The Mama's Den

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Ladies welcome to The Mama's Den! The Mama's Den is an unfiltered community filled with authentic conversations and experiences all from a mama's perspective. Join singer Melanie Fiona, entrepreneur and influencer Felicia La Tour, writer Ashley Chea, and CEO of Black Love, Inc. Codie Elaine Oliver every week as they come together to have honest conversations about everything from motherhood, race, sexuality, health, religion and dating. No topic is off-limits! Grab your wine, make sure the kids are away, and join us in The Mama’s Den.

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Happy Mama Holidays!
00:37:04

Tis the season for all the things: events, gifts🎁, holiday parties, colds (we miss you Melanie!), and trying to stay on top of everything that still needs to get done. Our Mamas recap Felicia's amazing Merry and Mindful event, and why we have a tendency to sell ourselves short even though we have no reason to do so. Plus, Felicia, Codie and Ashley share their current Christmas traditions. Apparently we're all missing out on Elf on the Shelf, 🎄fake trees are better than real trees🎄, and 3 gifts is what we should be maxing out on for our kids. 

ALSO make sure you listen to the end so you don't miss a special announcement from our Mamas!

Mamas! Aunties! Village!🎅🏿 What are your holiday plans looking like? Were you a Kwanzaa kid like Ashley? Let us know over at   @themamasdenpodcast or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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The 🖤Black Love Shop🖤 is now open just in time for the holidays! Check out our Black Love is Beautiful embroidered sweatshirt, 14k gold plated Royalty necklace 💫 AND our 🕯️✨“Black Love Is ___” organic slow burning candle 🕯️✨. Buy Black this holiday season by checking out everything in the Black Love Shop! 
 

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Dec 12, 2022
Life Before Kids
00:51:19

What was life like before motherhood? Do you remember it? Were you in the club living your best life? Chasing those career dreams? Sometimes it's easy to forget just what things were like before we had these children in our lives, and what we thought our lives would be. Today the Mamas are sharing just what their lives were like before motherhood. What were the career dreams? Did they always want to be moms? How did that first child change that life plan? 

Mamas! Aunties! Village! What was your life like before kids? Let us know over at   @themamasdenpodcast or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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The 🖤Black Love Shop🖤 is now open just in time for the holidays! Check out our Black Love is Beautiful embroidered sweatshirt, 14k gold plated Royalty necklace 💫 AND our 🕯️✨“Black Love Is ___” organic slow burning candle 🕯️✨. Buy Black this holiday season by checking out everything in the Black Love Shop! 
 

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Dec 05, 2022
Gifts, Vaginas, and Colds
00:32:48

The Mamas are just catching up this week and they're talking about everything . First with the holidays fast approaching gifts are on everyone's mind and everyone has very different opinions on what types of gifts they life to receive. Plus, at what age do women stop wearing underwear? Is there an age? Does it depend on the vagina? Also, it's cold season! What is everyone's favorite cold remedies? It's just a fun conversation between friends. So shake off the turkey hangover, stake out your cyber monday claim and listen in!

Mamas! Aunties! Village! What are you up to this holiday season? Let us know over at   @themamasdenpodcast or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, now streaming on the Black Love+ App 

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Nov 28, 2022
A Mama's Den Thanksgiving
00:38:23

It's Thanksgiving week! Felicia is out taking care of a sick little one but the rest of the Mamas are here with their Thanksgiving plans. What traditions do each of our Mamas look forward to the most? PLUS Travel tips! Look, we know that a lot of our Mama's Den village is wondering how to get in and around the airport this holiday season and we've got you covered! Melanie, Ashley and Codie are pros when it comes to traveling with these kids, and they know just what you need to make it through the busiest travel season of the year. 

Mamas! Aunties! Village! What tips did we miss? Let us know over at   @themamasdenpodcast or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, now streaming on the Black Love+ App 

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Nov 21, 2022
When Do Kids Holla At Each Other?
00:33:09

These KIDS are crushing!! We were not ready! Nothing is sacred and they are starting YOUNG. One of Codie's twins has already developed a crush. Felicia's daughter Peace has willed her crush into the universe. Ashley's daughter went and kissed someone and Melanie's son is ready to take someone out on a date (he's 6). Of course it's all innocent because they're children, but now the Mamas are thinking about the future and what will it look like when their kids bring home their first serious partner? Do we (as parents) have certain expectations of our children? Let's talk about it!

