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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.








Bonus Episode: The Incarcerated Mom Part 2

Mel and Tash decided to not "just scratch the surface" in episode here is the continuation of episode 21, The Incarcerated Mom, the Bonus Episode with Guest Momologist, LaHeather Wilson. Moms Group To Check Out: National Bail Out. The week before Mother’s day organizations in dozens of cities across the country will bail out as many mothers as possible who otherwise would spend Mother’s Day in a cell simply because they cannot afford bail. National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day...


Episode 21: The Incarcerated Mom

Topic: The Incarcerated Mom The number of moms in prisons continue to rise. Of the 220,000 women currently locked up, 60% are being held in jail pretrial, 80% are mothers, and 60% are black.This lasting impact of imprisonment can effect on not only children, but the entire family. Today will discuss enduring motherhood during incarceration with our guest momologist, LaHeather Wilson. Guest Momologist: LaHeather Wilson LaHeather Wilson is native of Longview, Texas. LaHeather is...


Episode 20: Black Moms in Philanthropy

Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes. Wealth is directed correlated to he level of giving. Although the level of wealth is far less than the white household, African Americans have a long standing history of providing to philanthropic causes. We (Black/African Americans) don’t consider ourselves as such. Blacks and African Americans actually donated a higher percentage of their incomes to charity...


Episode 19: Surviving Cancer

Research shows that black women are at greater risk than white women of developing or dying from a handful of cancers, including those of the breast, colon/rectum, lungs, and cervix. The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. in 2014. From an Ebony Magazine article, according to ACS’s Cancer Facts & Figures for African American’s 2013-2014, approximately 27,060 new breast cancer cases were expected to occur...


Episode 18: Regretting Mom Life

Parenting is one of the hardest thing anyone with children can go through in life. Motherhood can be wonderful, but it can also be full of hurt, shame, longing and guilt sometimes. Mothers sacrifice a lot when the responsibility falls on caring for another tiny human. It's a heavy weight and you've dedicated a large portion of your life to that. We are all human it's normal even though many don't want to talk about those moments. In today’s episode, we will discuss the taboo topic of...


Episode 17: Black Moms in the Movement Part 2

Episode 17: Black Moms in the Movement Part 2 Topic: If you listened to Episode 16 you had the opportunity to learn about you can get involved as a candidate. This week we are going to look at the perspective in being apart of a PAC and being a spouse of a candidate in our Black Moms in the Movement series. Disclaimer: Our guest was invited by your show hosts and did not pay for this airtime. Sponsor: DFW Parents looking for childcare check out the Arlington DFW Child Care...


Episode 16: Black Moms in the Movement

Episode 16: Black Moms in the Movement If you are one to follow politics and social media, you’ve heard the term #blackwomenlead. If you are NOT into politics, now would be the time to do so--your life and body literally depends on it. We are seeing an uptick of black women running (and winning) their respective campaigns. Well, that’s because black women show up, and do the job is asked of us. Come listen to our guest momologist that will dive into why you need to run for an office and...


Episode 15: The Black Midlife Crisis

Episode 15: The Black Mom Midlife Crisis/Moment Research suggest and age difference between the genders. For men, the ‘crisis’ begins roughly late 40’s-early 50’s, while women start their internal struggle between 35-44. What does the struggle consist of?--is it a feeling of being stuck, personally and professionally? Today we will explore this and what this looks like for black women/mothers. Even the term ‘crisis’ will be explored too. Examples of Midlife characteristics: Here are...


Episode 14: Beyond Baby Birth

Episode 14: Beyond Baby Birth Postpartum health is just as important (if not more important) as prenatal health for new and expectant mothers, especially for Black women. If you listened to our 3rd episode, entitled, The Black Maternal Birthing Experience, with our guest, Jen Sarduy, we discussed many factors contributing to the disparities of healthcare among black women during pregnancy. This serves as the second part from our Black Maternal Health episode. According to Psychology...


Episode 13: Successful Co-Parenting

Episode 13: Successful Co-Parenting, Can’t We All Just Get Along The life changing event of divorce or separation from a partner is mentally taxing on the individuals involved. When children are in this equation, custody battles have the potential to muddy the turbulent situation. Today we will discuss successful co-parenting post-divorce or separation with Guest Momologist, Amye Thompson Hollins Guest Momologist Bio: Amye Thompson Hollins is the mother of one daughter, Ava Hollins...


