Empty bottles strewn across the floor. Bouts of comically loud and inappropriately timed flatulence. Window-rattling belches. Puddles of drool on every horizontal surface. Lots of daytime naps. Unexplainable temper tantrums. No, I'm not back in college. I have 5-month-old twins at home.
17. Having trouble remembering names and faces is an affliction which can be passed on genetically.
Some people won't understand a grown man sitting on the floor in Target shaking pill bottles with his daughter. But some will. Here's to hoping there are more of the latter on this planet than there are the former.
While the birth mother was resting with the baby, Andy and his partner took a break from the hospital to get some food. When they returned from eating, they had a flurry of phone messages from the mother, crying and urging them to get back soon. A nurse had been questioning her about her decision to let a gay couple adopt her baby.
I got a glimpse for the first time of what it will be like to be an empty nester. Connor starts high school this fall, and in two years Will is off to college. If Father's Day 2015 is any predictor, I'll be a complete mess, lavishing my pent-up paternal affections on the family dogs.
We still have a long way to go in ensuring that men play an active role not only in their own health, but the health of their families. As a man in the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights, I know it will take each and every one of us -- men and women alike -- to achieve gender equality in our lifetimes.
There is another source of parenting tips I've reflected upon countless times over the last 5+ years since the Little Dude was born. And now I want to share with you some of the great parenting dos and don'ts I learned from one of the most infamous movie fathers of all time, Darth Vader.
After he died, I found this wrinkled brown newsprint tucked in the back of his leather wallet. I put it in a tiny frame on a narrow wall in my home.
Sometimes it can be a thing as little as a jar of peanuts -- with its faint but distinct smell just strong enough to evoke memories in my father's lap...
This past weekend I went to a Father's Day Brunch in New York City, hosted by The Handsome Father to celebrate Father's Day weekend.
By promoting gender equality and human rights within our own families and communities, we, fathers of the world, can create the future we want, a future where individuals believe in themselves and in the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. It is simple and powerful. Take time to be a father.
People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.
I'm proud to be a Senator, but I'm even prouder to be a dad. This Father's Day, let's embrace true family values and push for fair, inclusive family leave that will make our economy work better for everyone.
Fathers don't have to be biologically related to their children. Dads can be queer. They can be kind. Fathers shouldn't have anything to do with upholding patriarchal male standards. Fathers are all genders. Fathers can be so much more then what our traditional view of them is.
Love can make you a more creative person. Understand that when I use the term creative, I don't mean that you'll suddenly have mastery of any partic...
All the crap our husbands do that make us want to tear our hair out could actually be helping to balance out the crap we do that makes our kids want to tear their hair out. Our husbands are different than us.