Hey Girlfriends, Welcome back to The Call In presented by Mommination! If you missed Segment 1: Friendships Defined, don’t worry,…

Are Your Stress Levels In The Red? We’re currently living in some crazy and unprecedented times. One of the major…

4 Moms, 4 Economic Backgrounds, 3 Different Races, countless Secrets… I just finished the 8 episode series Little Fire Everywhereon…

My name is Bella and I am a mom to six kids. Sounds impressive, right? Many people seem to think…

In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of…

We’d heard about Covid-19. It was all over the news. Early reports of the virus didn’t send me into a…

Mother’s Day Week It’s Mother’s Day week!!!! Big Salute to all the Mommies out here raising your children, nurturing them…

My Motherhood Journey My motherhood journey started about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my eldest daughter Jae….

  First of all, Thank y’all lovely ladies for being here! Before you continue reading, I want every mom to…

This blog has probably been one of the hardest for me to write, If I'm being honest. Not because I'm...

Alright Mommies, I have a confession….now judge me all you want, but I tend to keep things a little too…

IN THE BEGINNING The first time I gave birth, in 2017, I was joyfully ignorant to all of the issues…

Being a mother in it’s own right is extremely complicated. You birth a healthy baby and think your biggest problem…

My first pregnancy was my “ignorance is bliss” chapter. I was only 23, so none of my close friends had…

by Rocquel of  OurMommySpace Let me guess you’re sitting in your living room binge-watching all of your favorite shows, your…

Now I wouldn’t go calling myself an expert, but I mean they don’t call me “The Wine Drinking Mom” for…

Dear Vanessa, Natalia, Bianka and Capri, The world lost a legend. A man that many revere as one of the…

If you’re a Mommi who loves to read or download and listen on the go (we're not here to judge)...

Ah, It’s Christmas time and while the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus and I’m sure, like…

As I was thinking of a title for this blog, I was being inundated by news reports of evidence of…

Welcome back! Hopefully you have read Part 1 in the Women & Weed series and are ready for Part 2…

 DATING?  What does that even mean in 2019?                        …

Congratulations! You are in the relationship that you always dreamed of whether you are married or just committed to the…

Please stop the Britney song you are playing in your head and let me tell you my story. When J…

To whom it May Concern: How many other people’s moms started their notes in school off like this? I bet…

My Biggest Blessing Having a baby in 2015 was the biggest blessing I could have ever imagined. It was also…

My son, the names change (often) but the way you are viewed (in this society) will not. Every day that you get dressed, you unknowingly put on an invisible shirt that tells others what they should think of you. You are not like any of the things written on your invisible shirt, but you will be portrayed this way to justify your ill-treatment.

The feeling of bringing a child into the world is an indescribable feeling, and cannot be compared to anything else in life. It’s almost unreal, supernatural, simply magical! To feel excruciating pain one minute and pure joy and a burst of love the next minute when you physically see your baby on the other side of your womb!

I know, I know, it’s the age-old question that every mom deals with. “Am I ruining my kids?” I have…

At MommiNation we LOVE a good podcast! If you can’t listen, and we highly suggest you do, here is the…

Picture this, a mom… on her grind, working hard to support her kid(s), making sure they are taken care of…

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. It didn’t take some nurse…

I was at Tori’s open house last night, fighting the Florida heat as well as trying to maneuver the 4000…

Then again, if I look a little closer, maybe I look exactly like what depression looks like. In my mind, depression looks like sadness, lethargy, malaise. In my head, depression looks like you stop smiling, you stop looking happy, you stop getting things done. When I think about it, maybe I do look like depression; it’s just that the happy-happy-joy-joy mask that I wear for the world is really freaking good.  

Embracing self-love is one of the best ways to become a better parent. Originally posted on Psychology Today Day in…

As a single mommi, I am always looking for ways to entertain my one-year-old daughter. Most days it’s usually just…

It’s that time of year where we take our kids on a little vacation to enjoy summer a bit, away…

Divorce is something you will never forget, no matter how hard you try to, at first life is a whirlwind. There’s a lot of adjusting and a lot of worrying about what’s next for you and your child(ren). You are likely more concerned about what is the best way to try to keep your child’s life as “normal” and less effected as possible.

It never fails, you always seem to find yourself pregnant at the same time as someone famous. So, you watch…

Two under Two My Sister and I are the best of friends. We are 15 months apart and grew up…

The Struggle My daughter is now 7 years old and since the very beginning the struggle with her hair has…

3 Kids Later:  My Nappily Ever After Anyone else remember watching the cult classic, early 2000’s reality tv gem, John…

I woke up with angst in my heart. Probably because I went to bed listening to one of my favorite...

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 seem to push the thoughts out of your head. They slide in constantly throughout the day; while you’re in the shower, driving to work, riding the elevator, relaxing in the jacuzzi, hell even at church as you pray for forgiveness. When you aren’t spending countless hours allowing it to permeate your mind, you’re talking about it with your friends and God knows momma warned you never to do that.

This past weekend I took my 20-month-old son to see Sesame Street Live, we were accompanied by one of my…

In honor of Mother’s Day, our mommies shared their stories of the day they became moms!

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. I never had any intention of dating much less marrying him! He was a soccer star in Jamaica with lots of groupies and children from two previous relationships. He was charming and relentless. Two qualities that proved impossible to turn down.

