Motherhood & Family

Motherhood & Family

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Nobuhle Nyoni

How I Rebuilt My Bond With My Sister After Separation

Friday 17 May 2024 1:00 PM

"Not another parenting podcast?!.. You're right, it's not another parenting podcast..."

Illustrated artwork for Black Ballad presents The Survival Guide

Beryn Orera

Black Women On Leaving The Cults They Grew Up In

Friday 12 April 2024 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

Black Women On What It's Really Like Being A “Trad Wife”

Friday 29 March 2024 8:00 AM

Jemmar Samuels

What It’s Like Reuniting With Estranged Family

Wednesday 20 March 2024 8:00 AM

Tabby Kibugi

How Black Single Mums Are Benefiting From ‘Mommunes’

Friday 8 March 2024 8:00 AM

"I was the first to be adopted. The next one, Margaret, was white British, as was my brother John. I then had another brother who was half South Asian, and then the youngest two were black Caribbean girls."

– Meet The Black British Women Who Identify As Transracial


Lisa Tadiwa

We Need to Talk About Postpartum Psychosis in Black Women

Thursday 7 March 2024 8:00 AM

Dorothy Koomson

Oversharing Parents Are Putting Their Children At Risk

Friday 26 January 2024 8:00 AM

Tabby Kibugi

Young, Black Women Feel Like They Can No Longer Afford Motherhood

Wednesday 17 January 2024 8:00 AM

Lynda Ndubuaku

How Migration Affects Those Left Behind

Wednesday 13 December 2023 8:00 AM

Shalom Esene

Why Black Women Are Opting Out Of Labour This Holiday Season

Tuesday 12 December 2023 8:00 AM

Claudette Parry Laws

One Black Woman’s Quest To Preserve Her Father’s Legacy

Tuesday 31 October 2023 8:00 AM

Ifeoluwa Adedeji

How I’m Raising My Mixed Heritage Kids In Italy

Thursday 26 October 2023 8:00 AM

"For a long time Black British mothers were invisible. We weren't in the adverts for nappies or follow on milk, we weren't in the parenting magazines or modelling maternity wear on the high street."

– Why Black Ballad Are Taking Over HuffPost UK


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Jendella Benson

No, Seriously: We Need To Talk About Where Things Go Wrong For Men

Wednesday 11 October 2023 12:00 PM

Jaz Morrison

The Mamahood Space Is Combatting Mum Loneliness In Birmingham

Thursday 5 October 2023 8:00 AM

"On the first full day of my period, I called the clinic to book my baseline scan for the following day. This scan, as you can imagine, is even more uncomfortable."

– I Finally Decided To Freeze My Eggs: Here's What Happened Step-By-Step


Maxine Harrison

Black Women On The Maternal Figures Who Fostered Them

Tuesday 3 October 2023 8:00 AM

Lisa Tadiwa

Yes, You Can Love Your Kids But Still Not Enjoy Motherhood

Friday 29 September 2023 8:00 AM

Iman Mohamed

Navigating Guilt, Duty & Desire As A Young Carer

Thursday 21 September 2023 8:00 AM

Tabby Kibugi

Some Black Women Choose To Be Single Parents: They Tell Us Why

Tuesday 12 September 2023 8:00 AM

"I loved children and did want to be a mother one day, but the fears and worries that plagued me truly deterred me."

– Confronting My Childhood And Righting My Parents' Wrongs


Marie Gentles

How We Can Create Emotionally Supportive Environments For Teenagers

Wednesday 6 September 2023 10:30 AM

Diana Anyakwo

What It’s Like Growing Up With A Parent Who Has A Mental Illness

Thursday 31 August 2023 8:00 AM

Sochima Richard

“Does Motherhood Mean I Will Lose Friends?”

Friday 28 July 2023 8:00 AM

Atinuke Awe

What To Do If A Child You Know Might Be Autistic

Friday 23 June 2023 8:00 AM

Preen Chakadonha

How Grieving My Father Taught Me More About Zimbabwean Culture

Thursday 15 June 2023 8:00 AM

Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

What It’s Like To Be Sent ‘Back Home’ As A Child

Friday 7 April 2023 8:00 AM

Lynda Ndubuaku

You Should Already Be Talking To Your Kids About Sex

Friday 31 March 2023 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

The Pros & Cons Of Mothers Oversharing On Social Media

Monday 20 March 2023 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

Three Mothers On The Profound Grief Of Losing Their Children

Friday 17 March 2023 8:00 AM

Madeline Wilson-Ojo

'Cash Is Queen' Is The Finance Book Every Black Girl Needs

Tuesday 7 March 2023 8:00 AM

"I’ve had to really question my mother over the years, not attack her, but genuinely ask how her thought process works."

