Black Mom Life: Why #Momlife Appears RSVP For White Women Only?

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YAAYS Girl, you are melanated, educated, and motivated. You’re upwardly mobile, successful, got that  high powered job, sexy ass husband and three beautiful children granting you access to opening the door to the good life. But somehow your combination of all of this gives your #momlife an eternal side eye as it appears that all the world hears is #whitewomanlife

Why does it seem that society continues to peg the goodness of mom life as something only reserved for the yuppy white woman? Like all a black woman should be talking about is the struggle life!

It is so hard to imagine that we still live in a world where there are thousands of expressions of sistahs world-wide breaking glass ceilings, climbing corporate ladders, navigating through academia, running million dollar brands, all while raising businesses and babies. They live in gated communities, suburban and urban utopias, send their children to elite schools, have nannies, housekeepers, financial planners, house managers or chefs on their team. BUT still face the sheer look of shock and amazement whenever any facet of this life of theirs is shared with a #truestory. Ultimately contributing to stereotypical notions that it is somehow unnatural to be a successful nuclear black family unit.

Charity begins at home right? So we must celebrate within showing the world that YES, it is very “normal” for hard work to pay off for black folks too.  As moms let’s agree that we are all women who made choices we felt were best for us. Choices inspired by our desires, driven by our experiences, and fueled by our ambitions. Although we may not all reside in the same zip codes or represent the same industries, to our ancestors we are ALL out here doing the unimaginable.

Sooo YAAYS my sistah worked hard, killed the game, bore children, took care of business, had a plan, executed flawlessly; while out here living her best life & shining bright though that #Momlife. AND NO she is not out here tying to be a “white woman” 🙂

XOXO
TheMomsGuide

 

Author: TheMomsGuide

God Family Faith---and in that order! Mid 30's College Dean/Professor by occupation, Wife, Mommy of a 7 year old 4 year old and 4 month old ! A Closet Reality TV Show Watcher, Social Media Junkie, Momaprenuer, Author, Wanna-be brown Martha Stewart and sooo many other things I've probably left off... but you get gist of it. I cringe at the title of supermom, roll my eyes every time I act like #thatmom and secretly envy those who've mastered the art of being soccer moms! All and All I live a sometimes stressful colorful and complicated life but wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!

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