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Mahogany Momology is an online dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood.

Mahogany Momology is an online dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood.
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Mahogany Momology is an online dialog pertaining to the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood.








Season 2, Episode 24: Child Trafficking

Mahogany Mom of the Week: Our Mahogany Mom this week is K.Rashard. She owns the only black woman owned trucking school in Texas called @On Track Truck Driving School LLC Where to Find Us Next: The Motivated Mom Retreat on September 21 at the Omni Mandalay in Irving, TX: you would like to consider Private education for your child and not sure about the ins and outs or even how diversity plays a part join us...


Season 2, Episode 23: The Rejuvenated Mom

Season 2, Episode 23: The Rejuvenated Mom During the motherhood journey, we often complain that we are “lost’. Our time and energy are consumed with the wellbeing and care or our children and significant others. Previous guest has expressed that once that motherhood journey transitions to empty nesting or even content/stabilization, the idea of self-preservation is new/daunting/familiar/unfamiliar phenomena. Hence, the concept of reinvention comes to play. How can we continuously preserve...


Season 2, Episode 22: The CROWN Act

Topic: Black hair and hair culture has been a form of political activism for centuries. When black women were forced to cover our heads, we wore beautiful headwraps, highlighting our beauty. But penalized for the creativity and originality. To the 1960’s, when certain types of hairstyles were pictured equivalent to resistance. The advertising presence shifted in the late 1960’s- 1990’s, emphasizing black hair care be relaxed. Black women once again are resisting the traditional relaxed look,...


Season 2, Episode 21: Midwifery

Season 2 | Episode 21: Midwifery Every August, U.S. Breastfeeding Committee marks this as National Breastfeeding Month. The World Health Organization (W.H.O) encourages breastfeeding for at least 6 months, with numerous benefits to the growth and development of you child. Specifically, in the last week of August, black mothers celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week. Why do back moms need a week to celebrate aside from the masses, you ask? Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40...


Season 2, Episode 20: Help Somebody Cross

Season 2, Episode 20: Help Somebody Cross Topic: If you watched the 2019 BET Awards you heard Tyler’s inspiring speech about how certain people’s influence and seat at the table helped him so he could help somebody cross. He said “When I built my studio, I built it in a neighborhood that is one of the poorest black neighborhoods in Atlanta so that young black kids could see that a black man did that and they can do it too. I was trying to help somebody cross.” Let’s discuss how and why...


Season 2, Episode 19: I Have Postpartum Depression

Topic: “One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else.” As someone who suffer(s) from Postpartum Depression, there’s the mask that everyone is fine, everything should be fine. We create versions of portray to the outside world, when deep down, we are suffering. We act out of character. We are tired. Hopeless. Overwhelmed. Moody. And we can’t quite put our finger on why we act this way. Today we are...


Season 2, Episode 18: Homelessness is not Hopelessness

Topic: Did you know African Americans make up more than 40% of the homeless population?! Nearly half of homeless are families with children. Specifically in the Dallas and surrounding counties, these numbers are growing, even in cities that previously sighted no homeless populations. While cities boast of resources to assist providing shelters, the tone of ‘our neighbors’ are vastly different than what we see and hear. The challenge to overcome the odds is an uphill battle. Some survive,...


Season 2, Episode 17: 'Till Death Do Us Part

Topic: Navigating our marriages/partnerships when our spouses are battling terminal diseases Produced By: Greenville Ave. Recording Studio Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website: Marvelous Mahogany Mom Nomination Form: Twitter: @MMomology Insta: @mahoganymomology FB: @MahoganyMomology FB Group:...


Season 2, Episode 16: Release, Reconnect, and Rejuvenate

Topic: Our communities of moms feel as if they have to suck it up and push through regardless of being overwhelmed and over work with no breaks in between. In previous episode we’ve discussed the idea of “supermoms” “independent wives”, etc. In this episode we will chat about what we have learned through podcasting and experiences that help us Release, Reconnect, and Rejuvenate in our motherhood journey. Guest Momologist: Allyson Nick is a novel entrepreneur. She received her Bachelors in...


Season 2, Episode: 15: Motherhood with a Special Needs Child

Topic: The idea of being a mother and facing motherhood brings on varied emotions. What about when your child is identified as having special needs? In today’s episode, we are exploring the perspective of a mom and her daughter who has special needs on their journey during childhood and into adulthood with our guest, Lillian Flakes. Mahogany Momologist of the Week: Lynn is a member of the Mommy Moves tribe and wears many hats in working on the hubspace for mothers. Guest Momologist:...


