Author: Darren W Carter

What Is Your Legacy?

Have you ever thought about your Legacy? Yes, I’m serious…have you ever thought of your Legacy? I know usually when I hear the word “legacy” I often think of how the word is used overwhelmingly in the sports world. For example, this year Denver Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning, retired. Peyton is arguably one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Leading up to his retirement speech Peyton had a negative media issue surrounding him, and many sports analysts discussed what would his legacy eventually be if the issue sticks around? Peyton is the “class act” of the NFL. In...

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Dad Moments

Many of us talk a lot about the “Ah Ha Moment”. You know that point where you get it or you have your epiphany. As parents we have our moments with our children, but I like to be a little bit more specific  and treasure what I call “Dad Moments”. What is a dad moment you may ask? Here is an example of two of my dad moments. When my 22 year old list her top 10 lectures I gave when she was in trouble and ends the conversation by saying “dad you’re a great mentor” or When my 6 yr old is...

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Lee Jeans Promotion

A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend the Dad 2.0 Summit in our nations capital. Dad 2.0 is an annual conference where marketers, social media leaders, and blogging parents connect to discuss the changing voice and perception of modern fatherhood. This was my first year at the summit as both an attendee and speaker. That will be another post. Moving on… Lee Jeans was on of the many sponsors that showered us with Swag. Oh you don’t know what swag is? Well swag for attendees were bag loads of free stuff from Dad 2 sponsors! I love...

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30 days of Fatherhood

Real Men Real Fathers HEY THERE AWESOME DAD! Martin Johnson Photography, in conjunction with my blog and Cleveland Dads Group, are excited to present 30 Days of Fatherhood! 30 Days of Fatherhood will feature 30 fathers, one each day from May 20th to June 18th on this blog. We are looking for 30 fathers to participate. If you’ve been thinking about having your portrait taken with you and your child/children; this is the time! You can participate yourself, or nominate someone you love. You will receive the entire Martin Johnson Photography experience from an amazing photo shoot, to your stunning photographs!...

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Do you squander time?

This past week my family and I will laid my uncle to rest, Bishop F. E Perry. He lived a great life of 85 years. As a leader in the Body of Christ and our city, he received more accolades than I can write in this post, and he will be missed by many. When I heard of his passing it hurt my heart. Not just for me, but for my father, his brother, and for Bishop’s family. Then I began to walk towards my wife to tell her the news, and as I did, I remembered when I...

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Super Dad

This past weekend, Cleveland hosted the Wizard Comic Con for comic book fans. And yes, if not for being snowed in, Joseph and I would have been there in full costume! The two of us often play as super heroes like Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the like. We have super hero team-ups and save the day. We are big fans of the Teen Titans, Justice League, and of course, the Avengers. I have called him my Super Son, and in return he has called me, Super Dad! Super Dad…Not so much. Though I love the fact my son...

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The Issue of Race – Part III

This is the third installment of an ongoing series called The Issue of Race. To get a little background on why I choose to do this series, check out the Pre-Post, Part I and Part 2 Social media is a wonderful platform and has been used to give us insights and keep up with friends, family, celebrities, politicians, and the like. It has made the world smaller, and news is not up the minute, but up to the second. But, like my wife says, “It’s Pandora’s Box.” With all the good social media has done and provided to us, the same can be...

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Darren W Carter

Darren W Carter

Darren W. Carter is founder of, a site focusing on Faith, Family, Fatherhood and a lot of Fun! He is also co-organizer of Cleveland Dads Group, a community of dads in Cleveland, Ohio who are active in their children's lives and founder of All Geared Up - A Family Bike Event, an event that focuses on family time and healthy lifestyles. He's an unconventional dad that shares his life's journey in hopes that his errors as well as triumphs can be gleaned tidbits which can help his readers in any way possible.

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