At MommiNation we have an incredible collective of Mommipreneurs, comprised of diverse creatives and service providers that we know you’ll love!
As our founder, Sanya Richards-Ross always says, “It’s vital that we support each other, as women, mommies and professionals, especially at a time like this!” If you’re going to buy a product why not buy it from a Mommi that looks like you, with similar goals of providing for her family and children!
We’re just getting started on creating the most COMPREHENSIVE LIST of Mommies but you just wait…. soon you won’t need to look anywhere else!
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
MEET: CHANTEL L. POWELL
WEBSITE: PLAY PITS
BIO: As a wife and working mom of 3 with an unbridled interest in natural products, Chantel Powell found herself frequently whipping up all-natural body care concoctions for her family. She could not have imagined the price her nose would have to pay while shuttling Kam between summer basketball camp and football practice. “You smell like a grown man!” she would tell him. At 6 years-old, her sweet little Kam was now a smelly kid. One day after picking him up, her car smelled more like an NFL locker room than the freshly detailed automobile it was. Chantel refused to settle for! Chantel set out to purchase deodorant for Kam and discovered there was nothing on the market that she both trusted, and was “fresh” enough for him to be excited about putting on every day. With the lack of chemical-free kid friendly deodorants on the market, coupled with her experience at creating products herself, she created her own for him. Once Kam started wearing it, always wanting to help others, he had the idea of “Mom, you should be making this for everybody”! From there word-of-mouth spread; from his team, to their mothers, to friends to complete strangers! Play Pits was saving noses.
MEET: PETA-GAYE SAMUDA- PALMER
LOCATION: MIRAMAR, FLORIDA
Peta-Gaye Samuda-Palmer , CEO of Jencare Skin Farm, is an esthetician, chemist, skin care coach, and most importantly a wife and mother. Jencare Skin Farm was founded by her mother the late Jennifer Samuda O.D. 35 years ago. Peta-Gaye grew up around the industry and was able to witness the way her mother guided the company from a small home based business to the largest spa in the Caribbean. She joined the company while at university and played a supporting role as an esthetician, and operations manager. After completing her Masters degree in Chemistry she worked with her Mom to launch her own product line Nextjen by Jencare. The success of that line led to further opportunities to develop products targeting many of the skin challenges faced by our community. She took the helm as CEO in 2010 and has already made her mark. She guided the company through the loss of her mother, and company founder. She drives change through pivotal human and technology investments believing that great people and processes lead to a great product. At her core she is an esthetician with a love for everything skin and so she spends most of her days in her facial room seeing clients. Sometimes at the spa you’ll see her son Josiah, 3 years old, or Jennifer Skye, 7 months old, making the rounds. One afternoon here and it’s clear, family is at the heart of this business. Peta-Gaye is determined to keep it that way as they continue to drive growth. Check out her company Jencare Skin Farm at www.shopjencare.com
I am an architecture grad turned home decor and stylist who started my business from home after finding my passion in helping busy moms re-create their home spaces by bringing multi-functionality and design together. Before I was laid off Monday, I was also working as a full time lighting designer consultant so juggling everything was hectic as a new mom and entrepreneur, but I was determined to bring all my expertise to ladies who needed it most. When I’m not in my notepad sketching or behind my computer screen, you can find me enjoying running. I love track and field and never lost my love for it once I left the career after my college graduation. I think the community I’ve always had amongst my lady teammates is the same I crave in my postpartum journey. Being surrounded by my lady tribe has brought me through difficult challenges that now I bring in all my projects. Every lady deserves to feel loved, supported, and worthy of a beautiful home she can call hers.
MEET: JOANNA COATNEY
CHECK OUT HER IG PAGE HERE
In the small town of Jones Creek, TX, I was raised in church as a PK (pastor’s kid). I began participating in ministry at a young age when I started singing and praise dancing. Little did I know, ministry would be a life-long journey for me. While in college, I found my church home, Greater Mt. Zion. There I became more involved in ministry, grew as a leader, gained a spiritual family, and accepted my call to preach.
