Thursday, February 16, 2006

A word from BMD's curator-mama

Cheers! I am thrilled that you have found your way to Being Mama Daily. In finding this site you have found a unique opportunity to talk shop, say your piece, let your mama-soul blow free in the breeze.

I am here because the experience of conceiving, bearing and raising children has pushed and pulled at my body, mind and spirit so that I looked up one day and found that I was wiser, more centered, braver and more beautiful for having donned the dress and made the trip. This realization has been and continues to be a process. I am here because I imagine that there must be other mothers out there with similar growing joys and pains.

Save for a few that I will mention shortly, there are no rules at BMD. No subject is off limits and any woman who is currently, or has in the recent or distant (especially distant as you surely have something to share) past, raised a black child, we want to hear from you.

Now, some people have asked, “Why women who have raised black children and not just black mothers?” It is for the same reason that I do most things; for my children. For our children. I want black children to finally and out loud, hear the voices of their mothers; the emotion and honest intention in our effort to raise them in a world that can shuffle from promise to pain in a blink. I want them to hear us say we love them and how sometimes that heals or hurts depending on the day. How nothing is more important than their safety and everything that we would give to ensure it, even when we feel threatened or afraid. I want them hear us and I want us to speak to them so that this generation and the next and all of those that will surely follow, will know that we did our best and even then, for us, it never seemed like quite enough. I want them to hear us say that we are human, but we recognize the divine task we have been given to care for their souls, even if only for a little while.

Now for the fine print. Below are a few rules that we must observe in order to make this forum effective:

1) If you read something that moves you, say so. Comments, feedback and general encouragement are so much of what keep us moving. We are after all, here to share.

2) Speaking of sharing, send in your journal entries. They do not have to be any specific length; short is as good as long. But if we do not tell our own stories, no one will ever know.

3) And finally, tell somebody about BMD. Send a link to a friend or a mass email to a bunch of mama-friends, then come back and listen. You will be changed and amazed by what you hear.

Best to you and yours always,

Being Mama Daily


Blogger upwords said...

I thank you so much for doing this. I have my entry written (while waiting in line shopping) but the care and feeding of a house full of sick folk have slowed down my sending it in. Funny, you just spoke of "donning the dress" and that's just what I wrote about. This is a good place. I'm glad to be here.


4:56 AM  
Anonymous jasai said...


You make my heart sing. I feel I must call you friend, even from this distance. In your life (from what I can tell via online)you are that mythical broadstroke of courage we all aim to be. press on.


6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am happy to be apart of this with you J. i love it!

next up...the print version!


10:21 AM  
Blogger Miss Ahmad said...

yaay for being mama daily! what a blessing you are to and for women!

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Leigh said...

I love coming here and reading the stories. The words are so heartfelt, and the pictures are a really nice touch.

Thank you so much!

9:04 AM  
Blogger alucas said...

Wonderful and much needed blog. I will make sure to tell my sista-mothers about it.


7:30 PM  
Blogger said...

I didn't have a black child, and I didn't raise my child but I saw your comment on another blog and was glad to read it. I put your blog up on my links section.
I find the posts beautiful to read. I get sad because I wasn't a daily mama in practise although remained a mother in my heart every day. I love the words and the photos and the whole theme of this blog. It's beautiful.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Angel said...


I can't thank you enough for the space you've created here because my mother (and I'll say that most black women from my mother's generation) did not hand off her stories about her everyday frustrations, joys, successes, etc. but carried it on the inside. Every bridal and baby shower I've ever been to has been full of gifts, cake, decorations, and pastel ribbons but rarely does any real conversation surface about what motherhood (and wife-hood) will really mean in this young woman's life. We don't talk about it and hence, we are almost always delivered a shock to the system when the reality kicks in. This forum is necessary for our survival and I thank you. Just to know that we're not alone in this journey.

Bless you,


7:42 AM  
Anonymous Jasai said...

Angel, what you have said sums up the mission and purpose of BMD. It is high time we begin to "tell", "say" and "share".

We are here to fill in the gap; for those of us doing it now and all of us who will do it in the future. And so that our children will know our hearts and grow in its great shadow.

8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do You interesting of [b]Viagra 100mg dosage[/b]? You can find below...
[size=10]>>>[url=][b]Viagra 100mg dosage[/b][/url]<<<[/size]

[b]Bonus Policy[/b]
Order 3 or more products and get free Regular Airmail shipping!
Free Regular Airmail shipping for orders starting with $200.00!

Free insurance (guaranteed reshipment if delivery failed) for orders starting with $300.00!

Generic Viagra (sildenafil citrate; brand names include: Aphrodil / Edegra / Erasmo / Penegra / Revatio / Supra / Zwagra) is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient.
Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited.
Generic Viagra is manufactured in accordance with World Health Organization standards and guidelines (WHO-GMP). Also you can find on our sites.
Generic Viagra is made with thorough reverse engineering for the sildenafil citrate molecule - a totally different process of making sildenafil and its reaction. That is why it takes effect in 15 minutes compared to other drugs which take 30-40 minutes to take effect.
Even in the most sexually liberated and self-satisfied of nations, many people still yearn to burn more, to feel ready for bedding no matter what the clock says and to desire their partner of 23 years as much as they did when their love was brand new.
The market is saturated with books on how to revive a flagging libido or spice up monotonous sex, and sex therapists say “lack of desire” is one of the most common complaints they hear from patients, particularly women.

