I'm an African American mom with brown babies, and I take great pleasure in writing about the issues that moms of color and mothers of children of color face as we raise our kids. And while I happily co-sign the idea that at the base of it, all of us moms want the same things for our children—for them to be happy, healthy, smart, kind, honest, trustworthy, successful human beings—we simply do not all parent the same, and there absolutely ARE issues that we deal with as an African American moms that white moms would never have to think about if they’re not raising a brown child.
While I intended for black moms to call MyBrownBaby home, I certainly hoped that ALL moms would feel comfortable sitting on the MyBrownBaby stoop and commiseratating/learning/teaching about their views on motherhood, too. And I've found an amazing circle of moms online who totally get it—who write passionately about their parenting experiences in a way with which I can identify with, learn from, and, above all else, appreciate.
And now, some of my favorite bloggers—Talibah of WeParent and The Mama Spot (and the winner of the first MyBrownBaby Beautiful Minds Contest!), Tameka of Tea & Honey Bread, Michelle of The Integrated Mother, and Moms of Hue co-founders Renee of Cutie Booty Cakes and Kristina of Mom on the Rise, among others—have combined their talent and resources to found the fabulous new site, Moms of Hue, a place where parents can read all about the unique experience of women of color raising children—from the Latina, African American, Indian, single, married, and bi-racial perspectives, and much more.
Today, Moms of Hue is holding its official launch party, and the site is celebrating in style, with over 30 prizes they'll be giving away all day long! Follow the conversation on twitter by searching for the #momsofhue hashtag and be sure to follow @momsofhue so that you don't miss a chance to enter the giveaways.
And of course, be sure to stop by Moms of Hue to check out the stories, voices, and perspectives of Moms of Hue.