On the Other Side of Momming with Tanisia Moore. Because there's more to this #MomLife
By Tee Moore
On this podcast, we will talk about all of the things. How are we raising these tiny humans while still trying to live out our purpose? This is a safe place for all us moms trying to make the most of this life while still being dope mamas!
On the Other Side of Momming with Tanisia Moore. Because there's more to this #MomLifeMar 29, 2023
On the side of momming: Sex as a mom
Justin Timberlake said he was bringing sexy back, but as a mama of three, I'm still looking for it. Because let's be honest, life after kids changes everything! Especially things in the bedroom. While giving birth can be beautiful, it can take a toll on our confidence. So, how do we navigate this new normal and find our sexy again? On today's episode, Tati and I chop it up about that and how some celebs are out here giving up multiple times a day.
Tati Richardson is co-founder of the Romance in Colour Podcast (available on all platforms). A higher education professional for two decades, Tati holds degrees in English from Clark Atlanta University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. A native of Atlanta, Tati lives in the suburbs with her husband and daughter. She collects red lipstick, Wonder Woman memorabilia, and unique eyewear.
Grab her debut romance novel, The Build Up, and support local bookstores by ordering here.
And, of course, don't forget to connect with her on the socials @RichardWritesOn
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On the side of momming: Grief as a mom
CONTENT WARNING: This episode deals with the grief of a close loved one (parental death). Please take care of your mental space and peace if you decide to listen to this episode.
Grief is a mutha—shut yo mouth!
What? I’m only talking about grief. At someone point in our lifetime, we will experience grief. Death—like taxes—is the one thing that none of us can avoid. Although, there are some folks who can avoid taxes like the plague. But that’s another topic for another day.
In this episode, I get to talk to speak with my good sis, Ky Glover, about how she is navigating the loss of her mother. We discuss how grief has changed her world, specifically in the ways she shows up for herself, her family, and those around her.
Kyla was raised in the fast-growing city of Huntsville, AL. She attended Oakwood University, where she studied Communications and Business Management. After college, she worked in Corporate America, where she met and married her husband of 13 years. Together they have three children (Markajah, McKenzie, and Edward). In 2011, while climbing the ladder in Corporate America, Kyla started her career as a Makeup Artist. In 2017, she was faced with a decision; move with her transitioning department to Hanover, Maryland or step out on faith and continue growing in her career/calling as a Professional Makeup Artist. She chose faith. Kyla has grown in her career as a makeup artist, as an entrepreneur, as an empowerment speaker, and most of all, as a woman. She is the founder and creator of the “I See You Girl,” a women’s empowerment community with the mission to do sisterhood with a kingdom mindset. Kyla’s life story is full of trials, failures, brokenness, triumphs, successes, and healing. She believes that her life has equipped her with the tools to inspire, give hope, spread love, and share God’s heart for His children.
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On the side of momming: The other side of the empty nest
Chile, let's get into this one! If you're like me, you got a while before your kiddos leave the coup (your house). But we need all the tea for those who are getting ready to enter that season when the kids will leave home and venture into this world! Because let's face it, that's a huge transition for YOU, Mama.
Today, I got an opportunity to talk to my friend, Shannon Steele Crenshaw, as she shares her journey of becoming an empty nester.
Shannon Steele Crenshaw is a wife, mother of 3, and a business owner. Mrs. Crenshaw has worked in the areas of Mental Health Equality, Higher Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation for over 20 years. Her focus has been on Environmental Trauma and Life Transitions.
She is a proud graduate of Alabama A& M University, where she received her BS degree in Psychology. She received her two master’s degrees from the University of New Orleans in the areas of Higher Education Administration and Human Service Counseling.
She feels that clients honor her by sharing their life and growth with her. She does not hide behind silence or position and highly regards her clients as people. She truly lives by the idea of Supporting People in Achieving Their Best Life.
On the other side of momming: Dating as a single mom
Hey, Mama! I heard that the streets are talking about the current dating scene. And from what I'm told there's pee, poop, and other stuff floating around. Make sure you turn the volume on up this episode. No. Seriously. Turn it up. Lol! The audio for Jam was not being friendly.
