Posts Tagged "fatherhood"

A Mother On the Verge of Exploding

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A Mother On the Verge of Exploding

Have you ever been hit with so much bulls#$% you think, “I could write a book .” Well, that’s me. I created Mommy’s Open Diary in order to share my thoughts, clear my head and vent. The challenge is that life comes at you so fast that some parents struggle to find the time to tend to their own sanity. We go on auto-pilot because life doesn’t grant you a “time out” or a “do-over”. I’m serious, give me ten seconds and I can name at least 10 absolutely amazing mothers who are seconds away from exploding everyday. I swear, in their mind...

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Real Fathers Don’t Need An Applause

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Real Fathers Don’t Need An Applause

One of my favorite Chris Rock bits is “I Take Care of My Kids”. Too often men are celebrated for doing what they are supposed to do. Their parade marches down the street to the sound of praise, while women receive a pity party and walk away labeled a statistic. I am surrounded by enough hard working women who are raising their beautiful and talented children alone to know that this isn’t fair. My father didn’t expect a gold-medal for being a good father, being a good father is his gold-medal. Today, I believe we live in a society where the lack of father figures is so prevalent, that...

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Devyn – Being A Father

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Devyn – Being A Father

If you listen to the media, people like Devyn don’t exist– young, African-American men who love their children whether biological or not. Yes, unlike leprechauns, these people are real, and for every father who isn’t willing to “step-up”, there are still some men in the world who are willing to “step-in”. This interview was so good, we had to divide it into chapters. This is Devyn’s Story, Part...

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