Category Archives: Life as a Black Mom

The Hardest Part of Recovering from Postpartum Depression Was Learning to Speak Up for My Own Needs The Hardest Part of Recovering from Postpartum Depression Was Learning to Speak Up for My Own Needs


After being ravaged by postpartum depression for most of 2015, my 2016 goal was to retain sanity —…
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Leila

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...

Why I Reclaimed My Relationship with the Outdoors as a Black Woman and Went Camping Why I Reclaimed My Relationship with the Outdoors as a Black Woman and Went Camping


I had always been curious about camping. Something about a tent, a fire, and marshmallows sounded like a…
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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

New Studies Show the “Crack Baby” Was a Media Myth Designed to Frighten Whites and Criminalize Black Children New Studies Show the “Crack Baby” Was a Media Myth Designed to Frighten Whites and Criminalize Black Children


When you hear the term “crack baby, ” you might picture the movie Losing Isaiah with the screaming…
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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

I Sacrificed My Professional Dreams to Become a Mother 7 Times Over I Sacrificed My Professional Dreams to Become a Mother 7 Times Over


www.encouragegrowingfamilies.com I wish I could paint this fairytale picture that where I am now in my life is…
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Kim

About Kim

A Christian Wife and Stay at home mom to 7 beautiful children whose names all start with an M. I enjoy writing with my husband about our FAITH and all things FAMILY as we grow in the Lord. You can learn more about my family and I at www.encouragegrowingfamilies.com

9 Ways I Survive as a Black Woman Mothering Without a Village 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…
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Didan Ashanta

About Didan Ashanta

Didan Ashanta is the author of "Jamaican Green Smoothies" and a LifeDesigner who blogs about eating your way to vibrant health at DidanAshanta.com. A native of Jamaica, she currently lives in the Tokyo, Japan with her husband and 3-yr-old daughter.

Black Fathers Who Babywear! Black Fathers Who Babywear!


By now you might have heard about the controversy over baby carrier company Baby K’Tan’s marketing for their…
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Leila

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...

Why I Gave My Daughter a Black Name — Despite the Perceived Consequences Why I Gave My Daughter a Black Name — Despite the Perceived Consequences


As an African-American woman with an unusual name (Dara Tafakari), I know all too well that America is…
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Leila

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...

What Strangers Shouldn’t Say to My Interracial Family That Doesn’t “Match” What Strangers Shouldn’t Say to My Interracial Family That Doesn’t “Match”


  By Alicia Barnes, liciabobesha.com When I was pregnant, I felt sorry for my husband. I knew our…
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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

Pregnancy Ruined My Hair in a Major Way Pregnancy Ruined My Hair in a Major Way


It’s been almost two years since I had my baby, and my hair is still recovering. Sure, I…
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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

Stunning Photo Series Celebrates Black Mothers Who Breastfeed Stunning Photo Series Celebrates Black Mothers Who Breastfeed


The Out of Africa photo series by Georgia-based Blue Sky photography celebrates black mothers who breastfeed, and the…
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Leila

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...