A Letter To My Replacement…Uh, I Mean Future Sibling

To My Impending Opponent, I am writing this letter to you. When Momma and Papa first broke the news, I couldn’t believe it. There is already a baby in this house and I feel as though I’ve held the title admirably. But apparently the parents thought it was necessary to create another little person. The real question is why? Do … More A Letter To My Replacement…Uh, I Mean Future Sibling

Teaching Little Boys That Real Men Do Cry

Welcome back readers! What makes an individual empathetic? Everyone possesses varying degrees of feelings for everyday situations they might be involved in or a witness to. The extent to how those reactions are shown to the outside world, however, is where many people differ. Specifically, this contrast is very prominent between a majority of men and women. Society has, … More Teaching Little Boys That Real Men Do Cry

“Not Even Two And Already Terrible”

  Welcome back readers! April is National Poetry Month, observed officially since 1996. In honor of this important literary celebration, I thought, “I should create some poems and haikus about the current state of life with my little wrecking ball of a son.” Parenthood, for me, is like poetry in motion; so many moments that can be captured … More “Not Even Two And Already Terrible”

How Do You Raise An Interracial Child In A World That Can Be So Unintegrated?

Welcome back readers! The world is filled with a multitude of beautiful races. And there are many instances where we witness the union of two individuals from different ethnicities, who go on to create a precious little bundle of joy. My son is such a child; the product of my wife (Caucasian, but really a Heinz-57® … More How Do You Raise An Interracial Child In A World That Can Be So Unintegrated?

We Need Our Boys To Grow Into Men, Not Rapists. And Our Girls To Not Become Fairytales.

Welcome back readers, Okay, I’m done with this. I CANNOT take one more story about some famous athlete, actor, or even some moron from down the street having their face plastered across the news for domestic violence or sexual assault. Yesterday, I saw a story about Ezekiel Elliot (the Dallas Cowboys’ running back) pulling a woman’s top down during a … More We Need Our Boys To Grow Into Men, Not Rapists. And Our Girls To Not Become Fairytales.