I'm Saucy!

by — Nov 24, 2008

I mean, that's what everyone's always said about me that I'm sassy, saucy, bombastic. On my good days which come often the titles certainly fit. And today is a very good day. Because the ladies behind The Secret Is In The Sauce, a fantastic blog that encourages us to shower comments and cyber hugs on fellow bloggers, chose to tell their fantastic members to check out MyBrownBaby. In the words of the great pop culture philosopher Paris Hilton, That's hot.

Here's what you should know about me: I'm a mom. I'm a wife. I'm the Reality Check columnist and a contributing editor for Parenting magazine, a contributing editor for Essence magazine, the Real Talk mom for iVillage's Momtourage, and the author of 14 books. I think Idris Elba and George Clooney are the sexiest men alive (after Nick Chiles, my hottie hubs), Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway are gods, Mary J. Blige's catalogue is the soundtrack to my life, Love & Basketball was one of the best movies ever made, the authors Junot Diaz, Paul Beatty, J. California Cooper, and Toure all have beautiful minds, and Now & Laters and Butter Pecan Haagen Das are the food of the gods.

And most days, I'm ridiculously, utterly giddy for no good darn reason.

Here's what you should know about MyBrownBaby: It's an irreverent, intelligent, witty, thoughtful space where moms come to talk about the joys, beauty, frustrations, and fears that come with raising children of color. Writing about motherhood is one of my many jobs as a journalist, but being a mother is my passion and I absolutely adore commiserating with other mothers about how to be a stronger, smarter, better mom, particularly moms of color, who, I feel, all-too-often get left out of the motherhood debate. Not to get all deep on y'all, but I hope that MyBrownBaby helps to change that, not only by showcasing my musings on motherhood, but those of other moms just like me who have a voice and ain't afraid to use it. *steps off soapbox now*

So pull up to my bumper, baby! Sit on the MyBrownBaby stoop and let's chat a while about how much I love my beautiful, ordinary life, and what happens when memories of my mother haunt me, and how I unwind after a long, long day. Check out, too, why I use my MRS like a weapon, why I kicked Lil' Wayne out of my car, and why I think our new First Family will do more for the image of black folks than even The Huxtables did. And when you've had your fill, head here to enter MyBrownBaby’s latest contest.

If you're so moved, leave a comment. Subscribe. Follow MyBrownBaby. And tell a friend or two that you've found a wonderful, warm, inviting place for moms all moms.

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  1. Hi! I found your blog through SITS – already foaming over the turkey & white beans, yum! I also read the post about your mother – not only did your kind words about her bring me to tears, but it reminded me to not take advantage of the grandparents my little girl has – thank you 🙂

  2. Congratulations on being Saucy! Enjoy the week:-)


    I’m looking forward to reading on – I’m guessing I’ll be here for a while since in this one post you have a handful of links that have already intrigued me!

  4. Hey SITSta! Love your blog, wish I could write like you. I’ll be reading for awhile, don’t mind me 😀

  5. Christie-A Work In Progress

    I always knew you were saucy! Congratulations!!

  6. Wow, your my fellow SITS-er today. You posted on the roll call right above me. And you are one of my blogs too. I have the lovely MBB giveaway posted. Seems that I am suppose to be here as so much keeps bringing me back.

  7. Hi stopping by from SITS – congrats to being saucy!!

  8. Stopping by from SITS – congrats to being so saucy!!!

  9. Congrats on being the newest featured chick on Saucy! I already thought you were grea which is why I left you a little something over on my page (SMILES!)


  10. congrats bizkits your way, honey!!! you know you saucy… 😉 have fun this week!!!

  11. congrats on being SAUCY! whoo hoo! 🙂 enjoying your blog.
    om goodness: i see you have the jacqueline woodson book ‘we had a picnic this sunday past’ on your sidebar! my daughter LOVES that book!!!

  12. Congratulations on being Saucy! 🙂

  13. Renée aka Mekhismom

    Congratulations SITSa! Go head with your saucy self!

