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Why I Quit Making Fun Bento Lunches for My Kids

Beau Coffron | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

I'm thickheaded sometimes, but I finally get it. It's clear as day. All of the faceless Internet trolls, who have never met my family, are making sense now. They have been trying to speak wisdom into my life for the last two years, and I haven't been willing to listen.

Being the Primary Caregiver Does Not Mean Being the Favorite Parent

David Lesser | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

I get it. I stay home with the kids while my wife works, so when she gets home, she returns the conquering hero. Like I said, I get it. Most of the time, but clearly, not always.

Why I Wear My Baby: A Dad's Perspective

R.C. Liley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

As a dad, I will never be able to duplicate what my wife shares maternally with Avery, so I depend on babywearing to get as close as I can.

15 Things All Dads Of Daughters Should Know

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Having daughters is one of the greatest joys I could imagine. We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday." Raising girls is a privilege, not a burden.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Why I Taught My Daughter To Punch

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Ken Harbaugh

Never let anyone tell you what a woman can and cannot do. And should someone make fun of how little girls hit, offer to teach them.

Bridging the Generational Divide between a Football Father and a Soccer Son

John McCormick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.

'DILFs Of Disneyland' Is The Happiest Place On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents

Sexy daddies beware. You are not safe from the gaze of one stealthy, genius photographer, armed with a "DILFs of Disneyland" Instagram handle and t...

Dad Writes One-Handed Sonata So He Can Still Hold His Baby

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents

Being a parent and keeping up with your other hobbies and passions can be hard. But this dad found a perfect way to balance his parental duties with h...

What Matters Most About Being a Father

Cliff Hsia | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Your kids need you to really love them. And loving them is more than just financially providing for them. You need to love them for who they are and who they want to become.

8 Components of the Perfect Dad Brain

Paul Snowden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Paul Snowden

Building the perfect dad brain requires a blend of smarts, morals and karate skills that can't be found in just one movie dad, which is why we used eight, including Clark Griswold, Atticus Finch and, of course, Indiana Jones.

Chasing Ariana Grande & Black Escalades

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 09.03.2014 | Celebrity
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Photo: Ariana Grande, 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball Tampa Florida IMG 6850 (Creative Commons) We had been standing for hours, a cluster of dots amidst a s...

This Mom Wasn't Prepared For Attack By DIY Toilet Paper Cannon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents

When mom goes out, dad Eric Cire and son Remy know just what to do -- turn the house into a battle station, complete with a DIY toilet paper cannon ca...

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

Clint Eastwood Gives His Son Some Pretty Awesome Advice

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty

Scott Eastwood is an up-and-coming actor. He's starring alongside Brad Pitt in the upcoming film "Fury," and he'll be the leading man in "The Longest...

Dad Secretly Films Daughter's Over-The-Top Selfie Session

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.27.2014 | Teen

We all might be guilty of engaging in a selfie session, though usually (and thankfully) nobody is around to film it. But that's not the case with this...

Dad 'Takes' Little Boy's Ear, And It's Totally Devastating

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents

If you thought someone had stolen your ear and nose, you'd be freaking out too. In the video above, a little boy struggles to come to terms with hi...

Back-To-School: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Senior Year!

Laura Wellington | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

What the Experts Didn't Tell Me About Formula

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I tried to shake off the formula-shaming, even as it added layers of worry to my already tired parent-of-newborn mind. It's not like there was anything else I could do about it: I had no breasts, and neither did my husband.

V-Day (It's Not The Day You're Thinking Of)

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.

The Key To Imperfect Parenting

Brian Leaf | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We're not superhuman or infallible. And our kids will wear us down and find this out. When we've got nothing left, they will ask for one more story. While we're having sex for the first time in seven weeks, they will wake up and call for a glass of water. And they will call us on our hypocrisies.

A Dad's Hysterical Attempt at Decoding Hashtags

Stephen Mariani | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Stephen Mariani

I asked my 60-year-old dad to define some popular hashtags. And even I couldn't have imagined all of the glorious, absurd things he came up with.

How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace if You're Suffering From Postpartum Depression

Tom Spiggle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Tom Spiggle

Do your best not to let shame keep you from protecting yourself. Mental illness, like postpartum depression, is real and can have dire effects on your work performance and personal life.