I’ve Kind Of Become My Mom – 5 Things I Inherited From My Mother

Me and my mom in Salybia, Trinidad, in January during my last visit home.

There were times in my teens and even early twenties when the title of this post would’ve seemed like the worst thing ever. As I grow older I realize how hard my mom worked to raise us kids and how much of herself she poured into us. Things that flew over my head, decisions I […]

The Best Mother’s Day Presents

Right before my wedding, 10 years ago!

Mama Bella, my mother, Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, is a woman of elegance and good taste. She loves the finer things in life. Every ounce of my fabulousness comes directly from her. Mama Bella knows what she LOVES and isn’t afraid to say it. She also isn’t afraid to respectfully speak her mind if she’s […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway #2–Cara B’s Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Basket

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This Sunday – May 13, in case you haven’t checked a calendar – is Mother’s Day! Now’s the time to order those flowers and put together those gift baskets, if you haven’t already. And for the moms who read Afrobella.com – I’ve got special Mother’s Day goodness for you through the rest of the week! […]

Mother’s Day Giveaway–Shea Radiance

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This Sunday – May 13, in case you haven’t checked a calendar about it – is Mother’s Day! Now’s the time to order those flowers and put together those gift baskets, if you haven’t already. And for the moms who read Afrobella.com – I’ve got special Mother’s Day goodness for you through the rest of […]

My Mom’s Mother’s Day Present

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Over the years we’ve bought my mom just about every kind of Mother’s Day present you can think of. Together with my sister and brothers, we’ve gotten her spa visits and fancy lunches, clothes and cosmetics, jewelry and perfume and one misguided year I believe my brother bought her a fancy iron. From my recollection, […]

What Your Mother REALLY Wants For Mother’s Day

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Here’s an interesting fact about Mother’s Day — Anna Jarvis, the creator of Mother’s Day, HATED what it became. Her original vision (which she lobbied for a decade to achieve) was a heartfelt and religious tribute to mothers, held on a Sunday, merely meant to be celebrated with a carnation and a letter filled with […]