Posts tagged with: mommination

Fun Smoothies for the Whole Family

Fun Smoothies for the Whole Family Morning off to a rough start? Have no idea of what to make for breakfast? Try these fun smoothies the whole family will love!... Read More

Kale Smoothie Recipe

Kale Smoothie Recipe Getting your kids to eat their vegetables can be tricky sometimes! One day they like carrots, the next day you are Cruella Devil for offering them. Don’t... Read More

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

How I Became a Cow!

How I became a cow As Black Breastfeeding Week begins, and especially after learning that so many of my Mommination sisters are with child, I wanted to share how I... Read More

Embracing Joy

Embracing Joy These past few weeks, I have had difficulty embracing joy. I knew I walked into that new place that I’ve been talking about walking into, for so long,... Read More

Sports Mommi Essentials: A Track Mom’s Guide

Sports Mommi Essentials: A Track Mom’s Guide The job of a mom is the most important job in the world, and we strive to be the best at it. In... Read More

How To Design a Nursery for a Small Room

  You do not necessarily need a large bedroom to build a nursery—some couples may even utilize an oversized closet for the space. While you might not have much square... Read More

It’s Time to Get Unstuck!

It’s Time to Get Unstuck! How to find resilience and use lifestyle medicine to manage your mood How are you doing? It is a simple question but can also be... Read More

Smack Yo Mommi Spicy Shrimp & Grits

Smack Yo Mommi Spicy Shrimp & Grits In my opinion, a bowl of Shrimp and Grits is comfort food at its best. Creamy, cheesy grits, topped with the most delicious... Read More

Sisters: Thank You Skeletons for Coming Out the Closet

Sisters: Thank You Skeletons for Coming Out the Closet Many families have “stories” that aren’t ever shared. We call them “skeletons” in the closet. What we don’t realize is, sometimes... Read More

Berry Oatmeal (No Sugar)

Berry Oatmeal (No Sugar) Berry Oatmeal has become a breakfast staple for my family. It is easy to prepare and tasty! Growing up my mom would always make me and... Read More

How To Support Different Learning Styles

Students learn in various ways: from imaginary play (visual learning) to listening to a teacher speak (auditory). These four learning styles are developing faster and becoming more noticeable in students.... Read More

Creative Ways To Keep Preschoolers Active and Busy

Preschool is the time when a child is around 3 to 5 years of age and when their brains experience an incredible amount of growth. They are reaching many developmental... Read More

Simple Ways To Teach Kids To Be Eco-friendly

We all share this beautiful world—people, plants, and animals—so we have to take care of it to keep our planet healthy for everyone inhabiting it. Learning how to reduce your... 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

Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white... Read More

Fun Educational Activities for Children With Autism

Summer break is wrapping up, and it’s almost time to begin the rigorous school year again. For most children, summer is when they can kick back and relax from their... Read More

Fit Mommies Move with Nike

We are extremely excited to incorporate the Nike (M)ove Like a Mother workouts into our Fit Mommi Challenge starting August 15, 2022. As a community we will be your support... 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

The Best Reasons for Siblings To Share a Room

In the past, American children often shared bedrooms with their siblings because of space restrictions. But now, many parents choose to have their children share a bedroom as an important... Read More

How To Spot Behavior Changes in Your Toddler

You love your toddler and want to know that the little person you’re raising is happy, healthy, and growing up well. Part of that means understanding that your kid has... Read More

Tips for Helping Your Teen Buy Their First Car

A memorable moment for any mother is seeing their teen gain freedom and independence through purchasing their first vehicle. And you can stand by your teen’s side as you help... Read More

Sleep Tips for Babies and Young Children on Vacation

Whether you see your next family vacation as a time for relaxation or an opportunity for adventure, you can make the most of your trip by making sure your little... Read More

4 Vital Questions To Ask Before Buying Baby Clothes

Purchasing new outfits for your newborn is a fun experience for any parent. From the cute colors and designs to the practical materials, the right items can bring a new... 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

Dangerous Household Items You Need To Be Careful With

Living in today’s world is full of challenges. It gets hotter every year, grocery store prices are rising, and you’re not even sure if the items in your home are... Read More

Life with Fibroids: Pain to Power

Life with Fibroids: Pain to Power I find myself pausing often and staring at my children in a daze sometimes…still wondering (but thanking God) that I’ve gotten to this place... Read More

Putting The Roe Reversal in Context

PUTTING THE ROE REVERSAL IN CONTEXT MommiNation talks with lawyer and political scientist, Dr. Nikol Alexander-Floyd about how to put the Roe reversal in context. MommiNation: The logic that the... Read More

5 Best Methods To Soothe a Teething Baby

Teething is an uncomfortable time for your little one, and this period often comes with a lot of crying and fussy behavior. This milestone can feel all the more nerve-racking... Read More

What Does the Roe Reversal Mean for Black Women?

