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These Daddy Daughter Wedding Dances Are #RelationshipGoals

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 09.07.2016 | Weddings
Stephanie R. Caudle

Love is in the air, the scent of fresh flowers, smiling faces and flashing cameras are all around. It is the day every woman dreams of as she walks down the aisle to walk into the arms of her very own prince charming.

"Chloe and Poppie's Excellent Adventure"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.07.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When it comes to writers who are famous for turning real-life adventures into literary gold, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had noth...

My Daddy Was Just A Little Crazy....and I Miss Him Like Crazy

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.21.2016 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

He worked at Coca-Cola and believed strongly that his best information came from the men who drove the trucks, the ones who actually delivered to the grocery stores. Those trucks left promptly.... promptly at 6 AM each day. He wanted to chat with all of men before they left. He also wanted to have a full breakfast with all six of his children before he left.

Daddy Diaries Part 9

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So this is what a natural birth looks like. This is how it was meant to be... this is what the midwife meant when she said it was all natural... no medication, no support, no help, nothing... just pure unadulterated pain!!!

Daddy Diaries Part 8

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.15.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So, it is 11 AM and my wife is keeled over, holding the bed with one hand and her tummy with the other, in obvious pain. It is quite obvious that the labor has kicked into another gear from even a few minutes ago and that we are getting closer. "It is time to go", she says.

Daddy Diaries Part 7

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 05.31.2016 | Parents
Tarun Sakhrani

So you've done the classes, you've read the books... you've talked to and listened to all the people around you offering their advice. You think you are prepared. But are you really?

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

Daddy Diaries Part 6

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 05.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

The clock is ticking, the weeks are ticking away... the countdown has definitely begun. We've bought the stroller, we've set up the crib, we've clean...

Daddy Diaries Part 5

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 04.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

The next stage in your baby's evolution (or your evolution as to-be parents) is the shower... No, not that kind that you take in a bathroom, standing ...

"This Little Poppie Went to Market"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.31.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In nearly 38 years of marriage, I have found that food shopping is a matter of putting the cart before the horse's behind. This explains why I am the designated driver whenever I go to the supermarket with my wife, Sue.

Daddy Diaries Part 4

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Tarun Sakhrani

First there was the honeymoon... then came the babymoon... what's next? Post-babymoon? Anniversary moon? Birth moon? Child's 1st birthday-moon? G...

The Secret Birth Plan for Dads

Chris Cate | Posted 03.09.2016 | Parents
Chris Cate

An expectant father knows he desperately needs a thorough plan to avoid blacking out from the pressure to act like everything is completely normal and going great. Here are 10 suggestions for such a secret birth plan for dads.

Daddy Diaries Part 3

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 03.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
Tarun Sakhrani

Your baby is on its way... you have a few more weeks to go and so you start wondering about things you need to buy. After all, there are so many thin...

"Poppie Goes to School"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.01.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I was 3 years old, I knew my ABCs. Unfortunately, I didn't learn the rest of the alphabet until I was in high school.

Faking It

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 02.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Allison Toepperwein

Forty years ago, artificial plants were burgeoning. Urban living was the trend, yet people wanted their homes and offices to feel warm. The conveniences of the city were met with the angst of nature, but without the maintenance.

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, dri...

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 08.11.2016 | 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?" Now...

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.