I Didn’t Want To Raise Girls…Until I Did

Recently one of my readers asked me if I wish I had boys instead of girls. Of course the answer is an emphatic, “NO” – but did I always feel that way? I’d be lying if I said yes.

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The Day I Realized I Didn’t Want To Be A Dad

It was a typical evening in my household. I was reading one of my books to my two young daughters, which I wrote about the joys of fatherhood. But there was no joy or excitement on this night. I was a page-turning zombie, waiting for the book to end.

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Who is Doyin, Anyway?

A faithful SDW (Subscriber Doin’ Work) named Alexandra sent me an email a while ago that caught my attention. She said many things, but one sentence read, “I know a lot about your passion for being a dad, but I really want to know more about you (hopes, fears, insecurities, quirky stuff). Care to share some nuggets with me?” No, it didn’t come off as creepy or weird, and she’s right – I need to do a better job of opening up completely. Hopefully by the time we’re done here you’ll learn more about me than you ever thought (or hoped) you would.

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My 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide! Basically, it’s a short list of things that I love — and I think you and/or your kids will love them too. Let’s get started!

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Life After Death

Four years ago, my twin brother Shola and I traveled from California to our home state of Massachusetts for the memorial service of our childhood friend who passed away due to cancer. Although less than 1% of my readers know Wade McDowell personally, it doesn’t change the fact that he can teach all of us a few things about how to live our best lives.

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5 Attempts to Keep Black America in Check That Fail Miserably

You guys know me by now. I’m the happy-go-lucky funny guy who talks about fatherhood, potty training, and the general hilarity of being a dad. But every now and then I decide to ruffle some feathers and unleash a political rant. Yes, this is one of those times.

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“I Wonder” – The Cover Reveal

I love, love, love writing – but I can honestly say that I never experienced more joy writing than I did while composing my upcoming children’s picture book titled, I Wonder. It’s also with great joy that I can announce it’s due to hit shelves in Spring 2016 and preorders will be available very soon.

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The DDW Commencement Address

I’ve been lucky to do a lot of cool things, but it was the honor of a lifetime to be invited to share my thoughts with the 249 graduates of my former high school along with the 3,000+ relatives/loved ones in the audience.

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I Hate Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month – and as a guy who was bullied mercilessly as a kid, you know I’ll have some thoughts to share.

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21 Photos That Depict True Modern Fatherhood

Today’s dads are clueless, incompetent, emotionless buffoons who don’t know their asses from their elbows when it comes to childcare, right? Wrong. Dead wrong. The overwhelming majority of us (yes, I said, the overwhelming majority) are smart, loving, and just plain awesome men who put our families first. Don’t believe me? Check out this compilation of photos taken directly from the Daddy Doin’ Work Instagram feed. Contrary to what you’ll find in mainstream media, this diverse group of dads perfectly illustrates what life is really like for fathers all over the world.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then you should prepare yourself for an epic 21,000 word post on modern fatherhood. Enjoy.

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