Organizational social support and parenting challenges among mothers of color: The case of Mocha Moms

Jocelyn E. Crowley, Stephanie Curenton

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Abstract

This study illustrates the parenting experiences of a random sample of members of Mocha Moms, Inc., a national organization dedicated to supporting women of color who predominantly have elected not to work full-time outside of the home. Using modified grounded theory methods on 25 telephone interviews, we summarized the benefits members reported receiving from participating in Mocha Moms, such as adult friendships and child-related information/activities. We also reported the parenting challenges they faced. We conclude that the Mocha Moms organization plays a pivotal role for mothers of color who negotiate numerous obstacles as they build positive lives for themselves and their children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalFamily relations
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

Keywords

  • African American parenting
  • Mocha Moms
  • racial socialization
  • social support

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