Jamila Young is an attorney and all things healthcare. She loves the outdoors, giving back to her community, working with students, and whipping up a multitude of dishes in the kitchen. She is the mother of one boy, and he rules the house.
You can connect with her on IG at drhealthsquire229
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On the other side of momming: Divorce as a mom
When people get married, the end goal is to stay married "till death do you part." Until it doesn't.
This phrase is recited alongside a litany of promises made between two people. In theory, when making these vows, the hope is that both parties will remain together forever. With only death separating the two. But what happens when one person no longer wants to uphold those promises? What do you do when someone is harming the other? Or when simply things have changed?
In today's episode, I talk with my good girlfriend about her divorce. She shares with us how she made that decision, what she hopes her daughters will learn, and her love of jujutsu. Listen, it's the jujutsu for me.
Shana Keller is the author of BREAD FOR WORDS, A FREDERICK DOUGLASS STORY; TICKTOCK BANNEKER’S CLOCK (2021 Irma S. Black Honor Award); THE PEACH PIT PARADE; FLY, FIREFLY!; and the forthcoming picture books DO YOU KNOW THEM? (Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2024) and THE SOLE MAN (Sleeping Bear Press 2025). She has studied African American history since her first days in college and continues to write and share as many diverse and overlooked stories as possible. Originally from Oklahoma, Shana has lived all over the country and some parts of Europe. She currently calls North Carolina home and is now a single mom of two teenage girls.
When she’s not writing, you can find her on the mats practicing jiujitsu, on the beach running, in the kitchen making pumpkin cupcakes (yes, all year long), or at the library admiring all the books and checking out too many. Connect with Shana online at: http://instagram.com/theshanakellerand www.shanakeller.com Thanks to the generosity of her publisher, Sleeping Bear Press, you can enjoy several of her stories online at: https://www.youtube.com/@shanakellerauthor5948
On the other side of momming: Healing as a mom
Today is a special episode because it's MY BIRTHDAY! That's right, ya girl is 39 and fine!
In today's episode, I'm talking about my healing journey so far. And let me you, tell doing this as a mom is not for the faint at heart. But I'm determined to not only break generational curses and traumas, but also, I'm in the business of passing down generational blessings and wealth. Not only do my kids deserve to see a healthy and whole mother, but I also deserve to be a healthy and whole woman.
One of the best gifts I could've given myself is the permission to heal.
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On the side of momming: That Auntie Life pt. 1
Welcome to 2023, y'all! Which means that season 2 of your best mommy friend—me, Tee Moore—is back with another fun, informative, and life-giving season.
In today's episode, I got to sit down with my baby sister and talk about her role as an aunt because, but also, listen... aunties matter! Most people have that favorite aunt in their life that shows up not only as a mother figure, but as a secret keeper, road trip warrior, and so much more. Listen, your auntie may not be the one who brings the mac-n-cheese to Thanksgiving, but she's probably the one who exposed you to the other side of life. Giving some gems that your mama was too scared to give you. Aunties are so special. And I wanted to honor our role as aunties...
Monet "Mo" Coates hails from the Golden State of California, but for over a decade, has become a certified Southern Peach. A graduate of the University of West Georgia, Mo is a budding stylist and make-up artist. When she's not flexing for the 'Gram or laughing it up on TikTok, she can be found traveling the road with her best girlfriends, getting lost in a good book, or busy building her empire. Connect with Mo on the socials:
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On the side of momming: Pregnancy and Infant Loss as a Mom
CONTENT WARNING: Pregnancy and loss of infant/child are discussed during this episode. Please use your best judgment when listening to the content within this episode.
October 15 is known as national pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day. But for those women who have experienced such a devasting loss, know that they won't forget their loss after that day passes. For most of us, we carry the memories of the little humans who didn't make it in our hearts forever.
