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A Dad's Hysterical Attempt at Decoding Hashtags

Stephen Mariani | Posted 07.30.2014 | 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 07.24.2014 | 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.

Dad Documents His Sons' Awesomeness In Gorgeous Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents

When Wes Armson saw his two sons cracking a smile, letting out a laugh or even sneezing for the first time, he wanted to remember it forever. He’d s...

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

The Sign That This Dad Brought To A Gay Pride March Will Make You Believe In Better Tomorrows

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

This week, a dad in India is inspiring us all to wear our hearts a little more obviously on our sleeves. Not content to merely support his son in ...

The Lost Art of Changing a Diaper

Michael Cavender | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Bartering became my strong suite. I figured if I did something nice for my wife, she would gladly trade me duties, or just do it because of my "random" act of kindness.

How to Live With Children: How to Have a Conversation at Dinner

Dan Milledge | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Dan Milledge

Dan: Okay Trixie, after dinner, you're going to have your poop try. T: (very enthusiastically) Okay!

It's the Relationship That Heals

Robin Kevles-Necowitz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Robin Kevles-Necowitz

Being a perfect parent wasn't necessary. Being a near-perfect parent wasn't necessary either. What was required was a fierce focus on nurturing the relationship I have with my children.

Did I Forget to Mention My Dad Is Gay?

Xesenia Maurice | Posted 06.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Xesenia Maurice

I don't think of him as a "gay dad." I see him as the man who was strong enough to overcome many obstacles, including addiction, so that he could take care of his brothers and sisters, a man loving enough to raise me as his own even though he is only my guardian by law.

There's No Obstacle Too Big For This Dad's Love

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.23.2014 | Good News

When James Geier goes on a hike with his son, we have to imagine Marvin Gaye's spirit is somewhere nearby, singing the lyrics to his 1967 hit, "Ain't ...

Dads Respond To 'Frozen' With A Song, And It's Genius

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Two dads have perfectly captured their love-hate relationship with Disney's super-hit "Frozen" in one hilarious Disney-inspired song. "I know that ...

How to Give Your Kid a Compliment

Dan Milledge | Posted 06.20.2014 | Parents
Dan Milledge

My GOD Oscar, I was giving you a compliment! I was saying something nice about you, TO you. Give me that. (Grabs Lego) Oscar. Listen. Do I have your attention? Good. I am proud of you for the--

How Dads' Involvement Can Address the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

A new gender gap has emerged in our higher education system: women are enrolling in and graduating from college at much higher rates than men.

This Dad's 'Rules For Dating My Daughter' T-Shirt Is Pitch-Perfect

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents

Here's a dad's "Rules For Dating My Daughter" done right: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(i...

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?"...

In Defense of 'Dad Pants'

John McCormick | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Chauffeur duties on Saturday nights have a way of spoiling date night with your spouse. Besides, if I do unintentionally embarrass my kids in public wearing baggy "Dad Pants," isn't that what dads are supposed to do? Embarrassing my teenage sons is one of the few social pleasures I have left!

What 53 Hours in a Hospital Teaches You About Your Kid

Rob Sachs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I thought horrible accidents weren't supposed to happen on beautiful weekend mornings. Certainly not when you're less than five feet away from your 6-year-old daughter, who's playing on a tree branch less than two feet off the ground.

A Happy Father's Day From Seoul

Roger Nam | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Roger Nam

He was wearing a perfectly fitted suit, and a tightly knotted tie. In the photo, I see my dad as confident, assertive, and filled with an optimism that defied the poverty and political unrest of 1960s Korea.

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These Film Dads Make Your Dad Seem Less Awkward

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment

The "talk." We've all heard it before, and for those lucky enough to have received the coming of age conversation from their dad, they know that it is...

Father's Day: The Year I Gave Dad a Real Humdinger

Parri Sontag | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Parri Sontag

Like most men in the days prior to the high-tech era, dad loved gadgets. He had an electric shoe shine machine, a weather radio, a movie camera and projector, a tape recorder and a slide projector. I wanted to get him something to add to his collection.

Dreams From My Appa

Ko Im | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Ko Im

I may be my umma's daughter, but I am a complete appa's girl. In him, I see pride, passion and perseverance. He's well-rounded -- giving back to the community by volunteering through church, golf, music. He's always there -- despite being two oceans away.

What My Father Built

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

This is my third Father's Day without him. Yet, in my world, his presence is bigger than ever.

Trans Dad: My Kids' Favorite Stuffed Animals Are Transgender

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Just in time for Father's Day! Willy Wilkinson is a Bay Area father of three kids, author, and public health consultant. In this video he tells adorab...

A Father's Day Story: We Adopted Eight Kids in Need After My Parents Fostered 36

Hank Fortener | Posted 06.13.2014 | Impact
Hank Fortener

If only I could go back and tell that latchkey beer thief in 1969 that one day, he would have 11 children from nine different women, a thanksgiving table 29 feet long and eight grandkids at the ripe young age of 57, I wonder what he'd say.

Soon-to-Be Fathers: Mila Kunis Is Right

Ariel Chesler | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

Modern fathers (and I am one) are so excited about having children that they want to claim pregnancy for their own. Except they can't. Look, I applaud modern fathers who are involved with raising children more than ever before, but saying "we're pregnant" has simply got to go.