A Tribute to Dr. Hugh Derby

My dad was an exceptional man and I was, and am, so proud to be his daughter. He was a physician who dabbled in woodworking. He traveled...

A Tribute to Jeff Kinrich

“I don’t want to be one of those guys,” my husband said to me. “I want to be home for dinner with our kids, every night.” We didn't have...

A Tribute to Bobby

Dear Bobby,⁣⁣ While we remember very different versions of my childhood, one thing we agree on was⁣⁣ the story of me going off to...

A Tribute to Bobbie Jean

I recently read a quote that said, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Fortunately for me, my life came with...

A Tribute to Kathy Lloyd

At 43 years old, well into my career, and with plenty of life experience under my belt, it never ceases to amaze me how much I still rely...

A Tribute to Ivy Brandon

On March 23, 2001, I was brought into this world and introduced to my mother, Ivey Brandon. She has taken care of me for the past 18...

A Tribute to Kara Benton

I met Kara over 20 years ago. I was taking summer school classes at the local “Harvard on the Highway” AKA community college and, for...

A Tribute to Ruth "Truth" Kelley

My mom, Ruth Kelley, affectionately known as “Truth,” raised three boys in South Central Los Angeles, where I was born. My father...

George

Married Father of Alyssa (7) Orlando, Florida In the short time that I’ve been a dad I’ve found that so many people will have suggestions...

Mentoring & Fathering

A mentor's perspective on topics related to fathering. I’m often asked, “What's the difference between mentoring and being a father?”....

Charlie

Married Father of 2 Atlanta, Georgia When I think of Fatherhood and my journey, many thoughts come to mind so try to keep up with my...

Patrick

Divorced Father of 2 Nashville, Tennessee I never want my daughters to grow up and have “daddy issues “ so I focus on being present in...

Ryan

Married Father of 2 Virginia I was about 3 months away from graduating from college when my then girlfriend, Jennifer, came to me to...

Josiah

Married Father of 3 Washington, D.C. I became a father to my daughter Jasani in my early twenties while attending graduate school. The...

Garfield

Engaged Father of 5 Atlanta, Georgia My name is Garfield, I am now 44 years old. I have been a father since the age of 19. Fatherhood has...

Bryan

Married Father of 2 Alexandria Va Falling is Learning: The Lesson We Should Remember as We Teach it to Our Children. She had wobbled,...

Dwayne

Single Father of 1 Annapolis, Maryland At the beginning of the year, I committed to a “one word goal.” The one word goal is an...

Dexter

Married⁣ Father of 2⁣ Atlanta, Georgia⁣ ⁣ “Oh, man, I can’t believe you're gonna do it again!  Are you crazy? Wouldn’t be me!”⁣ ⁣ All too...

Regie

Married Father of Carter (4) & Addelynn (2) Hayward, California “Carter, I need you to pick up your toys and get ready for bed.” “No, I...