Updated: Apr 4, 2020
The blog for moms by moms. Real moms real unfiltered talk.
Welcome to Black MOMish. A place for Black moms to talk, share, cry, commiserate and above all else breathe. No pretense. No makeup. No filters. Just straight talk from and for black moms who need a space all their own. So why BLACK MOMish and not just MOMish? Simple. We need our own space. We share enough of our lives with other people and have to make concessions for why we say what we say, why we wear our hair the way we do, why we are mad, why we have an attitude and the list goes on and on. For once, we need a space where no concessions or excuses or further explanation is needed. A space that is just ours and ours alone. We can shake our collective heads to the same beat and not have to explain anything to anyone. Plus there are certain things that only black moms go through. Certain topics that only impact black moms.
“We need our own space. We share enough of our lives with other people and have to make concessions for why we say what we say, why we wear our hair the way we do, why we are mad, why we have an attitude and the list goes on."
The Capes We Wear...
In the world we often wear capes. We take on all of the projects at work, we stay up late working on degrees and baking cookies for school bake sales. We carry black babies in our bellies and with it the worry of the world not accepting the melanin in his skin. We watch our weight, make sure we are drinking enough water, do yoga to remove stress, Youtube the best protective styles and make sure all everyone’s outfits are ironed and ready for Sunday service. And we try our best to make it all look easy. We smile when we want to frown at times. We hold our tongues in board meetings because we don’t want the stereotype of being the aggressive Black girl to cloud their perception of us. In the midst of juggling our careers and kids and health we still do or best to hold down our Black men who are carrying their own weight. We have to be the toughest cape-wearing women in the world but melt in the arms of the men working tirelessly to protect us on the front lines. This blog is the virtual space for us to leave all of our capes and worries and hurt and leave them at the url. A space to laugh uncontrollably at the jokes we get to tell in a cadence that only we understand. We get to talk openly and candidly about all of the MOMish that we don’t otherwise get to discuss. It is a space for all of us Black moms trying to figure it out, juggle it all and hold it all together. Welcome to our space.