Remote Learning Tips For Parents. Sort Of.

      Happy New Year! Mid-January is not too late to say that, right?  Anyhoo, 2021 was supposed to bring about big changes from 2020, and so far, it has! For example, around here, instead of being able to send our kids to physical schools, everyone is doing online learning, because the schools have been shut down! New year, […]

Playground Rules in The New Normal

    What’s poppin’! Unlike Jack Harlow, I don’t have a new whip to hop in. However, like Jack Harlow,  I have spent a lot of time locked in. Well, figuratively speaking, because of COVID-19, and not having many places to go. Anyhoo, today we’re talking playground rules during these unique times. You see, taking things step by step, day […]

Three’s Company

    Today’s post is brought to you by the number three. You see, three is a big time number in our house, especially recently, as our third child, KJ, recently turned three years old! Since having a third child, we have been regularly asked three questions: You have three kids?! This is always asked in a shocked voice,  by […]

The Canusa Games

It’s a sunny, muggy Friday afternoon in August, and I’m standing on the field of Atwood Stadium, in Flint Michigan, with my family. It’s busy here, full of kids and adults interacting with each other.  There’s an excitement in the air, too. Lots of laughter. Lots of smiles. We exchange pleasantries with a complete and total stranger. Soon after, the […]

The Kids Are Alright

Even though that they lost, they were all still winners, in the end. Now, that probably sounds like the ending to some cheesy, cliche sports story. It’s not, though! It’s the beginning to this non-cheesy,  non-cliche sports story. Trust me, it’ll make sense later.   I don’t know about you, but I worry about what kind of people my children […]

The 2018 Wrap Up

What up, my dudes! Another year has almost come and gone, and looking back on it, I see that it’s been an interesting one, for real.  Through the many trials, tribulations and experiences (some of which I’ve written about here), I’ve really learned a lot. For example: – I spent some time behind the scenes, in the audience, and in […]

Gone Girl – Dangerous Situations Close To Home

My good friends at The Dad posted this on Instagram the other day: https://www.instagram.com/p/BiKhphohsla/ Pretty cool, eh? Yep, it’s me catching J in one of her random creative moments a while ago.  The feedback to that post was very positive, towards both her and myself. She’s such a vibrant child, and I’m an A-OK pops,  right? This is why it […]

Dear Retail Stores

    Dear Retail Stores, You and I, we’ve spent a lot of time together over the years. Things feel different now, though, and I’ve felt this way for a while. Shoot, you look as nice as ever. That’s not the problem. It’s just….. I’ve changed. I got three small kids now, and I don’t have the time for you […]

45 Minutes – A Short Story on Discrimination

  As the title says, this just a short story on discrimination (possibly, to be fair). See,  my family was in Michigan recently. While strolling around a town one evening, we decided to eat at a restaurant. I won’t say the real name of it (to not falsely incriminate them), so let’s call it Milky’s. Milky’s looked fairly busy, so […]