Being a NICU nurse has been such a rewarding yet eye opening experience to me. Taking care of critical babies…

Are Your Stress Levels In The Red? We’re currently living in some crazy and unprecedented times. One of the major…

I know this school year has a lot of us nervous, anxious and confused. Now more than ever is the…

  This week I had the opportunity to sit down with YouTube sensation, Jerusha Willenborg. Her video of a secret…

It’s that time of year again! The time where summer is quickly coming to an end and it’s time to…

Hey y’all! It’s International Self-Care Day, and you know your girl is BIG on self-care. One of the biggest misconceptions…

Our son runs all day long… like literally if he’s awake he’s running. The other day I was keeping track…

Fit Mommi Challenge core series.

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To all the Karen’s, Becky’s, and Amy’s Out There….This is for You! Dear Karen et al., I know you’re accustomed…

How she feeds you is how she feels about you 😉 Ladies we all KNOW the way to a mans heart…

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

4 Moms, 4 Economic Backgrounds, 3 Different Races, countless Secrets… I just finished the 8 episode series Little Fire Everywhereon…

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

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

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…

Hey MommiNation! I’m dubbing March MOMMI MADNESS and here’s why: As an athlete and a huge fan of sports, I’ve…

Hi Loves! Motherhood comes in so many forms. You can become a mom in the most obvious way which is…

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

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

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

I remember it like it was yesterday. The day my son was born was CRAZY, to say the least. It…

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…

Before we begin, for my novice readers here are some clarifying points (my experienced consumers can skip to the next…

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

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

My husband loves the great outdoors, I could totally do without it. The beginning of our relationship was filled with…

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

My job is to feed a family of 8 people. Feeding them is the easy part, feeding them healthy, organic,…

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

My son, the names change (often) but the way you are viewed (in this society) will not. Every day that you get dressed, you unknowingly put on an invisible shirt that tells others what they should think of you. You are not like any of the things written on your invisible shirt, but you will be portrayed this way to justify your ill-treatment.

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

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

Who would’ve thought that I would use cloth diapers? ​Not with Baby #4. Well, ​Yah I did it​.​ You’re probably wondering why the change. Especially because he was over the age of 1 year old when I started and would soon to be potty trained in a year or so. Well, I did it because I found that we were spending WAY ​TOO MUCH​ on traditional diapers.

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…

There are just two weeks left until school starts for my children, and I am going absolutely mad. I have…

Realizing this, I said this year as my daughter turns 10, I wanted to start writing letters to her 2-4 times a year that when she is older she can reflect back and see our relationship.  She could see how we solved problems, how we related to each other and most of all how much I love and adore her. 

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…

Yeah, that’s right I said it and I meant it. I don’t care what any of y’all have to say,...

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

I’ve had this conversation more than a few times in my life, and I don’t think it’ll ever make sense…

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

The opportunity to see a room full of passionate, hard-working, and business savvy black women cannot be described in words. As you know, we believe that it takes a Nation to support a mom, and this event was the true depiction of support. There were several quotes that were so powerful and intentionally placed all over the event space. There were two quotes that stuck with me. “Real Queens Fix Each Other’s Crowns” and “Behind Every Great Woman, Are Great Women”. LOVE. THESE. QUOTES!!! Find ways to get behind other women, build them up, support their cause, fix each other’s crowns, collaborate, connect, and succeed!!

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.

Creating your baby registry can be fun and exciting, or it can be a huge frustration. In many cases, soon after we mommies jump into the deep sea of baby gear, we find that deciding which items to include is not so easy. As an almost third time mommy, I’ve got some experience with this and I’ve done the research. This list of 25 must-haves will assist you in building a fabulous registry.

As a single mommi, I am always looking for ways to entertain my one-year-old daughter. Most days it’s usually just…

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…

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.

Although it is possible to prevent hot car deaths, kids are still dying in hot cars at an alarming rate….

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?

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

Breastfeeding, the most beautiful and natural experience that many mothers will have with their little ones. While I’m not here to debate if breast is best, when making the decision to breastfeed you are sacrificing some things: alcohol, bad eating habits and possibly great sex to name a few.

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

As moms the responsibility of what everyone is going to eat falls on us most of the time. That can become a burden really quickly when you work all day, have an hour or less to prepare a well-rounded meal and don’t know what to make…again.

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

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.

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

The ponderer, wonderer, and dreamer in Iyabo started to think deeply… What drives these really fit men and women athletes to keep going, never give up, and score victory after victory?What qualities are embedded in these warrior-athletes that stay fired up game after game and lead them to the finish line?Then, I thought, yes, that’s it—aha—it is these same qualities that I need in 2019.

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

3 Kids Later:  My Nappily Ever After Anyone else remember watching the cult classic, early 2000’s reality tv gem, John…

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

As moms the responsibility of what everyone is going to eat falls on us most of the time. That can become a burden really quickly when you work all day, have an hour or less to prepare a well-rounded meal and don’t know what to make…again.

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...

This past weekend I took my 20-month-old son to see Sesame Street Live, we were accompanied by one of my…

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

We’re Black, But Our Kids are Definitely Irish! If I only had a dollar, no, THREE DOLLARS, for each time…

Disclaimer: The details of Maleah Davis’ case are still unraveling so information in this blog may later be proven to…

I gained a new level of respect for Kim Kardashian’s parenting.  She understands that even though her kids are biracial, in this society, they are considered black. They are being raised with an awareness of their black culture, therefore, she practices and celebrates the customs.

