Tag Archives: motherhood

No, I’m Not Her Mammy, Thanks

I’ve been a mama for eight years, nine if you consider the 36 weeks my uterus was being rented out by my daughter Tiny Smalls. I’ve been a Black woman for over three decades and have experienced various levels of … Continue reading

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Black Motherhood: The Womb of the World

[Editor's note: I asked one of my favorite bloggers, Renee, who writes about race, gender and more on Womanist Musings, what she thought of the recent article on Racewire that said: America is experiencing a single-mom boom. Federal health authorities … Continue reading

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Oprah and the Secret Lives of Moms

by Anti-Racist Parent columnist Liz Dwyer; crossposted from Los Angelista’s Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness Yesterday afternoon I found myself watching an episode of Oprah called the Secret Lives of Moms, and, honestly, I think I would’ve been better … Continue reading

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Motherhood and Michelle

Over on my blog and on Racialicious, I recently wrote about the difference in how white women and black women view the MSM’s feminizing of First Lady Michelle Obama (i.e. it’s focus on her clothes, appearance and role as a mother.)  … Continue reading

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Outsourced parenting: Sexism, racism and classism

Crossposted from What Tami Said It is probably heresy for the editor of a parenting blog to admit ambivalence about parenting, but here’s the deal: I’ve never had a strong desire to be a parent. I like children. I enjoy … Continue reading

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