Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FLOTUS and Me: Trading Parenting Tips with Mama Obama

Serious Business: First Lady Michelle Obama raising black women-in-training
(photo: Tracy Russo)

Strict Rules? Seriously?

Read my take on HuffPost

There's been much ado about how sternly Mrs. Obama parents First Daughters, Sasha and Malia. But what some people call "strict,"is business as usual in my house. I'm sure my girls, ages 11 and 14 just like Sasha and Malia, feel as though I ride them like a cheap pair of boyshorts. Can you blame me? Let's be real: I'm raising brown girls in an unkind world.

Sometimes I jokingly tell my daughters to, "Buckle up, buttercup! Life is hard." But being mama to two Black women-in-training is no joke to me. It's serious business. I've got to prepare them to work extra hard. Learn more about what I have in common with "Chelle" (I'm sure she'd let me call her that seeing as we're tight and all). Check out my post!