Dear Da-Da, On a scale from 1-10 how relaxed are you? Because me, I’m like a -7. Since we’ve had…

I’ve made it through my first year of motherhood! Sh*t that was fast! The first year as a single mom…

They said I was a failure. They said I would never become more than just average. I knew I had greatness in me, but I couldn’t move past what they said.

My ketchup ran out a couple of weeks ago and no matter how many times I’ve stopped by the market I forget to get more. Certain things my son eats I have to dab a little ketchup to get him to eat it.For lunch I remembered once again we were out and I’m getting frustrated looking for random ketchup packets to no avail and suddenly I look up and  these have been there for months and I completely forgot.

Just recently two different people, on two different days, at two different places commented on my Parenting style while observing…

I hear you. I see you. This post has a letter from me to you. I have two daughters—20 and...

Pregnancy was nothing new to me as I made a few poor decisions in my late teens, early twenties that resulted in 2 abortions and a miscarriage that would have most likely resulted in an abortion as well. —- I was so ignorant, I was never taught abortions were not a form of birth control; I learned the hard way

“Nobody can ever love you like I do. Not because they won’t try, not because you aren’t worthy but because…

My son Luke will be 6 months soon and it gives me a great sense of mommi pride to know that we haven’t had to run to the store for baby items. Diapers, wipes, baby wash, you name it…I’m pretty sure his closet is a mini baby aisle thanks to me creating a massive baby stockpile in less than two months. Couponing isn’t always as easy as it sounds, so I wanted to create a beginners guide to creating diaper (baby) stockpile:

I was pregnant with my first child at twenty-three years old and two years into my first marriage. It was also nearing the time to start my masters degree program. With no experience of taking care of a baby, changing diapers, or being alone with a baby, I had to prepare myself. Filling up with knowledge from the most popular baby books What to expect when you’re expecting and What to expect the first year were my go to. Unknowingly, the day I became a mom changed me.

I am filled with so many different emotions whenever I reflect on the day that I became a mom. This eventful day consisted of highs, lows, excitement, fear, frustration, happiness and sadness. Are you ready for this? OK…here goes.

Ugh! I don’t know what it is about people thinking it’s okay to give their opinions on how to discipline…

You know, I was always the type of person that when I heard a child using foul language I’d shake my head and say “tuh, liberal parents”. Or when I saw a child being fresh and all the adults were laughing and recording it, I said the adults were the problem. I said to myself and out loud many times “ when I have a child I will not expose them to corrupting language or tolerate any freshness” (probably not the words I used but you get my drift).

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 how to pull out!” I’m a lot of things, but dumb isn’t one. Infertility issues were something so foreign to me, I swear the thought never crossed my mind.

The Mommi journey is a long one. With a roller coaster of emotions and experiences. Once you find out you’re pregnant I suggest joining the Mommination approved What To Expect (when you’re expecting) app. It’s a great place to learn from and share with a community of women who are going through the journey at the exact time as you! It’s helpful during pregnancy and beyond. My eldest is two and I still check in with that community to see what’s normal, whats not and how other two year olds are developing.

Before we go any further, I must let you know after my first marriage failed, finding love and getting married again was far from my thoughts. Rooming separately, but still living with my soon to be ex-husband at the time, was more than enough on my plate.

Heyyyyyyy! Tina checking in! If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m completely obsessed with my babies. Like…

I was adamant, confident, borderline obnoxious about the mother I would be and no one heard it more than my brother-in-law, Tyrell. He was the first of our close friends to become a parent, having his daughter, my goddaughter, while we were all still in college. Years later when he started dating my sister we spent a lot of time together. From the very beginning, Tyrell always prioritized his children. He would visit them every other weekend, almost 4 hours away, and never missed a birthday, Christmas or special occasion. I admired many of his parenting traits but always criticized him for being too lenient on his children.

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 my chest about all of this, but I can almost guarantee it’s not what you’re thinking…

It has taken me a little over 13 years and 6 kids to figure out that I don’t have all of the answers for the many obstacles motherhood has thrown at me. To clarify, I don’t believe anyone does. I was however, without any answers, prior experience or training, going to be the best mom ever. Ironically, I have failed more times than I have succeeded.

Since I have become a mother, I have never felt so inadequate, so consistently unprepared and small. Daily, there are constant reminders of things in which I have no idea how to handle.

I became a mother at 19. I had my 2nd child at 27 and my 3rd at 32. My journey…

Traumatized, I quickly yelled to my husband. I had to be seeing things, I just had to be. Nobody goes grey DOWN THERE, right? I must be crazy! My husband arrives in the bathroom just in time for panic to set in. His response to my newfound life changing news was comical at best. He rushes into the bathroom and completely misreads the signs of confusion on my face. He gives me his best eyebrow raise. “Hold on a second buddy, it’s not that kind of party right now,” I respond.

If all of that is true (and I believe it is), then why is it sometimes difficult for us to walk confidently in our calling as the amazing moms that God created us to be? Here are a few things that I have allowed to eat away at my confidence as a Mommi along with what I’ve learned about what God has to say about me.

Let’s just get it out the way now, I must confess, when I found out I was having a girl,…

Thing number 3! I don’t always like my kids! Don’t get me wrong – I have 4 gorgeous children! I mean, check them out!