Though preaching was never a desire of mine or even a thought in my mind, I understood that when God calls, you answer. The best part about finding my church is that it’s also the place where I found my husband, Pastor Vecente Coatney. Not only have we been making beautiful ministry together, but we’ve also made a beautiful baby, our amazing son whom we affectionately call “Third”. He is my absolute biggest blessing and motherhood is my greatest achievement.
As a mom blogger, there are 5 F’s that I love to focus on (faith, family, fitness, food, and fun), and I aim to share how I’m “learning to balance it all.” In the process of finding my way, I desire to inspire, motivate, and support other moms who are trying to do the same.
MEET: CORDELAI GOMEZ
BIO: Speaker, Writer, Mom Life Strategist/Coach & Founder of Evolution Mama. Products INCLUDE “Have Your Tea & Drink It Too”: A Self-care Guide for Busy Moms (on Amazon), 60 Minute MomLife Strategy Session and Homeschool Consultation.
CHECK OUT HER IG PAGE HERE
I help homeschooling and work-at-home Moms create systems to manage their time and home, so they can find peace in their daily life, pursue their passions, and have more time for self-care and relaxation without guilt.
I’m looking for women who are ready to transform their motherhood experience from overwhelmed, stressed and burnt out TO peaceful, happy, productive and fulfilled. Who do you know that could benefit from working with me?
MEET: APRIL WAKEFIELD-SPIKENER
COMPANY: APRIL OLIVIA
LOCATION: OAKLAND, CA
BIO: POET, PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PERSONALIZED STATIONERY
FIND HER ON IG HERE
BIO: Born and raised in Oakland, California, April Wakefield-Spikener is the owner of April Olivia, a stationery business that provides quality stationery and gifts to Sororities and the general public. In 2017, April released her first poetry book, Internal Monologue: A poetic journey through Love and Life. Her second book, Butterfly: Poetry for the Soul, was released in February 2019. She has since participated in events at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, headlined Open Mic events, and also shared her work with children and the community. April launched her community service project “Love Over Everything” in 2017. Through the Love Over Everything Project, April and friends provide bag lunches to Oakland’s homeless population that occupy various Oakland encampments. To date, over 500 people have been served. April obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Jose State University in 2002 and currently works a “day job” as a Unit Supervisor with the local County Probation Department.
MEET: BRANDY DAVIDSON
COMPANY: Purposed Project Management Services
My name is Brandy Davidson and I am mother of 2 (10 & 19 yrs old). I got out the military October 29th 2011 went through depression, wasn’t able to get employment, an emotional eater, and had low self esteem. Long story short I was able to connect with ladies that nurtured and loved on me at the point of my life I was currently in with no judgement. These women were BOSSES in the community. They encouraged me and most of all gave me life. Being amongst the elite enabled me to go through my healing with Reiki, start my own business, and be a co author in two books. I thrive off of HONESTY and PASSION in my business. I will never turn back. Winning is NOT an option but the result of the understood.
FINANCE AND CONSULTATION
BIO: wife, mother, blogger and entrepreneur holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. Roxanne is passionately educating and impacting individuals through financial literacy on her Instagram platform @Consultwithr.ox.i
who is also owner of RRC Consulting LLC. She has helped to restore many individuals credit, qualifying individuals for homes and cars with low interest rates and improve individuals financial health with the phenomenal teamwork of her mentors and consultants.
Roxanne Cowans aims to impact many others nationwide as she continues to empower women, men and their families who are looking to become financially literate, healthy and financially independent.
Mrs Roxanne Cowans, MBA
BIO: I am a girl in my early 30’s that loves family nights, girls trips, new experiences, all the “finer things in life”, my husband, and my son (Moo). I also have my bachelors degree in psychology and my MBA.
