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A Thank You to Dads For Not Being Moms

Toni Nagy | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Even though we no longer live in a Leave It To Beaver society where gender roles are unwavering, they still play a part in modern parenting. Yet striving for equality doesn't mean we have to obliterate masculinity and femininity, or discredit the disparities between our experiences.

35 Fun Gifts for Dads Who Travel

Joshua Berman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Sometimes I'm bumbling through airport security with three daughters, diapers and pacifiers flying in all directions; sometimes I'm flying luxuriously solo, rocking my wireless office. Both of these types of Dad-travel require different levels of preparedness and equipment.

8 Stupid Things You Should Stop Saying To Dads

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Basically, I want you to stop irritating us by saying (mostly unintentionally) stupid, thoughtless and insulting crap that makes us crazy.

Dad Texts Are The Best Texts

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.12.2014 | Comedy

Have you ever opened a text from your dad and reacted with a combination of laughter and horror? If so, this hilarious short of dads-with-phones-go...

What I Learned From My Dad About Being a Father

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As I continue on this journey called fatherhood and second-guess myself about what I am doing or not doing, I will do my best to fall back on what my Dad taught me.

Dear Dad, Happy Father's Day: A Gift From Your Gay Son

Rick Clemons | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Rick Clemons

So I'm curious, Dad. If we could find peace over our differences about my homosexuality, what might be different in our relationship? How would our relationship improve? What else might we discover we really like about each other?

Let Go, Let Dad

Janelle Capra | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Janelle Capra

This Father's Day weekend, I encourage you to let go and let dad be who he is. Whether that dad is your own, your husband, your brother or your friend, just let him be Dad.

Am I a Father? Check -- Bidding Farewell to My Baby Too Soon

James Sims | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
James Sims

Angel Belle was alive during the entire delivery process. My wife felt her kicking throughout. Her heartbeat was strong. And then it was not. After being delivered, Angel Belle took a single breath while her heartbeat slowly faded.

5 Things I Can't Do With My Dad On Father's Day, But Wish I Could

Beau Coffron | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

I know I'm an adult, but I wouldn't object to one more bedtime story.

How I Forgave My Father -- and Why Everyone Should

Terry Crews | Posted 08.06.2014 | Black Voices
Terry Crews

As much as I had longed for an apology from my father for all of those years, I had never really thought it was possible. But by finding my own compassion for him, I had broken down everything that needed to be broken within him.

Being a Dad Means Working Without a Script

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Fatherhood is full of unscripted moments like these. To excel at it, or at least to keep our heads above water, we dads must be nimble enough every single day.

From a Fatherless Daughter: Dads, You're Doing it Right

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

If we weren't so distracted by the "outstanding" as some kind of bizarre yardstick of self-worth measurement, we would appreciate and relish the real, the small and the imperfect.

Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
James M. Chesbro

My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship of other dads pursuing understandings.

Lowe's and LG's Poor Portrayal of Dads Says We Still Have a Long, Long Way to Go

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm all for humor. I like to laugh, especially at myself. I've seen a lot of commercials in my nearly 15 years with NFI that have used humor to portray fathers in less than a positive light. But this Lowe's commercial is one of the worst I've seen. I don't find it humorous -- not one bit.

6 Super Serious Father's Day Gift Ideas

Kendra Alvey | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Kendra Alvey

My dad is hard to buy for. It's not his fault; we just don't have much in common. He collects knives; I collect parking tickets. He likes to eat chicken fried steak; I like to eat mimosas.

We Have The Perfect Gift For Your Dad, Quirks And All

Posted 06.05.2014 | Style

So you think your dad's a special guy. If you're anything like us, you always want to get him the perfect gift for Father's Day, but June arrives and ...

The Best 5 Things I Learned From My Dad

Emily Kaye Lazzaro | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Emily Kaye Lazzaro

If my dad has to pee, he will walk into any building anywhere and use their bathroom. If I run a 5K while my dad is in town visiting, he will join me in the "runners only" beer tent and enjoy free beer while wearing a sweater vest. My dad does not think it is inappropriate for him to be anywhere.

Hugh Jackman: Adamantium Claws, Heart of Gold

Liz Dow | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

My father's dream to sing and dance on Broadway came true on his 85th birthday, thanks to Hugh Jackman.

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

When I Was 11

Susannah Lewis | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

I've thought this way for years, if only he could see me now. He'd be proud of the woman that I've become.

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

Richard Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Richard Greenberg

Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.

What Dad Wants For Father's Day According To 9 Real Dads

Posted 06.01.2014 | Technology

Sure you don't want to buy Dad another tie or money clip, but chances are you're totally over-thinking this Father's Day thing. Keep it simple with th...

The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until we could have the sex talk with our 10-year-old at a leisurely pace and without any nuggets or zingers from it seeping into her classroom chit-chats or into the recess yard banter.

5 Steps to Bliss with Kids and Games: An Interview with Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

"I grew up in a world where stories were still linear, they had beginnings and ends. And my kids are grew up in a world where stories have beginnings and a whole bunch of hyperlinks and never really come to an end."

60 Things I'd Rather Do Than Put Boots On My Kids To Leave the House

Mike Reynolds | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

They don't realize there are other things I'd rather do than wedge them into shoes and hold them upside down to zip up a coat while snot drips onto my hand. Many things.