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Taking the Leap: Career Change at 30

It Was Time About 10 years ago, I went back to school for fashion design after working in public health in Washington, DC for the better part of my 20s.... Read More

Motherhood; No Experience Necessary

The excitement that I was to become a mom for the first time settled in quickly. I read nearly every self help book on motherhood I could find. What to Expect... Read More

Orange Glazed Salmon Recipe

This Orange Glazed Salmon is all that and a whole lot more. It is super simple, delicious for the entire family and fancy for any day of the week!... Read More

Ten Things Black Moms Should Prioritize When Looking For Daycare/Preschool

At MommiNation we have over 30 African-American mommies, and we came together to create this very extensive list just for you so because we want to be sure you have... Read More

5 Ways to Keep Things Exciting in the Bedroom

Have you ever sat back and wondered, “What the hell happened to my sex life?”— well just know you are not alone.... Read More

To The NICU And Beyond

Days 1-2: After an entire 17 hours of labor, all I wanted to do was hold and kiss my baby and begin my breastfeeding journey. But I couldn’t. Due to... Read More

Black Men Don’t Cheat?

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.... Read More

They’ll Survive!

Hopefully… ha, ha! (but really, they’ll survive) Relinquishing responsibilities pertaining to the children when deciding to take a much-needed breather can be tough. It can feel as though you leaving... Read More

Adding Another Woman to My Home

I definitely was wrong about a number of things as I entered into motherhood. First, I underestimated the amount of help I would need as I tried to continue being... Read More

It is Never Too Late for Your Kids to Learn How to Swim

Although my boys have gone swimming many times, they had never taken swim lessons before and I found myself feeling afraid anytime we went to the pool and they swam... Read More

Juneteenth – A Freedom Celebration

Today, June 19th, is a day commonly known as Juneteenth. Here’s why we should all celebrate and acknowledge it: Some History… President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862... Read More

5 ways I’m teaching my daughter to ❤ herself

Truth be told I never saw myself having daughters 👀 I know… My prayer was always for a son. When I found out my 1st born was a boy I... Read More

Cooking with Yolande: Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

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,... Read More

Cupcakes and Rainbows Are For Girls!

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... Read More

10 Fun Things to do this Summer

School’s out for the summer!! If you’re following this blog (thank you by the way) you know that we’re a big family. Party of 8 coming through! Having such a... 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

Olympic Champ Sanya Richards-Ross Is Redefining Motherhood In A Holistic Way

Easing into mommyhood, Sanya Richards-Ross looked into the digital space and noticed a void and a two-fold opportunity: to build a platform that celebrates the entirety of motherhood and womanhood... Read More

Dad, You Make One Helluva Grandpa!

I already knew my father was an incredible dad but seeing him as a grandfather has given me even more respect, adoration and love (which I didn’t think was possible).... Read More

“You Left Me!” A Letter To My Father

Dear Daddy, I remember it like it was yesterday. A lot of the details I do not recall, but what I do remember, I remember vividly. I had to be... Read More

The Color Purple: A Father’s Day Tribute!

To My Daddy and his Purple Heart! Hmmmm…..Where do I begin?  Thirty-nine years ago when I was born and I met the most amazing father that any girl could ever... Read More