Category Archives: Mommy Life/Mommy Stories

9 Ways I Survive as a Black Woman Mothering Without a Village

Carrie Mae Weems : The Kitchen Table Series, 1990 From seeking advice about teething and feeding,  to getting help with the laundry and babysitting,  family members and friends make up the village most women depend on to help them bring up their child(ren). But, the reality for some of us is that we have made our homes in foreign countries or other locations that make it hard to see our loved ones regularly. Some of us are in this…

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Confession: I Let the TV ‘Babysit’ My Child

By Dara Mathis Before I became a mother, I promised myself that I would never be the type of parent who let the television “babysit” my kid. How lazy! How neglectful! What a poor example of motherhood! And then real life happened. Two years after giving birth, I’ve learned enough about parenting to realize I…

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6 of the GROSSEST Experiences of Motherhood

My kid knows nothing tastes as good as mouthfuls of dirt! I don’t even try to stop him. By Alicia Barnes, I’m grateful that I don’t have a weak constitution because motherhood has sure thrown some gross curveballs I didn’t expect. Lochia As if pregnancy and labor weren’t enough, they are followed by lochia,…

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