What does all that mean? That means while experiencing the “finer things in life”, I have accumulated about 10+ years of debt that includes medical bills, auto loans, credit cards, 401k loans, personal loans, mortgage loans, and most regrettably, student loans. Just for clarification, I do not regret my degrees (they are the reason for my current income bracket), but I whole heartedly regret utilizing loans to obtain them.
About 1 year before the launch of this blog, I had $118,069 of debt (not including my mortgage), about 85% of my monthly expenses were debt payments and I realized at the rate I was paying my debt I would be in debt for at least the next 30 years. I started to fantasize about a debt free life saying to myself “what if my monthly income was used on only experiences that made life gratifying”. This was only a fantasy because I had never witnessed this life. Everyone I knew was in debt. No one talked about their debt because debt was normal for my community. Paying off a home or student loans was never a thought in my mind because I thought you were supposed to pay a 30-year mortgage or your student loans until you were ready to retire. A light bulb went off, and I realized that it is actually possible to live the life I fantasized about. It was at that moment when I decided to get out of debt and live the life I imagined.
Here we are, 2 years later and I have paid off over $55,000 of debt and I’m not stopping anytime soon! I documented every step that I took and now I want to share the information that I‘ve learned and help those like me that never knew a life of financial freedom was possible. I also want to use this platform to hold myself accountable for reaching my financial goals and share my progress and lessons throughout the journey.
It is our mission to assist our people in the founding, growth, development, and flourishing of their businesses and institutions, at every stage necessary; in order to achieve economic empowerment for us all.
In the 20th Century, our ancestors and parents fought for civil rights; the right to be treated human in accordance with the laws of God and man.
In the 21st Century, we and our descendants will fight for Silver Rights; the economic empowerment to do everything necessary for our ourselves and for our own people.
The Thumbprint Collective’s role in developing and expanding upon businesses, therefore, extends beyond making a buck or fulfilling a dream—we will do what we do as part of a Modern Melanin Revolution; one fighting for the Silver Rights of our people.
We are a full-service branding, marketing and business management collective.
CUSTOM DESIGNS & APPAREL
BIO: Owner of Love Iguehi. Mommi of 3 girls (twins plus 1) Love Iguehi LLC is a custom clothing and apparel company based in Oakland, California. Love Iguehi is a “Made-in-America” brand that uses strikingly colorful and beautifully bold African Ankara prints curated by founder and designer Iguehi James, to create fashions that showcase both her Oakland roots and her Nigerian heritage. The company is focused on creating the highest quality custom clothing and limited-edition ready to wear pieces that compliment and accentuate the body. Each piece features beautiful textiles and vibrant colors that serve as one-of-a-kind statement pieces for every occasion. Every item is hand cut, so print placement varies ensuring that no two items are the same. All Love Iguehi merchandise is hand-made with two aspirations: That you – “Love the way you look. Love the way you feel.”
BIO: Wife. Boss Mom of 2. Business Owner.
After giving birth to my son at 22 weeks, I was inspired to share and provide support for other parents during and after their NICU journey. I then went on to create a line of apparel that’s not only cute but spreads the message that miracles do exist! My Motherhood journey has been a blessing and I enjoy sharing that with the world. I am living some of my best days while also finding balance in being a great Wife, Mom and Entrepreneur pursuing my dreams.
BIO: Owner of Aura Luxe Boutique, and Freelance Talent & Production Assistant. I enjoy playing sports, traveling, trying new recipes, finding holistic alternatives, and learning new things.
MEET: JENIELLSA HILL
COMPANY: ON THE SIDELINES APPAREL
CHECK OUT HER IG PAGE HERE
Bio: A short bio: In 2012, I was laid off from my job as a teacher. In my despair, I began to create what was then known as Cute as a Button. I started off making button earrings, and although I found it lucrative and a great creative outlet… I knew I had more to give to the world. Graphic tees have always been kinda go to fashion statement. Although I used to purchase them quite often, I never found ones that made bold enough statements. I decided to learn how to create the vision I wanted to see. From that moment, I birthed CAAB Customs, a culturally ratchet apparel shop catered to black pop culture
I own a custom apparel and accessories company that specializes IN culturally ratchet sayings.