According to the March of Dimes website "for women who know they’re pregnant, about 10 to 15 in 100 pregnancies (10 to 15 percent) end in miscarriage."
On today's episode, I sit down with my good sis, Coretta Collins, to talk about this very sensitive topic. While we discuss our losses, we also want to make sure that we are helping those who act as a support system with how to show up and what (not) to say when this unfortunate life event happens.
Coretta Collins is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She serves patients with cancer and blood conditions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. Additionally, she is a writer who emphasizes health and wellness through her blog Confessions of a Nurse Practitioner.
She is passionate about pregnancy loss advocacy and has published a book, Mine for a Time, that details her journey with pregnancy loss and provides support for others with similar experiences. She has also authored the CANspiration Journal, an inspirational journal specifically for people fighting cancer. With her experience in oncology, primary care, and women’s health she enjoys imparting knowledge in an engaging and practical way. Moreover, she is a wife and mother of one angel baby and three rainbow babies. She enjoys family time, music, movies, traveling, speaking, reading, and writing.
For more information, visit her website at www.ccthenp.com.
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On the other side of momming: Burnout as a mom
Friend, listen, it is can be rough out here in these motherHOOD streets. We are carrying a full load for a role that is often thankless, but yet we show up every day. We're expected to be moms, partners, co-workers, friends, and everything else. Oh, let's not forget we have to put on lotion, drink water, and work outIn. The question becomes: how Sway??
On today's episode, I sit down with my girl, Jem Chambers-Black, to discuss how we are managing mommy burnout. Not to mention this episode was done with the computer dying, a sick kid at home, and of course, an episode is not complete without some type of shenanigans happening. This is motherhood in real life! LOL!
Jem cannot say that reading and writing came naturally. Rather, these interests were inspired by pizza. At seven, her school offered free Pizza Hut and Shakey’s Pizza coupons as a reward for reading books, and Jem was sold. Eventually, the books held more interest than the pizza ever did. From reading, writing soon followed.
Born in Washington, D.C., but now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three kids. She spent more than a decade as an Assistant Director for film and television. She is now a literary agent for the number one literary agency in the U.S., Andrea Brown Literary Agency, where she reps clients both in children and adult literature.
When Jem is not reading or editing–which doesn’t leave many hours in the day–she will most likely be found binge-watching something on Netflix or Disney Plus with her family.
You can find out more about her at www.jemiscoe.com.
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On the other side of momming: Mental Health as a Mom
CONTENT WARNING: As you listen to this episode, there is mention of suicide, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Please take care as you listen to this episode. I have provided resources if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis. Please know that you're not alone and there is help.
In today's episode, I sit down with my best friend and law partner, Jam, to talk about how our mental health has been affected since becoming mothers. Let's face it —ish gets real after the kids come into play. As moms, we are constantly on the go that we can never seem to find a moment to ourselves just to breathe and relax. Together, Jam and I share our stories on how we are both navigating our mental peace. Because at the end day, we must protect it at all costs to show for our children and ourselves.
Jamila Young is a health equity advocate, a dreamer, a public speaker, and a lifelong believer in giving back to others. She is a partner and co-owner at Moore and Young Legal Solutions, a professor at Georgia State University, and a program coordinator for the Wellstar Ethics program. Prior to her current roles, she served for several years in the fields of health policy and health advocacy working in local, statewide, and federal positions. She enjoys pouring into others to motivate and inspire them to live their best life physically and mentally.
Jamila is a native of Albany, Georgia, and received her B.A. in English from Kennesaw State University, her JD from the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Law, and her LL.M in Health Law and Policy from Hofstra University. Outside of work, she has served in multiple volunteer capacities as a Board member at Feminist Women's Health Center, the 2019-2021 president of Kennesaw State University Black Alumni Society, and currently as the immediate past president, a member of the North Suburban Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a 2021 New Leaders Council Fellow, and a 2019 Young Gamechargers fellow. Jamila is an advocate in the field of DEI, autism, and maternal mortality. She is a proud mother of one amazing son, Tre.
You can connect with Jamila on Instagram at drhealthsquire229.
