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…

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

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

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

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 it too? Of course we have to be vigilant during these uncertain times and being careful and cautious are without question the number one priority but unfortunately being confined can often times lead to boredom and restlessness especially when you have children. So I bring to you,

As the coronavirus began to take over media reports in the last few weeks, I began to do my due…

A little fun fact about me, I LOVE true crime shows. I literally fall asleep at night to Forensic Files…

The topic of slavery, the elephant in the room no one wants to talk about. With my son only being…

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 own child?

Ah, the married life. It’s a wonderful adventure isn’t it? When I was younger I pictured myself meeting the man…

As a child, it didn’t take long for me to realize that Santa wasn’t real. I grew up in South…

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…

I’ve had enough of watching cell phone footage and or body cam videos of children assaulted by school resource officers….

First Time Mommi I remember when I became a mom for the first time. Everything was exciting and new. Here…

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 arguments. The signs were there but often times we are blinded by the lust and the “love” that we miss them or sweep them under the rug

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

Y'all might not know this, but it really isn't easy raising kids that are truly woke! A lot of young...

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…

If you’ve been following me and my writing for any length of time you know that I am a proud…

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

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

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, my son is not allowed to have a girlfriend. But according to him, he’s dated 3 girls this year. In his defense, he didn’t know there was a strict no girlfriend policy because we never discussed it. I mean, when is the perfect time to discuss the rules around relationships? And even more terrifying, when is the perfect age to discuss the birds and the bees?

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 that before you can succeed at anything, you have to start with why. What is your why? Is it overall life/health? Does working out and eating healthy make you feel better? Do you want to lose weight for an upcoming event like a wedding or vacation? Do you want to look fit? Or is there another motivator?

When you hear the term “Daddy Issues” do you automatically think of the cliche poor misguided girl who’s fumbling through…

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 call you Daddy Jerritt since you aren’t going anywhere soon?”. He said back to me “Do you want to call me that?”. From that point on, I KNEW that I wanted him to be the one I call “Dad” for the rest of my life.

I think I love you more now… I can remember you saying in the hospital as I was in labor,…

Hallelujah for the summer! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been counting down to the lazy days of summer. Long…

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 figure it out”  because guess what— I’m a mom first. It’s girls night and something comes up, “Sorry ladies I know we’ve been planning this forever, but I gotta cancel”—- I’m a mom first. I find myself reiterating the fact being a mom is number one when it comes to many areas of my life, and in most areas, I’m finding that people won’t always be happy with you prioritizing being a mother first. *Kanye shrug*Not my problem.

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 raised with an awareness of their black culture, therefore, she practices and celebrates the customs.

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.

Single Mom, I know how it feels to desperately want your child’s father active in their lives. But believe me…

If I were to say that being a mom of 3 black boys is easy, I would be lying. I…

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

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.

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...

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 considering. I really had a heart tug for welcoming a child into our family that was in the foster system. So we did the majority of our research in pursuit of that option and never looked back.

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).

When someone we love dies, we often lose a little piece of ourselves. While we know death to be inevitable,…

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, to stay relevant, to give people real access but I know it hurts my actual interactions with Deuce.