Hi Everyone! I’m Geneeka.
My friends call me Mama Neeka. I’m a single mother of three beautiful children, Malik, Mahari, and Baby Kenny, our angel.
I wasn’t the girl who dreamed of having a family. And I definitely never thought I’d lose a child before 30.
I always saw myself as a business woman. Wearing a stylish black pant suit, with a sexy pair of nude stilettos, a coffee in one hand (I don’t even like coffee), my phone and a bad designer bag in the other. And yet, here I am! Nonetheless, motherhood has roped me in and made me a woman. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love every bit of it. Even the poopy days.
Single motherhood (and let’s not forget grief) has taken me outside of myself, pushed me to the edge on my worst days, but somehow I still find the beauty in it all. There are days when I don’t want to get out of bed, but I still manage to pull myself up to resume my role as CEO of our household. And I know you do it, too! So this is for you!
Here are the the main reasons I started this site:
- To create a safe space for black mothers to keep it real about what single motherhood truly looks like.
- To give grieving mothers a voice.
- To provide a community for us to learn about being intentional in crafting better relationships with our children, creating stronger families.
- To encourage single mothers to prioritize their children’s education as well as developing their talents/gifts.
- To help single mothers come up with creative, cost effective ways to provide enriching, fun, and educational experiences for their kids.
- To remind single mothers that they can still follow their dreams, no matter how long it takes.
Motherhood in itself isn’t always the fantasy, stay at home, craft life that we’re shown on television. And single motherhood is a different beast in itself. Some days it gets ugly! But I truly believe that if we take the time to reflect about the lives we desire for our families, we’re capable of achieving them!
This website also serves as the home of something else I love, creating natural, safe hair and skin products for the M&Ms. Mama Neeka’s Hair and Skin Remedies was born out of a desire to help my kids with their itchy, scratchy skin without spending a ton of money. Somewhere along the line, it grew into a business that my children get to help me grow. Hey, maybe one day I’ll be in that capri pant suit with the shoes and the bag and the nasty coffee after all! Even better, I’ll have two little heirs running behind me!
It is my hope that as I share my heart, stories of hardship, grief, mom fails, tales of triumph, and tips for convenience that mothers find inspiration to find a little more beauty in the chaos everyday. I also hope to encourage single mothers to continue in pursuit of their dreams, while taking care of both their mental and physical health, ultimately creating better environments for their children.
Here’s to supporting one another, running after our dreams, loving on our babies, sharing pro-tips, staying sane, and most importantly, building stronger families! Enjoy!
Note: Thank you so much for visiting! The site is currently under construction. You’ll see many changes in the coming weeks. Thanks in advance for your patience!