Not every mother and their teen daughter are fighting a civil war with one another. One Dallas mother-daughter duo is showing us quite the opposite with their new blog.
MAC & Mini Me is a fun, fashion blog started by mother-daughter team, Kristin and Danielle McIntyre of Dallas, TX. Thirty-six year old Kristin McIntyre is the creative brains behind the site, which officially launched this October.
“I just wanted to do something fun and quirky and to let people know that black moms do have a special bond with their children,” says Kristin. “You see a lot of that bond with black moms and smaller kids, but you really don’t see a market out there for moms and their teens.”
During the day, Kristin works full time as a account manager for a healthcare company and a wardrobe stylist and brand influencer, hence the trendy, outfits the pair models in their photos. Danielle is hardworking, honor-roll 7th grader. The website portrays what the dynamic pair describes as their super awkward bond through food, movies and fashion. As a matter of fact, the McIntyre describes their relationships as so identical, they’re practically twins.
“We’re just the best of our personalities,” says Kristin. “We’re both super weird and quirky. We don’t like to talk and socialize a lot. We know what each other’s thinking without having to say anything.”
Twelve year-old Danielle McIntyre confirms her mother’s relationship with her.
“I like to think of her as the other me,” says Danielle. “She helps me out and looks out for me and I look out for her.”
Kristin is a wife and mother of four children overall, including two sons. Danielle is the youngest. McIntyre tells RoyalTee another reason she decided to start a blog was because she felt black mothers tend to put more attention on their sons and less on their daughters. She hopes MAC & Mini Me would showcase the need for black mothers to show the same amount of support and love to their daughters as well.
“I like to think of her as the other me”
And what makes this mother-daughter duo Royal Women?
Kristin: “I work in corporate America and now I’m a entrepreneur. Throughout the different phases of my life, I’ve just remained resilient, persistent and just learning to balance between working and being there for my family and knowing that God is number one in my life to have been able to make all of that possible for me.”Danielle: “Social media, I don’t really care about that or make up and stuff, its not really my thing. People just think I’m weird so I just like to show them that and tell them that I don’t care, I’m different and I like it.”
A working journalist, entrepreneur and founder of RoyalTee Enterprises. Born and raised in Tampa, Fla. The vision of RoyalTee was inspired in 2015 by Alexia’s ambitions to return to her passion for creative writing and publishing and create a platform to showcase the excellence of minority women across the country through professional, personal and social ventures.