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Night Riders

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I was a girl of nine the night I rode shotgun alongside my father in his tractor trailer. He worked for British American Oil Company (B/A) then, ...

A Day In The Life of Makeda, A Daddy's Daughter Extraordinaire

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 12.29.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I woke up to the smell of sausage frying with onions and ketchup--yummy! My stomach was already grumbling. I stumbled out of my purple and white floral bed sheets and walked through the maze of doorways to the pink tiled bathroom, and began the morning freshening up routine.

Smelling My Daughters' Heads

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

But the truth is, I'm really not interested in kissing their heads -- I just want to smell their heads.

Why We Say Cheese When Posing for Pictures

Kevin Kniffin | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science
Kevin Kniffin

The fact that smiling is basically required when clearly enunciating a word that ends with the hard E sound is worth consideration beyond one-time photo shoots.

An Open Letter to My Kindergartener's 'Boyfriend'

Chris Cate | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

Today, my 5-year-old daughter informed me she has a boyfriend and that this hooligan (my words, not hers) is you. Before you try to tell me you didn't know that you were her boyfriend, you can rest assured that I presumed that to be the case. Nobody would be so foolish as to court my daughter without asking for my permission first, right?

Hellfire of the Vanities: Confessions of a Latina Redneck

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 11.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

"My daddy got tired of hearing me bawl and told me to beat her good first chance I got."

'He Doesn't Have a Mom... Because She's Dead'

Brent Almond | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

My instinct was to defend and protect my cub, to nip the lies in the bud and reinforce them with truth. However, I realized that I'd been granted a rare glimpse into my child's daily life -- and that 99% of these situations will take place when I'm not around.

What A Dad's Complete Surrender To Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Farah L. Miller | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

When we posted an ad for Boba carriers that was actually a love letter to motherhood, dads and moms alike asked, "Where is the ode to fatherhood?"...

Of Dads, Bicycles and Cotton Buds

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Mikaela Reyes

He didn't tell me it wasn't going to be difficult. He didn't reassure me that I was going to adjust easily. He did not give me the false hope I wanted, but didn't need.

What My 'Fun' Dad Taught Me About Parenting, And How My Mom Made It Possible

Jen Simon | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

Since having kids, I've come to understand that my dad wasn't just teaching me to be a good person -- he was also teaching me to be a good parent.

You Might Be A Mommy Or Daddy If....

Meredith Franco Meyers | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Meredith Franco Meyers

20. If you've gotten five straight hours of deep sleep in the past few years it's because you were having surgery or in the hospital.

25 Things Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Tara Hedman

Once in a while when you look at your little gal twirling in her frilly skirt, remember she'll be grown one day. What do you want her to know about men, life, herself, love?

When the Story Isn't the Story

Doyin Richards | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

When I posted a photo of myself and my two daughters, I never expected it to go viral. Nor did I expect the racist backlash. But both things happened, and I'm only now -- after catching my breath -- ready to address the conclusions.

I Have A Dream That People Will View A Picture Like This And Not Think It's A Big Deal

Doyin Richards | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

Of course I'm going to be passionate about this gig. My dream is that ALL people will embrace men who embrace fatherhood instead of wondering if they have ulterior motives.

The Most Heartbreaking Question My Son Asked Me

Joseph Hill | Posted 11.10.2013 | Divorce
Joseph Hill

I think I started this journey at rock bottom as a dad, and through this last year I have learned a lot, about my boys, life, and what it means to be a good dad.

A Father's Day Thank You

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

How do you protect a child from harm, make sure they do what needs to be done, learn what they need to learn -- while at the same time making sure they don't conclude I'm powerless or I'm not good enough?

WATCH: James Franco & Smokey Robinson's New Music Video

Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment

James Franco is not the type to rest on his laurels. Or rest at all, ever, apparently. Less than a week after debuting "Love in the Old Days," the...

Stereo IQ's Lyrics of the Week From Dinosaur Jr., WHY?, Grizzly Bear, Deftones and Daddy

Stereo IQ | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

Whether you're a fan of earth-shattering screams, loved Pineapple Express, or even if you're just eager to hear new tunes from the musical pioneers you've clung to for years, this week's Lyrics of the Week offers something for everyone.

Father's Day Gift Ideas: 7 New Kids' Books Starring Dad

Seattle Times | Karen MacPherson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This Father's Day, get Dad a present he can share with his children: a picture book. To get you started, here's a look at some new picture books in w...

A Father's Day Story

Bruce Kluger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Kluger

If there's one thing I can't stand, it's unfinished stories. So it is especially frustrating to me when I think of my father on Father's Day, and once again confront the great unfinished story that was our relationship.

The Human Bomb (Happy Father's Day?)

John DeBellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
John DeBellis

Personally, if I were a woman I wouldn't breast-feed a child. I don't think they're emotionally mature enough to appreciate it.