24 May

Celebrating Notorious BIG’s Birthday with @YoStayHungry

Hip Hop is everywhere you look and I am blessed to say I was raised during the GREATEST era of Hip Hop!

That era saw greats like Notorious B.I.G. emerge as our cultural leaders and I have always tried my best to teach my kids about our legends!

I was lucky enough to attend an event celebrating Biggie’s birthday hosted by @YoStayHungry and one of the realest people I have ever met Syreeta Gates!

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17 May

How To Become A Dope Dad #FatherhoodIsLit

If you’re really searching for a guide on how to become a perfect or dope dad, I have news for you.

We are all DOPE DADS!

Maybe the world doesn’t know it but our kids do and that’s all that really matters.

Now it’s true that sometimes you might see a dad putting in work and you might to think to yourself damn they suck. But telling a dad that he’s doing something wrong or crazy is the perfect recipe to get a black eye bestowed on your face!

I never claim to be a perfect dad but I strive to be a great dad and work on it every day! There are so many things that go into becoming a dope dad! Here are some of the few things that help guide me on becoming the best dad I can possibly be!

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10 May

You Don’t Need To Be Fit To Enjoy A Fitness Expo

My type of fitness is playing sports or a day at the park with my kids. That’s the only exercise I enjoy because like many dads I don’t worry much about my health.

I know, I know, I’m setting a bad example but it’s the truth. I’m not a perfect dad!

When I found out about a FREE Health & Wellness Expo at MetLife Stadium presented by Quest Diagnostics, I wasn’t completely sold.

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03 May

Investing In Your Presence Not The Presents #FatherhoodIsLit

I want to spoil my kids rotten!!!

But it’s not with all the toys and other materialistic things you might be thinking!

I want to spoil them with experiences and my presence! I want to be there, not just say I’m there or post a dope pic on my IG acting like I’m there!

Is it hard investing all that time, especially after a long week of working and handling other responsibilities? Of course it is, but if I don’t do it who will?

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26 Apr

3 Reasons Why You Should Join A Dads Group

Fatherhood just like entrepreneurship, can be hard and pretty lonely even when you have people around you.

When I started feeling lost and by myself as an entrepreneur, I joined a master mind group and it changed my life.

Knowing that I had a group of people who cared about what I was going through and could provide support was huge!

Fatherhood is even harder, so what is a dad to do?

We dads are some prideful characters! Tell me I’m lying!

Many of us don’t like to ask for help at all, but we all need that outlet to escape or even ask questions. That’s why I joined a couple of dad groups and you should too!

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19 Apr

The Right Way To Do Great Adventure With Your Kids

I am always up for an adventure with my kids so for the past few years we have been investing more of our time in Great Adventure. I used to love going there as a teenager with my friends and now I get to the same with my kids.

However; as much fun as we have, there is nothing I hate more than standing on long lines especially in the heat!!!

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13 Apr

Attending A Free Mini Build Event At The Lego Store

Once you learn how to survive a Lego building session, it becomes fun for both the kids and the dads.

It’s a great way to spend time together and to build creativity without forcing it.

But they do get expensive!

Luckily for us the Lego Store actually hosts a dope mini build session every month for FREE! It is definitely a Cool4Dads Certified Event

Price: Free
Dress Code: Come As You Please
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Age Range: 6+
Fun Factor: Could Be Better, Good Time Filler
Registration Needed: Create an account & Register Here every 15th of the month!

Yup Free 99 just how we like it! Here are a few things you need to know before heading out though!

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05 Apr

Reflecting On Fatherhood With “The World Is Yours” The Poem

I Love Books And How They Take You To Another World!!!!

That same love of books hasn’t transferred over to my sons yet but I’m hoping I can change that! To do so I started encouraging less Ipad time and more reading time TOGETHER.

I was searching for a book that combined some of the love I have for self help and business books but was geared towards kids. Something that had a dope message for my 10 year old but could also keep my 4 year old entertained.

Luckily I didn’t have to look far! My friend Dj BenHaMeen had just published a kid’s book called “The World Is Yours” which is actually a poem! A Dope One!

Just opening the book made me proud! I was reading something that had my cultural background in mind and led us to some cool conversations around some of the quotes below.

Get your own copy here!

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29 Mar

Bucket List: Bringing Fatherhood Courtside With March Madness

Usually when someone mentions a bucket list we all start to think of things we want to do but might never ever get the chance to do so!

We pick things that are possible, but for some reason we never prioritize them. Most people even wait until they are retired and are barely moving to start checking off these items.

But sometimes serendipity leads to us fulfilling a bucket list item without us even planning for it. That exact thing happened to me this week!

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22 Mar

Your Kid Took An L Now What Dad?

Chances are you took many losses while becoming the man that you are today, but watching your kids catch an L isn’t always the easiest!

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