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 Tamara Bullock, mother of Jordan A. Hall – a child actor, dancer and model. Born and raised in Harlem, New York, this super kid has blessed many stages in pursuit of a career in theatre. In the warm ‘Be the Boss’ interview below, Ms. Bullock shares when she knew that Jordan was a super kid and how she prepared him for a life of success.
Madamenoire: What is an amazing project that your child has been a part of?
Tamara Bullock: Jordan’s acting career started three years ago. He has played Simba in the Lion King, and Tommy in Matilda. He also played a cover as young Michael Jackson, young Berry Gordy and young Stevie Wonder in Motown, the Musical. He has made guest appearances on Sesame Street and Late Night on the John Oliver Show and is in some of your favorite brand advertisements and commercials – all while remaining an honor roll student. Our family motto is to keep God first in everything.
Madamenoire: Your son has been acting for a while now, when did you start to groom him professionally?
Tamara Bullock: His father and I tried to expose him to sports early, but even then he was acting. I can remember him going to karate class looking like he was doing the moves and thinking to myself – “he’s going to get himself killed out there.” He participated in theatre at Promise Academy and his exposure to Mr. Aubrey’s class at Harlem School of the Arts, changed his life. He became a sponge for the stage life. I didn’t even know he could sing as well as he did until he hit the stage in Harlem School of the Arts. He was always an old soul, but theatre and acting has really given him an outlet to apply the energy that many people told me was due to him being hyper active.
Madamenoire: Name a time that your child totally blew you away with something they said or did?
Tamara Bullock: It has never been an easy walk. His father and I separated right after he was born, and I am a single parent to him and his younger sister. When he was in the 4th grade he wrote his goals down on paper and it blew me away. I’m in tears as I type. He said one of his goals is to open a funeral home for me and to make sure his family lives well. As the custodial parent, I have never hid the hardships of life from him, perhaps it was because he is an old soul.
Madamenoire: Where do you see your super-kid in 5 years and 15 years?
Tamara Bullock: Jordan will be owning the stage. He loves theatre! He will be in Hamilton if it’s around. He’s obsessed with acting on stage. He lives for it and he’s great at it!
Madamenoire: What skill-sets or traits do you hold that makes you a supermom of your super child?
Tamara Bullock: I don’t fold. I know how to survive the toughest of storms. I know that God has put me in charge of two special gifts, and because I believe in heaven and in Jesus I want to be eligible to get in the kingdom – and that means taking care of these precious gifts he has entrusted me with.
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