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#GoodMama Maureen: Putting Family First

  1. #GoodMama Maureen: Putting Family First

    The #GoodMama campaign celebrates the beauty of Black motherhood.  We highlight Black moms in the Pittsburgh region who are loving on their babies, holding down their households and living a family first lifestyle.  Our next mom, Ms. Maureen is the mother of one beautiful baby girl (who I’ve had the honor of meeting on several…
  2. #Goodmama Danisha: Evolving through Motherhood

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The #goodmama campaign began back in 2014 as an online movement to show how Black mothers are transforming their communities everyday.  So far, over 30 mothers have participating and their are no plans to stop highlighting their greatness.  To see more of the mamas and learn how you can participate, click here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What…
  3. #GoodMama Markisha Navigates Motherhood Successfully

    In a world where being loud, boastful and spontaneous is the status quo, it’s nice to meet someone who is pleasant.  If I could use one word to describe Markisha, pleasant would be it.  Through conversation with her you will know that she is one tough mama of a 12-year-old daughter, and has made some major…
  4. #GoodMama LaTasha Goes from Selfish to Selfless through Motherhood

    She’s the coupon queen here in Pittsburgh. LaTasha is well known for her frugally fantastic personality and the luxurious looks she creates at her beauty salon.  I’ve only heard and seen great things from LaTasha.  We recently met face-to-face for the first time and I instantly recognized that there’s a lot I can learn from…
  5. #GoodMama Muffy Falls in Love with Motherhood

    I’ve shared many of our mamas stories over the last few months, and have finally decided to share mines.  Here’s my motherhood journey. Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing more stories of amazing mamas of color from Pittsburgh.  My motherhood journey is not all roses and lollipops, but I’m still kicking and…
  6. #GoodMama Connie Strives Toward Perfection of Motherhood

    “Mommin’ Ain’t Easy,” the moment I read that part of Connie’s motherhood journey, she became a mom after my own heart.  She’s 110% right.  Motherhood is not easy, but it’s satisfying, rewarding and just makes you feel good.  Constance is another Brown Mama from Pittsburgh who has taken on the motherhood challenge full throttle.  Not…
  7. #GoodMama Denene Asks and Receives the Gift of Motherhood

    Becoming an adoptive parent has always been an experience I’ve aspired to have.  So meeting, Ms. Denene who’s already talked the talk and is now walking the walk was a great delight.  Through our three-hour lunch she and I discussed everything from her super active two children, our agreement on teaching Black history to our…
  8. #GoodMama Syreeta Feels Established in Motherhood

    Reading over Syreeta’s #goodmama journey I couldn’t help, but notice the parallels between her story, my story and the many stories I’ve heard over the last few weeks.  Words full of shame, mixed with moments of joy, the hardwork, the pain and the emergence of feelings so deep and thoroughly real that they could only be…
  9. #GoodMama Cheryl Evolves Through Motherhood

    Cheryl is one of my admire moms.  I remember when another #goodmama I know, Ms. Diane, a.k.a my best friend in NYC, took me to my first Mocha Moms meeting.  I was new to the Big Apple and did not know a soul outside of my hubby.  At the first meeting, I really was astonished…
  10. #GoodMama Dia: A Real Foot Soldier for Motherhood

    Dia is the quintessential foot soldier for motherhood.  In addition to being one of the greatest minds I ever met, she has a knack for developing these very interesting, yet common sense style, ways of teaching her kids life strategies.  I’ve known Dia since I was 15, and I looked up to her then and continue…

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