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My name is Fred Goodall. I write the blog Mocha Dad. I also have a company called Goodall Creative services, where I help companies improve their communications. I have three children. My daughter who is the oldest is 11 years old. I have 2 sons, 9 years old and 5 years old. And my wife and I, we've been married a little over 15 years now. And she is my best friend and I love her a lot. Some of my hobbies include, playing the guitar very badly. Listening to music. I love to listen to all types of music. I love art. I love exploring. I love traveling. I just love going out and experienceing new things. I am the kind of person who really likes to try so many different things and see so many different things. Because, I know in this life time, I don't have a lot of time. So, try and package everything I can. As quickly as I can. So I really like to meet new people. I like to see different things and experience different things in life. And I think that's just one of our life's greatest pleasures and I've been trying to experience it as much as I can.
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Frederick J. Goodall

Blogger, "Mocha Dad"

Frederick J. Goodall is a writer, a speaker, and a father. In 2008, he started the popular fatherhood blog, "Mocha Dad" to chronicle his life as a dad and to counter the negative stereotypes regarding black fatherhood. He wanted to give readers a first-hand account of a black father who is intimately involved in his children’s lives. Now he uses the blog to not only capture his experiences, but also to help motivate other men to be more actively engaged and involved with their children, families, and communities.

Through his writing, Goodall attempts to address serious cultural and social issues. His articles and essays have been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals such as The Houston Chronicle, Essence, and Folio Weekly. His work has also appeared in the anthologies: Paper Thin/Soul Deep and The African-American Book of Values. In addition, Goodall is a regular contributor to the websites Mamiverse, Goldfishsmiles, Your Teen Mag, and Together Counts. Goodall also travels the country speaking on the topics of fatherhood, men’s issues, social media, and blogging.

Goodall was born in Houston, Texas and graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He currently lives in Houston with his wife and three kids.

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