I discovered that I was pregnant in February 2012, and as I prepared myself mentally for a baby I scoured mommy blogs and parenting websites for information and advice. I found quite a bit — but not much from black mothers. So I took to extended Facebook messaging with my black mommy friends, all the while wishing there was a central space for us to share our experiences.

I hope that this can be that space. A place for black mothers to talk about the challenges and joys of raising black and bi-racial children in America, and what it means to us.

My name is Leila and I’ve been a full-time blogger since 2009. I’m the creator and editor of the beauty and culture website Black Girl with Long Hair, and I’m blessed to be the mother of two children.

Welcome to our community.