ComfiArt founded in 2016 by digital marketer Dionna Collins, envisioned an affordable way to bring unique art that you can wear and also decorate your home. We create exclusive pieces while collaborating with artists around the Atlanta area.
Our customized items can take any decor from drab to fab. You don’t have to break your budget showing off your style with unique furniture pieces and artwork. ComfiArt is a new, affordable way to make your environment your own.
Whether you select a custom-designed item or choose from our colorful selections, your decor is bound to pop. Show off your favorite quote, pick a design from one of our artists, or choose a pattern that fits your style.
ComfiArt isn’t just for the home – you can use our items to promote & brand events, spruce up your reception area, and so much more. The possibilities are endless:
- Promotional Events
- Cocktail Party
- Exclusive Dinner Party
ComfiArt also creates special events for our community to expand knowledge about health, social issues, and art education.
BIO: Remi Osifade- Mommi of 3 Owner of Seni Children’s Mobile Spa Seni (Pronounced Shay-ni) Children’s Mobile Spa encourages and promotes self-care among young girls, through activities that foster nurturing and self-awareness. Seni use this avenue to re-enforce what self-care looks like, and the importance of embracing it! Seni’s desire is to leave a lasting positive impression on young ladies who will one day Rule the world! Hurrah to Girl Power and creating fun memories! What does Seni Children’s Mobile Spa experience look like? Well, we’re glad you asked! It’s an experience filled with Excitement, Fun, and Creativity. Every little girl loves to be celebrated, so imagine your precious gem going through the pampering experience, with her friends along the way. Starting with a manicure and pedicure using polish and glitter, then guided through a specialized activity, ranging from Dress-up play, to canvas painting. Your Princess is in for a good time that’s sure to be remembered! Website: Senionline.com;
MEET: GIOVANNA SMALL
COMPANY: STYLES BY GIOVANNA
LOCATION: BROOKLYN, NY
FIND HER ON IG HERE
BIO: I have a Bachelors degree in human services I recently decided to become a personal stylist/shopper after several traumatic events that involved my family. Styling is a form of therapy for me as I love to make people feel good on the outside as they should in the inside. Attached you will find pictures of myself along with photos of my family feel free to choose which ever picture is best. My Instagram page is styles. Bygivonna
MEET: Nneoma Okola
COMPANY: NOM NOM BASKETS AND THREE DOPE WIVES PODCAST
LOCATION: MCKINNEY TX
FIND HER ON IG HERE
BIO: I am originally from Nigeria from Enugu State. I love dancing, creating and talking. I love a good photoshoot and a little bit of coordination. I love a good and challenging workout. I have a Masters in Accounting.
BIO: I’m Latoya Palmer-Addy, the woman behind the opinion. I’m a proud working boy mom of three alongside my laid-back handsome husband, Esha. We live in just outside of Atlanta where over a decade ago I feel in love with the area (it reminded me of where I was raised back in California), so it was only right to further build OpinionaTEEd, Inc here.
One motto of mine is, “Making magic happen every day but not before…coffee”; It’s just something that gets my synergy flowing. I enjoy listening to audiobooks and podcast, ya girl is a little late to the podcast game, so I’m still taking suggestions on good ones. I’m a firm believer that education does not stop once you leave public or private school, it just become more hyper focused on certain areas or skills. My intention with OpinionaTEEd is to stylishly encourage women to express themselves without reservations — to convey their meaningful opinions, passions, or sense of humor. I wanted to give women apparel and tools that make their lives better. This led me to create a space, MIA Girls, to inspire, grow, and help women achieve their goals.
In the words of Hillary Clinton, “…never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams” If you desire to cultivate strength and courage while developing your inner grace, then join the MIA Girls.
And please remember this…EVERYTHING you need exist inside of you. You MUST believe in YOU, curate a plan, and take action!