The Mama's Den

The Mama's Den

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.


May 20, 2024 71 mins

Karen Derrico, mom of the TLC show Doubling Down with The Derrico's joins the Mama’s to talk about the upcoming season and how they make it work with 14 children.

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Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow is joining The Mama’s Den to talk about self care, wellness and the work she’s doing to advocate for Mama’s everywhere.

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May 6, 2024 53 mins

This week the Mama’s talk through how to deal when your little one gets rejected.

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April 29, 2024 86 mins

This week in the Mama's Den is OBGYN Dr. Kendra, answering questions about fibroids, when to take your daughters to see an OB and finding the right birth control.

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April 22, 2024 34 mins

If only we knew "this" before becoming Mamas, but now that we do, hopefully this helps a mama, auntie, or anyone raising up a child. 

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April 15, 2024 31 mins

We're sharing tips on how to navigate the children's schedules with all these extra curricular activities.

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April 8, 2024 69 mins

We’re using this episode to bring awareness to Black Maternal Health Week with midwife/doula and founder of Kindred Spaces LA Kim Durdin.

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April 1, 2024 51 mins

Whether you have a career or you’re staying home with the kids – let’s face it, moming is still a 24hr job with no PTO. Also don't forget to support Mama Ashley, her book The Forever Journey drops on April 2nd!

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March 25, 2024 67 mins

Crying, lying and parenting -- The Mama's talk through all the things that helped to define their parenting styles to raise these chilrennn oh and we shed a few tears.

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March 18, 2024 34 mins

This week the mama's are talking about how to navigate the questions of spirituality and religion with our little ones and how our personal beliefs play a role in our parenting.

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March 11, 2024 40 mins

The mama’s share their tips on what they do to school their little ones on the value of a dollar. 

Our friends at the podcast Good Moms Bad Choices are going on tour.  Go to  for more info! 

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March 4, 2024 36 mins

Now that we are adults, here's the conversation we’d tell our younger selves.

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February 26, 2024 45 mins

We’re back Mama’s, 2024 is already in full swing and we’re sharing our goals and intentions for the new year plus we get a reading from a numerologist, because you know how we like to look to the stars.

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December 11, 2023 38 mins

Whether you love Mariah Carey as much as the mamas do, we hope you can appreciate the transformative experience Ashley, Melanie, Felicia, and Codie had seeing The Queen of Christmas together at the Hollywood Bowl. Special shoutout to Ashley who made it all happen! Today, we recap the experience, discuss the value of friendships, old and new, and the impact music has on us and our inner children. Plus, Melanie opens up about an emot...

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December 4, 2023 36 mins

Let's be honest, Village, today was chaotic but we got there! The Mamas get into all things marriage & partnership. Fee, Codie, Melanie, and Ashley discuss how to move through challenges with your partner, which relationships they look to for inspiration, and what it means to choose your partner. While they all have different relationships and perspectives, they're all in agreement that in every marriage - you have to just do you!



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November 27, 2023 43 mins

Get your tissues, Village. Things get a little emotional on this episode as Codie, Ashley, and Melanie talk about the dynamics of adult friendships, self-awareness... and half-marathons. Two of the Mamas even work through a conflict in their own friendship and shed a few tears along the way. But it's important to note, no matter what anybody thinks, know that you're capable of doing whatever you set your mind to Mamas!

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November 20, 2023 36 mins

Welcome back Mamas, today is all about birthdays! Codie, Ashley, and Melanie discuss how they celebrate their children's birthdays, the value of experiences over parties, and embracing getting older. Plus, as Ashley's birthday approaches, she opens up about the difficulties of having a birthday around the holidays and how her birthday celebrations have evolved since losing her sister.

So Village, what is your ideal birthday celebrat...

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November 13, 2023 35 mins

Felicia's back, Village! So it's only right she gives all the tea - and revelations - from her trip to Thailand. The Mamas also get into their perspectives on letting your partner take care of everything, spirituality within your family, and feeling mom guilt while away from your children. While Fe, Codie, Ashley and Melanie all have different points of view, they're in agreement that every Mama deserves to make time for herself (a...

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Okay Mamas, social media sparks a lot of conversations these days. So Codie, Ashley, and Melanie are giving their opinions about a post shared on Instagram that listed 5 things parents should do if they want to have a secure relationship with their children. The Mamas also talk about holding space for their children’s emotions and reflect on their relationships with their own mothers.

Mama's Den Village, do you agree with the 5 step...

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October 30, 2023 39 mins

What’s happening, Mamas? Felicia is in Thailand living her best life while Codie, Melanie, and Ashley are talking about what it means to be just a mother - and more. The Mamas also explore what it means to truly be living in your purpose and supporting your kids’ decisions despite what you may want for them!

So Village, are you fulfilling your childhood dreams or did you figure out your purpose later in life? Let us know your point ...

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