Mamas! Aunties! Village! What should we be on the look out for with these kids? ? Let us know over at   @themamasdenpodcast or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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🖤THE BLACK LOVE SUMMIT IS BACK! 🖤Join us in Los Angeles on November 12th for a day of Black joy and Black love you won’t forget at the 5th Annual Black Love Summit! The Summit is about DATING, PARTNERSHIP, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY. 

From conversations with Nina & Russell Westbrook to Naturi Naughton & hubby Two Lewis and so many more, we are curating a special day for you and a night of fun with our RnB House Party family and Coco Jones! 

Tickets to the 2022 Black Love Summit are available now! Visit BLACKLOVE.COM/SUMMIT for more info.

Nov 07, 2022
Picky Eaters, What's Wrong with Fresno, and Savage Mom Punishments
00:40:58

🥳IT'S CODIE'S BIRTHDAY!!!🎂 It's also Halloween🎃, but it's 🥳CODIE'S BIRTHDAY!!🎂 [Insert party horns] So we decided to go into our Grab Bag and answer some of your questions! Monique in Charlotte wants to talk about conscious parenting, Sherry in Houston needs help with a picky eater, Ellen in Fresno has our Mamas ready to roll up, and Farrah Columbus GA wants more parenting tips from Melanie's mom (y'all!). We are here for you so make sure you keep asking all the questions, and go wish Codie a happy birthday!!

What's on your mind Mamas? Let us know over at   @themamasdenpodcast or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Save 20% off your order of at least $50 (excluding subscriptions) with code BLACKLOVE! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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🖤THE BLACK LOVE SUMMIT IS BACK! 🖤Join us in Los Angeles on November 12th for a day of Black joy and Black love you won’t forget at the 5th Annual Black Love Summit! The Summit is about DATING, PARTNERSHIP, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY. 

From conversations with Nina & Russell Westbrook to Naturi Naughton & hubby Two Lewis and so many more, we are curating a special day for you and a night of fun with our RnB House Party family and Coco Jones! 

Tickets to the 2022 Black Love Summit are available now! Visit BLACKLOVE.COM/SUMMIT for more info.

Oct 31, 2022
This is Halloween
00:33:58

BOO!👻 It's Halloween time and we don't know about our community but for us over here in The Mama's Den it has come up on us QUICK! Today the Mamas are talking everything Halloween from last minute costumes, to actual Trick or Treating plans, and just what do you do with all that free candy? Plus Melanie shares a Halloween story about how her mother leveraged Halloween into her parenting.

What does Halloween look like for you? Do you all go all out let us know over @themamasdenpodcast

Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Save 20% off your order of at least $50 (excluding subscriptions) with code BLACKLOVE! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, streaming right now on the Black Love+ App!

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Oct 24, 2022
These Kids Smell Like Outside
00:25:14

Today's episode is brought to you commercial free by our friends at PROUDLY. The Mama's Den is glad to bring you a a special deal just for our Mama community! Save 20% off your order of at least $50 (excluding subscriptions) with code BLACKLOVE! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

Mamas, do you remember your first time you brought home your first born? That new baby smell? The all new terrifying reality of BATHTIME! That first bath can be very scary for new mamas, and as we all know, it doesn't necessarily get much better as these kids get older. Sometimes convincing these kids to get in the damn tub is HARD! Listen in as the Mamas share some of their bath time routines (or lack there of) and what has and hasn't worked for them along their parenting journeys.

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, streaming right now on the Black Love+ App!

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Oct 17, 2022
We Are Burned Out
00:32:34

Mamas we gotta be honest with you, we are burned out. We are tired. Our lives, our businesses, social media, it seems like it's coming from all directions. So we're just gonna talk about it. What do we do when it feels like we can't push any further? How has hustle culture gotten us here? Pull up and let's have a conversation. 

Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Save 20% off your order of at least $50 (excluding subscriptions) with code BLACKLOVE! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, streaming right now on the Black Love+ App!

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Oct 10, 2022
Infidelity, Incontinence & Individual Time with the Kids
00:35:52

It's Monday and the Mamas are back to answer some of your questions! Have any of them ever dealt with infidelity in their marriages? How do they find ways to spend quality time with each of their 50 eleventy kids? Plus we get confirmation on the strength of Ashley's vagina. Yup, you read that right!  Don't forget that you can always ask the mamas questions by  filling out our form!

Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Save 20% off your order of at least $50 (excluding subscriptions) with code BLACKLOVE! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, streaming right now on the Black Love+ App!

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Oct 03, 2022
Figuring out Friendships After Motherhood
00:30:12

Ladies, we've heard how hard it's been to maintain friendships are to maintain after... well... everything. After you get into a relationship, after your twenties, after you have kids, but real talk...should it be hard? Today the Mamas have a conversation all around friendships. Truth be told, some friendships have expiration dates. Or maybe, we haven't exactly been the best friends to people in our lives? Listen, we're getting into all of it today!

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Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Save 20% off your order of at least $50 (excluding subscriptions) with code BLACKLOVE! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the docuseries has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes our original series Couch Conversations!  This season Kevin and Melissa Fredricks are bringing their 18 years of marriage experience, rawness, and friendship to Couch Conversations Season 4✨, dropping on the Black Love+ App Tuesday, September 27th!

Black Love’s #CouchConversations is presented in partnership with @Target!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Sep 26, 2022
These Morning Routines
00:28:32

Melanie Fiona is back in tha MF building just in time for the start of the school year! Mamas! Ladies! All you people listening! How are your mornings holding up? The Mamas Den group chat is a whole situation. These children have us unable to keep a single schedule.  This is especially true when trying to get out of the house in the mornings! It's like these children just stay late. Luckily, Ashley and Felicia have some tips they have learned to help keep a routine, and what they do when their children don't want to cooperate with them (cause these kids!)

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Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Make sure you head over to proudly.com, spend at least $50 and use promo code BLACKLOVE to save %20 (excluding subscriptions)! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the series has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes rewatching all your favorite episodes of #BlackLoveDoc. catching our original series Couch Conversations and Men's Roundtable, or find your new favorite podcasts on the Black Love Podcast Network! 

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Sep 19, 2022
What's the Deal with Conscious Parenting with Charisse Sims
00:43:49

Gentle parenting, conscious parenting, patient parenting... we've all heard the terms but honestly, we're not too sure what the difference is. We just know that we're out here trying to break those generational traumatic bonds that we had to deal with growing up. We know a lot of y'all have been asking us about gentle parenting and where to start so we brought in our gentle parenting expert Charisse Sims! Charisse is an educator, PBS Early Learning Champion, and a mama of six so she knows a thing or two about raising kids. Charisse is all about conscious parenting, and if you don't know what that is, her podcast Parenting for the Culture is a good place to start! The Mamas and Charisse get into what exactly gentle parenting is, how we can set boundaries with our children, and how we ALL struggle with trying to do better than our parents did it. 

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Mamas! Our friends at PROUDLY have a special deal for you! Make sure you head over to proudly.com, spend at least $50 and use promo code BLACKLOVE to save %20 (excluding subscriptions)! Shoutout to PROUDLY for looking out for our melanated babies! 

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If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the series has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes rewatching all your favorite episodes of #BlackLoveDoc. catching our original series Couch Conversations and Men's Roundtable, or find your new favorite podcasts on the Black Love Podcast Network! 

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Sep 12, 2022
Mamas, I Need Some Advice!
00:26:52

Mamas, Aunties, and all of yall listening, today the Mamas (sans Melanie who is out being a rockstar) are answering some of your questions! Shanna in Sandy Springs GA needs to know how to not feel overwhelmed doing all the things, Leah in Tupelo MS speaks for all of us wondering why Black Love Doc has to come to an end, plus Kim in Brooklyn is wondering about gentle parenting! (Psst you should def listen to our sis Charisse over at Parenting for the Culture)  

If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

Make sure you're connecting with our Mamas!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Black Love is Forever! While the series has taken its final bow you can still find all things Black Love on the Black Love+ app This includes rewatching all your favorite episodes of #BlackLoveDoc. catching our original series Couch Conversations and Men's Roundtable, or find your new favorite podcasts on the Black Love Podcast Network! 

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Aug 29, 2022
Healed People Heal People
00:38:25

Okay y'all we have to give Codie her flowers for a minute... did you all catch this past episode of Black Love Doc? If not, get yourself over to the Black Love+ App (it's free!) and watch it cause it had us all in our Mama feelings. It was all about the HARD things about parenting that often just don't get talked about. Codie and Tommy's story about her own baby's name, to what to do when our children don't turn out to be who we thought they were going to be... whew! It's a whole lot of hard conversations happening today, because being a parent is hard. 

