• International Women's Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

    International Women's Day 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

    International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 and this year more than ever we are happy to participate in a campaign that celebrates women's social, economic, cultural & political achievements and calls for gender equality. We’re now at the one-year mark of global pandemic that has seen record numbers of women leave the workforce and shined a spotlight on society’s unrealistic expectations of women. There’s no question that women, and mothers in particular, have borne the brunt of the crisis. With this in mind, we’re celebrating a few of the mothers in our community...
  • Check Your NESTS, Mama

    Check Your NESTS, Mama

    Burn out is real, mama. If you are feeling overwhelmed or exhausted or both, please know that you're not alone and remember, self-care is not selfish. Taking care of yourself is an important part of taking care of your family. When you are running on empty, this registered psychotherapist, mama of two young children, and founder of Our Mama Village recommends checking in on your NESTS: Check in on your NESTS Nutrition: Are you eating during the day? Are you getting in at least one meal that has some veggies or fruits in it? Exercise: Are you getting physical...
  • 5 Tips To Stay Sane This School Year

    5 Tips To Stay Sane This School Year

    This school year may look different for many of you mamas, and we know how hard it is. What’s usually a season of anticipation with front porch photos and shopping for back to school supplies has been replaced with uncertainty and technological frustrations. The fear of failing at homeschooling, virtual learning, your career, and just surviving motherhood right now overwhelms most of us. It’s too much responsibility for anyone. And if you are feeling overwhelmed you are not alone. Here’s to making the most of the next few months, starting our school year off a little...
  • Momtalk with @alexiskristiana

    Momtalk with @alexiskristiana

    Every breastfeeding mother has a right to proper education and support in her journey- but not every mother receives it and that’s a cycle that need to change. In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, we asked our friend, model, entrepreneur, and nearly year-and-a-half-long breastfeeding mother Alexis Kristiana about the importance of Black Breastfeeding Week. We are happy to share her answers below. Why is Black Breastfeeding Week important? It helps to switch the narrative from being very whitewashed to seeing that black breastfeeding mothers are just as willing and determined to nourish their own from their bodies- they just don’t have the same spotlight and positive...
  • Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

    Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week 2020

    We are happy to amplify voices in the black community as they educate us about the cultural challenges of breastfeeding black women face, illuminate the racial disparities in breastfeeding rates between white and black women, and advocate not only for black mothers but also for the health of black babies.  These are just a few of the reasons we all need to come together to support black women on their breastfeeding journey: Increased breastfeeding among black women could decrease infant mortality rates by as much as 50%*. Black babies are dying at twice the rate (in...
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