– How I'm Helping My Mother Overcome Internalised Misogyny


Jamila Pereira

Unlearning The Stigma Around Addiction In Black Communities

Thursday 9 February 2023 8:00 AM

Nova Reid

Why Black Women Need To Claim Our Autonomy Unapologetically

Wednesday 8 February 2023 8:00 AM

Edisana Stephen

How Gentle Parenting Can Stop The Cycle Of Generational Trauma

Monday 6 February 2023 8:00 AM

Faith Zvorufura

What They Don't Tell You About The First Year Of Marriage

Friday 20 January 2023 8:00 AM

Amber Akaunu

My Journey Connecting With My Nigerian And Brazilian Heritage

Wednesday 18 January 2023 8:00 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

In 2023, What Does ‘Sending Money Back Home’ Look Like?

Monday 16 January 2023 8:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: How My Daughter Helped Reconnect With My Hair

Sunday 4 December 2022 11:00 PM

Tito Kolawole

Love, Honour & My Anxiety With Yoruba Cultural Formalities

Tuesday 29 November 2022 8:00 AM

Tracey Nash

The Lessons And Values Black Women Can Learn From Our Elders

Wednesday 23 November 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Exist Loudly: Celebrating Chosen Families In Queer Black Spaces

Thursday 20 October 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Nana Mensah On Capturing The First Generation Daughter Experience

Tuesday 30 August 2022 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

How I Educated My Loved Ones On Body Positivity

Friday 26 August 2022 8:00 AM

Faith Zvorufura

I’m Unmarried And Having A Baby. What Is The Big Deal?

Friday 19 August 2022 8:00 AM

Sabrina Fearon-Melville

Estare Areola On Creativity, Young Motherhood, Sustainability & Doubt

Tuesday 26 July 2022 8:00 AM

Madeline Wilson-Ojo

Why I Quit My Job In The Middle Of A 'Cost Of Living' Crisis

Monday 27 June 2022 8:00 AM

Christine Makuve

31 Years & Counting: How Black Love Survives Migration & More

Tuesday 14 June 2022 8:00 AM

Sylvia Chengo

How I Came To Accept Disabled Motherhood

Thursday 2 June 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

The Survival Guide: The Realities Of The Adoption Process

Sunday 15 May 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

The Survival Guide:...Teenagers?! (with Jamelia)

Sunday 17 April 2022 8:00 AM

Niki Igbaroola

Patriarchy, Weddings And The Importance Of Our Maiden Names

Tuesday 5 April 2022 6:00 AM

Ronke Jane

Would You Give Up Love Because Your Family Disapproved?

Thursday 17 March 2022 12:30 PM

Black Ballad

Why You’re Strong Is No Longer A Compliment I Want To Hear

Friday 11 March 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Navigating Grief As An Intergenerational British-Caribbean Family

Tuesday 1 March 2022 11:30 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

Why Do Black Women Choose To Have Children?

Thursday 24 February 2022 8:00 AM

Solape Alatise

Do Bride Prices And Dowries Still Have A Place In Modern Marriage?

Tuesday 15 February 2022 12:30 PM

Rebecca Slater

Are You Sure He’s Yours? Navigating Raising A White Passing Child

Thursday 10 February 2022 4:00 PM

Jamila Pereira

What Happens When You See Your Parents For Who They Really Are

Wednesday 26 January 2022 12:00 PM

Edisana Stephen

Black Parents Supporting Their Children In All-White Environments

Monday 24 January 2022 12:30 PM

Jamila Pereira

Rich Aunties: Moving Beyond Motherhood and Materialism

Friday 21 January 2022 8:00 AM

Natalie Eve Roper

The Nuances Of Talking To Our Children About Race

Thursday 20 January 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

How To Ask For Help: A Guide For Mums & Their Loved Ones

Wednesday 19 January 2022 10:00 AM

Sandra Brown-Springer

Black Parents Are Sparing The Rod And Turning To "Gentle Parenting"

Monday 13 December 2021 11:00 AM

Black Ballad

Mums Get Honest About The Support They Need In Motherhood

Friday 3 December 2021 1:30 PM

Korkor Kanor

What I've Learned About Death After A Decade On Twitter

Monday 27 September 2021 12:00 PM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Living In UK Is The Ghetto - Why Haven't I Moved?

