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I Am Never Home on Mother's Day

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I could make my wife breakfast in bed on a Tuesday and I could buy her flowers on a Thursday. I could take her out for lunch on a Saturday and give her "alone time" any day.

Cruising for Dudes with My Dad

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy
Sarah Beauchamp

We're sitting on a red leather sofa in the lobby of the New York Athletic Club. My dad's wearing a blue and white pinstripe dress shirt, gold cufflinks and a salmon-colored tie. Best wing man ever.

13 Things All Men Should Know About Pregnant Women

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 09.02.2014 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

I've made just about every single stupid mistake and placed my foot so far in my mouth during my wife's pregnancies that I'm overqualified to speak to you about things you need to know to avoid getting knocked out by the knocked up.

To Working-Class White Mothers: Just Say Yes to Father Involvement

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Our focus should be on what is best for children. And frankly, when fathers are encouraged and educated about being involved, responsible, and committed fathers, children, moms, and dads are better off. Isn't that what creating strong families is all about?

So Your Show Is Probably Canceled... Now What?

Hulu.com | Posted 06.21.2014 | TV
Hulu.com

Luckily, we've sorted things out for a few plucky characters we think'll be just fine on this side of the small screen -- whether or not their shows have already gone the way of the dinosaur.

Babies Waiting for Dad to Come Home is Adorable x 1,000,000 (VIDEO)

HooplaHa | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
HooplaHa

Babies get excited about everything -- from food to new toys -- but nothing is more exciting (or adorable) than getting to see their parents! Check o...

Not Doing Something Doesn't Mean Quitting: #DadsRun4Boston

Mike Reynolds | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I'll happily be one of the many people, dads or otherwise, who do something this week to remember the victims of a year ago and to recognize the resilience they've shown in overcoming much bigger obstacles than mine.

The Must-Hear Poem From Dad To Boys (Or Girls) Who Want To Date His Daughter

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

Jesse Parent wrote a poem addressed to the boys who might want to date his daughter. He begins with threats ("If you break her heart, I will hear i...

Dear Family Whisperer: It's Terminal Cancer; Now What?

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

This a difficult and all-consuming trial for your family. You can't change your husband's diagnosis, and there's no magic bullet for the powerlessness you all feel.

Questions for My Father

Pranay Gupte | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Pranay Gupte

He could have told me so much. But I never asked. And now -- and now it is nearly three decades later, my father is gone, and I have more questions about his love and his life.

Striking Out on One Pitch

Doyin Richards | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

This shouldn't be viewed as extraordinary behavior for a dad. It should be ordinary. Hopefully he'll open up the doors for other professional athletes to follow his lead.

Timeout with Indiana Pacers Head Coach -- and Dad -- Frank Vogel (VIDEO)

Jim Higley | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

Coaches are one of my favorite go-to resources for fathering advice. So when I recently saw Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel in a commercial about fatherhood featuring basketball decision makers, I reached out to him for some more dad decisions and wisdom.

To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.

To The Commentators Who Slammed Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Josh Levs

It isn't too late for you to join the modern world. You can open your minds and learn. Reach out to me or to millions of other dads who can set you straight. In 2014, that would be the manly thing to do.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Why Moms -- and Their Last Words -- Matter

Jim Higley | Posted 05.17.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

Perhaps the biggest thing you taught me is that life happens in the nooks and crannies of our days. You were always content where you were in life. And you were happy with who you were.

Mothers vs. Fathers vs. Parents: Court Decision Banning Fathers From the Delivery Room Raises Questions for Alternative Families

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

While the right to privacy is an unquestionable one, is there research that can inform us about early interactions between fathers and newborns? If the mother does not want the father present at birth, at what point does he have a right to see his child?

My Husband Got a Standing Ovation at Starbucks

Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Lisa Farnham and Ashley Taylor

It's nice to have a husband who isn't afraid to tackle the really difficult parenting tasks like preteen hairdos. Except when it isn't. Here's how it all went wrong...

What About Dad

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

It seems to happen so quickly -- Mom feels taken advantage of and Dad feels like an outsider with no power; Mom becomes "the boss" and Dad spends less time at home; an outing with Dad becomes a treat instead of the norm. But with a little bit of intention the trap can be avoided.

Oh, The Lessons We Learn

David Vienna | Posted 05.01.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

At moments like this, his heart felt two things-- a worrisome weight and the urge to just sing.

A Letter to the Woman Walking Her Dog in My Neighborhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I want to tell you something, Woman Walking Your Dog, and I'm going to do it in writing. I want you to know that I respect you. I respect that you are out there every day.

12 Habits Of Highly Effective Stay-At-Home Dads

Chris Routly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Parents
Chris Routly

Here are a few lessons I have learned along the way that I would pass on to any man who is going to be a stay-at-home dad, just thinking about being a stay-at-home dad, or maybe already is one but is finding himself floundering.

Parenting With Grace

John McCormick | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The magic of storytelling has helped my sons and I connect with a kindred spirit half a world away. Now if that isn't grace, I don't know what is.

The Briefness And Beauty Of Childhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

They will never again be as young or as old as they are right now. Or now. Or now.

What's a Dad to Do?

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 04.20.2014 | Parents
Charles J. Alaimo

Conveying the importance of focus and studying when friends are within reach is a difficult balance for my daughter and at times, I feel as I have lost out. I fear she has lost out.