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4 Albums You & Your Kids Will Enjoy in the Car

4 Albums You & Your Kids Will Enjoy in the Car

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Hey mamas, what do you listen to with your kids in the car?  Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

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What’s Going on in Our Neighborhood? July 29th - Aug. 4th

What’s Going on in Our Neighborhood? July 29th – Aug. 4th

There’s a lot going on this week in #urban #Pittsburgh!  From the Black Family Reunion to Pittsburgh Brown Mamas’ first stay-at-home mom meet-up and a free workshop for kids at Home Depot.  Visit BrownMamas.com every Tuesday for a listing of family-friendly events in #urban #Pittsburgh!

Tuesday, July 29th Kelly Strayhorn Theater Summer Movie “Frozen”   Wednesday, July 30 Consol Energy Center Walk…

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#GoodMama Erica Gives Time & Attention to Motherhood

#GoodMama Erica Gives Time & Attention to Motherhood

1.  When did you first become a mother and how did you feel? I was 29 when I had my son.  I was single, so I was a little apprehensive about how I was going to handle this, but what I felt most was overwhelming love. I felt an awesome sense of responsibility. I told myself that what I do with him will affect the man he will become. GoodMama&Son

Erica and her son, Julian, 14

2. How do your feelings about…

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Join the #GoodMama Movement

BrownMamas.com created the #goodmama movement because we are fed up with African-American moms being depicted as lazy, mean, insensitive, crazy and most of all unloving.  

4 Things Every Mama Should Do Before Starting a Business

4 Things Every Mama Should Do Before Starting a Business

The site might look nice, but it’s a lot of work.  Let’s just say my part-time job did not prepare me for the long nights, don’t know what I’m doings (I know that’s not a word) and endless hours spent staring at a compute screen (still wondering what am I doing).  If I had it my way, I would go back and change a few things before deciding to dive right into the world of mommy blogging on a…

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Mama’s Spice Rack: Cinnamon

Mama’s Spice Rack: Cinnamon

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Sharae Thompson, Herbalist & Owner of Triple Eigch Pharmacy

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In our history cinnamon has a very significant role.  Our ancient Egyptian ancestors used cinnamon to embalm bodies and also to treat indigestion among African royalty.  Biblically Moses used cinnamon during anointing ceremonies in the temple and during the TransAtlantic Slave Trade cinnamon was one of the most…

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One of our #goodmama has been gracious enough to offer a customized bib and burp cloth set, such as the one below.  Check out our Rafflecopte giveaway below.

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#Giveaway, Win a Custom, Embroidered Bib & Burp Cloth Set One of our #goodmama has been gracious enough to offer a customized bib and burp cloth set, such as the one below.  

When I first laid eyes on Marcia’s embroidered layette that she made for one of the newest additions to my family, I thought, “I have to put this on the site.”  The amount of detailing and time she puts into her embroidered “obsessions,” as she call them is simply magnificent.  Plus, she says it was all inspired by her kids.  Check out Marcia, owner of MC Obsessions.

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Marcia’s family, husband, Curtis, son, Clayton & daughter, Caitlyn

So Marcia, how did motherhood inspire your business?

I wanted to show my children to always reach for your dream. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Also, I love creating things for them, to see their faces when I make something just for them melts my heart. 

What exactly is MC Obsessions?

First off, I have ADHD when it comes to crafts. I’ve been a baker, made posters and tons of other arts-related stuff.  So when my husband and I got married, I made everything.  I made every single item from the bouquets, to table linens and placement cards and invitations. And, my sons birthday parties were always over the top with handmade everything.  People would always ask who made this stuff and my husband would that I made everything.  My husband was like, “you need to start selling this stuff.”  Now, I basically embroider anything.  With MC Obsession, I embroider bags, bibs, burp clothes, layettes and gowns and teddy bears. I even started doing framed embroidered birth and wedding announcements.  Now, that I’ve got focused, business is going great.

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Marcia, Clayton and Caitlyn

What makes you a #goodmama? 

I would say my devotion to my children they are my heart and soul. I wake-up everyday for them. I want to lead them by example.

How do your feelings about motherhood differ now from when you first became a mom?

I say all the time that I am not the same woman my husband married.  I used to want to be like ‘Mary Jane,’ a CEO by the time I was 30.  But, my struggle to have children definitely changed that.  I miscarried twins before I was able to get pregnant with my son. Now that I have two kids and a husband who loves me, my family is the reason I am who I am.

Here is a little sample of Marcia’s awesome work at MC Obsessions! Visit her Etsy store for more and Click Here to enter a giveaway for an embroidered bib and burp cloth.

 Find Marcia and MC Obsessions on FacebookEtsy or contact her by email at mcobsessions@gmail.com.

#GoodMama Marcia Obsesses Over Kids and Business When I first laid eyes on Marcia’s embroidered layette that she made for one of the newest additions to my family, I thought, “I have to put this on the site.”  The amount of detailing and time she puts into her embroidered “obsessions,” as she call them is simply magnificent.