The Misadventures of a 3rd Grade Spy

It started like any other after school pick-up. When I got there, my daughter Ella was in aftercare working on her latest piece of soon-to-b

A Tribute to Oliver

As I sat down to write this, the words would not come as easily as I expected. I discovered my relationship with my father is more...

A Tribute to Julie

It would have been very easy to choose my own mother as the woman who has most inspired me as a mother, which is true.  But there is...

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 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...

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?”....

Jamar

Married Father of 1 - Emory (5 months old) Suitland, Maryland Fathering Tip In the era of social media, it’s easy to get lost in your...

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...

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...

Shawn

Married Father of 2 Clarksburg, Maryland Where do I start? I’m a husband of 15 years and a father of two. I always knew God had a plan...

DeMetrius

Married Father of 3 California It was during my junior year in high school & kind of a chilly Friday night back in NC. I was coming home...