104 episodes

Your PRESENCE never has to be BORING! Join James Lopez founder of http://Cool4Dads.com every week as he and his guests explore the best and worst parts of Fatherhood. Real topics, real unfiltered conversations, the DAD way.

MAKE YOUR PRESENCE FELT #FatherhoodIsLit

#FatherhoodIsLit James Lopez

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

Your PRESENCE never has to be BORING! Join James Lopez founder of http://Cool4Dads.com every week as he and his guests explore the best and worst parts of Fatherhood. Real topics, real unfiltered conversations, the DAD way.

MAKE YOUR PRESENCE FELT #FatherhoodIsLit

    Health Scare, How Much Should The Kids Know?

    Health Scare, How Much Should The Kids Know?

    As fathers, there are times when we have to think about what we say to our kids. Without context, things can get crazy. This week I wanted to talk about how a recent health scare had me dodging questions from the family. 




    We all do it for different reasons, tune in








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    • 13 min
    No Health, No Dad: We Do It For Our Kids

    No Health, No Dad: We Do It For Our Kids

    Health is one of those things many of us don't pay mind to until we have a big scare! 




    A big scare got me focused and although it sucks to have happened that way, I'm grateful for it. 




    This week I needed a FRIEND to lean on to talk about health and the homie Mike Dorsey came through for our, We Do It For The Kids Series!





    We talked about health, why it matters, why we hide it from people especially our kids, and how to move forward once you know your health needs attention. 





    IG: @blackfathersnow @FatherhoodIsLit






    Blog & Show Notes:  No Health, No Dad: We Do It For Our Kids






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    • 57 min
    Kicks & Your Kids, The Sole Connection with Kian Miller

    Kicks & Your Kids, The Sole Connection with Kian Miller

    How do you build a connection with your child?




    There are millions of ways and for some of us, the connection comes via the love of sneakers. This week I wanted to explore that with my friend Kian Miller, aka Mr. Miller or Miller's Corner. 





    We talked about securing all the sizes we need, getting our kids to keep their kicks clean, and even the used sneaker market. Kian came through and dropped some gems, just wish he dropped off some Air Mags at the crib for us 🤷🏽‍♂️🤪





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    Blog & Show Notes: Kicks & Your Kids, The Sole Connection with Kian Miller









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    • 56 min
    Deadbeat People: Selfish vs Selfless

    Deadbeat People: Selfish vs Selfless

    When you hear the word deadbeat, you associate it with a deadbeat mother or father but others can be deadbeats as well!




    This week Mike Dorsey and I talked about dealing with people that show deadbeat tendencies whether they have kids or not! Think of that friend or family member that always says we can't wait to hang with you and the family but never show up! 




    2 friends talking about life as a father, raw and uncut! Tune In





    IG: @blackfathersnow @FatherhoodIsLit






    Blog & Show Notes:   We Do It For Our Kids






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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Teaching Your Kids How To Handle A Gun

    Teaching Your Kids How To Handle A Gun

    Where I'm from the streets taught many of us about guns at an early age! As a father, I'm trying to minimize what my kids learn from the streets and decided that it was up to me to teach them how to PROPERLY handle a gun. Off we went!




    This week we covered teaching your kids how to handle a gun, why it's important, and how it can help your kids avoid the pitfalls of wanting to be down with those who play with guns.




    Took your kids shooting before? Hit me up, I would love to hear how you did it so we can hook the fellas up





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    Blog & Show Notes: Teaching Your Kids How To Handle A Gun






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    • 15 min
    Child Support: We Do It For Our Kids

    Child Support: We Do It For Our Kids

    Around here, real child support isn't just a check we write to the court system. Instead, child support is being there for your child's ups and downs as they grow in life. 




    This week, Mike Dorsey and I talked about the definition society emphasizes, what we feel real child support looks like and even got into a discussion on weaponizing child support. 




    Money can finance things but it can never replace the true value REAL FATHERS bring to the table. Keep making YOUR PRESENCE felt! 





    IG: @blackfathersnow @FatherhoodIsLit






    Blog & Show Notes:  Child Support: We Do It For Our Kids






    Merch: #FatherhoodIsLit Gear

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

J. Peña - RGV DADS ,

One Hunnit

I’ve been following James Lopez, Fatherhood Is Lit, for years! He’s a trailblazer in the scene and this Podcast resonates with me as a Dad of color. The episodes are applicable to ALL Dads. Listen today! You will be glad you did. Oh, and the intro/outro music is straight fire!

asolocrow ,

Inspiring z

Great podcast . Quickly becoming one of my favorites . Great content and I happen to find it inspiring to see a positive platform towards fatherhood and parenting as a whole . Inspiring .

Nursedavey ,

Fatherhood is Lit is Legit

As a fellow parent podcaster (Nurse Papa the podcast) I have to say that Fatherhood Is Lit is more than legit. James provides insight, perspective, and actionable advice to fathers of all backgrounds. I’d love to join him for a future episode!

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