#MamaLime Chats Bout: Pop Culture & Parenting
Hey y’all. Did you miss our May mamalime YouTube chat? Well never fear, RACA is hear with the latest ep of Caribbean Mom Chat.
This month, in addition to the usual characters, we had a guest, Nicole (@NicSGreene on Twitter) from the blog WhenDidIBecomeMyMom.com, coming at us straight from Trinidad. We covered all things pop culture and how it informs/effects our parenting. From ratchet TV, Miley Cyrus and raunchy music (Caribbean and American) to Rihanna’s nekkidness, the Trini mom who beat her child on Facebook and, of course, Jay, Bey & Solange’s elevator fisticuffs.
Yeah. This was a good one. So no more talk from me. Let’s get into the lime. Mamalime that is!
Who makes up the MamaLime crew? Well, me and a few of mi sistren dem:
Eva Greene Wison aka “SocaMom” is the editor of SocaMom.com and author of Anancy’s Family Reunion Her blog posts have been featured on BlogHer..com and republished in b3 Caribbean Magazine (print and online) and Outlish Magazine (online). She has interviewed soca artists Bunji Garlin and Fay-AnnLyons, former Essence Editor in Chief Constance White, fashion trailblazer Anya Ayoung-Chee, Jamaican TV personality and beauty queen Kamila McDonald Alcock, Trinidadian stage and screen actress Hazelle Goodman, and other leaders in the Caribbean community about connecting children to Caribbean culture and balancing motherhood, higher education, and career. She was most recently honored with two Black Weblog Awards – Best New Blog and Best Parenting Blog. Find her on Twitter at @socamomdc
Pascalle Onika Goddard aka “Onika Pascal is a career savvy supermom-certified Sagittarian-professional introvert-with a funny bone, born in Trinidad, raised in Brooklyn, NY and now residing in Maryland with her 16 year old son. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Medgar Evers College and her Masters of Professional Studies at the George Washington University. In 2008 she self-published a book of poetry entitled Collections of a See Through Soul – Portraits, written under the pen name Onika Pascal. Shortly after, in 2009, she released a second volume of poetry titled, Collections of a See Through Soul – Bardvillian Symphonies. She has contributed to Outlish Magazine (online) and eWoman Magazine (online). She hopes to release more literary works in the future. Find her on Twitter at @OnikaPascal
Mommy. Career Woman. Fitnes Addict. Schnelle “Nellie” Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 4), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Her blog, Brooklyn Active Mama is a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-In series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie became inspired to become a licensed Zumba instructor at Fitbloggin’ 12. She now teaches a regular high energy Saturday Zumba class in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! Find her on Twitter at @BklynActiveMama
And our guest tonight…..
Nicole S. Greene is outspoken, a mother of 3 and a bit of a nerd. Pushing 40, passionate about family, she lives in Trinidad & Tobago with her husband, pre-school daughter and 2 tween sons. Trying to master this parenting thing, this rebel has found her cause. her blog, When Did I Become My Mom started in 2009 as a place for her to process her thoughts and indulge in a little creative writing here and there. Over the past 3 years, this space has evolved as Nic has evolved as a Family Advocate, parent, wife and career woman. She “thinks aloud” here on family, relationships, and the parenting.