Hey!! My name is Thamar and I am the mother to an amazing, precious, inquisitive, drive you crazy five year old boy. Well I’m also, a wife, a sister, a best friend, a daughter, auntie, big cousin, little cousin, employee, volunteer and I’m pretty sure I could name a few more but I’m also the one person you never want to grab a quick bite with either. I could never decide what I want to eat or drink. But when I’m not out and about (which doesn’t happen to often) I’m home with my baby. That little person has taught me something no one else could and that’s unconditional love and boy has he taught me patience. But even more, he birthed in me a passion for all things healthy. These past five years has been a whirlwind.
Being a mother has brought so many things to my attention, and made me so sensitive and concerned to so much more. What stood out the most for me while being pregnant was what I was putting into my body, my son’s body and even my husband’s body? But being a young black girl from Brooklyn my eyes opened up to a lot of the inequalities within my neighborhood and beyond. The idea of me having to trek half way across Brooklyn for fresh fruits and veggies at an affordable price is quite ridiculous. Or when my son was just under a year old, I was going all around town to find all those cool mommy and me classes, the free baby gym sessions and breastfeeding groups in the cold and without a car! Why aren’t these things readily available to us or at least easy to find? Although I’ve learned so much in these past few years and my journey has only just begun. I want to shed light on a few things I’ve done to make life just a little easier for my family and I. Raising a healthy family in NYC is no easy task but there is so much we can do to help and support each other. So ladies please tell me what have some of your concerns been as moms and what are some of your solutions?