Almost Cool Dad

At some point during the parenting experience, a child is going to ask, “Is that a boy or a girl?” It’s a valid question for a young child. They’re realizing that the world is larger than their immediate surroundings and are starting to crave details. That’s a red car, the ball is round, the cookie […]

There’s a toddler gym where the mostly white and wealthy folks go that I take my son to. It’s so refreshing to see the children play with each other without judgment. This isn’t to say that some of the kids aren’t jerks but they’re equal opportunity jerks. Still, some moms and nannies watch with laser-focused […]

Over the past couple of years, The term “black girl magic” has become commonplace in our vocabulary for good reason. Black girls and women have been showing extraordinary skill in everything from academics to athletics. Even in entertainment, Black women and girls are breaking out of traditional, stereotypical roles to ones that show complex characters with […]

When everyone online went #TeacherBae crazy, I dismissed it as another silly meme. I didn’t even bother to read the story. Then you guys kept arguing and blocking each other and all that hot messiness made me curious. I went to the web thinking I was going to see a woman in front of a […]

When news broke about rapper Waka Flocka Flame sharing a video of his niece locked in a dog cage, I knew that social media would be outraged. Personally, I thought it was funny as f***. I’m not Ms. Cleo, but I bet I can tell you how it all went down. Little mama kept messing […]

Nostalgia is one of those things that keeps us older folks from going bat crazy when the rest of the world seems to want to…

As the holiday shopping window closes, options are becoming scarce but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. There are still a lot of…

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I took a trip down south to hang out with the in-laws. It was a great chance to get away from…

Just the other day while on a walk with Liam, I heard a woman not too far from us scream “N***a, you must got me…

This week, many mothers and and supporters celebrated National Breastfeeding Day.  Judging from the social media banter, the topic of breastfeeding is still one that…

The kids are back in school and before you know it, department stores will beat us all in the head with their in-store holiday playlists.…

Before my son was born, I subscribed wholeheartedly to the idea of whooping my kids when I had them. I grew up with Southern parents…