I am so excited to share Take 1 of the Brown Baby Love Series. To read, breath and feel the responses was overwhelming and beautiful. Grab your tea or coffee and some tissue then sit back and enjoy the first 10 moms sharing their thoughts on Brown Baby Love. Stay tuned for the first love letter from the series coming this Thursday and Take 2 of “What does Brown Baby Love mean to you” next Monday.
What does Brown Baby Love mean to you?
“In the outside world, and sometimes even in the home, brown babies get the least amount of love and we, as a community, must cultivate Brown Baby Love in all facets. We are a beautiful people filled with so much love + beauty + perseverance. We must be relished in every degree, starting with LOVE!” – Marie Young, Mom to Lola (3) & Joey (1), Digital Strategist & Chief Mama at Good Lookn Out
“The most sacred thing on earth worth living and dying for.” – Ariel C. Williams, mom to Loren (5) – Creative Writer, Author & Blogger at Ariel Says Now
“Brown Baby Love to me, boils down to just love. Teaching my son (through example) love of self, love of others, love of your people and love of this Earth.” – Rose Redd, Mom to Picard (4) – Lawyer, Teacher, Coach, Creative at Ross Red Said
“Loving myself a little more. I didn’t believe my mom when she said I was beautiful, smart, funny or any of the wonderful things she couldn’t stop saying about me. Now I surely believe the mirror-image, beautiful, smart, funny Brown Baby laughing with me daily. I wish I’d figured that out before my mom passed away.” – Ella Laverne, Mom to Joelle (4), Blogger & Producer of Best Blog Content
“It means hugs, kisses, hope and promise for an upcoming generation. I make every attempt & take every opportunity to show my boys how to be affectionate & loving men that will be cherished by the woman they will love.” – Renee Roberts, mom to Elijah(16), Emmanuel (14), & Fabian (11) Active Duty Nurse, United States Army
“An undying commitment to pour into the lives of brown babies right from the womb. It means encouraging passion, pride and growth in all areas of these babies lives.” – Leslie Young, mom to Jaxon (6), Julia (4), Jayde (1) and #4 on the way, Founder of Bloggers Like Me & Fashion Dojour Daily
“Loving your beautiful brown baby unconditionally and that love transcending time. It doesn’t matter how old they become…they will always be your brown baby love!” – Michell Pulliam, mom to Kerington (25), Joel (23), & Blake (18), Pastor’s Wife, Mentor/Teacher, Blogger at Prowess And Pearls
“From my mama and now my own firsthand experience, our love means keeping a roof over our children’s heads, food in their bellies, and vibrancy in their lives. It’s about making sacrifices that are never in vain because we would do whatever is necessary for our babies to thrive. I’m talking experience life outside our neighborhood block – good education, other cultures, traveling to other places, and staying involved in what keeps our kids active, happy, and well-rounded. This kind of love is so absolutely complete, so wonderfully whole.” – Paula, mom to Rhea (3), Administrator & Relationship/Self Love Blogger at Deserve More
“Brown baby love is the embodiment of my experience. Loving the unseen, having faith in the unknown and trusting the uncertain. Brown Baby love is the feeling of the African American mother for her newborn child. I feel it when i look at my now 7 month old son. I feel it when I touch his caramel skin, when he smiles and his dimples deepen. I feel it when he laughs and his kisses taste like brown sugar. I love that brown baby. I know that I will instill in him the confidence needed to embrace and love the color brown. Although history tried to negate it and make it ugly, brown in all its shades is the most diverse and beautiful color. Its the color of a mothers love.” – Catrice Staffney-Richardson, mom to Gabriel (7 months), VP of Event Marketing at Investment Bank
“I felt the warmth of Brown Baby Love the first time my son looked me in the eyes and said Mom.” – Tanisha Manigo-Brown, mom to Tommy (10 months), Entrepreneur
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