If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!  Or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

Make sure you connect with our Mamas

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv and on the Black Love+ app every Saturday to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Aug 22, 2022
TMD Vault: We're Having a Baby
00:37:40

Hey Mamas! Before You get too excited, we're going into the vault today for a NEVER BEFORE heard episode from the early days before Ashley and Melanie had officially announced their pregnancies. Listen in to a very real conversation about the anxiousness of being pregnant again, and what they wanted to do this round. Plus take a listen to That Newborn Life and see how much what they hoped would line up with what actually happened.

If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!  Or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

Make sure you connect with our Mamas

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv and on the Black Love+ app every Saturday  to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Aug 15, 2022
We Need to Talk About Social Media
00:24:03

Ladies! Ashley's oldest is setting boundaries with her presence on her socials! And look, we all know it's a delicate line choosing what to and not to share. So much of how we communicate and build our brands are tied into sharing pieces of ourselves like here on the podcast! But not everyone comes into these spaces with good intentions. Listen in as the Mamas share their thoughts about all things social media and what they do to help keep the balance in their lives!

If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!  Or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

Ladies! Whats's your social media policy with your kids?

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv and on the Black Love+ app every Saturday  to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Aug 08, 2022
Everyone Needs Therapy
00:22:36

Y'all, Ashley needs therapy. Actually, we all need therapy. Listen in as Ashley breaks down what's been keeping her out of therapy, what the other Mamas love about therapy, and why we should ALL be talking to somebody. 

 

If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!  Or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

Ladies! Are you for or against therapy? Let the Mamas know!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv and on the Black Love+ app every Saturday  to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Aug 01, 2022
Living in Transition
00:33:04

Codie's back y'all! It's been a minute but she is back with stories to tell. It wasn't just one thing that kept her away from chatting with the Mamas. It was ALL the things. How do we continue going in moments where everything seems to be changing? The Mamas also get into the Final Season of Black Love Doc. Codie shares why it's coming to an end plus what else might be coming down the line.  Also, somewhere there's a chat about word pronunciations that we promise gets back on track. 

 

If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!  Or send us an email at podcasts@blacklove.com

Ladies! What's in transition for you at this moment? Let the Mamas know!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv and on the Black Love+ app every Saturday  to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Jul 25, 2022
Mamas, I've Got a Question
00:36:50

Mamas, Aunties and all of yall listening, today the Mamas (sans Codie who IS coming back we promise!) are answering some of your questions! Ebony in the ATL has a  bone to pick with Ashley, Briana in North LA County has some shout outs (and has the ladies wondering where North LA County is), plus Jamelia in Dallas needs some help from Felicia! Also, some how the ladies start a conversation about finances! If you have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

Ladies! It's time to love this season of our lives. Let us know what you're doing to celebrate yourself!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv on July 23rd at 10p/9c and the next day on the Black Love+ app to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

@blacklovedoc on Twitter

Jul 18, 2022
Act II
00:29:27

It's Melanie Fiona's 40th birthday!! [insert party horn] OR, it was last week which has the ladies talking about the next Act of their lives. Learning to celebrate and love where you are now is a whole word. What are the ladies looking forward to in Act II and what are a few hang ups that keep us from loving where we're at? 

Ladies! It's time to love this season of our lives. Let us know what you're doing to celebrate yourself!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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This month the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv on July 23rd at 10p/9c and the next day on the Black Love+ app to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

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Jul 11, 2022
Those Summer Bodies
00:35:13

Alright ladies! It's summertime and our Mamas are glowing! But truth be told, it isn't easy learning to love and celebrate yourself even if your homegirls are cheering you on. This week the Mamas discuss learning to love their bodies at where they're at now, and the struggles they've had along the way. Plus, we all know just how social media and filters make it real hard to figure out what's real and what's not real. 

Ladies! It's time to love your bodies. Let us know what you're doing to celebrate yourself!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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This July the groundbreaking series Black Love Doc is back for one final season. Black Love means the world to us and we are honored that so many couples have so vulnerably shared their highs and lows and lessons with us so we can bring them to you. Make sure you join us on @OWNtv on July 23rd at 10p/9c to celebrate and say goodbye to #BlackLoveDoc.

