parenting

Daddy Duties!

The month of June is all about the Dads! I want to take this opportunity to thank Dads for the important role you play in our children’s lives. No matter the circumstance on how you became a father, when you decided to step into that role know you matter.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard.”
~ Winne the Pooh

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Hot Tips from My Hot Daddy!

I love my dad, he is and amazing person. Fellas just for you, I asked him a few questions below are his responses.  My sister and I turned out to be AMAZING so heed his advice and your kids just might turn out amazing too.  Enjoy!

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  1. If you had to give a new dad advice about becoming a father, what would you say?

Daddy: Know that your children are a gift from God, a blessing that you mold and guide.  This is another chance to get life right, by making better choices and avoiding some hurtful mistakes.  And know that you may not do everything right and you won’t know everything.

  1. What would you tell a dad having a hard time providing financially for his child(ren)?

Daddy: All you can do is give what you have, but most of all give LOVE and TIME!

  1. What advice would you give a dad trying to co-parent with a difficult person?

Daddy: Remember that what you do is for your children.  It’s not about the two of you, but about the children.  However, do not sacrifice the health and mental well-being of you or your children, to please a selfish person.

  1. When is an appropriate time to introduce your child(ren) to the person you are dating?

Daddy: When you are sure that the person wants to be a part of your family and understands that there is another person in your children’s life and somewhat remains in your life as well.

  1. What is one thing you want your daughter to know about dealing with the opposite sex and relationships?

Daddy: That no one can make you happy if you don’t put yourself first.  Trust in God to provide your needs and not your wants.

  1. What would you want your son to know about dealing with the opposite sex and relationships? (FYI- my dad has no sons)

Daddy: That a wife is a mate to stand beside you and support you, but that life has many challenges before the right one comes along.

  1. What’s the best dad advice you’ve ever received?

Daddy: That a man has a responsibility and an obligation to be a man and Father to his children, whether he marries the mother or not.  And always show the mother of your children respect, especially in front of your children, despite any difference you to may have.

  1. What advice would you give a dad that has lost contact with his children and wants to rebuild a relationship?

Daddy: Frist pray to God for guidance.  You will need to understand that the road to repairing a relationship has many potholes, but you can overcome them by putting one foot in front of the other and trusting that you are  doing what’s best for your children.

  1. What are your thoughts on paying child support?

Daddy: Child support is an interesting term.  If I am devoted to my children, than I’m only doing what should be expected of me as a Father, but if I only look at it as SHE is getting the money, it doesn’t make a difference what I think.

  1. What’s the best part about being a dad?

Daddy: Holding your child in your arms for the first time, seeing their first steps, hearing the word Da Da for the first time, and being told I can do it myself , and feeling the love that all those memories bring back to me.

 

Jamal (my dad) is a retired homicide detective, enjoying his new status as retiree and his grandchildren.

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Open Letter to My Missing In Action Father

 

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Dear Sir,

I am not sure if I should address you as Dad, Father, Guy who use to live here, so I’’’ just go with sir for now.  I haven’t seen you in a while and we haven’t spoken either.  I was curious, did I do something wrong?  I mean I get it, you and mom can’t seem to get along, but I at least thought I was cool with you.  Did I offend you in some way?  I know my behavior isn’t always the best and my attitude can be a little rough, is that why you didn’t show up to our visit?  Is that why you haven’t shown up the last few months?

Dad a lot has happened.  I’m growing up and I have questions.  Questions that I want to ask you, that I know my Dad will be able to answer.  I called you today, but it went to voicemail, so I left you a message.  I thought you might be at work and couldn’t answer the phone, so I thought I would send a text, “Hey Dad!”  That was a few hours ago, maybe you’re working late.  I’m sure you’ll reply soon.

Daddy I wish I could see you.  I remember we use to have so much fun, I miss that fun.  My Daddy would play with me, we’d get ice cream and you would make me laugh until juice came out my nose.  Do you remember that Daddy?  Daddy we were happy, we were best friends.  I miss you Daddy, do you miss me?

I waiting on you Daddy.  I’m not mad, but my feelings are a little hurt.  If you see this can you call me?  I’m waiting!

Missing you!

Your Child

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Open Letter to a Father from “A Daddy’s Girl”

daddy paintingHey Daddy! It’s your princess here.  I just want to say thank you for being my hero.  Thank you for being the first man to show me how a lady should be treated.  You are always there with a helping hand, for all that “handy” work I need done or a shoulder when I believe life’s gotten too hard and I need some encouragement.  Thank you Daddy!

Daddy, can I ask you some questions? How did you become so amazing?  How did you know how to be such a good Daddy to me?  You always know what to do or say to make everything better.  You always let me know that I matter.  Even when I feel like I’ve disappointed you, you never shame me, instead you wipe the tears and help me get ready for whatever comes next.  I’m so happy God saw fit to match us up, I couldn’t imagine my life with another Daddy. 

esha daddy meDaddy it’s amazing to me that I can feel so much love from one person. Do you think I will ever find someone that will love me as much as you do?  By the way, I know you might not like him, but your approval of this man will mean so much to me.  I value your opinion.  You’re so smart and caring and genuine.  Those are all things I hope I find in the man who will be my kid’s Daddy.  Thanks for taking the time to teach me that being your true unique self matters and that I’ll need to be accepting (not a push over) of the best people have to offer even if it exposes some flaws.  Love is love and you have the choice to give it freely.  Thank you for loving me freely.

daddy meI hope I make you proud because I’m proud of you. You’ve planted a seed that is confident, gorgeous, god-fearing, intelligent, witty, strong, passionate, and loving.  You’ve watered and nurtured me until you saw a better reflection of you.  Daddy I will always be your little girl and you will always be my best Daddy ever, I love you!