Don’t Be Scared…My Letter to a Teenage Mother

Teen mother, single mother, married mother, stepmother, divorced mother…every single type of mother mentioned can be an overwhelming task. I know, because I have had the opportunity of being every ONE of those mothers at some point in my life. However, the overall common denominator is MY CHILDREN.

When Good Enough Is Enough

Last week, I had to tell my kids that Dad would be looking for a new job again next school year. “It seems that I make too much money so they are not having me back again next year because they cannot afford me.”My daughter answered, “But you don’t [...]

By |2017-02-24T11:34:22+00:00February 20th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Transparent|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is it normal to feel like a failure as a parent?

Is it normal to feel like a failure as a parent? It has nothing to do with the number of children I have; the fact that they are girls; or their ages. I don't know what I'm doing at the best of times. I want the best for them [...]

By |2017-01-29T16:06:34+00:00January 29th, 2017|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Transparent|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Fathering with Transparency

There are so many quotes or phrases out there about transparency: “I’ve come to learn there is a virtuous cycle to transparency and a very vicious cycle of obfuscation” – Jeff Weiner “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity” – Dalai Lama “Transparency is [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:08+00:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Transparent|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Instant Replay

“We all make mistakes sometimes / We all fail but we stand tonight / Look past, learn, and move on / We’re all here, you’re not the only one.” Lyrics from the song “Audrey, Start the Revolution!” by, the now disbanded alternative rock band, Anberlin. I started listening to Anberlin and heard this song for the first time during my early college days. These particular lyrics encapsulated something that I always found comforting (and still do)– someone, somewhere, has gone through or currently is going through the same thing as me; someone, somewhere goofed up, embarrassed themselves, and/or all out screwed up or made a mistake just like me. Hearing these lyrics, especially during my college days, reminded me that I wasn’t alone in my goof ups and “failures” (heaven knows I had many during that time).

By |2017-03-03T09:54:29+00:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Transparent|Tags: |0 Comments

Seeing through me, needing me

It's not a drug substance nor a alcoholic drink addiction, But it's much more than a want, it's a need infliction. I can see it in his gaze when I enter and leave the room, I guess it was inevitable that it happened not a moment to soon. Some would [...]

By |2016-12-03T11:26:08+00:00June 13th, 2016|Categories: 52 Traits, Be Transparent, Poems|Tags: |0 Comments