Many moms are stressed, and rightfully so.
Mothers are charged with giving to their families, particularly their children, in ways that are simply not expected of fathers. As primary nurturers, women are expected to develop patience, selflessness and wisdom immediately after giving birth. Right. And who decides whether she got it right or wrong? You may think her family or dad’s friends, but when it comes down to it the final verdict is with…the kids. And we know they can be brutally honest. Still it’s not just what children say about mom or how they feel about themselves that helps us measure the success of parenting, it’s really what lessons, habits and tradition they choose to pass down and to impart on their little ones.
Yes, motherhood means so much, and that’s why it’s the topic of this week’s Listen to Black Women: Take to the Streets. We asked a few women to get candid about the choices they’ve made with their children and, perhaps even more challenging, to speak on the what they believe their mothers got right—and wrong—with them. It’s time to talk change.
Check out our latest episode to find out more.
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