With Dreams in Our Pockets

Love is a magical thing. It often comes out of nowhere and bites us in places that we wouldn’t think possible. TRUE love is something we all long for yet is so hard to find. Every family begins somewhere. With a dream in our pockets and hope in our hearts we started our own journey…

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A Papa’s Promise

The recent events which transpired in our country over the racial injustices and oppression towards African Americans breaks my heart. I have been searching for ways to open the crucial dialogue with my girls. This hits close to home for my family in particular because not only are we two dads raising a family, but…

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The Importance of an Open Adoption

As hours turned to days, I am left with an empty feeling regarding our country. Is this in part because of the months worth of Covid isolation? Or is it the undeniable racial trimmer that is finally shaking us out of a paralyzed delusion? What happened to #georgefloyd was WRONG. There is no denying that.…

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Viral Circus

COVID-19 has shaken the whole world to it’s core. From one part of the globe to the complete opposite, it has all but stopped life as we know it. This scenario seems all too reminiscent of something that the American South will never forget. Living in New Orleans, Louisiana we are accustomed to dealing with…

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Shane’s Story

Sharp turns in life can rock you. Unspeakable pain and heartbreak can make us feel like we are being ripped apart from the inside out. Oftentimes those turns in life’s twisted road can appear out of nowhere with little to no warning. In a way, it is almost like hydroplaning in a vehicle. Losing complete control of…

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The Bravest Knight

A couple of months back, I posted an article about a new and progressive cartoon about a little girl and her two dads called “The Bravest Knight”. It is now streaming on HULU. I was eager to post it to my Nolapapa Facebook page because I found it very inspiring and I wanted to help spread the…

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Her Pride

I grew up in an area of the South called “The Bible Belt.” Most people who live there don’t stray too far from what they have always known, at least that was my experience. As such, those of us who deviated from social norms were often viewed as socially unacceptable, or even outright bad. It’s…

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Heavy Conversations

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I wrote about our ‘Open Adoption’ for Gays with Kids. In that article I covered the series of long discussions that my husband Douglas and I had that led to our decision to pursue an open adoption.  There are several reasons that this was the right choice for our…

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Climbing Potty Mountain

Anyone with kids can probably attest that potty training is literally one of the hardest things you’ve encountered as a parent so far. I know I sure as heck can. It really felt like we were climbing a mountain… in flip-flops! There were highs that were full of celebrations with potty treats and dancing while…

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Then Came Pride

What would I say to the ones who were brave enough to divert the raging river of injustice? Our world today is indebted to the fearless rejectionists who so eagerly stood, loud and proud. Also to those who sat down in quiet defiance, hellbent on changing our society’s corruption, despotism, and prejudices. Life can be…

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