees. I really wish it did. Because of this painfully obvious fact, when you have…

If I were to say that being a mom of 3 black boys is easy, I would be lying. I…

Hello, my little black daughters. What a difference six months makes! My first letter to you was in October of…

I’ve made it through my first year of motherhood! Sh*t that was fast! The first year as a single mom…

I felt like I waited for this day forever and couldn’t wait to get home, but now the day has come and I didn’t want to leave the hospital. I’m not gonna lie, I was scared. For the last month I’ve had the help of the nurses, to help change, feed, and keep the babies on a routine.

So here’s the thing, I don’t want to sound like a know it all or anything, but I think after…

They said I was a failure. They said I would never become more than just average. I knew I had greatness in me, but I couldn’t move past what they said.

Just recently two different people, on two different days, at two different places commented on my Parenting style while observing…

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

Here is the deal! Blacks don’t adopt! Especially when you look at the statistics of our caucasian counterparts. And here…

It was surreal, indescribable, it was Magical!Seeing my baby for the first time rocked my world! I couldn’t do anything but scream and cry, she was perfect! I couldn’t believe she was actually mine, so many emotions ran through my mind,  I was smitten.

Ugh! I don’t know what it is about people thinking it’s okay to give their opinions on how to discipline…

She was set on driving in one car together but we couldn’t fit both strollers in her car. This was the start of going to dinner becoming a stressful event. I see the stress on her face, she just wanted to go to dinner with her friend and not train for the baby car packing Olympics.

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…

Dear White Moms,

You are my friends. You are my sisters.

We are the same in more ways than we are different, but there are a few things that I need you to know.

I have three black boys. They are the sweetest and most amazing humans I’ve ever met. They are incredibly intelligent, creative, artistic, caring, thoughtful, compassionate, friendly, and respectful. These aren’t just the characteristics of my three black boys, but of black boys all over America.

My heart aches when I think of anyone not being kind to my children. I so desperately want them to be treated fairly, and to be able to live their normal lives in peace. I want them to be comfortable and confident in their own skin. I want them to reach every single dream they have and to live safe lives where no one tries to bring harm to them because of the color of their skin.
I need your help.

All three of my kids are in different sports and activities. Managing a full-time job while being a wife feels like the hats keep piling on. Mommi hat, wife hat, chef hat, career hat, soccer mom hat, track mom hat, cheerleading mom hat, football mom hat- my neck is getting heavy.

It has taken me a little over 13 years and 6 kids to figure out that I don’t have all of the answers for the many obstacles motherhood has thrown at me. To clarify, I don’t believe anyone does. I was however, without any answers, prior experience or training, going to be the best mom ever. Ironically, I have failed more times than I have succeeded.

After I prayed this prayer, I was not too thrilled with the answer. I had a deep feeling in my gut that it was best to stay home. I wasn’t sure how long, but knew this was needed for these specific children God had given me.

I told his dad that if he was able to logically come up with a question he deserves to hear an honest answer and we both agreed with that and decided to move forward that way with our parenting.

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.