A mother’s job is never done – especially when raising bright, ambitious super kids.
Moms, I’m sure you agree – looking into the eyes and souls of our children is nothing short of amazing. We make sacrifices daily to increase their quality of life and overall well-being. In fact, we invest so much into our kid’s dreams that we pray for a positive return as they enter into young adulthood.
In celebration of wonder kids with big ideas, who are raised by super moms like you and me, Madamenoire and African Pride Dream Kids present their first ever ‘Be the Boss’ editorial series, which highlights super moms and their passionate journey of raising vivid leaders.
Meet Turkesha McIvy, an Atlanta, GA blogger and yoga enthusiast, who is the mom of three amazing boys who range from the ages of 9 years-old to 20 years-old. Daily, she strives to make sure that her sons receive the adequate attention and care needed for a successful life. Check out her exclusive interview on ‘Be the Boss’ where she shares her expectations of her children and where she envisions them in the next few years.
Madamenoire: What kind of super-kids did you plan to raise?
Turkesha McIvy: I prayed that I would be blessed with kids that were independent, determined and ready to create the life that God had intended for them. I never put labels on what I want them to be – but rather I allow them to grow into their own destined careers.
Madamenoire: What traits do you see in your super-kids that may help them in the future?
Turkesha McIvy: My middle son who is 13 years-old and my 9-year-old both have the same personality traits as me. From the moment my 13 year-old was able to walk and talk he has been a thriving mini entrepreneur just like me. My boys have always been little men inside of a child’s body. Their ability to naturally want to help and see that others around them survive is simply amazing. Their drive and ambition to succeed reminds me of myself. Those skills will surely help them in the future.
Madamenoire: What is a recent activity that both you and your kids have collaborated on?
Turkesha McIvy: The kids have joined me in working with CHAMPS as volunteers yearly in Atlanta, where we take out time to help bring awareness to local men regarding the benefits of taking care of themselves and actively getting routine check-ups. This has been dear to our hearts since my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Madamenoire: What skill-sets or traits do you hold that makes you a supermom of your super children?
Turkesha McIvy: From an early age I have always been a strong reader and researcher. I have always been very inquisitive, determined and ambitious. I have always thrived off knowledge and the idea of learning everything about a particular subject, project or business and these are all traits that my super kids possess.
Check out our Be The Boss Kids episode of Marley Dias discussing her viral #1000blackgirlbooks campaign.