What Does the Roe Reversal Mean for Black Women? MommiNation sat down with lawyer and political scientist, Dr. Nikol Alexander-Floyd to discuss the Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned Roe... Read More

What To Do With the Clothes Your Children Have Outgrown

As a parent of growing children, you will experience an ample amount of outgrown clothing. When your kids can no longer fit into certain clothes, there’s no use in letting... Read More

Best Ways To Reduce Stress While Pregnant

One of the most common feelings you may experience while expecting is stress. Stressing about your baby, worrying about life’s changes, and anxiety about providing the perfect nursery can all... Read More

Home Ec at Home: Life and Home Skills To Teach Your Teen

We all want to equip our teens for the real world before they move out. Here are a few skills you should teach your teen to prepare them for life... Read More

The Best Ways To Spend a Family Fun Night

As a black mother, spending time together as a family is one of the most important things you can do as your child grows up. These activities are chances to... Read More

The Pros of Opening an IRA Account for a Child

In our family, we try to pass down important knowledge, wise lessons, delicious recipes, and engaging stories. The tradition of passing down generational wealth and financial literacy to help set... Read More

Tips for Staying Comfortable During a Home Birth

  You might feel more comfortable during a home birth because the attention of every healthcare professional within the home will be on you instead of multiple expecting mothers. This... Read More

6 Dos and Don’ts of Hosting a Baby Shower

Preparing a baby shower for a loved one takes thoughtfulness and diligent planning. You are in charge of ensuring this baby shower runs smoothly. If you’re unsure where to begin, here... Read More

How To Know if Your Child Needs Oxygen Therapy

There are different sicknesses and illnesses that could cause your child to need oxygen therapy. If your child hasn’t been diagnosed with a sickness or illness that affects breathing but... Read More

Tips for Hosting a Successful Family Cookout

With summertime coming in hot, it’s time to start up the outdoor cookouts again. Firing up the grill and enjoying your backyard space with family creates lots of memorable moments.... Read More

Resources on how and where to find formula

Your baby has to eat! Whether you are breastfeeding parent or a formula feeding parent, your baby has got to eat. The formula shortage is affecting everyone. Mommies around the country... Read More

Helpful Advice for Parents of a Child With Autism

Every parent wants to be the best they can be for their children, and when you’re parenting a child with autism, knowing what to do can feel like a mystery.... Read More

Therapy for Black Girls: Protecting our Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mommies cannot pour from an empty cup. Let’s walk through how we can fill ourselves back up! Therapy for Black Girls: Protecting our Mental... Read More

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

An Introduction to Plant-Based Eating for Kids

Plant-based eating is a way of eating that relies primarily on plant food sources. Many people choose to eat this way because it’s better for their health and the environment. Maybe... 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

Nutrition-Dense Foods Your Growing Child Needs

Nutrition-dense foods provide a strong foundation As your children develop, they need the right fuel for learning and growth. They’ll need sufficient calories for hours of playtime as well as... Read More

Early Start: How To Prepare Toddlers for College

The path to college is full of obstacles and inequalities, so it takes a lot of work to achieve the necessary academic success. Starting this process young can be one... Read More

Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

May 2nd-May 6th is Teacher Appreciation Week! “Teaching is a Work of Heart”: Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week! Teaching is one of the most rewarding yet challenging professions. From early childhood... Read More

Mommi Moments in May

May is Mommi month! Have you made your plans yet? Mommination collaborated with several Mommi Influencers to compile a comprehensive list of all things Mommi. Highlighted below are several events... Read More

What does Mommi want for Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is May 8th! Have you bought your gifts yet? Mommination recently polled our audience to find out what the most popular, desired and anticipated gift would be for... Read More

Top Surprising Benefits Of Filtered Water

Water is essential for our survival. 70% of our bodies are made up of water, which is bound in our cell membranes. Water is more vital than food since we... Read More

