The virtual world is amazing. Since I started blogging, I have “met” some awesome people. By way of my blogger friend Ron, who authors Anything Urban, I met Traci Lee, author of Beauty in Rare Form. After reading Traci’s blog, I found out that we are practically neighbors. I also learned that we share some of the same passions — the written word and GIRlS!
As a mother of three girls, I am consumed with insuring that they receive the education to which they are entitled. I am more than obsessed with their having the highest self-esteem a woman can possess. I encourage them to strive for their dreams, their goals. Their spiritual health is of utmost importance to me. I try to engender in my three daughters a global view of life. They are all required to give back — so community service is a must in our household.
With that being said, when I heard of Traci’s online Magazine, Baby Girlz, I was thrilled to see a medium dedicated to “our” girls.
Take a moment to check out Traci’s baby — Baby Grilz:
My niece was born Friday, August 24, 2007…2 months ahead of schedule. You see, her actual due date was October 27th. She is a beautiful little thing that was born at a very low birth weight — 1lb. 8oz. As small as some of your hands!
With her entry into the world, we learned something new as we gathered at the hospital to await her fate. While waiting to see her for the first time, one of the staff nurses turned to us and said: “The baby will be fine”. At first, we figured that was something she was saying to keep us hopeful and in positive spirits. However, she continued with: “Do you know what you guys have? You have a Black GIRL. She has the highest survivability rate of all premature babies no matter race or gender”. Tears welled up. None of us had ever heard this before.
If you have a daughter, sister, friend, student, niece between the ages of 12-20, please take time to steer them from the mundane nonsense that abounds on the internet, and advise them to check out Baby Girlz.
Oh, and guess who gets to contribute beauty tips?