Let’s get the awkward moment of me having to introduce myself out of the way, because despite what my family says, I really do not enjoy talking about myself. Hello! I am LaTasha — wife, working mother of three, chef, and small business owner. My life is very busy and at times very chaotic, but what MOTHER’S life isn’t, right?. Although there are days that I cannot see past the mountain of laundry, I honestly would not change my life for anything in the world. I have a passion for food, family, and friends. I express my love for others through ingredients. Our house always has guests; and the sounds of conversation, chewing, and laughter have become customary in our home. You will most often find me — when I am not zooming in our mini-van, handling life’s busy demands — in my kitchen, which I consider to be the heart of our home.
I am from a very small town named Carbon Hill, which is located in central Alabama. However, for the past 17 years my husband and I, along with our three children, have lived in Jasper, just north and a hop, skip, and jump away from the Magic City. It is not by coincidence that Birmingham is known as the Magic City. Magic is truly in the air as the result of the continuous flow of innovative ideas being birthed in the city and the surrounding areas. Birmingham is a great place to raise a family and build a community. Although I do not live in Birmingham, many of my weekends are spent there. I absolutely love The Market at Pepper Place and having Sunday brunch at Perfect Note. There is something magical and exciting to me about this PLACE that offers big city living with small town hospitality.
Being a mom is more than sleepless nights, play dates, and carpooling; to me it is a calling. I LOVE being a mom to my three beautiful children, Azha who is 19, Amya who is 15, and our son George III (aka Tre) who is 9. The most joyous thing to me about being a mom is being able to have a front-row seat as each one of my children’s personalities and passions have developed. The most challenging thing has been constantly worrying about whether I am doing what is best for my children. There are days that our family has amazing victories and accomplishments and my Super Mom cape blows fiercely in the air, but there are also days that are full of defeats and failures and I want to wave the white flag. No mom is perfect! We may not be Super Mom all the time, but we are “WONDER WOMEN” everyday. Over the years, I have learned to embrace everyday living, everyday motherhood. I have also learned to embrace my imperfect blessings. No family is perfect, but somehow with the grace and mercy of GOD, I have found what works perfectly for my family.
There is one thing that we as women share in common, no matter our race, religious beliefs, background, or social status: that one thing is MOTHERHOOD. I am beyond ecstatic about being a part of something that will connect moms from all over Birmingham and the surrounding areas together. I honestly believe that it takes a village to raise a child and a community to uplift one another. I hope to offer a little humor, encouragement, and my journey — both past and present — of motherhood. God Bless!