DVernon D. Gibbs II dreamed about writing a children's book for a long time. Amid all the pandemic and personal chaos of 2020, his dream came to fruition, so to speak. The married stay-at-home father of three discusses all that went into creating When Good Fruit Goes Bad, his experiences dealing with a miscarriage and witnessing the birth of his twins by C-section, and lots more on the latest edition of The Modern Dads Podcast. Gibbs is interviewed by Cincinnati Dads Group founder Brock Lusch, who hosted the author on his NOMADad Podcast. Lusch recently started a second podcast, Home Dad … [Read more...]
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Cincinnati Dads Group Organizer and The NOMADad Podcast host Brock Lusch talks dad to dad with #CityDads blog contributor and author Vernon Gibbs II about at-home fatherhood, parenting twins, and Vernon’s new children’s book, When Good Fruit Goes Bad.
My 7-year-old son has been copying more of what I’m doing lately, major and minor things. He’s been wanting to learn how to cook. He's started display his action figures the same way I do with my collection. He's also started beating me at checkers. I think its because he spends a lot more time than usual with me at home because of the coronavirus pandemic along with him being at an age where he observes and analyzes a lot more of what I do. In that way, it's a good thing. He is gaining a keen insight into the exciting world of being a stay-at-home dad. The drama. The intrigue. The … [Read more...]
Our much-acclaimed Modern Dads Podcast returns Feb. 25 with a new season of episodes covering issues today’s fathers face navigating work, parenthood, relationships and play. If you have a thirst for dad podcasts right this minute, here are a few we think you should check out: The Art of Fatherhood Art Eddy knows dad podcasts. He's produced or hosted them for the Life of Dad social network for years, including the Art of Conversation that focuses on writers who are fathers. His baby these days is the Art of Fatherhood. Here interviews dads from the worlds of entertainment, music and sports … [Read more...]
I thought 2020 had run out of curveballs to toss by the holiday season. So around Thanksgiving our family decided to tackle a home renovation project: updating our basement. While the bad lighting, 1970s carpet and tombstone gray wall panels had served us fine for our first three years in this house, we needed a change. A contractor friend helped us with the plans and, by mid-December, the renovations were going pretty well. One evening after the workers had left, I started making one of my favorite dinners for the family: smash burgers! Cooking them tends create a smoky house so, as … [Read more...]