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  • They’re Not Promised

      Parenting is the hardest job in the world.  Period. One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is walking the fine line between being your children’s confidant, and their disciplinarian.  There’s just as fine a line between going crazy because they keep running up and down the stairs and […]

  • How Children See Us

      Several days ago, my six year daughter Christina proudly showed me a drawing she had just completed.  She used an electronic drawing pad, similar, I thought, to my old Etch-A-Sketch.  I’m old…I know.  In a refrain heard by parents all over the world, Chrissy proudly exclaimed in her outdoor […]

  • “The Current” Says WE Care About Amber Cole (And Our Boys)

      Last night, 10.26.11, I was a guest on the BlogTalkRadio show “The Current,” hosted by Kenda Bell.  The topic for this  show was “I Care About Amber Cole!” and was driven by the video of a 14 year old girl performing fellatio on her ex-boyfriend.  This act was performed […]

  • A New Parent’s First Thoughts: Little Sister

      When my wife and I found out we were expecting our first child, we were both, to say the least, extremely excited.  We were overcome with the joy of being selected as instruments to bring forth another life.  It was as overwhelming as it was empowering.  We talked about […]

  • Legacy

      “There but for the grace of God go I.” I’ve heard that phrase since I was a child.  I understood the words and their definitions when I was young, but it wasn’t until I became older and more “seasoned” that I understood what it meant…. I grew up in […]

  • Janks Morton Does It Again

      I recently had the privilege of attending the Montgomery County, Maryland screening of the Janks Morton documentary: Guilty Until Proven Innocent.  The film proved to be a POWERFUL illuminator of the tremendous and untold strife, despair and torturous circumstances faced by fathers in the Family Court and Child Support […]

  • Donuts for Dads

      I had the honor of addressing the dads of Pimlico Elementary/Middle #223 on Tuesday, March 29, at their annual Donuts for Dads event.  Rev. Al Bailey of New Psalmist Baptist Church also spoke.  Of course, supplying coffee and donuts is a great way to gather dads, (at least for […]

  • Parent UP!! It’s That Serious

    By all accounts, last night’s community open forum: “Parent Up!! Who’s Parenting Who?” was a great success. I was proud to co-present the event with Caprice Smith, President of SharperMinds Consultants. Thank you and kudos to the co-hosts: Pimlico Elementary/Middle School #223, Ms. Elneeta Jones, Principal, (with a special thanks […]

  • The Power of a Child’s Unconditional Love

    There’s something about the power of a child’s love.  It is blind, faithful, unyielding, and best of all: unconditional.  Any parent who looks into his/her child’s eyes can see it.  It is overwhelming and absolutely humbling to know that despite your faults and missteps, your child still loves you, and […]