Brown Baby Love Take 1

Brown Baby Love

Brown Baby Love

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.

The Question:

What does Brown Baby Love mean to you?

The Responses:

unnamed“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


Ariel.jpg“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




unnamed“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




Brown Baby Love “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



R Roberts“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



Easter 14.jpg“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



unnamed-1“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



IMG_20140131_185456“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


IMG_0261“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


TommyandIthumbnail.jpg“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
Want to share your thoughts on Brown Baby Love? Leave a comment and I will email you the details on how to be featured.

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  • Reply
    Marie Young
    May 6, 2014 at 1:30 AM

    I loved everyone’s comments and I’m loving the commitment to brown baby love!

    • Reply
      M J
      May 6, 2014 at 2:01 AM

      Awww thank you Marie. You ladies inspire me in motherhood. Brown Moms and their babies rock!

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    May 6, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Aww, this is so sweet MJ. 😀
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    • Reply
      M J
      May 6, 2014 at 2:16 AM

      Aww, thank you Vashti. I am loving the responses. So beautiful.

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    May 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Thanks for the Brown Mama Love, MJ! So appreciate being included.
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      M J
      May 6, 2014 at 2:15 AM

      Thank you for contributing Ella. And thank you for your beautiful and candid response. Your brown baby is lucky to have you.

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    Heather H
    May 6, 2014 at 3:01 AM

    Love! Reading this makes me want to snuggle up with my little one! Hate that she has to grow up! lol

    • Reply
      M J
      May 6, 2014 at 3:17 AM

      Aren’t these responses the best. I spent so much time hugging and kissing Zoe today. She was probably annoyed with me. Still can’t believe how quick the time is passing. Thanks for your support Heather.

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    Michell @Prowess and Pearls
    May 6, 2014 at 3:29 AM

    Thanks so much for including me in on this MJ! Loved all the responses and thanks so much for showcasing all of our “brown baby lubs”! 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of your evening lady! 🙂
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      M J
      May 6, 2014 at 3:42 AM

      Thank you so much for contributing Michell. I love that your brown babies are all grown up but are still your babies. I am loving the baby stage but I am looking forward to the bond 10, 15, 20 years from now.

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    May 6, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    What a great concept. Very inspiring!

    • Reply
      M J
      May 7, 2014 at 3:19 AM

      Thank you Rochelle. I am so moved by this story. I have only been a mom for 17 months but motherhood has been the biggest changer of my life. I am inspired by all the moms here. I’m looking forward to the years to come.

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    Lachonda Lucas
    May 7, 2014 at 3:03 AM

    Aw LOVE LOVE LOVE the responses!!! And our BROWN BABIES! Can’t wait to read the next group!

    • Reply
      M J
      May 7, 2014 at 3:21 AM

      They are just beautiful. There is truly nothing like a mother’s love. I can’t wait to read your response.

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    Yulunda G.
    May 8, 2014 at 4:07 AM

    An awesome Vision and, I am most grateful to be able to participate.

    YES! Brown Baby Love is EVERYTHING!
    Yulunda G. recently posted…“What is your favorite color yelling about you?” Pt. TwoMy Profile

    • Reply
      M J
      May 8, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      Thank you Yulunda. I can’t wait to share your story. I love hearing from all you beautiful mamas.

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    Freda Fro
    May 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Awww such beautiful answers! I especially love Ariel’s.
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      M J
      May 10, 2014 at 3:12 AM

      Thank you Freda. I love all the answers. Ariel is golden

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