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Matt Lauer Is My Hero By Not Shaving

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Here comes Mr. Lauer back into my life again, this time fighting the good fight against cancer for guys everywhere. So, fellas, let's all follow Matt's lead and sprout facial hair of our own this month, and send in your hard earned dollars to fight for our own male cancer cause.

Why I Won't Let My Son Play Football

Mike Julianelle | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I want my son to enjoy watching the game. But only watching it. Because I don't plan to let him play. As the evidence of football's health risks grows, is there any parent left that will?

Dad's Ultimate Bedtime Routine

Chris B. Miller | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Chris B. Miller

Make them the best sundae they've ever had. Start with warm donuts, topped with ice cream, topped that with marshmallows, chocolate sauce and crushed candy. Wash this all down with some soda (with caffeine if you really want to mix it up). That was dinner.

Stop Asking If I Am Going To Try For A Boy

Ariel Chesler | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

My 3-year-old daughter has recently started asking me if certain characters in books and cartoons are boys or girls. After answering her questions, I ask her: "Why is that important?" I'm asking you the same thing now.

Why I Love Halloween -- Now More Than Ever

Andy Miller | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Miller

That's when it hit me. All those future Halloweens. I never considered I might not be around for those. Was this the first and last time I would take Clark trick-or-treating? Was this the only costume I would ever see him in?

Should I Become a Parent Again?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

The nine couples attending the first week of my wife Ceci's natural childbirth course look on as she points to a chart that provides a preview of a ba...

The Subtle Backlash: It's My Kid in a Box

Ariel Chesler | Posted 12.29.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

I fear that my daughters will be limited by the culture they ingest, that I will be powerless to stop it. That they will, in the end, be eaten by Cinderella.

Dad And Son Perform The 'Cover Of The Year' With A Kitchen Appliance

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents

In what may be the single best use of an oven door ever, a young boy in Australia is showing off his musical skills in this rad rendition of the dance...

81 Things Dads Do That Make Moms Weak in the Knees

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Sure, the dads on TV and in movies are usually made to look like bumbling dolts, but I think we all know that's completely incorrect. My experience has been that dads can be pretty awesome, involved, and have the magical ability to make us swoon while standing in line at the neighborhood ice cream truck surrounded by their progeny.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.

Why I Quit Making Fun Bento Lunches for My Kids

Beau Coffron | Posted 12.13.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 06.18.2015 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.30.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 11.16.2014 | 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 11.09.2014 | 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.