Posts tagged with: parenting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yueltide Yoga-Finding Time to Relax During the Holidays

We’re halfway through December and for many of us that means preparing for and celebrating the end-of-year holidays. Hanukkah is over. But Christmas, Kwanzaa and the joy of New Year’s... 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

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

Ways To Encourage Your Child To Donate to Charity

Donating to charity is a great way to give back, and everyone should lend a helping hand when they can. Black mothers can inspire the younger generation to donate by... 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

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

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

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

I’m Listening

Just recently two different people, on two different days, at two different places commented on my Parenting style while observing me and my daughters dynamics. I felt it was something... 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

My Son Is My Fitness Motivation

Everyone begins their fitness journey with a motivator and a goal. What is your fitness motivation? What pushes you to focus on fitness? What is your fitness goal? I’ve learned... Read More

Not Defined By Motherhood – I’m More Than A Mommi

  First of all, Thank y’all lovely ladies for being here! Before you continue reading, I want every mom to do this with me. Whether you are a new mom,... 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

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

Don’t Just Survive Quarantine Season… STAY LIT!

By now I think we've used this word more in the past week than we will in our lifetimes. Is it just me or are you guys sick of hearing... Read More

Protecting Our Children From the Coronavirus

As the coronavirus began to take over media reports in the last few weeks, I began to do my due diligence to make sure I did everything I could to... 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

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

How in the Hell Do I Parent Myself????

How do I, as a parent, tell them not to do something that I know that I would do? Is there a way to parent the me out of my... 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

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

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

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

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

A Letter to my Black Teenage Son…

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... Read More

After Labor, Now What?

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... Read More

Am I Ruining My Kids?

I know, I know, it’s the age-old question that every mom deals with. “Am I ruining my kids?” I have yet to meet a mom that feels like they have... 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

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

My 12-Year-Old is Dating

I don’t know what happens in 7th grade, but apparently that is when hormones start to rage. Let me preface this by assuring you that when it comes to dating,... Read More

Daddy Issues

When you hear the term “Daddy Issues” do you automatically think of the cliche poor misguided girl who’s fumbling through life seeking validation from men? I for one, will admit... 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

I Think I Love You More Now….

I think I love you more now… I can remember you saying in the hospital as I was in labor, “Can you please hurry up and have my son.” I... 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

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

Mommi Kim K Gets a Pass

I gained a new level of respect for Kim Kardashian's parenting.  She understands that even though her kids are biracial, in this society, they are considered black. They are being... 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

Single Mom: Some Call it a Struggle, I Call it a Blessing

Single Mom, I know how it feels to desperately want your child’s father active in their lives. But believe me when I say you should be thankful for both the... 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

This B!@tch I Know Named “HG”

HG is a bitch and I apologize for the language but she is, there literally aren’t any other words to describe her evil and destructive ways.... Read More

The day I became a mother- Adoption Story

We decided to adopt our son through the foster care system. I talk a whole lot about that here. For us, private adoption was never really on the table for... Read More

How Could I Let This Happen: My 2 Year old Said the ‘N’ Word!

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... Read More

Helping Kids Deal With Death

When someone we love dies, we often lose a little piece of ourselves. While we know death to be inevitable, it is often our children who don’t understand the finality... Read More

10 Ways Social Media Has Impacted Our Parenting – MommiNation Mashup

I have to actually tell myself don’t record this moment, just be present and enjoy it with my son! There’s this constant pull as an “influencer” to always get content,... Read More

Little Fires Everywhere; Opposing Styles of Motherhood

4 Moms, 4 Economic Backgrounds, 3 Different Races, countless Secrets… I just finished the 8 episode series Little Fire Everywhereon Hulu and the message resonated with me in many different ways.... Read More