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I Took Charge When The Wife Was Sick (Now Where's My Reward!)

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

she was getting sick. We were so screwed. By the weekend, she was in full-fledged illness with the raspy Kathleen Turner voice and a waste basket full of tissues. An achy, feverish, sadness filled the house. And I knew we were going down in flames. Or were we?

A Masterful Moment

Jon Carras | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Jon Carras

Each day, as we entered the perfectly manicured grounds -- with not a blade of grass out of place -- the fog gave this golf heaven a halo. We had made it. Two different dreams fulfilled.

10 Snacks From The '80s That My Kids Will Never Enjoy

Beau Coffron | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

As a kid, these are the tasty (and terribly unhealthy) treats I remember that ruled the decade. It's probably better for everyone that they are gone, but there's a small part of me that wishes my kids could have experienced the 80's treats that I did.

Louis C.K.'s Master Plan For Making Sure His Kids Don't Grow Up 'Weird Or Spoiled'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents

Worried about raising your kids right? Louis C.K. has been there. In the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the 47-year-old comedia...

Home From the Sea

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily ann...

Let's Talk About How Adorable My Son Is

Bobby McMahon | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I've given this a lot of thought, and I've come to the sober, rational, unbiased conclusion that my son is the most adorable baby on Earth and could end all war if we printed his face on a blimp and flew it around the globe.

Amazon Mom Marginalizes Fathers

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

When it comes to shaping public perception, language matters. A community of dad bloggers is trying to make that point as they work to convince Amazo...

Photographer Adds Deceased Father To Family Portrait In Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents

Last July, Sierra Sharry was eight months pregnant with her son, Taos. She and her boyfriend, Lane Smith, were beyond excited to welcome their first c...

Why Young v. UPS Is a Big Win for Pregnant Workers

Tom Spiggle | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The case's effects on pregnant workers overall is not immediately clear. But as an experienced attorney dealing with these kinds of cases, I believe that it will ultimately help make the playing field a little more favorable for workers who have faced discrimination.

Dad Blogger Is Tired Of Going Into Women's Restrooms To Change His Baby's Diaper

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents

Earlier this month, Ashton Kutcher posted a Facebook status calling attention to the lack of diaper changing tables in men's public restrooms. But Ku...

Ten Things Every New Dad Should Know

Quora | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Quora

Having children is natural and something we are designed to. It is important to understand that humans like all animals, have instincts when it comes to our biology, and it is only our false belief that the birth and parenting of our offspring requires more than nature already provides for in our DNA.

Learning Lessons From A Little Boy

Cort Ruddy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

"You lost dessert when you took your pants down at the table." I actually said that to him after dinner one day recently. As the girls all laughed, including his mother in a seriously-suppressed sort of way, I told him that it wasn't funny to moon the table.

This Awesome Dad Packs Superhero Post-It Notes In Son's Lunch Every Day

Today | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents

Brent Almond packs super awesome lunches for his preschool son, and it's not just about the food....

Let's Talk About Sex (and Puberty) Without Fear

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

It's time that fathers take a more active role in educating and raising their daughters to accept themselves for all that they are and ever will be.

5 Things Dads Can Do To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

As men are now being called upon to spend more time and participate in the direct care of their kids, they often find themselves emotionally overwhelmed trying to balance work, relationship and family demands.

10 Conversations You Need To Have With Your Kids Between College Acceptance and College Drop-Off

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.20.2015 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Get out of the nagging business. In college, it's up to the student to manage homework, to talk to the teacher and to keep their room. Let them know that you are available if they have questions, but that you will no longer be responsible.

This Shouldn't Be a Wish

Danielle Gletow | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Danielle Gletow

Nyasia shouldn't have to wish for warm, fuzzy boots. But she does. And every day I am reminded that there are thousands of other kids in foster care and group homes around our country that are just like her. Their wishes are so simple it can break your heart.

5 Steps For Raising A Strong Daughter

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

Your daughter needs to know that you are there for her -- that you will protect her, do anything for her and will not judge her. Make sure you are cultivating a safe relationship with your daughter so that she knows she can come to you in times of trouble.

This Is What Happens 'When Mama Isn't Home'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents

When the cat’s mom's away, the mice dad and kid will play. Last year, Australian papa Russ Bauer and his son Toby struck viral gold after they sh...

Dad Teaches Baby To Surf, And She Instantly Becomes A Pro

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.04.2015 | Parents

You're never too young to learn how to ride the waves. Kristofer Strong, of Clearwater, Florida, decided to teach his 7-month-old daughter, Madison...

The Fall of Life

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

It's easy to admire someone's beauty in the full bloom of life. Oren was in the late autumn of his existence, yet somehow managed to put summer to shame.

NHL Player's Daughter Asks Coaches To Bring Her Dad Home

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.03.2015 | Sports

Well, her wish came true!

Winter Isn't So Bad When Your Dad Builds A 55-Foot Luge

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.02.2015 | Parents

By now, it's safe to say that the East Coast is pretty much over winter. But this dad decided to make the final stretch a lot more bearable for his ki...

What I Learned From My 9-Year-Old's Book Club

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.27.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When my daughter Lily came home saying she wanted to start a book club, I was excited -- I'm a writer after all, so this was music to my ears -- but also a bit skeptical. Right away, I started to fret about the mechanics of it.

Who Needs Words? This Dad And Baby Had A Perfectly Good Chat Without Them

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.26.2015 | Parents

Why wait until your baby can talk to have a full-blown conversation? This dad certainly doesn't have a problem communicating with his 8-month-old b...