Black mom blogger


Hi there...

I'm Tandra (

Mommy to Alora (age 11) & Vivia (age 6). Life partner to Johnny, my best friend. I groove to all types of music & check out more library books than I can read.

North Carolina is home. I'm lucky to live a few hours from the beach AND the mountains. Perfect location!


My Interests...    

Writing is my first love. Along with starting a blog, I once wrote a column in Word of Mouth, a local magazine. I am published in an anthology, Lose The Cape: Never Did I Ever (and Then I Had Kids) & Weird Parenting Wins. Find more of my writings within the TODAY Parenting Team Community.

I am also passionate about fitness & adventuring. I’m at my best when healthy & strong. I added powerlifting to my fitness routine over a year ago & haven’t looked back. As for adventuring, I want to see the world with my family but exploring locally is equally exhilarating! Whether hiking a mountain, getting acquainted with marine life at aquariums, or attending a library event, we’re having a good time.

Thriller Mom

I can be shy but my love for the camera runs deep. I have a love affair with landscape photography & family portraits. In earlier years, I was an extra on movies & t.v. shows like The Water Is Wide & One Tree Hill. I also had a small speaking part in a local independent film. In 2016, I was one of the cast members of the national series, Listen To Your Mother.

Video blogging, aka vlogging, found a true place in my heart. Inevitably, I created a Youtube channel in which I record the daily life & adventures of my family. I hope you'll check out our channel, Hang'n With The Heards, & subscribe.

Black Mom Vlogger

I enjoy working with businesses/brands individually & with my family on campaigns, sponsored posts, sponsored travel, & more. If your product or service is something I know will appeal to my readers, I’m happy to help bring greater awareness to it. Reach me at if you have an interest in collaborating.


The Story...

How the heck did I come up with the name Thriller Mom? I know that's what you're wondering!

Here's a quick backstory...

"Once upon a time, a little chocolate woman gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Life was sweet... until it wasn't. Motherhood showed no mercy towards the inexperienced mom & she lost her cool. As she ranted about her daughter's behavior, she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror looking JUST LIKE Michael Jackson (the zombie version) in his Thriller music video. She had a good laugh & boom... Thriller Mom was born!"


The Blog...

What started as a personal soapbox to vent parenting frustrations turned into a cherished platform of humor & honesty about daily life. Find more of my parenting honesty on my Facebook page.

Thriller Mom continues to evolve. I am focused on becoming a better writer, expanding my travels, & creating better content overall. Won’t you join me on my journey?

THANK YOU so much for being here. Let’s get to know each other better! (

Disclaimer: occasionally receives vendor/brand sponsorships for mentioning products and services.