8:48 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

polo ralph lauren outlet, kate spade outlet, air max, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet, ray ban sunglasses, nike free, tiffany and co, gucci outlet, tiffany and co, louis vuitton handbags, replica watches, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, oakley sunglasses cheap, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp handbags, prada handbags, burberry outlet, louis vuitton outlet, burberry outlet, louboutin outlet, christian louboutin, michael kors outlet, rolex watches, louis vuitton outlet stores, ray ban sunglasses, nike shoes, air max, cheap uggs, oakley sunglasses, ugg boots clearance, longchamp handbags, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet, louboutin, michael kors outlet online sale, ugg outlet, oakley sunglasses, uggs, louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren

6:38 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

michael kors pas cher, nike air force, coach outlet store online, north face, nike free pas cher, converse pas cher, nike air max, sac longchamp pas cher, nike blazer, oakley pas cher, new balance pas cher, nike roshe, true religion jeans, polo lacoste, air max pas cher, abercrombie and fitch, polo ralph lauren, sac guess, hollister, louboutin, ray ban pas cher, lululemon outlet online, coach outlet, true religion jeans, nike tn, mulberry, kate spade handbags, vanessa bruno, coach purses, true religion outlet, timberland, sac hermes, air max, replica handbags, air jordan, ralph lauren, nike roshe run pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, north face, hogan outlet, michael kors outlet, vans pas cher, hollister, nike free, sac burberry, michael kors, air max, true religion outlet, michael kors uk, longchamp

6:40 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

ipad cases, soccer jerseys, beats by dre, nike roshe run, ferragamo shoes, asics running shoes, air max, iphone cases, longchamp, oakley, nike huaraches, herve leger, ralph lauren, insanity workout, hollister, babyliss pro, nike trainers, vans shoes, soccer shoes, new balance shoes, wedding dresses, jimmy choo outlet, nfl jerseys, iphone 6 plus cases, p90x, giuseppe zanotti, iphone 6s cases, louboutin, iphone 5s cases, valentino shoes, iphone 6s plus cases, mac cosmetics, lululemon outlet, abercrombie and fitch, celine handbags, bottega veneta, chi flat iron, iphone 6 cases, baseball bats, reebok outlet, mcm handbags, ghd, s6 case, mont blanc, instyler, north face outlet, timberland boots, hollister clothing store, birkin bag, north face jackets

6:42 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

rolex watches, ugg, canada goose, thomas sabo, sac louis vuitton, moncler, pandora charms, marc jacobs, moncler, louis vuitton uk, swarovski crystal, barbour, canada goose outlet, abercrombie, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, canada goose jackets, barbour, moncler, ugg, pandora charms, louis vuitton, links of london, converse shoes, juicy couture outlet, swarovski, moncler, wedding dresses, hollister, montre homme, moncler, canada goose, supra shoes, gucci, moncler outlet, ugg, toms shoes, juicy couture, moncler, ugg boots, canada goose, pandora jewelry, canada goose uk, karen millen, air max, ray ban, coach outlet store online, converse, canada goose, sac louis vuitton, ugg pas cher, vans, sac lancel, moncler

6:44 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

oakley sunglasses wholesale, chanel handbags, burberry pas cher, tory burch outlet, nike free, nike air max, nike outlet, michael kors pas cher, longchamp outlet, ugg boots, jordan shoes, replica watches, louboutin pas cher, christian louboutin shoes, polo outlet, jordan pas cher, nike air max, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet online, longchamp pas cher, replica watches, louis vuitton, kate spade outlet, ray ban sunglasses, air max, gucci handbags, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin uk, uggs on sale, prada handbags, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, sac longchamp pas cher, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, ugg boots, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany jewelry, nike free run, nike roshe, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses, christian louboutin outlet, prada outlet, polo ralph lauren, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses

5:51 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

ralph lauren uk, nike air max, uggs outlet, michael kors, true religion jeans, coach purses, true religion outlet, north face uk, hogan outlet, ray ban pas cher, coach outlet store online, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, abercrombie and fitch uk, nike air force, timberland pas cher, true religion outlet, lululemon canada, nike roshe run uk, polo lacoste, michael kors outlet online, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, sac vanessa bruno, nike blazer pas cher, coach outlet, hollister uk, nike free uk, north face, sac hermes, new balance, michael kors outlet online, hollister pas cher, michael kors, oakley pas cher, nike air max uk, burberry outlet, kate spade, nike tn, converse pas cher, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet, replica handbags, guess pas cher, burberry handbags

5:54 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

iphone 6s plus cases, nike trainers uk, mont blanc pens, herve leger, new balance shoes, chi flat iron, nike huaraches, bottega veneta, soccer jerseys, iphone 6 plus cases, p90x workout, oakley, wedding dresses, lululemon, timberland boots, mcm handbags, louboutin, vans outlet, instyler, ralph lauren, north face outlet, hollister clothing, abercrombie and fitch, asics running shoes, iphone 6s cases, iphone cases, mac cosmetics, babyliss, iphone 5s cases, valentino shoes, nfl jerseys, jimmy choo outlet, soccer shoes, north face outlet, longchamp uk, giuseppe zanotti outlet, hermes belt, iphone 6 cases, baseball bats, insanity workout, reebok outlet, s6 case, ipad cases, celine handbags, hollister, beats by dre, ghd hair, nike roshe run, ferragamo shoes, nike air max

5:57 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, moncler outlet, replica watches, thomas sabo, lancel, louis vuitton, juicy couture outlet, wedding dresses, moncler, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, canada goose uk, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, swarovski crystal, vans, supra shoes, louis vuitton, pandora charms, pandora uk, toms shoes, moncler, canada goose jackets, pandora jewelry, ugg, converse, canada goose, barbour, juicy couture outlet, canada goose outlet, pandora jewelry, moncler, hollister, canada goose outlet, canada goose, canada goose, canada goose outlet, ugg uk, barbour uk, swarovski, marc jacobs, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, ray ban, moncler uk, converse outlet, nike air max, moncler outlet, doudoune moncler, karen millen uk, links of london, montre pas cher, coach outlet

5:59 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home