Episode 12: Adopting While Black

Episode 12: Adopting While Black From 1999-2017, the total number of adoptions in the United States totaled 271,831, with most adoptions being from birth up to 2 years old, and more girls being adopted than boys. In 2016, 9988 Black or African American children were adopted in the US, compared to 27776 children identifying as White. Over a 13-year period, from 2009-2012, Texas remained one of the top 5 states for adoption, having 13920 adoptees. In 2017, the number of adoptees in Texas...


Episode 11: No New Friends

Episode 11: No New Friends It’s been said as we age, it is more difficult to find and sustain friendships. Today, we will discuss the thinking behind the terminology of “No New Friends” and why this is perpetuated among Black women. Brand Partner: Yara Imani This podcast is sponsored in part by Yara Imani, an online boutique for African inspired apparel, accessories, and more. Looking for a new style for your professional headshot, family photo or a night on the town, check out their...


Episode 10: Black Surrogacy- Redefining the Norms

Episode 10: Black Surrogacy- Redefining the Norms Surrogacy first went public in the US during the late 1970's. The surrogacy didn’t involve a financial compensation, otherwise known as traditional surrogacy. A team made up of Noel Keane and Dr. Ringold introduced the first surrogacy clinic — Infertility Center — making history with artificial insemination. Surrogate pregnancies have doubled since 2015. We most often hear of other ethnicities becoming surrogates, and seldom in the AA...


Episode 9: Black Families and Homeschooling

Episode 9: Black Families and Homeschooling In the last 15 years, the number of black children in homeschool has doubled from 103,000 to about 220,000. Black parents cite a number of reasons for homeschooling children, including concern over peer pressure and drugs at school -- but increasingly, they are also citing school-related racism as a reason to keep students at home (PBS News April 2018). Mel and Tash will chat with an African-American Mom on how she is balancing homeschool,...


Episode 8: The Rise of Black Women and Gun Ownership

Episode 8: The Rise of Black Women and Gun Ownership Upon the inauguration of President Trump, we have seen an obvious surge in African American gun owners, and one can question if the increase we’ve noticed has been trending upward over the last 30 years. The most dramatic increase we’ve seen are those of women. Black women are among the higher rated individuals of gun ownership. In addition to political uncertainty, there are other reasons behind an individual owning a gun, from...


Episode 7: Raising Boys in the #MeToo Movement

In the age of social technology, sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein, R.Kelly and Bill Cosby are no longer hiding their "Hollywood celebrity insider” behavior. It’s disgusting and has been acceptable behavior. Women are now more empowered about themselves, and their future to hold men accountable for their behavior. Mel and Tash will discuss how they plan to hold their sons and the men in their lives accountable. Sources: Bowen, Alison (23 January 2018) Raising Boys Who Respect Women....


Episode 6: Free Range Parenting

Episode 6: Free Range Parenting Remember the days where you use to play in the park unsupervised? Now we call it Free Range Parenting. What are your thoughts on this parenting style vs. being a Helicopter Mom? Sources: Berger, L.M, et al. (2006) How does race influence judgements about parenting? Focus, 24 (2), 24-30. Retrieved from: Coleman, Korva (2018 April 1) Utah’s ‘Free Range’ Parenting Law Protects Parents So Kids...


Episode 5: Mars V. Venus: Who is Stressed Out More

Episode 5: Mel and Tash will discuss the topic of stress between partners. A recent discussion suggest husbands stress women out more than their children. Areas we will cover: Do you find this to be true? why/why not?Identifying the roles/dynamics of husband and wife in the family.What characteristics are increasing the likelihood of a mom becoming stressed?Did you know?-- Men are reporting an increase in stress levels similar to their spouses. What’s contributing to this...


Episode 4: Re-Establishing Parent Relationships

Episode 4: This broad topic encompasses strained relationships between black mothers & daughters, and suggestions in moving forward in developing positive relationships with our own children and possibly mending our parental relationships (if we can). Sources: Everet, J.E., et al (2016) A Qualitative Study of the Black Mother-Daughter Relationship: Lessons Learned About Self-Esteem, Coping, and Resilience, Journal of Black Studies (47)4, 334-350 The Strained Relationship Between Black...


Episode 3: Maternal Healthcare for Black Mothers

Episode 3 Topic: Mel and Tash will be joined by Jennifer Sarduy, Board President of Birth Texas on Maternal Healthcare Among Black Women. Hear about how you can change your birth experience and what we as mothers can do to change and challenge the narrative for black women to reduce the mortality rate in the black birth experience. About Birth Texas & Birth Texas Convention: Birth Texas is a 501c3 non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to reducing maternal and infant...