Posts tagged with: family

6 Outdoor Summer Activities for Toddlers

Temperatures are rising, and the summer months are just around the corner.  Get outside and get some fresh air. Try these six outdoor summer activities for toddlers to enjoy! Whether... Read More

Simple Ways To Make Your Daily Chores Faster

Adulting is hard! Keeping up with housework, is a chore in itself. It would be nice if you got help once in a while, but sometimes, this seems impossible. Here... Read More

Signs That Your Child Might Feel Overwhelmed

Our children are sensitive tiny humans with as many emotions as a full-grown adult, if not more. However, they don’t have all the tools in their emotional arsenal to manage... Read More

Tasty Meals: Fun Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family

Tasty Meals: Fun Dinner Ideas for the Whole Family Dinner doesn’t always have to feel like a chore. Create new family bonds by trying some of these new and tasty... Read More

3 Tips for Planning Your Next Family Vacation

At long last, we might have a legitimate summer this year. The past two summers have been less than stellar because of the pandemic. As a result, we have to... 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

Gal, That One Ain’t Yours!

My family My six brothers, one sister, my mom, and my dad all stayed busy doing their own thing. We lived in a moderate home in the Westend of Louisville,... Read More

Who’s Happily Retired, Raise Your Hand!

My name is Vicki and I am happily retired! I had worked for the federal government for thirty-eight years and I couldn’t wait to retire! During the previous ten years,... Read More

As for me and my household, we choose to be vaccinated

Surviving COVID-19 in 2020 I remember the surreal moment when I received a phone after taking a rapid COVID-19 test, that I was indeed positive. My positive diagnosis led to... Read More

5 Tips on Hosting a Spa Day Party for Kids

Spa days aren’t exclusive to adults. Kids can enjoy some TLC while hanging out with their friends, too. If you’re thinking about hosting a relaxing spa day, read these five... Read More

Grief Work: A conversation about Grief Therapy with Dr. Nyasha Grayman (Part 2)

Grief Work: A conversation about Grief Therapy with Dr. Nyasha Grayman (Part 2) MommiNation continues its conversation with grief and bereavement therapist Dr. Nyasha Grayman.  MommiNation: How, if at all,... Read More

Why Your Child Might Be Struggling in College

When parents send their kids off to college, they hope they will enjoy their time away, explore a new setting, and discover new facets of their personalities. But some students... 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

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

Four Reasons Why ‘Jingle Jangle’ Provides the Light We All Need

Fun for the entire family Gather the whole family, make some cups of hot cocoa, and watch Netflix’s Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. This colorful, holiday musical hits the mark... 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

How To Encourage Kids To Stop Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a common habit among young children. However, it can become a problem as they get older. Thumb sucking can create an overbite and lead parents into paying... 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

How You Can Plan Your Child’s Birthday Party

For most children, their birthday party is the highlight of their year. They get to be with all their friends, have a great time, and get cake and presents to... Read More

Space-Saving Tips for When You Have a Newborn

When managing life as a new parent, we know it can become difficult to save space. To help improve your area, whether on the go with your baby or around... Read More

Ways To Encourage Child Brain Development

Children’s brains develop quickly. Therefore, it’s essential to keep your child stimulated. Although stimulation methods vary, we have a list of helpful brain development activities. If you need ideas, check... Read More

Mommi Hacks

Morning Woes Ever have one of those days where you felt like you repeated yourself over and over again? Did you pack your lunch? Did you make your bed? Do... 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

FINDING MY ATHLETIC SELF AGAIN

Finding myself again Summer 2021 is upon us and, I am ready for what’s to come.  Last year was a test of resilience and an opportunity of reflection.  During that... 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

Mommi on a Mission: My Motherhood Journey

Before my husband and I had ever started trying to conceive, I had already had plenty of conversations with myself as well as external dialogue with my husband about the... 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

From Motherless Child to Mom of Six

My name is Bella and I am a mom to six kids. Sounds impressive, right? Many people seem to think so. A lot of praise comes my way when people... Read More

Distance Learning is Driving Me Crazy!

We’d heard about Covid-19. It was all over the news. Early reports of the virus didn’t send me into a panic. I was pretty much convinced that keeping my hands... Read More

Motherhood Is My Ministry

My Motherhood Journey My motherhood journey started about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter Jae. During this same time my journey as a wife began.... Read More

Internet Safety for Teens

A little fun fact about me, I LOVE true crime shows. I literally fall asleep at night to Forensic Files or anything on the Investigation Discovery channel. Recently I have... 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

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

I Want to be a Wife But I Hate the Thought of Being Married

Anytime I hear about someone I know getting married I’m so excited for them, part of me even envious dare I say it. Hell, a broad’s approaching 30… No pressure... Read More

Sex After Babies…Does it Get Any Better Than This?

I didn’t even think it was possible, but I am having the best sex of my ENTIRE life...after two kids and fourteen years of marriage. How can sex be this... Read More

How to know when enough is enough…

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... 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

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

The L You’re Afraid To Take

At MommiNation we LOVE a good podcast! If you can’t listen, and we highly suggest you do, here is the corresponding blog for you! Thanks, Mommi Tierra Hi Loves, welcome... 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

15 Free Summer Activities For Kids

Free activities don’t have to be a drag. Keep reading to discover 15 free summer activities for your children. Activities for All Kids (0 – 10 Years Old) Get Soaked–... 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

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

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

10 Great Books to Read to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

Hallelujah for the summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down to the lazy days of summer. Long gone are the days of waking up early and following... Read More

24 weeks…

I was only 18 It was my freshman year in college. I was running track and extremely in shape.  Every day after track practice, I would pig out. Afterward, I’d... 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

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

Motherhood: Is it a Life Sentence?

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.... Read More

“Open Letter” to dad that most moms can relate to

Dear Da-Da, On a scale from 1-10 how relaxed are you? Because me, I’m like a -7. Since we’ve had our baby, I have been in overdrive! I have watched... 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

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

Stepping Up , Stepping Out and Over Stepping: The Parent Perspective

I’m Tyrell Gatewood. Shari’s husband. I love everything about MommiNation and I’m happy to be the first guy to do #DaddiInvasion. If you haven’t already you should read Shari’s first... Read More

Trip-WHAT?!? Be careful what you wish for… How we went from two to FIVE!

Hey Mommies, Have you ever feel like you had everything you wanted in life and your life couldn’t get any better? That’s exactly how I felt. I married to my... Read More