Welcome to Baby and Blog!

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In February 2012 I found out that I was pregnant. It was totally unplanned and took me by surprise, and it seemed that a lot of my friends were getting pregnant around the same time. As I prepared myself mentally for a baby I scoured sites like BabyCenter.com for information and advice. And I found a lot — but not much from black moms.

So I took to extended Facebook messaging with my pregnant and mommy friends, all the while wishing there was a central space for us to share our experiences.

This is that space

So who am I…

My name is Leila and I’ve been a full-time blogger since 2009. I’m the creator and editor of the natural hair website Black Girl with Long Hair, which I started as a hobby back in 2008. Since then it’s pretty much become my life. I live in Chicago with my husband of 3 years and 8 month old son, Noah (or “Nugget” as we, and everyone else, calls him).

I’d love to e-meet you. So if you’re new to this spot, please introduce yourself in the comments ?


About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...