Happy 1st Anniversary, Beyond Baby Mamas!

Dear Beyond Baby Mamas community — I love y’all. There’s a lot I wanted to write in this post that will kick off our week-long celebration of Beyond Baby Mamas’ one-year anniversary. But the first and most essential thing is that I love all of you. From the mothers and fathers who’ve volunteered to share […]

He’s Black and He’s Human: An Open Letter Against Implicit Bias.

At first glance he’s a swagged-out hip-hop head. His Beats by Dre headphones boom with songs by Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Drake, and Biggie. With both ears pierced, he rocks a little bling. He’s a sneaker collector, rocking Air Jordans and Roshes. And he has a hat to match all his kicks. To many, […]

Parenting From the Heart: Latifah Miles on Mothering.

What makes an ideal mother? Is it her race, age, or the money in her bank account? Or maybe it’s her willingness to breastfeed or unwillingness to be away from her child to work outside of the home. Whatever the right answer is, throughout my entire pregnancy, I assumed that I would naturally fall into […]

The Not-So-Curious Case of Udonis Haslem’s Wedding Announcement.

  There’s been a low buzz of criticism gathering on social media about NBA star Udonis Haslem’s wedding announcement in The New York Times on Saturday. The piece, “Taking Their Very Sweet Time,” tells the story of his 14-year relationship with the mother of his two youngest sons, Faith Rein. It’s a love story — […]