LaVar Ball Might Just Be The Prototype for Black Fatherhood…

As parents, one of the most challenging balances that we often have to strike is finding that harmonic convergence between imposing limitations while also instilling confidence. It’s the battle we’re fighting right now in our house in trying to get our 5 year-old to break out of some of her little-kid comforts and push herself … More LaVar Ball Might Just Be The Prototype for Black Fatherhood…

Raising Honest Black Girls in The Era of White Male Fraudulence

It’s like clockwork. Every night, we put food in front of my 5 year-old daughter and every night, she takes somewhere between an hour and a half to two hours to eat it.  This is a process that involves begging, cajoling, bribery, threats, and eventual bargaining all buoyed by mutual dishonesty. From her… “I’m not … More Raising Honest Black Girls in The Era of White Male Fraudulence

My Daughter Has an Imaginary Brother Pt. II: Apparently, Today is His Birthday

For those of y’all that have been following along at home, you may recall that my 5 year-old daughter has an imaginary brother. This imaginary brother has been a benign nuisance who, from time to time, pops up on a couch, in the back seat of a car, needs a hug before bed, or is … More My Daughter Has an Imaginary Brother Pt. II: Apparently, Today is His Birthday

Transgender Children at Your Kid’s School Aren’t a Problem. Jameis Winston Is.

This week, the Era of American Deenlightenment rolled on with our “President” signing an executive order rolling back federal guidelines for schools in regards to transgender students and their access to restrooms.  America, it seems, in its rush to “fix” an ailing educational system has decided that issues like inequality in school funding, the re-segregation … More Transgender Children at Your Kid’s School Aren’t a Problem. Jameis Winston Is.

The Area Behind My Sofa is a Pink and Purple Glittery Cemetery for Toys

Everyone with children under a certain age has a space in their home that they’ve just given up on. For as much as my wife likes order and insists on keeping the house clean at all times, over the past two years she’s slowly ceded the 4ft.x 6ft. area behind the sofa to the unwieldy … More The Area Behind My Sofa is a Pink and Purple Glittery Cemetery for Toys

Contributor Post: 5 Ways to Make Being a Long-Distance Dad Not Suck

Contributed content by Brian “B-Pack” Packer Being a long-distance dad (LDD) sucks. Don’t get me wrong, being a dad is amazing. It’s the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. However, when your kid lives in another city, it just sucks. Why? Because you’re not there, you miss the little moments, the everyday things … More Contributor Post: 5 Ways to Make Being a Long-Distance Dad Not Suck