Motherhood has its challenges and its rewards, and sharing stories about the journey is what these mamas do best. For Mother’s Day, we thought we’d offer some of the best blogs on the Web for moms looking for work-life balance, parenting and lifestyle advice … or even a few good laughs.
My Brown Baby
Starting her site on a whim in 2008, Denene Millner created a space for African-American moms looking to lend their often ignored voices to the national parenting debate. After learning that Sarah Palin’s teen daughter was pregnant, Millner questioned how the pregnancy would be viewed if Bristol were black. Her site is “a place where African-American parents and parents of black children and their opinions matter, and are heard, respected and revered.”
Black Glamour Mom
Known to sport a pair of heels while pushing a baby stroller, Michelle Matthews-Alexander embodies the lifestyle of a glamorous mom. The director of public relations at an African-American advertising agency, she uses her fun and edgy blog to show entrepreneurial-minded moms that they can find a balance between managing life as a wife, mommy and worker without sacrificing their personal style.
Mama Knows It All
Brandi Jeter-Riley originally created the blog as a way to chronicle her personal journey through motherhood. The Oakland, Calif., resident and mother of one says her site has evolved to become a resource for women worldwide who are looking for encouragement while figuring out what being a mother means to them. She provides tips and information, personal stories and support.
Mocha Moms Inc.
What began as a newsletter called Mocha Moms has grown into a national organization. Considered a premiere voice and support group for mothers of color, the site is run by a national executive board that oversees local chapters. The group’s purpose is to serve as an advocate for mothers of color, encourage community activism and provide information on parenting.
Baby Making Machine
Featured on media sources such as the Today show and Mashable, freelance news reporter and anchor Jennifer Borget blogs about her pregnancies, career, relationships and parenting experiences. A mother of two living in Austin, Texas, she began Baby Making Machine in 2008 as a way to share her struggles with “baby fever” and her journey toward motherhood.
Source: The Root | NICOLE L. CVETNIC