Here’s what you should know about me: I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m the Reality Check columnist and a contributing editor for Parenting magazine, a contributing editor for Essence magazine, the Real Talk mom for iVillage’s Momtourage, and the author of 14 books. I think Idris Elba and George Clooney are the sexiest men alive (after Nick Chiles, my hottie hubs), Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway are gods, Mary J. Blige’s catalogue is the soundtrack to my life, Love & Basketball was one of the best movies ever made, the authors Junot Diaz, Paul Beatty, J. California Cooper, and Toure all have beautiful minds, and Now & Laters and Butter Pecan Haagen Das are the food of the gods.
And most days, I’m ridiculously, utterly giddy for no good darn reason.
Here’s what you should know about MyBrownBaby: It’s an irreverent, intelligent, witty, thoughtful space where moms come to talk about the joys, beauty, frustrations, and fears that come with raising children of color. Writing about motherhood is one of my many jobs as a journalist, but being a mother is my passion—and I absolutely adore commiserating with other mothers about how to be a stronger, smarter, better mom, particularly moms of color, who, I feel, all-too-often get left out of the motherhood debate. Not to get all deep on y’all, but I hope that MyBrownBaby helps to change that, not only by showcasing my musings on motherhood, but those of other moms just like me who have a voice and ain’t afraid to use it. *steps off soapbox now*
So pull up to my bumper, baby! Sit on the MyBrownBaby stoop and let’s chat a while—about how much I love my beautiful, ordinary life, and what happens when memories of my mother haunt me, and how I unwind after a long, long day. Check out, too, why I use my MRS like a weapon, why I kicked Lil’ Wayne out of my car, and why I think our new First Family will do more for the image of black folks than even The Huxtables did. And when you’ve had your fill, head here to enter MyBrownBaby's latest contest.
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