Tuesday #RONdering :
Reflections on #fatherhood .
Laugh at yourself.
My father taught me we always have a little bit more to give. Time. Energy. Expertise. An ear. A smile.
I look to model that for Sofia. I smile when I watch Sofia be giving to other kids on the playground or at school. Or give me a hug when I am not having a good day.
Sofia gets other kids to play together. My dad was the mayor always making connections for people. I am father’s son and like him I get paid to make connections!
You can’t ever take yourself too seriously. My dad would laugh at himself when I laughed at how excited he got watching pro wrestling. Sofia laughs at me when I get excited watching a Yankees game. And I laugh at Sofia when she performs to songs in Sing.
Fatherhood made me a better professional. Even more I am a better man.
I am grateful.
We asked Tom Walter, a man of many talents and multiple businesses, a few questions about #fatherhood and #entrepreneurship , and received some lovely responses! Shown here with his wife, children, and daughter-in-law. ____ Tell me about a time you gained inspiration from your children that impacted your business:
My son was 23 years old and had worked full time for about four months when he came to my desk and said that if I didn’t change, he was going to leave. I asked him, “change what?” He said that he and the rest of our people were tired of command and control management and they wanted a leadership model based on an employee-designed culture. __
A few years later, my daughter changed my title from CEO to Chief Culture Officer. She said that if I would focus on ensuring that all of our employees followed our core values, we would not need a CEO and our outcome would be impressive. She was right.
Parenting is the toughest and greatest job on the planet. No one told me that working overtime was standard. I’m learning that my past emotions affect his future emotional state. That’s heavy. As a black man who grew up without a father, I am often confused and insecure about the way I father my son. Am I doing him justice? Am I exhibiting the right balance of strength, compassion, and vulnerability? I hope so. I pray so. I am motivated to be better because of Talib. I may not get everything right. It’s a never ending learning curve. I just love this little black boy the best way I can in a culture that’s set up for him to fail. We play chess so he can strategize his life the way he wants. I live for his laughter. I embrace his tears and wipe his snot on my shirt (my gym shirts of course 😂). I tell him it’s ok to cry but also encourage him to articulate why he is upset. I don’t know if any of this is working or what the outcome will be. But the fun part of fatherhood is figuring it out along the way. And for that I am truly grateful.
ZOOM IN to read this quick story from the Wall Street Journal! A great read, a great reminder and a great lesson for all of us.. “Carry a small level in your pocket at all times. Take it out once in a while. Place it on a mantel, a counter, a cabinet— your life. Observe the equilibrium. Check to see if there’s BALANCE. If needed, make minor adjustments. If that doesn’t work, you’re going to have to examine the whole foundation.” #Balance#Dare2Dad#WallStreetJournal
This story reminds me so much of @januaryharshe (of @birthwithoutfear) story. She shared a few of her birth stories but it was her 3rd one, where the hospital called CPS on her for wanting more information on the tests they were running on her child that cemented for me that I would avoid a hospital birth if possible. Check out episode 190 on @thebirthhour and also check out the Harshe Podcast and Birth Without Fear... know the risk and your rights (or lack there of) when making choices for your family. #carefreeblsckmom#Repost @nationalblackdoulas with @get_repost
ALERT 🚨 Regrann from @tassieteaches - Incidents like this should NEVER happen! This is a very unfortunate event.
Mothers: Jemima Jones
Born: 6-10-18 at 4:35am
Location: Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 5555 W Thunderbird Road Glendale, AZ 85306 Weighed 6lbs 7oz
Hospitals claim: Mother used Marijuana
-Testing: Came back negative but hospital refused to provide documents to mother.
-Hospital refused to provide patient advocate which is illegal.
-Hospital refused to provide any ppwk or details to the mother.
-DSC Refused to supply mother with any ppwk.
-The child was ripped away from the mothers arms at 12:30 am this morning while she was breastfeeding the child. -The hospital refused her the ability to breastfeed or hold the child after 12:30 am on 06.12.18.
-She was escorted out with armed guards today at 3 pm on 06.12.18 *Note there was another black family on site having their newborn also removed at this time this occurred.
Glendale Police department was contacted on 1 PM 06.12.18 to file a report. They refused to file a report. They said what the hospital was doing was against the law but they were refusing to report on it.
#MedicalTyranny#CPS#Corruption#BringNevaehaHome#MedicalKidnap#BannerThunderbirdHospital#Glendale#Arizona#DemandJustice - #regram#parentalrights#parenthood#motherhood#fatherhood
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Hello my friends! @caseymccauley here with you today and I’m taking over this IG feed after my friend and fellow @clickphotoschool Breakout creator @lucybaber ...We are talking all things “Dad” and going to keep the conversation going over here too! It’s been an emotional roller coaster this month as my family just moved to Kansas City, KS, and said goodbye to living close to my parents. 😭This father’s Day was especially bittersweet and I’m feeling even more in tune with my “why” for documenting my family.
