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 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...

Hey Mom (Letter to Dot)⁣⁣⁣

⁣ Asked to write this tribute, emotions & thoughts were vast, a tribute to say thank you, for the future, present and past. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Thank...

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 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 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 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?”....

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...

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...