Season 2, Episode 14: Snowplow Parenting

Topic: In prior episodes, we’ve discussed Free-Range Parenting. There are other styles including Helicopters, Tiger Moms and the like. Today we will be discussing Snowplow parenting. From the cited Today’s Parent website, this is a fairly newer ‘parenting technique’ that has caused controversy regarding its practice. They want to remove any pain or difficulties from their children’s paths so that their kids can succeed. Should we (as parents) be removing obstacles for own children? Why/not?...


Season 2, Episode 13: Diversity in Schools

Topic: As parents, we constantly want the best educational foundation for our children. This playing field is not always leveled equally for African American children.. Various factors such as socioeconomic status, demographics, and naivete affect positive projection for our children. Let’s not forget the staggering gaps in educational advancement between black and white children, even when we are the ‘right school district’. We are discussing what it means to have a diverse educational...


Season 2, Episode 12: What is a Village

As moms, we strive to create a ‘mom village’, that supportive community of neighbors and friends to occasional cry with, vent, and assist with children when you're in a pinch....We ask, need and yearn for it, with arms wide open. Sometimes, the arms feel heavy from waiting so long, and so we retreat. Maybe, it’s too abundant that we treat because it’s too much to sort out (maybe?). It takes a village to raise a child, and it cannot be done alone. That moment of vulnerability ...Is it me? Am...


Season 2, Episode 11: The Empty Nest Life

Topic: Enjoying the Empty Nest Life and Preparing for College. Motherhood is a lifetime journey and we often joke about the mothers of teens as a mom who is “almost at the finish line.” Meaning, they are close to the freedom of child rearing. Hopefully, the fruits of motherly/parental labor manifest as they become morally sound, independent adults (by society standards). For some, this transition for a mother can be a overwhelming experience. How does one successfully navigate the college...


Season 2, Episode 10: Money Rich, Time Poor

Topic: Money Rich, Time Poor Even with a high income, one can still live below poverty. We are discussing having rich-ish income, and asset poor expenses. Mahogany Mom of the Week: Melisha Singh. Her story of Vulnerability is featured in the book: A Wife's Superpower: 10 Courageous Stories of How to Practice Your Superpower to Draw the Love You Need from Your Husband Produced By: Greenville Ave. Recording Studio Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and...


Season 2, Episode 9: Self-Care Sabotage

Self care is a buzz word that inspires one to do what makes them happy via a form of escapism. The term is miscontrude as a means of tangential reinforcement--pedicures, extra chocolate, ‘treat yo’self’= meaning over-indulging/over-spending!! The question begs: When does self-care become self-sabotage? Marvelous Mahogany Mom of the Week: The Marvelous Mahogany Mom this week is Lauren Cain. She is a crunchy mama, wife, Christ follower, Traveler, and Entrepreneur. Resources: All you...


Season 2, Episode 8 The Right Kind of Black Woman

You’ve studied hard, and have found yourself at a decent job. You’ve accepted the work environment may not be “diverse”. However, we continue the work grind battling the microaggressions and curious questions surrounding your culture. In these spaces, POC becomes a generalized voice of their people, which is unfair, and constantly towing a line of two identities--being your authentic self and the acceptable/non-threatening ‘get along’ coworker. Is the paycheck worth the cussing out of...


Season 2, Episode 7: Turning Passion into Profit

Topic Live Episode from Dallas. Maintaining and creating a business can be confusing and frustrating. As a mom, it’s particularly challenging as we balance work/life responsibilities. Do you/should always turn a passion into a monetary business? What’s your drive for becoming an entrepreneur? We’ll discuss this as well as questions from the audience, with our panel guest, Jerletha McDonald. Sponsors: St. Philips School & Community Center - Mama Moore...


Season 2, Episode 6: The Rise of the Sandwich Generation

Topic: The Sandwich Generation is a generation of people (usually in their 30s or 40s) who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. Today we are discussing the rise of the financial and emotional support, in this global phenomena, warranted by those in the middle of this burgeoning generation. Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website: Marvelous Mahogany Mom Nomination Form:...


Season 2, Episode 5: FMLA vs. Paid Leave Act

Topic: Did you know 1 in 4 mothers return to work within 10 days of giving birth? Why? Well it all comes down to economics. Mel and Tash will talk about the difference between FMLA and Paid Leave and what you can do about it. Producer: Greenville Ave. Studios - Continue the Discussion, Download, Subscribe, Rate, Like, Follow Us, and Share on: Website: Marvelous Mahogany Mom Nomination Form:...