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AfroDaddy, a.k.a. Terence Mentor, is a place for parents, especially dads, to come together and share in the “duality of parenting” – the fact that being a parent can be fantastic, wonderful and beautiful, while simultaneously being exhausting, frustrating and awful. A husband and father to two boys born 18 months apart, AfroDaddy shares his unique view and experiences while opening himself to new experiences, learnings and people.
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Life lessons from lockdown

So the crazy times continue but there may be a (very thin) silver lining to this global cloud. I think there are some lessons...
AfroDaddy aka Terence Mentor in field with son

Beyond COVID-19: A letter from the future

“Hi Dad, Sorry that I haven’t got in touch for a while – varsity has been kicking my butt lately! I’m getting ready for midterms...
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Hey, working mom … we see you!

Here’s the thing about this post: my wife will probably never read it. Now, before you judge her too quickly, it’s not because she’s...
Terence Mentor AfroDaddy with new son Eli

Dads, it’s okay for you to cry when your baby is born!

You’ve waited nine months for today. You’ve probably had many conversations about it, made plans for it and got your life ready for it...

Is it really necessary to plan a fancy birthday party for your child?

It was warm and windy in that particular Cape Town summer way, and my pregnant wife and I were rushing to a surprisingly important...
Dad doing homework with his toddler son

Managing the parenting guilt that comes with kids & work

“Dad, I don’t want to go to school. I want to stay with you.” “My boy, Daddy needs to go to work.” “Why?” “So that we can...

Is Women’s Month still relevant?

What is the most common response to the Men’s Rights question “Why isn’t there a Men’s Day?” Obviously, it’s “BECAUSE EVERY DAY IS MEN’S DAY!”...

Babies r us!

I am not one for incredibly unique, wonderfully deep and insightful thoughts. To me, at least, most of the stuff that pops into my...

Words of encouragement for moms

Since this is Mother’s Month, I wanted to write something that was really encouraging, insightful and helpful for moms. While this is a completely...

Dispelling some of the myths about fatherhood

It is truly amazing how confident I was in my knowledge about parenting … before I became a parent. There were so many things...