white Mom with my white baby

My name is Buffy. I live in Seattle. I had a baby in September 2012.

White Mom Blog was created to start a conversation about race and motherhood with white women.

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You can contact me at whitemomblog@gmail.com


8 Responses to “About WHITE MOM BLOG”

  1. reaching4hishem January 29, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    I’ve read all your posts as I stumbled across your blog because you were featured on FP! Congrats! I’m still debating on how and what to chime in. I will follow because I would like to be included in the discussions. I actually think what you’re feeling is a bit misguided. Maybe, from your perspective it’s real but it’s certainly not as simple as a black white thing. I say that as a black woman who is tired of the labels. I will share more of my story later but I do applaud you for tackling your feelings. I personally think the world will be better when we stop with the black white stuff. I know many black people don’t agree; but that’s just it! There are some who agree and some who don’t! It’s not that black and white. 🙂

    • White Mom January 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

      Thank you? Not sure how to respond to this. I don’t think this is a black and white issue- I’ve never said that. But I will work on my misguided, unreal feelings.

      • reaching4hishem January 30, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

        I certainly didn’t mean that as an insult. I apologize if it came off that way. I guess I meant I don’t think you have anything to feel guilty about but you do so that certainly isn’t unreal. Anyway you have a very interesting blog going here and I look forward to chiming in. Not to debate you but just to offer my perspective which I’m sure is different than 99% of the other black people who will comment.

  2. Crohn's and Cupcakes February 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    I just stumbled upon your blog, “Teaching White Education..” and I couldn’t agree more with you. As one of your readers commented on philosopher Louis Althusser, the educational institution much like the family are ideological institutions. We are subjected to these varying ideologies as we are raised and how can we reconcile them with one another, especially if the one at home is vastly different than the one we are taught within the school? You raise some real valid points here. I grew up in a 99 percent all white community, attended a higher middle class high school with an almost all white student body. It was not until enrolling in my higher education–Rhode Island College–that I realized how very fortunate I was to have gone to the high school I did. But on the flip side, I felt an enormous sense of guilt over having such a great education while others did not have such a luxury. I could go on and on, but thank you for your blog and taking the time to write on being a white mom raising your children to be anything but stereotypical. 🙂

  3. naomusings February 25, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Love, love, love your blog! I used to be a media studies prof and I spent quite a bit of energy teaching (mostly white) college students about white privilege. It was a truly difficult topic to teach. I can go on and on about why, but I think part of it is that many (white) people don’t have a frame of reference for what it means to be different or oppressed or un-privileged. Also, white people are so often taught that the only way to not be racist is to pretend like “we’re all the same.” We’re supposed to “not see race,” which is (1) impossible and (2) sometimes prevents us from seeing racism and all the damage it does.

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed — and, more importantly, on your baby. 🙂

  4. cvheerden April 17, 2013 at 12:38 am #

    Hi! Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! go here for all the info:

    • White Mom April 17, 2013 at 9:21 am #

      Cool! Thank you! I’ll work on a post for this

      • cvheerden April 17, 2013 at 9:24 am #


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