09 Aug

How To Have Fun With Your Kids While Injured

I injured my leg…

I didn’t do it crossing anyone over or dunking like Lebron, I can’t jump anyway.

I took a bad step while running up the court and boom, I was down for two weeks with a severe case of plantar fasciitis. It basically felt like I was constantly stepping on a lego but multiply the pain by 100.

The pain sucked but the thought of not being able to do things with my kids sucked even more.

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02 Aug

Reflections Of A Dad: Fatherhood Is A Privilege

Fatherhood is a Privilege

I put my daughter to bed 5 nights out of the week.

I turn off the overhead light, turn on the lamp, put her now 19 month old self in her crib, go and microwave her almond milk with a pinch of turmeric, give her her three kisses, and grab my tote bag and head home. Those 15–20 minutes are some of the best minutes I get throughout my day.

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26 Jul

Turning Your Kids Ideas In To Movies With A Free Apple Camp

Did you know Apple offers a free camp for kids???

I didn’t either until a friend posted a picture about it on IG.

I decided to register my son for all 3 summer camps they were offering and loved it!

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20 Jul

Reflections Of A Dad: How A PSA Left A Mark On My Family By Reuben Johnson

What at the time was incredibly painful, has become a cherished memory. Reuben Johnson

 

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05 Jul

Getting Your Kids 1st Lemonade Stand Running With Corey Mccoy

Ever since I was a young boy my dad would always teach me about money some how without boring me and I try to do the same with my kids!

I was the kid that sold candy in school, not because I wanted to make a profit but because I was tired of sharing all my candies lol!

One thing I wish we would have done and I look forward to doing with my own kids is setting up a Lemonade Stand!

I reached out to community member Corey Mccoy who has a 7 year old daughter for advise on starting out because sometimes all we dads ever need is to see someone else doing it! Sometimes that’s enough to get us started and he was gracious enough to hook us up! Thanks G

Peep game below and get started! Learn while doing!

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03 Jul

Talking Hip Hop & Parenting With The City Dads Group

Since my 1st vinyl album by NWA, thank you dad you’re the realest, to now, Hip Hop has raised me.

Growing up Hip Hop has also influenced how I parent.

#FatherhoodIsLit Talking Hip Hop & Parenting With The City Dads Group

My friends over at The City Dads Group asked Jason Greene, Whit Honea, Josh Kross, Brent Almond and myself if we could share a track that helped us during our fatherhood journey for their Modern Dads Podcast!

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28 Jun

Graduations Are For Dads Also #FatherhoodIsLit

Ohhhh turn up it’s Graduation Week!!

That was my message to my 4 year old who was about to finish off Pre-Kindergarten and to my 10 year old that was graduating 5th grade! Yup two in the same week!

Talk about being proud!

Graduation week will make any dad proud and since my dad never made it to any of my graduations; it means even more to me.

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21 Jun

Getting Wild With The Safari At Great Adventures

Have you ever wanted to visit a Safari?

It’s that time of year where parents are looking for vacations or activities that are memorable. The lucky few; will be able to take off weeks from work and will travel to a real life safari somewhere.

For the rest of us, the closest we have to a safari is the zoo or a place like Six Flags Great Adventures.

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07 Jun

Exploring Imagination With The Adventures Of Spike & Jeremiah

Imagination, sometimes your kids just needs a good book to trigger it!

I try to encourage my kids to use their imagination at home and especially when we read. A good book will open up your mind so much if you let it!

My kids love adventure books and this month we got a copy of “The Adventures of Spike & Jeremiah” written by Magdalena Thomas, to dig into.

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31 May

Dad Life At The New York Baby Show #FatherhoodIsLit

Remember when MOTHERS were the only ones interested in a BABY SHOW?

There was a time when only mothers were expected to care about the goods their babies used!

Times have changed and even though women yield the most buying power when it comes to kids, dads are now stepping up to the plate and killing it!

This is evident in the amount of dad groups sprouting up and the amount of dads at traditionally women filled events like the New York Baby Show!

I was asked by my favorite dad group the NYC DADS Group if I could come to the show and talk to other dads in their famous DADS LOUNGE.

There was no way I could say no, here are a few things I learned!

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