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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

How Debt Made Me A Better Dad

This post is sponsored by LightStream, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Have you ever had to make a decision that put your family in a better situation? Well as a husband, dad, and head of my household…I do it all the time. It is the greatest responsibility to protect and […]

Flu Shot: How It Started vs. How It’s Going

Sponsored by The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Do you have any regrets in life? You don’t have to answer that specifically. I know for me, there are many things that I wish I could change about life, but not necessarily regrets. As I shared a few months ago, I received my first […]

Building Generational Wealth + Teaching Generational Wealth Maintenance

Shocked! That is the word to describe how I felt after reading a research statistic that showed approximately 70% of families lose their wealth in the second generation while 90% lose it in the third generation. Now for me – as a Black father who did not necessarily inherit generational wealth – this stat proves […]

Winter Activities That Kids Can Still Enjoy During The Pandemic

Winters for our family have always been difficult. The extreme, cold weather here in Michigan mixed with the shorter days is honestly brutal. Now to add to the dreadful season, a global pandemic, yikes. Is it spring yet? But kids (like my daughter) don’t care or fully understand any of that. They want to have […]