When did you became a mom and how did you feel?

In 2004 I became a mom for the first time.  Still can’t believe it has been 10 years since I was responsible for someone other than myself.  I was a nervous wreck.  I thought I was going to leave my baby on top of the car after going to the grocery store.  But, I also couldn’t help but be a little angry.  I was not in the place where I wanted to be financially and family-wise. I was a single mom.  So, I was overwhelmed, but still in love.

How do you feel about motherhood right now?

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Tiffany’s boys Dion, 10 and Zion, 8

It’s almost like I don’t know who I am without them (Dion, 10 and Zion, 8 ).  I love to get a break, but I love when they come back.  The moment you give birth every moment becomes a personally defining moment. It impacts every decision you make from what you wear to what you consume.  You become the ultimate role model as a mother.

What is unique about your family?

We really take care of each other.  We breathe into each other, but we also get life from each other.  We really live, laugh and learn together.

Describe your ideal mommy friend.

A real mommy friend should share some of your values.  She should be a nurturer, but also a disciplinarian.  She needs to know when and how to give love.  She also should recognize the individuality of us as mothers, but also the individuality of our children.  She would know that differences should be celebrated. She would also be a lover of life and a lifelong leaner. She also has to like to eat!

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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on muffymendoza.com.

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