“You Can Always Try Again” and Other Rude Things People Said When I Told Them I Was Having Another Daughter

Oh man, you have no idea how disappointed we are to have a completely healthy baby girl. Girls are so useless.

– May 27, 2014

Blessed to be Covered: Why ACA Enrollment Is Imperative For Uninsured Black Moms

A pregnant Black mom urges us to take the first and most important step in raising the next generation of happy and healthy brown babies: get covered under the Affordable Care Act.

– Feb 26, 2014

Childless and Okay With It For Now: When Babysitting Wears You Out

She's knows she wants a family of her own, but she wonders what happens when you can’t give them back at the end of day?

– Jan 27, 2014

Black Teen Pregnancy Rates Drop By 51 Percent—Thanks To Responsible Teens

Health advocates say the massive drop in Black teen pregnancy rates is due to more teens taking control of their reproductive responsibilities.

– Dec 11, 2013

The Most Genius Baby Shower Gift Idea Ever Was… [MyBrownBaby Open Thread]

What was the best baby shower gift you got when you were pregnant with your babies? And what's your go-to baby shower gift idea?

– Nov 22, 2013

More Moms Cutting Maternity Leave Short Because, Well, We Need To Get the Dollar Bills, Y’all.

On this much, I am very clear: when I had my first baby more than 14 years ago, I was blessed to be working at...

– Sep 30, 2013

{Faith & Motherhood} Water-Walking Into Motherhood After Miscarriages and Others’ Doubt

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s...

Talk To Me: Unborn Babies Can Hear Their Moms, Learn and Remember As Well As Newborns

So it turns out that all that book reading, rapping and grown woman conversation I had with my pregnant belly while Mari and Lila were...

– Aug 28, 2013

When Motherhood Isn’t Natural: The Phenomenon Of Being Childless By Choice

By EVETTE DIONNE Motherhood requires immense sacrifice from women. We are morally obligated to allow our children to feed from us and sometimes, sicken our...

– Aug 7, 2013

Surviving Miscarriage: Mourning the Baby That Never Was

The cramping started in the car—sharp pains that felt like the spasms I get when my period is imminent. By the time I got back...

– Jul 9, 2013