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month Mommination strives to bring awareness to our audience during the month of April and throughout the year. Please proceed with caution if this topic... Read More

Quick and Healthy Meal Ideas for Toddlers

While raising little ones is a blessing, it can also be a constant pull on your time and energy. We moms are always looking for ways to save time while... 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

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

Is Your Secret, Secretly Killing You?!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We had a few contributors who were very brave to share their stories with us. If this is a sensitive topic for you, please... Read More

Black Maternal Health Week: A conversation with Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS

For Black Maternal Health Week MommiNation sat down with board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Pamela Brug, MD, MS, to talk about maternal health. MommiNation: Dr. Brug, what are some of the key... Read More

How To Reupholster a Chair for Beginners

Don’t let stains and rips force you to throw your beautiful chairs out; learn how to bring old chairs back to life. Read on to learn how to reupholster a... Read More

Easy Fashion Tips for Busy Moms: A Helpful Guide

Being fashionable doesn’t need to take up all your time. Buy a few staple pieces and accessories that you can quickly and easily reach for when getting ready for your... Read More

What To Know Before Buying Your Child a Pet

Pets of all kinds are fun to have in your home. They can teach your child responsibility and help with emotional development. Pets bring many benefits, but they also require... Read More

A Puzzle with Innumerable Pieces: An Autism Mommi’s Journey Thus Far

Queen amongst Kings… I heard a quote that resonated with me, and it said, “A mother is a son’s first true love, a son is a mother’s last true love.”... 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

My Fitness Journey

My Fitness Journey I love working out, but I would be bored, I joined gyms, but I was never really motivated to stay because I went with someone else 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

How I Landed My Dream Job

Where it all began Tech is not a space where you find plenty of black women so let me give you some background on how I ended up here. When... Read More

Curry Coconut Jackfruit

Curry Coconut Jackfruit On my journey of trying to find a healthier option, I decided to try jackfruit to eliminate chicken from my diet. Jackfruit has almost the same consistency... Read More

Living with Endometriosis

Nothing worked I can remember it so clearly. Being in middle school and finding out I got my period. The pain and the bleeding are what I remember the most.... Read More

Why Spring Is the Best Time of Year To Repaint Your House

As with many materials used to build a house, the exterior paint doesn’t last forever. Even the best house paint will, in time, fade, peel, and lose its protective benefits.... Read More

A Childless Mother

A childless mother “You’re so motherly. I’m surprised you don’t have kids.” “When are you gonna have kids? You don’t want to wait ‘til you’re too old.” “You love to... Read More

Women’s History Month: Six Ways to Celebrate as a Black Woman

March is Women’s History Month! As Black History Month comes to a close, the celebration continues. Ladies, grab your crowns, because it is our time to shine again! As one... Read More

A Tale of Two Pregnancies

They say no two situations are the same … whoever “they” are is right! Pregnant with my second child and its a whole new experience. First of all the daddies... 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

Tips for Moving to Seattle With Your Children

When the opportunity comes to move to a new home in Seattle, Washington, it can feel exciting. The chance to experience somewhere new with your family creates new memories and... 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

Still loading…and that’s ok

Still loading This is my fourth time doing the Mommination FitMommi Challenge.  I talk myself out of joining every time. I make a goal of joining a different team, determined... Read More

Strawberry and Blueberry Overnight Oats-Simple Recipe

Breakfast Recipe (Keep it Simple) -Strawberry and Blueberry overnight oats                   Just 6 Ingredients                 ... Read More

Fitish Mommi and Proud!

The good old days! My body has changed from that of the 17-year-old young girl in high school. As a student athlete back then, I took for granted the time... Read More

Who Said Learning Can’t Be Fun?

YEAH—I’M STILL HAVING FUN It’s been almost 25 years and I’m still in love with what I do. TEACH!!! Every week reflecting on what I’ve taught and thinking, “What can... Read More

Centering Relationships in Sexual Wellness (Part 3)

For the month of February MommiNation concludes our conversations about love, sensuality, and sexuality with reproductive justice activists Brittany Brathwaite, MSW, MPH, and Kimberly Huggins, LSW, MPH, MEd. Ms. Brathwaite... Read More

Claiming Our Right to Pleasure

February is a time when we think about love, sensuality, and sexuality. MommiNation sat down for a conversation about sexual wellness and pleasure with reproductive justice activists Brittany Brathwaite, MSW,... Read More

Shedding the Shame: Embracing the Beauty of Black Women’s Sexuality

Shedding the Shame: Embracing the Beauty of Black Women’s Sexuality For the month of February MommiNation continues our conversations about love, sensuality, and sexuality with reproductive justice activists Brittany Brathwaite,... Read More

My Journey to Motherhood was NOT Pretty and Bright

My Journey to Motherhood was NOT Pretty and Bright Where do I begin? Let’s go all the way all the way back to 2010 I was in a fairly new... Read More

Work Life Balance: Is There Really Such a Thing?

