Hi, I’m K. Elizabeth. I’m the creator and head YUMMommy in charge around these parts. I’m a mommy, wife and Carolinian turned blogger/writer chronicling my life as a young, urban, modern mommy of 2.
I left behind my career in retail in 2008 due a difficult pregnancy. After my daughter was born I found myself battling postpartum depression and struggling to find my tribe/community. It was during my search for resources that I stumbled across parenting and lifestyle blogs of color. Here were other moms of color building online support tribes and communities through sharing their journeys through motherhood and life.
By January 2010, I had finally built up the courage to let my voice be heard. Thus YUMMommy, for Young Urban Modern Mommy, was born. Finally a place of my own to share my struggles and successes of being a then single mom and to connect to other moms along the way.
Meet The Family
Moo, the kid that started it all, is my adventurous, compassionate, fun loving and often times shy child. She’s a natural born nurturer and adventure seeker. She loves books (like me), being on the go, cooking, making videos (future vlogger/actress) and being creative. She frequently raids the recycling box for materials to reuse and transform into different things. Moo is also an excellent Big Sister and loves all things fashion and beauty related.
JJ, my second born, keeps me on my toes. Half laidback, half Dare Devil, my mini me loves all things Thomas the Tank Engine. A love he inherited from my mom and brother who were both Thomas fanatics. Like most boys he enjoys getting his hands dirty (to a certain point). He’s autistic, struggles with sensory overload and is making great progress with his speech delay. He enjoys being my shadow, helping out in the kitchen and mastering technology when he’s not busy having adventures with Thomas, Percy and the Sodor Island crew.
What You’ll Find On YUMMommy
Parenting & Family
In 2012, YUMMommy was named one of JET Magazine’s “Must-Read Blogs for Black Moms.” There’s nothing more important to me than my family. I’m positive that other moms would also agree. I love keeping it real and sharing a honest behind the scenes look at what being a parent is really like. By sharing my stories and experiences, I hope that what I have to say will help, encourage or touch other women.
Food & Healthy Living
Food has always been my love language. I love everything about it. Also, I love living a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle that includes being mindful of what I recycling, exercising and more. As one of the reigning 2015 Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off winners, it’s a joy to share recipes with my readers as well as posts on other ways they too can incorporate healthier lifestyle choices and practices into their lives.
Entertainment & Travel
When it comes to entertainment, movies and books are my family’s favorite forms of amusement. We also enjoy crafting, gardening and family game nights. We are very passionate about seeing and exploring the world around us. Learning about other cultures is very important to us because we come from a multicultural family and living in a city that is a bit of a melting pot.