Would love to see your “dad” photos, so keep sharing them with us and come join us in our breakout “Photographing Fathers” live until June 29th 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
#TestimonyTuesday I remember being the only black in my class and then eventually being the first and only black male graduating. I remember challenging stigmas and what the “ghetto” looked like or why certain things happened. I remember challenging how they thought we (minorities) thought. I remembered how sometimes their theories didn’t include our trauma. I remember getting a 79 in two classes to ensure I would not graduate with the first class. I remember being told that this isn’t a man’s field. I remember the ignorant statement that only gay men are in the field of social work. I remember the Dean of Social Work telling me to “get on the floor and plug her heater in” and this is after I told her I pulled a muscle in my back. I remember the slick things she used to say. I remember having to get Black Affairs involved because of the discrimination. I remember them trying to not give me a passing grade right before graduation because they couldn’t find my final paper and test.I remember a professor telling the class that if our internship didn’t have grant funding we could outsource that section from somewhere else only to tell me he never said that and he was failing me; until I had some of my counterparts vouch for me and show him they did the same and he passed them. I remember changing my mind about being a Social Worker. But I remembered my mother’s prayers, the community, people in need and my passion and desire to be an identifiable help. I salute every last one of you in the helping mental health/life coaching field and I’m glad you all weathered whatever storms y’all had! A special shout out to the professor in the second picture who I chose to do my hooding. She had my back! This undergrad professor had me in one class my Junior year, believed in me and pushed me despite the challenges I was facing! I can’t thank her enough! She used to look for and check on me in graduate school just to say you got this Paul, I believe in you.
Salut untuk Para Ibu Ibu ☺️🙏🏻 You are a really Super Hero.
Inframe: Duo Superboys yang diasuh seharian oleh Daddy on Duty karena Mbak masih di kampung, dan Bundya @nadyagusyana yang sudah masuk kantor plus belum bisa cuti 😎👦🏻👦🏻🙅🏻♂️ Alhamdulillah Ayahnya lulus dapat sertifikasi jadi Infal Lebaran 😄😂 Kualifikasi: Nyuapin makan - mandiin - pakein baju - bikin susu - main - story telling - bobo siang - main - olahraga sore - melerai berantem - main - nenangin anak nangis - main
Lelah dan seru jadi satu. But at the end of the day, their smile and laugh wipe your fatigue out 😄 Ada yg butuh Infal Lebaran? 😝
Thank you to my guests:
👱🏿♂🙎🏾♂GAVIN MYERS - He has a 7-year-old daughter and GREW up with his mother, siblings and grandparents (BLUE) 👱🏿♂🙎🏾♂NYAN WHITTINGHAM - He has an 8-month-old daughter and GREW up with both parents living under one roof
(pink) 👱🏿♂🙎🏾♂ JERMAINE NAIRNE - He has a 7-month old son and GREW up in an extended family which included his mom
Do not miss out on this great annual event and all of the resources that will be available to the attendees, including @MolinaHealth who is generously sponsoring the 6th Annual Fatherhood Forum Initiative. Other vendors include the Detroit Fire Department and Friends of the Court. #Detroit#detroitdad#fathers#fatherhood
Summer is a fantastic time for kids to develop their cooking skills. 🏡☀️ Getting them involved is super easy (and fun!).
1️⃣ Set nutritional guidelines and have your kids choose their top 3 recipes online (hello, Pinterest! 👋). You choose the winner, and they make the grocery list of all the ingredients.
2️⃣ Visit your local store together to compare prices and score the best deals. Get your kids to practice paying with their Greenlight cards at the checkout.
3️⃣ Chop chop! 🌿 Kids of all ages can help out. Join our Facebook page @ GreenlightCard for a handy age-by-age guide for kitchen responsibilities.
What will you make together this week?
So what is this page all about? I have been toying with the idea of writing a book for a while now sharing some experiences of entering fatherhood and how it changes your life, but wanted something with a more instant reach that I continuously update. I am no professional, no writer, but I am a very proud Dad to an amazing little girl. It is true what they say, it does turn your life upside-down. Creating life with the person you love really is the most magical experience this world has to offer and changes your entire outlook, however it isn’t all smiles and cute Instagram posts. Which is what I want to talk about, the stuff they don’t tell you, from almost breaking my marriage to almost breaking my wife. Here it is. Dirty nappies and all! #dadlife#firstchild#pregnancy#fatherhood#daughter#marriage#depression#anxiety#love#wife#newborn#notallsmiles#toughtimes#life#blog#hgpregnancy
#Postcard 9: Dear friends, today we went out to try some new delicacies at @magnoliabakeryuae and our parents loved their vintage looking floor. They asked us to look at their camera in this weird position, but then we were looking at the resulting pic and we loved the quirky effect! In any case, what we love the most was the chocolate cupcake! Love from Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, Penelope & Almudena.
A casual chasing game at the entrance of a beautiful Miu Miu shop became a great opportunity to capture this shot that shows how different both of them are even if at a first glance they might look alike because of their outfit, same age or similar height. The saleswoman came out as we were taking the pic and asked us if they were twins, which is a question twins' parents get asked all the time... We said yes, and then she said "but they are different". We were happy she noticed it :)
"Ubat batuk cap bapak & anak"
Ayah tak pernah kesah klu org lain nk benci ayah sbb terlalu fokus pd anak yg istimewa spt Harraz.
I'm just doing my job as a father, as a guardian to my only son. I'm fully responsible for the good sake & well being of him.
Just deal with it !
Percayakah anda kpd kifarah??
You should.. if u're a muslim.