Work Life Balance: Is There Really Such a Thing? In the corporate world the term Work Life Balance floats around and when I hear it, I give it the side... 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

Human Trafficking-Why You Should Stay Tuned into Your Teens & Tweens

Human Trafficking – Why You Should Stay Tuned Into Your Teens & Tweens January is National Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Since 2010, this month has been declared a... Read More

Touch Not My Annointed Ones

“Touch not my Anointed one…” Ever since I was a little girl growing up in the Caribbean, I always knew I was different. You’re probably asking yourself “what do you... 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

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

Moving Beyond Talk about Good Food and Bad food: A Conversation with Dr. Ashante Reese

Moving Beyond Talk about Good and Bad Food: A Conversation with Dr. Ashante Reese MommiNation: In the quest to get healthy a lot of us are trying to understand what... Read More

How the Fit Mommi Challenge Ruined Me

The Fit Mommi Challenged Ruined Me… Where do I begin? Well, as I think back over the last three Fit Mommi Cycles, I can confidently say that the ‘Fit Mommi... 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

The Best Natural Hair Care Tips for the Whole Year

Being a mother requires everything you have; energy, patience, and understanding. Your strength does so much, and sometimes, you put your family over your well-being. Now is the time to... 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

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

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

Best Ways To Support a Child in the Hospital

It may not be easy to be a Black mother today, but something no parent wants to experience is their child in the hospital. Unfortunately, this sometimes happens whether you... 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

Gifting Made Easy: Clever Gift Ideas for Science-Loving Kids

Whether you need a holiday gift or something for your child’s upcoming birthday, nothing beats tailoring the present to their interests. For example, a little artist may adore a crafting... 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

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

Save a Life, Sex your husband!

We can't deny our husbands sex. They need it! They want it! They can't live without it! And although we may never fully understand the depth of it, it's real.... 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

Taco Egg Rolls Recipe

“Its Taco Tuesssdayyy!!” Hearing Lebron say that every Tuesday would get me so hyped for tacos! We love mexican food in my house but since we aren’t able to just... 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

Who said Mommihood was 5 STARS?!? Here’s my Mommi Review!

I’m three years in and here is what I’ve learned and my OFFICIAL MOMMI REVIEW! Mommihood is not for the faint of heart  Man oh man, I don’t know if... 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 To Be A Cool Mom

Cool mom is not an oxymoron. That’s right, but you will not have 100% of both worlds. You have to be comfortable not knowing everything. This is obviously still a... Read More

Safe abdominal exercises and tips if you have a Diastasis Recti

Is it a mommy belly or something else? Like some mommies on this platform, getting back to pre-baby shape has been an on-going and difficult feat.  I am the mother... Read More

“Unleash the Courage within You”

My Story Untold: From Victim To Survivor: Business Coach Overcomes Domestic Violence, Now Helps Women Make Six Figures “If I could tell my 17-year-old-self anything it would be that despite... Read More

That Cinderella Life Ain’t For Me!

That Cinderella Life:  It ain’t for me Growing up, Saturdays was the day you cleaned the entire house. The house literally shined from top to bottom. The smooth stylings of... Read More

Dream Big Black Girl!

Now that the General Services Administration in our federal government, ahem- Emily Murphy has finally signed off on the transition of power, can we all now celebrate what we have... Read More

Sometimes 30 Days Isn’t Enough- Mommi 2.0

You are not authorized to view this content. Head over to MommiNation.com to purchase the challenge. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password... Read More

Food Is My Love Language

You want to know the way to my heart….food! Fries are my kryptonite As a matter of fact, anything made from a potato, you name it, I eat it! When... Read More

Fathers Day Steak Dinner

How she feeds you is how she feels about you 😉 Ladies we all KNOW the way to a mans heart is through his stomach! So this Father’s Day let’s show... Read More

Dear White People: Will You Stand Up For Me?