I’ve been on a journey to finding my purpose. Sure, it sounds like something so simple and obvious but it…

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!

Last year, at work I overheard some older ladies talking about what they wanted for Mother’s Day, a woman replied, “I just want a day to myself, I want my husband to take the kids out… I want to take a bath, enjoy a glass of wine, and just rest”. The woman next to her couldn’t agree more. Foolish of me as I approached my first Mother’s Day, I thought, “that’s it”?

I Fell In Love With A Rasta Man! I met my husband in February 1982 I was 19. He was my older brother’s best friend, so he was always around. I never had any intention of dating much less marrying him! He was a soccer star in Jamaica with lots of groupies and children from two previous relationships. He was charming and relentless. Two qualities that proved impossible to turn down.

Single Mom, I know how it feels to desperately want your child’s father active in their lives. But believe me…

Someone told me that I should blog about being a mom without a mother.  First, I thought no one wants…

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

Have you ever wondered what a typical morning looks like for a family of 8? Well, you're in luck. I...

  When AJ was born we were so in love with this little miracle God had blessed us with. We…

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 you wouldn’t believe the questions that plague me ever since having my life changing moment to now. From, “Girl! How can you have a baby?”

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

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.

What only feels as if a year has gone by and he’s the Oldest of 6, Driving his own car, knee deep in SAT’s, Senior Prom and deciding on “What comes Next in Life.” Where has the time gone?

With the weather finally breaking, I’m starting to feel flooded with working mom guilt all over. Working 2 jobs has…

Many of you reading this blog may identify yourself as a Millennial parent. And with that title comes quite the burden, as our generation is widely criticized as being self-absorbed, which, as parents, is an unfortunate criticism. I choose to flip this myth! Why can’t we simply enjoy our self care or believe in taking breaks to refresh ourselves? Having time alone to decompress helps adults to be better parents and create stress free, loving environments in which to raise children.

Trick-or-Treat: Halloween for Millennials Happy All Hallows’ Eve! What a time for “Trunk or Treating!” (Because, let’s face it, pretty…

As we wake up every single day, we are given breath so we can give to others.   Can you…

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

Here’s to Black Breastfeeding Week… In honor of the end of Black Breastfeeding Week, I am sharing a gallery from…

Happy Fall, y’all from the 3 Paul’s in a pod! Even though the temperatures in South Mississippi don’t reflect it,…

Reasons to Attend Your HBCU or PWI Homecoming For most universities in the South, be it HBCUs or PWIs, I’ve found…

Stability Finances Self Sufficient Quality time Extracurricular activities Food shopping Laundry What’s Eli doing?   Just a snippet of the…

My ketchup ran out a couple of weeks ago and no matter how many times I’ve stopped by the market I forget to get more. Certain things my son eats I have to dab a little ketchup to get him to eat it.For lunch I remembered once again we were out and I’m getting frustrated looking for random ketchup packets to no avail and suddenly I look up and  these have been there for months and I completely forgot.

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

The 3 dreaded “D” words we never want to discuss…but it’s real! No woman wants to admit she’s headed towards…

I hear you. I see you. This post has a letter from me to you. I have two daughters—20 and...

The bond between my daughter and her stepdad made me less negative to the thought of having another baby after eight years.

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!

First off, let me say buzz buzz. I am part of the Beyhive! I know how the hive will come…

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

“Nobody can ever love you like I do. Not because they won’t try, not because you aren’t worthy but because…

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.

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 the year. We see OBGYN’s to make sure our vagina’s are GOOD. We see optometrist to insure our vision is clear. And we see a dentist to ensure our teeth are on point. So why don’t we consider the importance of mental health?

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

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 thought of being depressed while being pregnant was never something I had ever imagined. I knew that whenever God would bless me with a child, I would be the happiest person alive. When it actually happened, that was not the case.

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.

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…

When someone we love dies, we often lose a little piece of ourselves. While we know death to be inevitable,…

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 to grow. Grateful, I continued to grow in faith by reading scriptures of promise over her. By our 16th week appointment, the bleeding had stopped entirely, and our baby girl was growing and progressing normally.

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.

It is important to note that this blog is not a generalization of a race as that would neither be…

I have to actually tell myself don’t record this moment, just be present and enjoy it with my son! There’s this constant pull as an “influencer” to always get content, to stay relevant, to give people real access but I know it hurts my actual interactions with Deuce.

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.

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 only be at its best when mommy has some semblance of inner peace and happiness.

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.

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 was one of those lucky people who always knew what I wanted to do. It wavered once or twice…

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.

I became a mother at 19. I had my 2nd child at 27 and my 3rd at 32. My journey…

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.

Hey Mommies, Have you ever feel like you had everything you wanted in life and your life couldn’t get any…

“Friday is date night. What do you want to do?” “Hmm. I don’t know. What do you want to do?”…

With the winter months upon us, now is the perfect time to create an Emergency Kit for your cars! As…

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

For black women there seems to only be two options. Either you’re happily married with children and a family, #relationshipgoals…

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!