I care about your life; I really do. I'll keep checking in on you. But I need to stop using my two most precious resources, my time and attention, on your life when mine is riding shotgun with me.
We need to stop talking about dads like they're an inept accessory to parenting. Sure, there are plenty of deadbeat dads in the world. Equally, there are plenty of deadbeat moms. But the good dads need to be part of our language of parenting.
Dad guilt is a common struggle that is rarely talked about. Dads feel guilty today because it's hard to decide on priorities. Dads today are involved ...
He had me at "hello." The above "he" was Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
While schools tend to focus on cognitive growth with structured activities, research shows that free play brings about cognitive changes at least as quickly if not even faster.
I often joke that our front door is a revolving one, as neighbor kids and my own children's friends seem to come and go, without invitation. This past Christmas time saw our home to 23 children in our home, on one particular day. I felt it was important to show my children that we care for all kids, regardless of background, shape, size, color or belief.
Yes, having these two precious babies is the most empowering, spiritually enlightening and -- dare I say -- most fulfilling thing I've ever done. It has also been the most difficult and painful thing I have ever done.
I've had to write this list so that my four kids -- whose ages range from 9 to 15 -- understand what I'm saying.
As a journalist, I wrote stories about complete strangers. But as a man, my own story was incomplete. I never knew my dad. That changed on Friday, January 13, 2006.
Ten years ago, Friday the Thirteenth proved to be the most extraordinary day of my life. Two days after Christmas in 2005, I set out to answer a seemi...
I wrestle with what I'm going to tell him about America, and I've been trying to form a plan for engaging America's history - the good, bad, and incredibly ugly -- and talking to him about being "an American" in a healthy and productive way.
During the first three months a wonderful way to stop a crying baby who isn't hungry is with a special hold described by Dr. Bob Hamilton in Santa Mon...
Like most parenting moves, the high of being the cool, with-it, socially-connected dad lasted about all of no seconds. Or the time it took my daughter to say, "Oh God, why did you join Tumblr? Didn't you know it's just for 12-year-old girls to complain about their thigh gap?" In my head, I heard all the records everywhere scratch at once.
Every story of domestic violence breaks my heart. The injustice outrages me. This time was no different. Defeated, exhausted and devastated, N, who...
I turned to the best dad I know and asked him to share his take on the 10 things all dads should do every day. Here's what he said.
Throughout this time I have spent many long days and nights searching for meaning. I have read beautiful books, taken some incredible grief and spirituality courses, written hundreds of pages.