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Abortion: One ob/gyn’s perspective

I’ve never had an abortion so I can’t say how it feels to be in the position to make that decision. I can say that I’ve counseled hundreds of women... Read More

The Choice is Hers

My Opinion My Choice …I have that right…or I should at least. I have been torn about the abortion issue since the conversation became more mainstream. I’m not political nor... Read More

It Is My Body, I Should Get To Decide What To Do With It!

It is my body, I should get to decide what to do with it! Am I expected to go through a pregnancy that resulted from rape or incest? I should... Read More

I Am Pro Life

I am Pro-Life. Yes, I am. My daughters know this about me. My close friends and family know this about me. But please, Pro-Choice backers, do not judge me yet.... Read More

Cooking with Yolande: Sweet & Tangy BBQ Chicken

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

Why Would You Ask Me That?!

“Are you carrying twins?”“Is that a boy?”“Why are you breastfeeding in public?”“Have you seen the study on the negative effects of carrots?”Okay, I made that last one up, but as... Read More

Gained a baby lost my sex life

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... Read More

Dear Mommies

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... Read More

Ministry Leader or Mama Bear: The Conflict!

Hey everybody, it’s Joanna! Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy learning a little more about me in this blog. Where It All Began I was... Read More

Anticipating the D….

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... Read More

The B Word

The truth is, budget is not a bad word and no matter how wealthy you are, everyone needs a budget. Especially us moms that want to create successful money habits... Read More

Interacting vs Occupying Our Kids’ Time

This past weekend I took my 20-month-old son to see Sesame Street Live, we were accompanied by one of my good friends, her son who is close in age to... Read More

Teaching Kids the Value of Budgeting

Unfortunately money doesn’t grow on trees. I really wish it did. Because of this painfully obvious fact, when you have a large family like ours, budgeting is necessary. Turning homeschool... Read More

We’re Black, But Our Kids are Definitely Irish!

We’re Black, But Our Kids are Definitely Irish! If I only had a dollar, no, THREE DOLLARS, for each time someone asked me if they’re triplets, well, maybe I could... Read More

SACRED SPACE

Om is a sacred spiritual incantation that signifies the essence of ultimate reality in Hinduism. I had the opportunity to share sacred space with women of color, from across the... Read More

Why I Always Choose My Husband

I wrote the original version of this blog back in 2015. As I was transferring my blogs over to the MommiNation space, I realized how true this blog still rings... Read More

Our Children Are Our Responsibility…

Disclaimer: The details of Maleah Davis’ case are still unraveling so information in this blog may later be proven to be out of context. It is written from a point... Read More

His Death Healed Me

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... Read More