  14. I’m came here through someone else’s ‘blogs I follow’ link! My babies’ are mostly white ;), but I love your blog! It like your design and you’re posts seem very honest and upfront! Have a great day!

  15. Happy SITS day….you are truly amazing…no other way to put it…and congrats on being a saucy blog this week..well deserved….

  16. Little Birdie Secrets

    Congrats on being saucy! Love your blog and your design!

  17. I am over from SITS and wanted to congratulate you on being Saucy!! Hope you have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!!

  18. Congrats on being a Saucy Blog! I’ve had a great time reading today!

  19. You’re blog is “saucy” now too Denene…in addition to just being awesome! Good for you. 🙂

  20. I’m already hooked!

  21. Ok…you sound amazingly busy…doing amazing things! Congrats on being saucy!

  22. You have a beautiful blog! Congratulations on being Saucy (officially!) I realize you already were!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  23. You are one busy gal and I appreciated your visit myself!

  24. I have always known you are saucy. It is so fun to have one of my regular reads be featured.

  25. Hey Ms. Saucy….Congratulations!

  26. Yay for being saucy!!

    I loved the holiday travel suggestions in Essence too, btw.

  27. Stopping by to say congrats on being saucy!

  28. Congrats on being Saucy. What a wonderful thing you have going here. 🙂

    I am very impressed with how prolific you are. 14 books. Wow!

    Maybe it helps that you take the time to write it…

    …which is what I should be doing now. 🙂

  29. Congrats on being Saucy!!

  30. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest

    Yay for being Saucy!!! 🙂 I’ve visited before, and you have a lovely blog! Pretty design, amazing posts, great links to stuff! Enjoy being Saucy this week!! 🙂

  31. Yay for you! Congrats on your sauciness!

  32. Congratulations on your saucy week! I think the theme of your blog is wonderful and endearing. I look forward to keeping up with your goings on!

  33. I found your blog through SITS and have really enjoyed reading your postings. I also co-parent a child with my ex-husband and felt your anguish in your posting, “The Weaning”. Your blog is great — I’ll be visiting often!

  34. okay, i’m still stuck on the part about 14 books! i obviously need to get on the ball, the good foot and some mo’ ish! i mean, what the heck have i been doing while you were writing FOURTEEN BOOKS??? geez louise, denene! i’m only 1/4 done with my best selling, about-to-be-made-into-a-movie starring mos def and sanaa lathan novel. 🙂

  35. MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner

    Moxie? You’s a fool–ROFL!!!! But I love every secnod of it! And if Mos Def and Sanaa Lathan are starring, I’ll buy TWO tickets!!!!!!!!!! Write it, girl. Write. It.

  36. You are amazing! A wonderful writer and just wow. I shared one of the spots with you in our Saucy Blogs to read for the week….Man (er, Woman) you are one of the best writers I’ve read since I started to blog. Wow, wow, wow!

  37. I can’t wait. I’ve only read your introduction and The Weaning, and I am ready to dive into the insights of you and your contributors. Thank you for the invitation, I plan to sit a spell.

  38. Loves it, loves it, loves it! This blog is pure awesomeness – real, sharp-witted, timely, informative, thought provoking and entertaining commentary … and then some. I love the comfy "community" feel of it. Its so wonderful to watch your "blog baby" take shape and sprout wings.

    Mr. J is a victim of the recent economic downturn and, therefore, he is at home a lot. You might be tickled to learn that Mr. Formula One has become a loyal follower of this blog, and was particularly affected by the "Neighbors Gone Wild" post. Monster.com and MyBrownBaby are all the rage here.

    P.S. (yes, there is more) – I am dating myself, but I'd like to think that "Love & Basketball" was made possible in part by "Love Jones".

    Miss you in the old neighborhood, but will be keeping up with you on the worldwide web! Much love to you and the fam, Marcia

  39. Jennae @ Green Your Decor

    If there is one word to describe you, Saucy is definitely it! And Love and Basketball is the stuff! I love that movie. And like you…anything that Mos Def is in 🙂

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