Sunday 26 September 2021 10:52 PM

Solape Alatise

Why Are West African Women Giving Their Children Hebrew Names?

Wednesday 22 September 2021 7:00 AM

Annalisa Toccara

Four Black Women Talk Honestly About The Joys & Challenges Of Adoption

Friday 10 September 2021 7:00 AM

Jasmine Pierre

Dealing With The Casual Colourism Of My Childhood

Wednesday 25 August 2021 7:00 AM

Iman Mohamed

How Grief Affected My Most Beloved Eid Tradition

Thursday 29 July 2021 7:00 AM

Arese Sylvester

Addressing The Social Stigma Of Post Natal Depression In Nigeria

Tuesday 20 July 2021 7:00 AM

Tola Okogwu

Author Florence Ọlájídé On Culture Clashes & Growing Up

Thursday 15 July 2021 7:00 AM

Pearl Natasha

The Wedding, Weave & Wakeup Call

Thursday 24 June 2021 7:00 AM

Genéa Saunders

Why & How I Decided To Donate My Eggs As A Black British Woman

Monday 10 May 2021 12:30 PM

Tomi Makanjuola

Will My Nigerian Mum EVER Go Vegan?

Tuesday 13 April 2021 7:00 AM

Sarah Olowofoyeku

Dating And Family Planning As A Sickle Cell Trait Carrier

Monday 12 April 2021 10:30 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: How Running Has Given Me A Sense of Purpose

Sunday 28 March 2021 10:00 PM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: There Are No Medals For Being Tired

Sunday 21 March 2021 11:00 PM

Kaeshelle Rianne

We Must Acknowledge All Mothers On Mother's Day

Sunday 14 March 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

We Need An Honest Conversation About Black Families & Boundaries

Tuesday 2 March 2021 7:00 AM

Ibianga Evans

Confronting My Childhood And Righting My Parents' Wrongs

Friday 26 February 2021 7:00 AM

Mel Green

How Mums-To-Be Can Protect Their Mental Health During Covid

Saturday 20 February 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Race, Privilege & Fluidity: In Conversation With Georgina Lawton

Monday 15 February 2021 12:00 PM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Love Lessons I've Learned in Lockdown

Sunday 14 February 2021 9:45 PM

Jendella Benson

How To Make Better Black Men

Friday 12 February 2021 7:00 AM

Tolu Agbelusi

Unlearning My First Language: Silence

Tuesday 9 February 2021 11:00 AM

Jill Lupupa

How Midwives Are Staying Safe & Dedicated During Covid-19

Saturday 6 February 2021 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

Life After Diagnosis: Black Women & Bipolar Disorder

Friday 22 January 2021 7:00 AM

Selina Flavius

Uncovering What Our Parents Taught Us About Money

Thursday 21 January 2021 8:00 AM

Cherie Jones

Confronting The Silence Around Domestic Violence In The Caribbean

Thursday 21 January 2021 7:00 AM

Isaura Barbé-Brown

I Decided To Freeze My Eggs: Here's What Happened Step-By-Step

Wednesday 20 January 2021 7:00 AM

Niki Igbaroola

On Diet Culture And My Mother's Flawed Example

Monday 18 January 2021 7:00 AM

Vicky Gayle

The Adult Carers Overlooked By The Government & Local Councils

Wednesday 6 January 2021 12:00 PM

Vanessa Lyall

2020 Was The Homecoming I Never Expected

Wednesday 30 December 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

This Year Especially, I'm So Grateful For My Massive Family

Tuesday 22 December 2020 7:00 AM

Michelle Codrington-Rogers

Navigating Intersectionality As A Queer Couple In Oxfordshire

Tuesday 8 December 2020 7:00 AM

Lorna Phillip

The Affirming Birth Activism From West Midlands Doulas

Friday 27 November 2020 7:00 AM

Chloe Seivwright

Editor's Letter: You Can Never Really Lose Touch With Your Home

Sunday 22 November 2020 9:30 PM

Hannah Asikhia

How This New Mum Found A New Meaning To Self-Care During Lockdown

Tuesday 27 October 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Ify Adenuga On Happiness, Nigerian Culture & Her Children's Success

Thursday 8 October 2020 12:30 PM

Renée Jacobs

Belonging in Bath: Our Two Years of Mixed Heritage Adoption

Thursday 8 October 2020 7:00 AM

Jasmine Richards

Examining My Priorities & Leaving the Cotswolds

Tuesday 6 October 2020 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Oloruntola

