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Navy Expands Maternity Leave. Are Dads Next?

Josh Levs | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Josh Levs

Obviously, military families make incredible, admirable sacrifices, and many personnel can't be allowed to leave for longer blocks of time. But if the Navy can part with new moms for 18 weeks after a birth, it can part with at least some new dads for more than 10 days total during the child's first year of life.

'Dad Bods' Make Me Very Mad

Mara Menachem | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Mara Menachem

I am so annoyed (can you tell by my photo). I've been reading all the hype surrounding the new term coined by women, "the Dad Bod" in an attempt to make men feel better about their slightly "out-of-shape, I'm-a-dad" body.

11 Ridiculous Things Parents of Kids Under 6 Have Said

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

We're not always at our best as parents. We repeat ourselves often, knowing the result will be the same. I'm but a parent to young kids but I've done research and I know of 11 ridiculous things all parents of kids under six have said. I know because I've said them all and I'm a parent and therefore (science explanation that's probably wrong)...

50 Boys And Men, Ages 5 To 50, Describe What 'Father' Means To Them

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents

Kind. Patient. Hero. Teacher. Compassionate. Proud. Role model. These are just some of the words that sons use to define "father." As a follow up t...

Reflections on Father's Day 2015: Don't Forget, It's Not About You

John McCormick | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

I got a glimpse for the first time of what it will be like to be an empty nester. Connor starts high school this fall, and in two years Will is off to college. If Father's Day 2015 is any predictor, I'll be a complete mess, lavishing my pent-up paternal affections on the family dogs.

Dads Share What Went Through Their Heads As They Walked Their Daughters Down The Aisle

BRIDES | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings

While you're worrying about sinking your heels into the grass, tripping over your cathedral-length veil, or your tears washing your mascara down your face as you walk down the aisle, your father is having his own internal dialogue.

Father's Day Tribute to My Father and Sons-in-Law

Honey Good | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

Last week I asked my grandchildren the question, "What is special about your dad?" These were some of the responses.

7 Things Kids Love Best About Dads

Palmer Chinchen | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Palmer Chinchen

Here is my list of seven life-areas I'm working on today so when tomorrow comes I have no regrets, knowing I did all I could to be the dad my kids love.

On Father's Day: War, Memories and Moving On

Andrew Lam | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

Home for the weekend recently, I chanced upon my father's South Vietnamese Army uniform, the three silver stars still pinned meticulously onto each lapel. Once, as a child, I had looked up to a man who had seemed more like a deity. Hadn't I imagined myself as an adult walking in his soldierly footsteps?

This Father's Day, This Is What Queer Dads Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 06.21.2015 | Gay Voices

Father's Day was first celebrated in 1910, and what it means to be a dad, in some ways, has shifted dramatically in the last century, along with our d...

What I Should Have Asked My Father Before He Died

Mary Novaria | Posted 06.21.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

This is my fifteenth Father's Day without my dad. He died of heart failure, a couple of months shy of his 79th birthday. He took his last breath quite peacefully while I sat by his bedside. He was gone. And so was a family history I'd neglected to plumb.

'It Takes A Man To Teach A Boy To Be A Man'

John A. Tures | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
John A. Tures

I'd like to say it was at a younger age when I really appreciated my father. But sadly, it really didn't occur until college. Because that's when I found out how much he means to me.

A Father's Day Reminder and Challenge to Dads in Congress

Debra L. Ness | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

Nobody should forget that paid leave is a family issue -- not just a women's issue. Men, like women, want to be good parents and good caregivers for their families. Yet the vast majority of men don't have access to supportive workplace policies that would enable them to do so.

From Dudes to Dads: What Happens When Everyone You Know Suddenly Grows Up?

Michael Rothman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Michael Rothman

Helping dudes make the most out of life has become my life's work and what better mission than helping to make the lives of the next generation of little humans (and their handlers) just a little bit easier?

'Jean Louise, Stand Up, Your Father's Passing'

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Bil Hitchcock

I was very lucky to have a father who I could put into a similar class of man as Atticus Finch. Unfailingly kind, unfailingly fair, unfailingly respectable, unfailingly loving. Most of my friends have fathers who either fall or fell into a similar class of man...and we are lucky children.

A Thanks to All the Heroes Who Go by the Name of Daddy

Regan Long | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

He can't quite convey to others just how much his entire world changed the day he held his first daughter in his arms. And no, he will not even let me into that part of his heart as he crumbles when our baby reaches out to him, holding on so tightly, never wanting to let go.

Dad Advice Is the Best Advice

Mark Taylor | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Mark Taylor

My sisters and I could not have asked for a better father in Mr. Taylor, a father who was rightly conservative with his purse strings, but liberal with his two cents. Enjoy his Top 10 expressions for nearly every dilemma.

Why Are Dads So Great?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Rachel Dolezal, You Don't Need To Be Black To Care About The Black Community

Josh Levs | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

I've never felt my skin color or racial background preclude me from being able to report on the black community. Issues facing the African-American community are American issues, just like any other issues. They affect us all.

Top 6 Things Fathers Should Know About Their Workplace Rights

Dina Bakst | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Dina Bakst

If you're still struggling to find that perfect gift, forget the necktie and send dad this list -- something he can actually use at work.

Veteran Shares Joys, Struggles Of Reconnecting With Family After Service

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact

For Adam Renteria, a veteran of the U.S. military, there is no job more important than being a father. And after being away for the first five years o...

Jenny Che

These Are 10 Of The Best Companies For New Dads | Jenny Che | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business

These companies understand how important paternity leave is.

5 Questions I Redirect With 'Go Ask Your Father'

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Meredith Masony

My kids can be very demanding, and when they come calling with certain requests, I simply say "Go ask your father." Here is a list of five questions that are automatically redirected to Dad.

37 Women On The Best Things They Learned From Their Fathers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.19.2015 | Women

Whether your dad was present or absent, a positive role model or a negative influence -- we all have a father-daughter story. In light of Father's ...

Father's Day 2015: Love, Memories...and Loads of Laughs

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.18.2015 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

It's hard to believe that it's been 24 years since I picked out a Father's Day card. I always enjoyed that ritual of choosing just the right one--funny or loving--that I knew my dad would enjoy.