Posts tagged with: black family

Family Love Saved My Life

FAMILY LOVE SAVED MY LIFE So why do I say family love saved my life? What does that even mean, right? Let me start by saying that, I love my... Read More

Need a break? Take that Staycation!

Outside is back open: It is expensive though! Are you familiar with all the gems your city and state have to offer? While traveling and seeing the world may be... Read More

The Benefits of Team Sports for the Entire Family

There are numerous benefits of team sports for the entire family. From encouraging communication and connectedness to building confidence and helping shy kids overcome their fears, team sports can be... Read More

Ways New Parents Can Bond With Their Newborn

There might be times when it’s hard to bond with a newborn. It’s sometimes difficult for new parents, including mothers, to connect with their baby. There are ways for mothers... Read More

It’s the Aroma for Me: My Kitchen, The Happy Spot

It’s the Aroma for Me: My Kitchen, The Happy Spot For as long as I’ve been in the kitchen, I noticed how joyful people were to eat my food. If I... Read More

5 Tips for Preventing Common Childhood Illnesses

Knowing the common childhood illnesses is the first step to preventing them. Children are more susceptible to viruses and infections because their bodies are still growing and developing. Black people... Read More

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education As I reflect on my early childhood learning, my daughters’ stages of development as well as my assessments and observations as a primary teacher; I have recognized... Read More

Ways to advocate for an ambitious learning environment for your child

What is tracking? We all want to believe that schools are doing all they can to ensure our children thrive academically as students. But what if I told you that,... Read More

Ready, Set, Build Your Mom Tribe

The fear of being alone Track season has officially started but it takes on a whole new meaning when you’re married to the coach and become a parent. When I... Read More

Simple Tips for Making Healthier Desserts

Who doesn’t love a good dessert? It’s tasty and satisfies a sweet tooth. However, desserts are often too sugary or have ingredients that aren’t good for our bodies. If you’re... Read More

Helpful Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers

Being a parent of a teen driver can give you so much anxiety when you worry about their safety and well-being. There are so many sudden things that can happen,... Read More

Fun Activities To Help You Bond With Your Adult Children

There’s nothing more rewarding than watching your kids grow into well-adjusted adults. However, growing up means they depend on you less, and you may struggle to connect with them like... Read More

Simple Design Tips for Updating Your Child’s Bedroom

As your child gets older, their tastes change. Maybe they loved rainbows and fire trucks when they were smaller, but now they’re ready to transition into something new. Fortunately, you... Read More

The Best Ways To Protect Your Child’s Health

For parents, the number one priority is the health and well-being of their children so that they can grow into upstanding, successful adults. For that reason, we understand you’re always... Read More

Working for Food Justice: A conversation with Ashanté Reese

Food and nutrition are political issues. MommiNation sat down with award-winning author, Dr. Ashante Reese, to talk about the politics of food. MommiNation: Dr. Reese, your research centers on food-justice,... Read More

How To Help Your Teen Feel Less Stressed

Raising a child in today’s world is no easy task, and finding ways to increase their quality of life can seem challenging. Our kids face discrimination and unique hardships daily,... Read More

Fun and Engaging Playtime Activities for Toddlers

Keeping your toddler preoccupied can be a challenge for even the most experienced parents. Finding the right project or game can be a fantastic way to use up kids’ seemingly... Read More

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Sensory Bin for Kids

Sensory bins are staples in learning that introduce your children to different sights and textures. These bins provide children with the chance to explore their senses through engaging tactile play... Read More

Ways To Motivate Your Child To Do Better in School

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” and we agree with him. Education helps us understand where we came... Read More

The Benefits of Technology and Child Development

Technology has never been easier to use than in modern society. It helps determine the daily schedule of every user, gives people a better understanding of the world, and brings... Read More

Ways To Encourage Your Kids To Practice Oral Hygiene

Getting your kids to consistently brush their teeth and practice good dental habits is difficult but absolutely paramount to establish at an early age. Because the process may seem like... Read More

What You Should Know Before Buying Your Kid a Ride-On Car

Christmas may still be a couple of months away, but when it comes to more expensive presents that you want to get your kids, it’s better to plan ahead to... Read More

Benefits of Eating Dinner Together as a Family

There was once a time where families, and even neighbors, regularly ate meals together. These days, that’s becoming less and less common. Some families, especially those with kids old enough... Read More

This Mommi is keeping her love for fashion alive

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.  You can find out more about Nordstrom Styling Services HERE! I always thought my life was hectic and busy before becoming a mom, and... Read More

The 3 Most Important Lessons We are Teaching our 3 Black Sons

If I were to say that being a mom of 3 black boys is easy, I would be lying. I don’t see them any different than any other kid. I... Read More

 The Power of a Praying Mommi

Lord you gave me these children…now what? “Lord you gave me these children now what?” Many of us mommies can relate to this very question and spend our lives searching... Read More

Make lasting memories with your family in Lake Erie Shores & Islands

Are you looking for something fun to do to end the summer or perhaps you want to make plans for a fall break vacation? I highly recommend planning a trip... Read More

WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL

I have the best daddy ever. If you didn’t know now you know! But what makes him so special? Well, He is an absolute spoiler. You better admitted you love... Read More

How We Fostered A Love of Reading in Our Children

How We Fostered a Love of Reading in Our Children This post has been sponsored by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  Books are hands down my... Read More

How to Explain All Things Juneteenth to Karen, Becky, Amy and Friends…

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 to convenience and instant gratification, so I’ll make this one... Read More

Our first Father’s Day Without Daddy

I suppose I should feel Sad. When I envisioned myself becoming a mother I pictured a two parent household, a happy two parent household. I envisioned being in love… then... Read More

They’ll Mention How We Were Slaves but Forget We Were Also Kings.

