Thriller Mom
Thriller Mom
Becoming a more confident woman. Raising confident girls.
Black lifestyle blogger


Hi there...

I'm Tandra, aka Thriller Mom. (

I'm silly but passionate about life, mom to two beautiful, free-spirited daughters (ages 5 &11), and crazy in love with my best friend. I groove to all types of music & check out more library books than I can read. A lesser known fact about me...I once sang with a gospel music group called God's Voices. We did a live recording & have a full CD out there somewhere.

Yep, that's me!

North Carolina is where I call home, nestled snugly between our capital city of Raleigh & the Queen City, Charlotte. I'm lucky to only be a few hours from the beach as well. My location allows me to enjoy so much of the excitement my state offers!


What I do...    

Writing is my first love so it only made sense to start a blog. In 2010, I had my own 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). You can buy it here. Find more of my writings within the TODAY Parenting Team Community.

Although I can be shy, my love for the camera runs deep. In earlier years, I was an extra on movies & t.v. shows like The Water Is Wide & One Tree Hill, and 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, travels, & adventures of my family. We currently post new content weekly. I hope you'll check out the channel, Hang'n With The Heards & subscribe!

Here's one of my family's most popular travel vlogs:

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The Story...

How the heck did I come up with the name Thriller Mom? I know that's what you're wondering & I'll bet a popular Michael Jackson song came to mind!

Am I right???

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 & stormed across the living room floor, she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. She looked 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 out as a personal soapbox to vent parenting frustrations turned into a cherished platform of humor & honesty about everyday life. I’m open about my victories & screw-ups alike. My readers know I'm going to tell-it-like-it-is concerning my personal experiences. You can find more of my parenting honesty on my Facebook page.

I’m relatable & I think they like me that way!

Thriller Mom, the person & the brand, continues to evolve. I am focused on becoming a better writer & expanding my travels. My excitement towards the confident, multifaceted woman I see emerging in the mirror knows no bounds. The world needs more estrogen power whether soft-spoken, boisterous & mighty, or somewhere in between!

Won’t you join me on my journey?

THANK YOU so much for being here. I look forward to getting to know you better! (

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