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

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Jun 27, 2022
The Romanticizing of Motherhood
00:22:49

Mamas! Remember when you were younger, pre children, and you would dream about all the amazing things you were going to do with your babies once you became a mom? Maybe you idealized bath time? Or putting your babies to sleep? Maybe just how cool of a mom you were going to be? and then, BAM. These kids get here and it ain't nothing like what you imagined? Well the Mamas got you. Today, Ashley, Melanie, Felicia, and Codie all share what they thought motherhood would be like and what them babies have done instead. 

What were your expectations of motherhood? Share with our Mamas:

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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Looking for more podcasts to listen to? The Black Love Podcast Network is the premier home for authentically Black conversations, and the best place to find all of them is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

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Jun 20, 2022
Never Have We Ever
00:31:46

Never Have I Ever.... This week the Mamas play a round of Never Have I Ever parents edition, and we find out some things along the way. Have you ever let your kids pee outside? Cursed around your kids? Listen in to hear just what the Mamas have and have not done.

Were you playing along? Connect with the Mamas and let us know your never have you evers.

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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Looking for more podcasts to listen to? The Black Love Podcast Network is the premier home for authentically Black conversations, and the best place to find all of them is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

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Jun 13, 2022
That Newborn Life
00:37:14

CW: Suicide, Depression

This episode of The Mama's Den deals with postpartum depression and suicide. If these are triggers for you, we encourage you to go back and listen to one of your favorite episodes. 

If you are struggling with postpartum depression, there is help.  Call the PSI HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773 or Text “Help” to 800-944-4773 (EN).

If you are in crisis, call your local emergency number or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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1/2 of our Mamas (Ashley & Melanie) are once again living that newborn life. From the late nights/early mornings to the new routines, and juggling having more than one little human who needs care it's been a lot. Listen in as our Newborn Mamas share what it's like for them right now, plus all the Mamas share what their experiences with newborns were like. This conversation gets raw and real. Please take heed of the content warnings! 

Time to check in Mamas. How are y'all doing? Connect with the Mamas and let us know.

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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Looking for more podcasts to listen to? The Black Love Podcast Network is the premier home for authentically Black conversations, and the best place to find all of them is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

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Jun 06, 2022
We Are Hustling Backwards
00:30:18

This past week has been awful. It's been really, really awful. So much so that the Mamas don't even really know where to begin this conversation. With the mass shooting in Uvalde just 10 days after the shooting in Buffalo, it sometimes feels like it all is too much. Listen in as the Mamas share what they have on their minds about the state of things, and what very real fears they share for their own families. Plus, what have they been sharing (or not sharing) with their own children? This conversation is to serve as a check-in for all Mamas.

Time to check in Mamas. How are y'all doing? Connect with the Mamas and let us know.

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

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May 30, 2022
Do You Talk to Your Kids About Racism?
00:31:35

How do you talk to your kids about racism? There's no one answer, and every conversation is different. In this episode,  the Mamas share whether they have discussed the White supremacist mass shooting in Buffalo with their children. Plus, what are the expectations of schools to educate our kids around not only this event, but around racism as a whole? This is a conversation that everyone needs to hear as the Mamas get real about the challenges they have faced while trying to protect and educate their kids.

Have you talked to your kids about racism? Let the Mamas know!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

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May 23, 2022
No is a Complete Sentence
00:29:34

Y'all, Codie needs some help and she has turned to her Mamas for some guidance. She is struggling with her boundaries (lowkey, she's got none). How can she (and all of us) learn how to set them? Listen in as Ashley, Felicia, and Melanie share how they have learned to set their professional and personal boundaries. Plus how they teach the importance of setting boundaries with their children.

ALSO can we give it up for Felicia and 3 years of MindfulFee? *cues party horn*

What are some of your boundaries? How have you taught boundaries to your kids? Let the Mamas know!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Have a question for the Mamas? Let us know so we can answer it in a future episode!

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

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May 16, 2022
Mama's Day
00:33:47

Ladies! We're doing Mother's Day in the Den today! We know this is a day about celebrating all things motherhood, but look, sometimes the best gift is a day by ourselves! Listen in as the ladies share what their Mother's Days have looked like up to this point, what they all really want for mother's day, and what they do for their mothers. Plus we just might find out the best gift they've ever gotten in this celebration of mamas! 