The topic of slavery, the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. With my son only being two years old, it’s safe to say I have a... Read More

Family Vs. Family

Ah, the married life. It’s a wonderful adventure isn’t it? When I was younger I pictured myself meeting the man of my dreams (I did, he’s pretty hot). We’d fall... Read More

Hanukkah, Not Christmas

As a child, it didn’t take long for me to realize that Santa wasn’t real. I grew up in South Central Los Angeles, many folks don’t have chimneys so where... Read More

Coordinating your perfect family photo!

It’s the one time of year where many of us go all out for family photos. Our families have been doing this for a few years now and we want... Read More

Santa: Jesus’ Homeboy

Ah, It’s Christmas time and while the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus and I’m sure, like I have, you will sit down and tell your children... Read More

Surviving Your In-Laws

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be surrounded by family and friends. This is always a good time to let your hair down and focus on the things... Read More

Quid Pro Quo for the Mommi Who Wants to Stop Losing her Sh*

As I was thinking of a title for this blog, I was being inundated by news reports of evidence of quid pro quo. I first heard the Latin phrase- quid... Read More

Our Children Are Not Your Punching Bags

I’ve had enough of watching cell phone footage and or body cam videos of children assaulted by school resource officers. As a parent, I can’t imagine what it must feel... Read More

To the Mommi Who Needs a Break

First Time Mommi I remember when I became a mom for the first time. Everything was exciting and new. Here I was 22 years old, barely married for a year... Read More

Mommi, Where Do Babies Come From?

Do you avoid the question? Is this an uncomfortable conversation for you to have? If your kids are at an age where you think it’s time to discuss, don’t wait... Read More

5 Tips for a Successful Marriage

I have to be honest with you, when I found out MommiNation was doing a series on love and relationships I wasn’t sure how I would contribute. I have years... Read More

Mourning Your Single Self

Congratulations! You are in the relationship that you always dreamed of whether you are married or just committed to the person of your dreams. You may have just found out... Read More

Oops… we did it again!

Please stop the Britney song you are playing in your head and let me tell you my story. When J and I married, we were in the middle of getting... Read More

What My Daughter Should Know

My Biggest Blessing Having a baby in 2015 was the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It was also one of the most overwhelming feelings I ever had. I... Read More

Black Women: America’s Punching Bag

  Brother Malcolm said it best, “The most disrespected woman in America, is the Black Woman. The most un-protected person in America is the Black Woman. The most neglected person... Read More

Chocolate Milk Needs Chocolate Gear and Chocolate Support

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week and I LOVE Chocolate Milk (that’s what I’ve nicknamed Black Mama’s Liquid Gold). As a four time breastfeeding mama I know that what I wear and... Read More

The Selfish Reason I Stopped Breastfeeding…

If you’ve been following me and my writing for any length of time you know that I am a proud breastfeeding mama! I mean I was so excited that with... Read More

School is starting and I’m NOT mad about it…

I was at Tori’s open house last night, fighting the Florida heat as well as trying to maneuver the 4000 people that were also attending. As I was standing outside... Read More

My 2019 Kid Friendly Summer Bucket List

As a single mommi, I am always looking for ways to entertain my one-year-old daughter. Most days it’s usually just me and her around the house lounging but this summer... Read More

Unexpected Family Friendly Travel Spot… Miami!

It’s that time of year where we take our kids on a little vacation to enjoy summer a bit, away from home. Unexpectedly this year, I ran into passport issues... Read More

Breastfeeding & Sex – The great divide

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... Read More

My Three Dads

It’s unconventional, to say the least, but my three dads all get along fabulously and it makes family events MUCH easier. I’ve seen so many women try to slight the... Read More

Love Personified

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... Read More

She doesn’t remember my name…

The pain of it is still real today like it just happened. I knew it was coming, I had seen the signs but when my grandmother could no longer remember... Read More

When They See Us… From A Mom’s Perspective

This weekend I sat down with my entire family to watch NetFlix’s “When They See Us”, created by Ms. Ava DuVernay; about the “Central Park 5” bka the “Exonerated 5”.... 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

Create A Legacy Now

“How?” can we continue his outstanding work, and how can I create a legacy now? Here are just a few ways you can create a legacy now.... Read More

Women Can’t Raise Men

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,... Read More

The day(s) I became a Mom…

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... Read More

I Thought My Husband Was the Pull-out King, Turns Out I Have Infertility Issues

Throughout my twenties as many of my friends had those “oops” moments and I didn’t, I thought to myself “dang, we don’t have those problems, y’all man need to learn... Read More