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 the Role of Father

Still married to his wife at the time of my conception, I don’t remember one visit, phone call, or card from my biological father growing...

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 Alfred Clayborne

You have just received what is possibly the worst news of your life. Your incredible and devoted wife of 21 years, mother to your 9...

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 Dr. Wilbert D. Hawkins

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded,...

A Tribute to Harold Stevenson

If I had to guess my father’s love language growing up, I would say it was quality time. He would spend time with me and others with care...

A Tribute to Derek Tullis Sr.

I've been married for 26 years and have three sons with my husband,  Derek Tullis Sr.  Our boys are all grown now but they are very much...

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 Sherry Freeman

My mom is my greatest example of unconditional love and self-sacrifice. My mother was 16 going on 17 when I was born, and she was...

A Tribute to Marion Fowler

May 1, 2018, I nervously walked into my Mother’s hospital room and saw her. She had been viciously attacked by two Pit Bulls the night...

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?”....

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...