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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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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