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3 Reasons You And Your Young Ones Need Alphabet Rockers In Your Lives – Hip Hop For Kids

3 Reasons You And Your Young Ones Need Alphabet Rockers In Your Lives – Hip Hop For Kids

There’s an anxious murmur that swells the room to the rafters. Throngs of children, thigh-high to their parents and filled in from the front row to the back-of-the-house, huddle in front of the empty stage. Sunshine from skylights paints awaiting faces until the tension is suddenly snapped  by a deep, down-tempo bass beat that starts to pour forth from wooofers around the room. (Read the rest)

San Francisco Dads Group Gives Back With A Huge Helping Hand From Pampers®

San Francisco Dads Group Gives Back With A Huge Helping Hand From Pampers®

“In a perfect world,” I wrote, “you have the Pampers semi truck pull up to our Dad’s Night Out/Diaper Drive event at 6:30 PM. The side gates roll up, as if by magic – confetti and balloons set aloft – and a team of Santa’s elves unloads pallet after pallet in a seemingly endless parade of diapers for donation! (Read the rest)

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

An Open Letter From My Car Seat: Parents, You’re Doing It Wrong

Dear Parents,

You’ve all seen the commercials.

Two opposing vehicles approach an intersection at full speed. In the passenger cabin of the first car, the man at the wheel is rocking out to a driving guitar riff on his radio. In the other, a father takes his eyes off the road ahead and whips them around to a kid in the car seat in back where an untimely tantrum is in full swing. (Read the rest)

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

Nina, I Thought I Knew You: ‘What Happened, Miss Simone?’

“But what happened, Miss Simone? Specifically, what happened to your big eyes that quickly veil to hide the loneliness? To your voice that has so little tenderness, yet flows with your commitment to the battle of Life? What happened to you?”- Dr.

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21 Instagram “Photography Dads” You Should Be Following

21 Instagram “Photography Dads” You Should Be Following

Tis the Season Of The Dad and the internet is once again awash with lists of all things for, from, and about dads. This year, I wanted to toss my hat in the ring with my very first Father’s Day-esque post, and rather than simply contributing another list of gift ideas, or scouring my brain space for another anecdotal post about treasured Father’s Days of yore, I decided to incorporate two of my relatively newfound passions : Fatherhood and Photography. (Read the rest)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

A Bridge To Where We’re Going (the makeover edition)

Let’s pretend, for the sake of argument, that you’ve wondered where I’ve been. That you’ve noticed our conspicuous absence over here on the blog. That you’ve checked in on us, often, only to discover that nothing new had been documented since October. (Read the rest)

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

Why I Raised My Daughter A Rapper – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo: Guest Post

(Bonus: Video!)

Remember once upon a last April when I wrote this, apparently, “illmatic” attack on the rap industry? What I intended as more of a creative treatment of a wholly personal parenting decision in the form of a break-up letter, for the sake of my young daughters, caught a bit of fire when The Huffington Post re-ran it, and the naysaying haters came out of the comment woodwork. (Read the rest)

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