And remember if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, know that you are NOT alone. Call the Suicide Prevention and Helpline at 988. If you're looking for a therapist, you can reach out to these organizations:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
On the other side of momming: Unlearning as a mom
Most of how a person learns to parent come from how they were parented. So, it is no surprise the things we may have disliked the most growing up we find ourselves repeating when it comes to our children. And the same can be said regarding the things we love, about our parents. But the reality is they didn't always get it right. And unfortunately, parenting doesn't come with a guide. No matter how many books are written on the topic, parenting is something you learn on the go.
In today's episode, I sit down with my good sis, Maisha Oso, and talk about what are some of the things she is unlearning on her journey as a mother. We both discovered from our conversation that real change starts from within. We even touch a bit on the mommy comparison factor that comes into play with how we may show up. Because these Pinterest and IG moms can make it look so easy. Take a listen as we go on the other side of unlearning as a mom and facing our trauma.
About today's guest
Maisha Oso is the author of BUSTER THE BULLY, Welbeck Kids 2021, and the forthcoming picture books, MY HAIR IS A BOOK, Harper Collins 2024, and BEFORE THE SHIPS, Scholastic 2024. She writes stories to empower, entertain, and encourage emotional intelligence in young children. A former strategy & analytics professional from New York City, Maisha is currently working in her most challenging role to date: a stay-at-home mom of three tiny humans.
When she’s not writing, you can find her wrangling her kids, binge-watching an unhealthy amount of reality television, or belting out lyrics from the Hamilton soundtrack. After living abroad for several years in Africa, Maisha and her family have recently moved back stateside to Alpharetta, Georgia. Connect with Maisha on social at:
On the other side of momming: Finding joy as a mom
When we decide to become mothers, it is easy to get lost in the day-to-day of raising our family, working, and doing all the things. Before we know it, we have lost sight of the things that bring us joy. Most moms spend a lot of time trying to relive the days before we had the tiny humans. Hoping that we will find our groove again. Only to discover that those things that used to give us life no longer do. What does that mean?
In this episode, Ebony Lynn Mudd shares with us how to find joy in our motherhood. And y'all, there's level to this thing!
Ebony Lynn Mudd writes picture books and novels for underrepresented kids who don’t see themselves portrayed positively in the media—she is represented by Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
She spends her time fighting fiercely against inequalities, toxic masculinity, and gender stereotypes. As a former professional dancer and current owner of a tuition-free dance company, she is a bridge for underprivileged kids that hope to work in the arts. She’s energized by the creative freedom that choreographing moves to music gives her and often compares it to creating stories on a blank page.
Her other interests include all-you-can-eat sushi, quoting Phoebe from the T.V. show FRIENDS, and eating anything edible that she didn’t have to cook. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the admin team for Black Creators HQ, a co-founder of the PB Rising Stars Mentorship Program, and she’s launching her own writing courses in October 2022.
You can learn more about her courses for writers on her website at www.ebonylynnmudd.com. Also, make sure to find her social media at Ebony Lynn Mudd.
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On the other side of momming: Self Care as a Mom
Today we are getting into self-care as mothers. What does that look like for you? Does it involve being able to use the bathroom on your own or going out for a night on the town? Whatever it looks like for you, we can all agree there is not enough time in the day to fit our needs. But we have to if we are to be any good to ourselves. So the question is, how do you self-care?
Also, you will hear my dogs barking in the background today because they're not loyal!
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Hi Mamas! It's me, Tee!
Welcome to the first episode of ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MOMMING WITH TANISIA MOORE. BECAUSE THERE'S MORE TO THIS #MOMLIFE. In this episode, I introduce myself, and you will notice that I'm not on a fancy set. Nope! I had to record in my car, parked outside of one of Publix. Yup. That's mom life for you. As I shared in this episode, it was vital for me to get this podcast off the ground. And baby, it ain't cute, but it's done. That is what matters the most. Oftentimes, as moms, we have to put our dreams on hold until the kids leave the house.
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