Reflections on Motherhood:
When your daughters become soul sisters, sometimes U get a bonus soul sista yourself! S/O 2 my girl May @eme829. When U live solo w/an only child, during a pandemic, adequate childcare & playdates can B damn near impossible w/o a few good moms on your team. Being the mother of daughters can be beautiful & scary, particularly when U have a vulnerable household (=household w/o father/father figure present in home). And NO, this isn't a bash black men post 4 any brother reading this assuming, their fathers R present & active in their lives, I'm speaking specific 2 symobology of father not PHYSICALLY being in home. I dig deeper on this in my book. As a survivor of sexual violence from my childhood/teen years (molestation & rape), I have seen & heard the fears of many-a-mothers who worry about their ability 2 protect their daughters. This is highly important 2 understand that when women R in high stress, compounded depression, & overall unhealthy emotional states, they can sometimes create environments of vulnerability 4 their children w/o even knowing it. A major way this happens is when a mother has 2 choose working vs. childcare. Here's where having a tribe of soul sistas (& Brothers) comes in handy. Bc if U have trusted community, it lessens the level of stress, or heightens it if U don't. We must understand village extends FAR beyond just being available. It's also about being aware & operating in frequency. I'm grateful 2 have a tribe of soul sistas 2 call on should my daughters father be unavailable. If you've ever babysat #TheHipHopDaughter for me, lord knows I appreciate U, especially over the last 2 years navigating through separation, divorce, moving 3 times, balancing work/childcare schedules, personal & family health concerns, heartbreak, maintaining my emotional wellbeing & a rack of wordly sh*t piled on top. So many folk have been resources & shoulders 2 lean on & I don't take it lightly. From the heart ❤ of a mother's love, I thank U FRAMILY.
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