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Be True To Yourself

The last few mornings I’ve found myself setting small daily goals. Sometimes I fall short of those goals but it never stops me from repeating new goals the next morning. As I lay in bed and the sun fights it’s way thru my bedroom shades I can’t stop thinking about one lesson I want my Read the full article…

Me, Myself, & I

As I begin this new year with the wisdom I’ve gained over my years of tears and triumphs, I’ve come to the realization that the hardest relationship we will encounter in life is with ourselves. Once we have found peace and happiness within ourselves, it is then that our relationships with everything and everyone else Read the full article…

Listen & Learn

I want to share a secret with you guys. Promise not to tell anyone? (which is clearly a rhetorical question because NOBODY keeps a secret anymore). Early on during my pregnancy, before I found out the gender of my baby, I used to pray for a boy. I would always tell everyone I was yearning Read the full article…

Knowledge Is True Beauty

As I lay here restless, cuddling my sleeping baby girl, I am compelled to reflect on the lessons that this life has taught me. One of my favorite sayings is, “you don’t change the world, the world changes you.” Like most of life’s lessons, I learned that the hard way. I wish I could say Read the full article…

Through Your Eyes

Sometimes I sit back and stare at Jada and wonder what it’s like to see the world through her eyes. How big everything must seem to her. It amazes me how the smallest things excite her and I imagine how much hope her heart must be filled with. I wish I could go back to Read the full article…

Just Wait Baby, The Sun Will Come Out…

For me, life before motherhood is somewhat of a blur. Just this past weekend I was telling my twin sister, “I don’t really remember life before becoming Jada’s mom.” I definitely have memories of my life before my daughter, but in retrospect, it all kind of seems like another lifetime ago. When I gave birth Read the full article…

She Gets It From Her Momma!

“Camaraderie is real!” is what my Soul Cycle exercise instructor yelled into her microphone as sweat ran down my face from pedaling my life away. She’s right. Camaraderie is real. It’s a real energy that can be passed on from one person to another, from one mother to another, from one woman to another, from Read the full article…

Mommy On A Mission

I was twenty-two years old when I became pregnant with my daughter. I’m currently twenty-four. In this last year-and-a-half I have learned more about myself than I have in my entire life. Becoming a mother is by far the greatest thing I’ve ever done and probably will ever do. It’s also the most challenging, but Read the full article…

Survivors: Baby, we made it!

There is nothing in the world that I thought would make me more blissfully happy than being pregnant… When I envisioned becoming a mother, I imagined being overfilled with joy. I prayed for my baby, I dreamt about having my baby, and I constantly thought about “what if I couldn’t have a baby?” because that Read the full article…

Mommy’s Freakum Dress

Gaining sixty plus pregnancy pounds really took a toll on my self esteem. Ironically it didn’t take a toll on my sex life…not even a little bit lol. There’s a theory that sex is better when you’re pregnant. Now, I can’t really confirm or deny that supposition because sex with my fiancé is always great. Read the full article…

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