Jobs was a workaholic who regretted that he had not spent more time with his kids. But we were left to balance this regret with the thought that these kids were left with the legacy of a hard-working father who found a kind of spiritual redemption in his work.
Nobody is going to look better on this Fashion Week Friday than suburban dads. Why? FLEECE. On Monday through Thursday, we're all business in our buttoned-up clearance clothes from Banana Republic. But by the end of the work week, it's time to TGIF. Thank God It's Fleece Day.
We're turning up the heat even more, because this father is feeling frisky. This morning, I cat-walked into my kitchen decked out in an 8-year-old bathrobe, Adidas tennis pants, and open-toe, massaging sports sandals ensemble.
Today's parents have an uphill battle. We're struggling to share parenting and employment roles but the government tells us that when dad takes care of the kids it's a childcare arrangement, but when moms do it, it's just what moms do.
At my kid's school there was talk of a cookbook of family recipes. As a household with a Jewish-Peruvian-American dad and a Spanish mom, we debated over the paella, the kugel, the boxed macaroni and cheese, the matzo ball soup and the ceviche (or a mishmash of all these dishes).
Our boys Mason (11) and Marcus (9) say so much funny stuff that it is usually easy to find laughter in our everyday life. Here are just a few exchanges from the past year, pulled from my Facebook updates.
In honor of his first born, Jay-Z readily recorded and released a masterful song, "Glory." I readily identify with such creative inspiration and the immediate need for expression. As my wife and I await the birth of our third child, I am confident that sermonic inspiration will find me.
In a time when Fatherhood is a hot button issue in the African American community actor/rapper Tray Chaney releases a music video for his new song titled Fatherhood that hits the mark. Many will recognize Chaney from his role as Poot Carr on HBO's hit show The Wire.