“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.”
It’s always an honor for me to celebrate amazing moms. I was afforded the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Garrett over 9 years ago and she has enthused me ever since. Today I want to honor her for being an inspiring mom! The Insane Mama loves and salutes you Queen!
Name: De’Anna Garrett
Occupation: Clinical Lab Assistant specialization in Peds
City: Chicago Illinois
Children: Iyana 16, Aniyah 8, Nasir 7months
The Insane Mama: What is your favorite part of motherhood?
De’Anna: My favorite part of motherhood is just being alive to be here for all the moments they have. The good the bad I have been there every step of the way.
The Insane Mama:How do you deal with sibling disagreements?
De’Anna: I usually allow them to talk it out and only step in when someone has crossed the line. We can all live in the same building and have different views but don’t get disrespectful.
The Insane Mama:What do you and your children do for fun?
De’Anna: For fun we actually just talk about different things and we are all big movie fans. Both of the girls are at the age where they like to imitate me and find it hilarious.
The Insane Mama:What is the hardest part of mother hood?
De’Anna: The hardest part of motherhood is when I can’t give them something I really want them to have. Having difficult conversations about LIFE and not being able to always have an answer for some of those questions that follow difficult conversations.
The Insane Mama: Do you have any family traditions?
De’Anna: We are ALWAYS together for Christmas and each Christmas we do a theme with PJ’s, bake pastries, and have movie night with non traditional Christmas food.
The Insane Mama: What do you want your children to remember the most about their childhood?
De’Anna: I want them to remember their innocence and the fun they had actually just being kids. I protect my children from “Adult” things because to me they shouldn’t have that type of baggage to carry around already.
The Insane Mama: Whats the difference between having daughters and now having a son?
De’Anna: My girls are quick on their toes… Smart. I teach them how to carry themselves as young ladies. Going forward, as women I teach them everything I was taught and things I wish I would have known earlier. Raising my son brings a different kind of joy to me as our relationship is different. I want him to grow to be one of those legendary men of his time. I believe in black boy magic and because society has such a negative stigma on our young women/men I’m determined to raise him to be the exception. I wake him up with DJ.Kahled type of energy and words. Son you are smart, you are great, and you are handsome. I tell him he’s an engineer in the making.
The Insane Mama: If you could tell your children what they mean to you what would you say? My children have literally gave me encouragement on days I have felt uninspired, they have literally saved my life from going down a really dark path, they keep me going when I want to give up, my children mean Dee you can not allow the world to take from you when you have three faces that think you are the dopest person they know. If I had nothing but them I know that’s all I would need to keep faith that things will be ok. My children are a dope verse over a tight beat.
You are amazing! Keep it up Mama!