August: A Month of Protection, A Month of Awareness

As the warmth of summer starts to wane, a crucial reminder takes center stage: National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). Every August, we come together to shed light on the indispensable role that vaccines play in safeguarding the health of people of all ages. This year, the significance of NIAM is magnified as we confront the […]

Summer Summer Summertime!

Summer is the time when families come together to enjoy the warm weather and create wonderful memories. However, it is also important to make sure that the entire family stays healthy during this time. As we prepare for a healthy summer, there are critical steps that we should take to ensure that everyone is in […]

Why Fatherhood Matters

Fathers play a crucial role in the well-being of their children. While mothers are often the primary caregivers in a child’s life, fathers provide unique support and influence that cannot be replicated. From emotional development to academic success, fathers are essential in ensuring their children thrive. Growing up without my father or positive father-figure, I […]


Wassup fam! We are just days away from meeting our sweet, new bundle of joy. What a coincidence that on the week that we prepare to welcome our new addition to our family, it is also National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) which highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases. This could […]

February Means Flu (and Fun)

Wassup family! We missed you all (and happy new year) – we can’t believe this is our first blog post of 2023. Writing this blog while our entire household is battling symptoms of COVID and flu. But thankfully everyone is vaccinated. Paid partnership with I Vaccinate MI. As a full-time husband, father, and small business […]

The Gift That Keeps Giving

The Top Things To Do To Enjoy The Holidays As we are in the busy holiday season, there are so many threats to having safe and enjoyable time with our loved ones. What are you most excited about this holiday season? Personally, my family and I are excited to do some nesting at home and […]

Why Homeownership Is Important in Our Communities

This blog post is in partnership with Bank of America. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Can you remember a special place that will forever be home in your heart and soul? I mean no matter where you go in the world or how long you have been away from that place…it is still […]

Back To School For The First Time

Well, it is time to say goodbye to the long summer days and hello to school. This is the first full-day, in-person, school routine that my family has endured together. Last year as we did in-home virtual learning, we had a fair routine, but this year is completely different. Needless to say, none of us […]

Father’s Day Gift To My Daughter: You Can Be and Do Anything

I think it goes without saying…being a man who grew up without his father is hard. But being a father of a daughter is a different kind of hardship. It requires me as a dad to double down on their care, attention and love. One of the greatest lessons that I feel like I can […]

Oh To Be A Kid Again: When You Wonder, You’re Learning (Book Review)

This post is brought to you by When You Wonder, You’re Learning and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Now many of us parents and adults can remember the nostalgic theme song, “It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, it’s beautiful for a neighbor, would you be mine, could you be mine.”  Come on, […]