How I Learned To Empathise With My Mother's Hoarding Habit

Wednesday 2 September 2020 7:00 AM

Karen-Grace Siriboe

How Black Student Midwives Showed Up For Mothers During The Pandemic

Friday 28 August 2020 12:00 PM

N K Aroni

Making Sense Of My "Mother Wound"

Wednesday 26 August 2020 7:00 AM

Dionne Anderson

Navigating White Fragility In My Interracial Family

Thursday 20 August 2020 7:00 AM

Abigail Opiah

We Need To Normalise Life Insurance In The Black Community

Wednesday 19 August 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Jeni's Letter: I Miss My Mum Most When I’m Winning

Monday 17 August 2020 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Editor's Letter: Why Black Ballad Are Taking Over HuffPost UK

Monday 10 August 2020 7:00 AM

V Maturine

Are Interracial Families Becoming An Advertising Trope?

Tuesday 4 August 2020 7:00 AM

Miranda Armstrong

The Imaginary Problem Of Single Black Mothers And Their Sons

Tuesday 14 July 2020 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

When You Have No Choice But To Leave Your Family

Tuesday 30 June 2020 7:00 AM

Rochelle Rodney

What I Learned Single-Parenting Through Lockdown

Tuesday 23 June 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

How My Single Father Made Me A Feminist

Friday 19 June 2020 7:00 AM

Pamela Djima

What It's Like Raising Third Culture Kids In China

Tuesday 9 June 2020 7:00 AM

Marjorie Morgan

Why Fertility Is Still A Taboo Topic In Many Black Communities

Tuesday 2 June 2020 7:00 AM

Jemmar Samuels

The Struggles Of Being The First In The Family To Graduate Uni

Thursday 21 May 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

Life After A Miscarriage And Two Ectopic Pregnancies

Tuesday 19 May 2020 7:00 AM

Tola Okogwu

My Child Is Not Overweight – She's Black!

Tuesday 12 May 2020 7:00 AM

Priscilla Appeaning

Why More Black Women Should Prepare Themselves To Become Step-Mums

Tuesday 28 April 2020 7:00 AM

Rochelle Rodney

The Reality Of Dating As A Single Mother

Monday 20 April 2020 8:00 AM

Susan Kamau

Why I Chose To Have A Baby With A Sperm Donor

Monday 20 April 2020 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Editor's Letter: Why I Am Stepping Back From Black Ballad

Sunday 19 April 2020 9:15 PM

Tiwa Adebayo

It Took Covid-19 To Remind Me That I Still Need My Parents

Friday 27 March 2020 7:00 AM

Camomile Shumba

How I Found Independence After Being A Young Carer

Tuesday 24 March 2020 7:00 AM

Sabrina Bowen

Dealing With Death As A Child Of The Diaspora

Tuesday 10 March 2020 7:00 AM

Lucy DK

Dealing With My Daddy Issues In Life, Love and Art

Friday 14 February 2020 7:00 AM

Pam Kosminsky

The Double Discrimination Facing Black Children With Autism

Friday 20 December 2019 7:00 AM

Portia B

Why I'm Happy Spending Christmas By Myself

Thursday 19 December 2019 7:00 AM

Nehanda Truscott-Reid

Why Self Care Is Vital For Black British Mothers And Their Children

Wednesday 18 December 2019 7:00 AM

Tiwa Adebayo

Why I Rejected A Job Despite The Prestige & Privilege It Gave Me

Thursday 5 December 2019 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

What 'American Son' Taught Me About Interracial Relationships

Wednesday 27 November 2019 7:00 AM

Anna Wughanga Olila

How Black British Women Were A Lifeline For A Newly Emigrated Mum

Friday 22 November 2019 7:00 AM


The Expectations Put On Oldest Daughters Harm Us

Friday 8 November 2019 7:00 AM

Annalisa Toccara

Why Adult Adoptees Need To Have Their Voices Heard

Monday 4 November 2019 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

How Being Black, African and British Has Influenced My Love Language

Friday 13 September 2019 7:00 AM

Iyetomi Adenekan

Lessons And Reflections From A First Generation Mum

Friday 6 September 2019 7:00 AM

Lynette Lisk

Raising Black Children In Boris Johnson's Britain

Tuesday 20 August 2019 7:00 AM

Shireen Antonia

How To Survive Becoming A Single Parent

Tuesday 23 July 2019 7:00 AM


Moving To Zimbabwe As A Queer Child Of The Diaspora

Wednesday 17 July 2019 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Is It Actually Possible To Love Your Post-Pregnancy Body?