I am scared that my son will go on his morning run and not come back. I’m scared to let my teenager do normal teenage boy things like go to... Read More

Securing the Mask!

In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over... Read More

#ThatMommi

Alright Mommies, I have a confession….now judge me all you want, but I tend to keep things a little too real, (like all the way 💯, I’m talkin above a... Read More

Everything Was Stacked Against Me: COVID-19 Pregnancy

IN THE BEGINNING The first time I gave birth, in 2017, I was joyfully ignorant to all of the issues surrounding black women and our disproportionate death rate during childbirth.... Read More

2020 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We have officially entered the week of Mother’s Day (even though we believe that every day is Mommi’s Day). If you’re anything like us, with all craziness and uncertainty resulting... Read More

Surviving C-Sections: The Ugly Truth About the Unknowns of Childbirth

My first pregnancy was my “ignorance is bliss” chapter. I was only 23, so none of my close friends had babies yet. My mom was the only person I knew... Read More

My dream destination wedding canceled due to COVID-19

In January of 2019 we decided to book our wedding at the beautiful Moon Palace Resort in Ochos Rios, Jamaica! Neither of us have ever been to Jamaica, so we... Read More

Funfetti Waffle

Who doesn’t love waffles in the morning?!? Check out my strawberry strudel waffle recipe and please tag me when you prepare it or send me a note if you enjoyed... Read More

How COVID19 Can Impact Your Motherhood Experience In a Good Way!

by Rocquel of  OurMommySpace Let me guess you’re sitting in your living room binge-watching all of your favorite shows, your kids are running through all of the snacks in the... Read More

Mommi Madness: Finding Balance

In my life right now I am juggling more roles than I have ever juggled, and sometimes I feel like I drop more balls than I keep in the air.... Read More

It’s 2020 and my boobs are finally free!

It’s the first day of the new decade and my boobs are finally free! My breastfeeding journey Nobody could have told me 2 years and four months ago that I... Read More

Foreplay…Who Really Needs It?

For the majority of my life, I was of the mindset that it was okay to bypass all the romantic music, push pass the passionate kisses, kill the corny candles... Read More

The Trump Impeachment Scandal

We know, like us, you're probably wondering what's the latest on all the Trump stuff?Well, there's a whistleblower who has put President Trump in a really tough position and here's... Read More

Protecting Our Black Children In Predominately White Spaces

More Money More Problems? There’s a saying that the more money you get, the more problems you have.  It’s one of those sayings that has become a part of accepted... 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

I’m Dreading the Day My Daughter Asks Me Why Her Father Did Not Want Her

I asked my mom the other day, “what am I supposed to tell my daughter whenever she asks me why her father does not want her?” My mom told me... Read More

If only breastfeeding came with instructions

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse or doctor to convince me of the benefits, I knew... 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

Confession of a First Time Mommi: Baby Blues

I’m A Mommi Looking back at an old Facebook post that I made prior to giving birth now makes me laugh hysterically and even cringe a bit. See, I’m coming... 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

Instagram is Down, But MommiNation is UP!

Well, we're here for you!While you were spending hours on IG, like the rest of us, an exciting new platform launched for black moms, by black moms!MommiNation brings together over... 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

Why I Created MommiNation

Everyone says it takes a village to raise a child and they’re so right, but what they aren’t saying is that it takes a NATION to support a mom!I needed... Read More

7 Lessons I’ve Learned in the First Year of Motherhood

I’ve made it through my first year of motherhood! Sh*t that was fast! The first year as a single mom has been a beautiful nightmare. One of the most rewarding,... Read More

The Other 4/20 Celebration

Getting married on 4/20 was a great decision.  Not sure why but for some reason every anniversary even strangers get excited and celebrate! ... Read More

My unforeseen best friend, Teresa

“Nobody can ever love you like I do. Not because they won’t try, not because you aren’t worthy but because I am your mother.” I remember hearing this growing up... Read More

Intent Vs. Impact: A Mom’s Take on the College Admissions Scandal

Now as a post-college graduate who had to work her ass off to get into college (and grad school), I have a few things I need to get off... Read More

Not a “Baby Mama” But 3 Things I Am.

For black women there seems to only be two options. Either you’re happily married with children and a family, #relationshipgoals or you’re a lonely, bitter, “baby mama” #babymamadrama. Many times,... Read More