We wanna hear your Mother's Day traditions and best gifts! Reach out to one (or all) of the Mamas and let us know!

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

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May 09, 2022
Finding the One
00:35:37

Y'all Felicia has some questions for the married folks! The dating game can be a whole situation, especially when you know exactly what you're looking for in a partner. How did the Mamas know that the men they're with now was the one? What speed bumps have come up along the way, and what do they think about the journey that got them to now? Is there a time frame? The Mamas are here to share their journeys to the one and what they found that they needed in a partner.

Make sure you tell the Mamas what you think! 

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

@blacklovedoc on Facebook

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May 02, 2022
Happiness
00:27:56

Let's talk about joy. Happiness is often overlooked by the busyness of life, and today the Mamas (sans Codie) reflect on what joy looks like to them. How has it changed with time, and how can one maintain peace along the journey. 

Make sure you tell the Mamas what you think! 

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

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Apr 25, 2022
It's Never Too Late
00:36:53

Are we all happy with where we are? Oftentimes we find ourselves reflecting on everything we have done and find ourselves in a loop of “we haven’t done enough”. But let’s get real ladies, sometimes getting up in the morning is the accomplishment. It's easy to fall into the trap of believing that we should be further than where we are right now OR that it's too late to accomplish all the things and dreams we've had. Today the Mamas share not only what they accomplished, but what they had hoped to have done at this point in their lives. 

Make sure you tell the Mamas what you think! 

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

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Apr 18, 2022
The Snapback (part 1)
00:35:21

Y'all, Codie has a secret: she is obsessed with women's bodies. Especially women's bodies post pregnancy.  So today, the Mamas are discussing their own body image pre an post pregnancy. What has their journey looked like, and what exactly did they feel through it? Do they still hold any insecurities? Listen in to part one* of this conversation as the Mamas get real about their bodies and the ins and outs of body image. 

*This conversation took place before our Mamas added two new little ones to their families. To hear part two make sure you're following the podcast to be the first to know when it drops

Make sure you tell the Mamas what you think! 

Ashley - @watermeloneggrolls

Codie - @codieco

Felicia - @felicialatour

Melanie - @melaniefiona

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

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Apr 11, 2022
Your Child Asked WHAT?
00:43:53

Sometimes kids ASK the darndest things. What is the line that Mamas need to take with having those difficult conversations with their kids? Hint: There is no consensus here. From anatomy to periods, to Santa Claus, and even death, we all need to find the best way to explain the tough topics to our kids. In this episode, the Mamas each share their philosophies and the stories that helped get them there.

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

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Apr 04, 2022
Welcome to The Mama's Den
00:40:59

Codie, Melanie, Felicia, and Ashley share what their journey to motherhood has been, and some of the surprises they found out along the way. The Mamas share what brought to them this space and the power in having a community of Mamas that understand what they’re going through AND are there to lift them up and support each other. 

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Our friends at Target are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Black Love Podcast Network in March. Through their Black Beyond Measure campaign, Target is celebrating Black students, creatives, and entrepreneurs all year round. Head over to target.com/BlackBeyondMeasure to learn more. 

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Season 3 of Couch Conversations is HERE and it's featuring your favorite Auntie and Uncle, Tabitha and Chance Brown! The only place to watch it RIGHT NOW is on  Black Love+  . Black Love+ is the premier destination for all things Black Love. Download it today from your favorite app store and join in on the conversation!

Connect with us:

@blacklove on Instagram

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Mar 28, 2022
A Sneak Peak into The Mama's Den
00:02:52

Ladies welcome to The Mama's Den! The Mama's Den is an unfiltered community filled with authentic conversations and experiences all from a mama's perspective. Join singer Melanie Fiona, entrepreneur and influencer Felicia La Tour, writer Ashley Chea, and CEO of Black Love, Inc. Codie Elaine Oliver every week as they come together to have honest conversations about everything from motherhood, race, sexuality, health, religion and dating. No topic is off-limits! Grab your wine, make sure the kids are away, and join us in The Mama’s Den. 

Connect with all the Mamas

Ashley Chea

Melanie Fiona

Felicia La Tour

Codie Elaine Oliver 

 

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Mar 25, 2022