Tuesday 9 July 2019 7:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

The Story Of My Sister: The International Wrestling Superstar

Wednesday 12 June 2019 7:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

How I'm Helping My Mother Overcome Internalised Misogyny

Friday 24 May 2019 6:00 PM

Black Ballad

What It Is Like To Be Homeless With A Newborn Baby?

Thursday 11 April 2019 7:00 AM

Rianna Raymond-Williams

Dealing With Grief: Moving Forward From Losing A Loved One

Wednesday 3 April 2019 8:46 AM

Rebecca Boachie

What I Learned From Finding My Absent Father

Friday 22 March 2019 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

What Miscarriage Taught Me About Womanhood

Thursday 7 March 2019 7:00 AM

Paula Corbin

How I'm Settling Into My Blackness At 40

Thursday 7 February 2019 7:00 AM

Jacqueline Courtenay

Why My Kids Won’t Be Calling My Friends “Aunty” or “Uncle”

Saturday 12 January 2019 8:00 AM

Mel Green

Why I Intend To Home-Educate My Son

Tuesday 8 January 2019 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Why I'm Looking Forward To Putting My Career On Pause

Thursday 20 December 2018 7:00 AM

Black Ballad

The Pressure Of Being Black, Queer And Partially Out

Tuesday 18 December 2018 7:00 AM

Sylvia Coitir

Negotiating The Difference Between Being Child-Less and Child-Free

Friday 14 December 2018 7:00 AM

Tomiwa Folorunso

Why I Still Find Christmas Difficult

Tuesday 11 December 2018 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

The Inheritance We Have That We Shouldn't Take For Granted

Thursday 29 November 2018 7:00 AM

Wedaeli Chibelushi

This Woman's Work: 1Xtra Presenter Sian Anderson

Thursday 15 November 2018 7:00 AM

Chantelle Lewis

Navigating Black Womanhood In The World Of Private Healthcare

Thursday 1 November 2018 12:29 PM

Elizabeth Ayoola

What Running Away At 15 Taught Me About Parenting 

Tuesday 23 October 2018 7:00 AM

Tobi Adunni

Why I Will Be Giving My Children Nigerian First Names

Wednesday 10 October 2018 7:00 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Managing Motherhood And My Mental Health Problems

Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:00 AM

Beverley Rachel

People Judge Me For Not Wanting My Own Children

Monday 24 September 2018 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

How Motherhood Is Making Me Think Differently About Masculinity

Tuesday 11 September 2018 7:00 AM

Amina Aweis

Studying While Homeless

Thursday 6 September 2018 10:00 AM

Chantelle Lewis

How I Make My Stepfamily Work

Thursday 5 July 2018 7:00 AM

Naida Redgrave

My Daughter Can’t Wait To Start School & I'm Terrified

Thursday 14 June 2018 1:30 PM

Jendella Benson

Beyoncé Will Never Be My Motherhood Goals

Tuesday 17 April 2018 8:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

The Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Black Women Are The Prison System's Collateral Damage

Tuesday 21 November 2017 8:00 PM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Ava Vidal Talks Motherhood, Mock The Week & Making A Difference

Thursday 5 October 2017 9:29 PM

Mahalia Changlee

Dialect & Dementia: Reading Beyond The Silences

Friday 29 September 2017 7:00 PM

Funmi Olutoye

My Future Children Will Be Raised Among Black Art In My Home

Friday 25 August 2017 7:12 AM

Funmi Olutoye

Choosing The Right Career For You And Not Your Parents

Wednesday 9 August 2017 3:15 PM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Black Mum, White Daughter

Wednesday 2 August 2017 1:00 PM

Tiwa Adebayo

Stop Pressuring Me To Find A Husband

Thursday 20 July 2017 7:00 AM

Mel Green

Gentrification And The Rise Of The White Yummy Mummy

Friday 23 June 2017 8:00 AM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Meet The Black British Women Who Identify As Transracial

Thursday 15 June 2017 12:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Conflict, Clichés and Co-Dependency in Motherhood

Saturday 5 March 2016 9:14 AM

Jendella Benson

Staying Calm, Fly & Capable In Motherhood

Wednesday 2 December 2015 6:35 AM

Jendella Benson

The Impending Doom Of Motherhood... By A First Time Mum

Monday 13 July 2015 7:00 AM