You know how we do: MyBrownBaby is dead-set on giving credit where credit is due to parents who are raising and loving their beautiful brown babies. A round of applause for MBB Mom of the Week Joyce E. Davis my girl, my ace, my mellow! Joyce and I go waaaay back to our days together at Honey. She hooked up the magazine's entertainment stories with heavies like Mary J. Blige and Jill Scott; I sat across from her, editing features and gabbing with her about er'thang music, writing, men, and, when I was pregnant with my Lila, motherhood. Joyce left me a few years after we met broke my heart and moved back to Georgia to start her own public relations firm, become an editor at Upscale, and write books (she's the author of an incredible young adult novel, “Can’t Stop The Shine” (Kimani Tru); her second novel hits bookstores this year). She also blogs at her fly virtual space, Enjoyceing Life. Of all of her incredible accomplishments and titles, though, the most impressive one is Mom. Joyce gave birth to a daughter who is every bit as smart as she is beautiful–just like her mommy. Both of them are popular here in Atlanta–Joyce knows every-doggone-body. But I’m proud to call her my friend. JD is the fire, y’all. See why right here, and then show some love for MyBrownBaby's incredible Mom of the Week!
My name is Joyce E. Davis.
I live in Atlanta, Georgia.
My brown baby is Amber Mariama Loyd.
I make a living writing.
The last time my daughter cracked me up she serenaded me on my birthday with six choruses of Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, followed by an encore of the ABCs, and a finale of Old McDonald. I was laughing so hard that I had to pull the car over on the side of the road.
The last book I read with my daughter was Shapely Sleepy Sheep.
My favorite place to take her is to school.
My proudest mom moment was when my daughter said the grace at a family dinner.
My most embarrassing mommy moment was the time when my daughter threw her father's cell phone in the training potty and took a poo on it.
The thing I most want my daughter to know is that she is loved.
The one family tradition I hope my daughter will continue when she grows up is to value education.
If I could invent one thing to make being a mom easier, it would be a free robotic personal assistant who can cook nutritious meals and clean the house.
The best invention for kids ever is the portable potty top.
The kid snack I'm most likely to get busted eating is string cheese.
The most important life lesson I want my daughter to learn is to be true to herself.
The one thing no one knows about me is that I wish I was more domestic.
The thing I lost as a mom that I wish I could get back is time to read, to go to the movies, and to travel.
My I'd Rather Be bumper sticker would say I'd Rather Be On Vacation.