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These Green Day Song Titles Perfectly Describe Parenting

Andrew Knott | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Andrew Knott

I've been racking my brain for months trying to come up with a way to pay homage to Billie Joe and the gang. I finally came up with something that is pretty stupid, but probably not the most stupid thing you've ever read on the Internet. Hope I'm not overselling it.

Steph Curry Puts His Daughter on a Podium

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

Instead of asking why Curry brought his daughter to the post game interview, we should be asking why don't more players do the same?

5 Things I've Learned From My Husband About Parenting

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

"You're going to marry him. Want to know how I know?" Of course I wanted to know how someone knew who my future husband would be. "Because of that," she said. She pointed at him, sitting in the middle of a circle of children. They were all giggling, and they followed him like the Pied Piper.

3 Leadership Lessons From my 16-Year-Old Hipster

Elliot Begoun | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

To him I may be a dork who doesn't know how to dress, but I am his dad and I count myself very lucky to have a 16 year old son who lets me, hug, love and teach him.

5 Tips To Help You Deal With An Estranged Child

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In my studies of the lives of older Americans, I learned that almost nothing is as painful to them as estrangement from an adult child. When I wrote a blog post on this topic, it led to an extraordinary outpouring of interest that both surprised and moved me. When we reach the later years, our dream is to be surrounded by loving children and grandchildren.

Does A House Have A Soul?

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 05.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bil Hitchcock

Does a house have a soul? Yesterday my mom closed on this house in Montgomery, AL...a home she and Daddy, along with a lot of young children and in...

Dadvocacy

Simon Greer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Simon Greer

I can tell her she is smart, funny and strong at least as often as I tell her she is beautiful. I can admire, respect and always be in her mother -- my wife's -- corner, so Sasha can develop a powerful sense of how she is entitled to be treated by her boyfriend, husband or partner.

6 Places Dads Can't Go With Babies

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Hasna El Maroudi

The baby had filled up her diaper and there was no place to change her nappie. Well, there were facilities, but there was no place for him to change her diaper; the changing rooms were for women only, because -- duh -- changing diapers is a woman's task.

Why Father's Day Is So Difficult for Me

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Dean Dauphinais

As parents, I think we're constantly learning. After all, parenting is one of the most challenging things in life. So I will continue to learn as I go along, and I will most definitely try to do better. Because no matter how good you are -- or think you are -- there's always room for improvement.

What Being 'Dadly' Means To Me

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

"Dadly," to me, means dancing the tango with my little girls wrapped in my arms around the living room. "Dadly," to me, means using super glue on their 700-piece My Little Pony set that won't stay together.

Some Things Aren't Permanent

David Vienna | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
David Vienna

Boone, someday you'll float away from me. And I will cry heavy, racking sobs because you're out there in the big wide world and I won't want you to get hurt. I won't want you to be alone.

Dear Dads, Thank You For Who You Are

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

We see you doing those hard things, those honoring things, those I-love-you things, even though it's not easy, just so they'll feel your love and not just hear of it.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

A Message For Parents Who Are Worried About Not Loving A Second Child As Much

Mike Reynolds | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I thought the emotions would be the same the second time around. The immediate outpouring of love. And I did love her but it was somehow different.

In Praise Of Involved Fathers

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

All the chatter about fathers not being involved in their children's lives sometimes confuses those of us who had the privilege of raising our children by ourselves. We wouldn't have had it any other way, so it is difficult to comprehend why any father would not want to be involved.

These 5 Dads Are Making Unbelievable Childhood Memories For Their Kids

Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents

Fathers go above and beyond every day. They teach us how to drive, how to manage our money, and how to lose gracefully at everything from Little Leagu...

How (And Why) To Be Humble When You Parent

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

It's funny that we don't speak more about humility when we talk about parenting. God knows, if anything is humbling, it's the experience of being a parent.

Welcome to the Party: Gay Men Have Been Appreciating 'Dad Bods' for Years

Brent Almond | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Dad Bods aren't a new trend, at least not with the always-ahead-of-the-curve Gays. Gay men have been celebrating their stout brethren for decades, declaring definitively that Fat + Hairy ≠ Undateable. They're called Bears, and I want to officially welcome you to the party!

Just Because I Get Up In The Night Doesn't Mean I Deserve Praise

Clint Edwards | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Clint Edwards

The understanding that Mel was responsible for home and child care was so deeply ingrained in my understanding of family and contribution that I'd placed myself on a pedestal for doing something as simple as helping my wife with our baby in the night.

Why It's OK If Moms 'Abandon' Their Kids

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Vicki Larson

Few of us, rightly or wrongly, raise an eyebrow when we hear of a dad giving up custodial rights. But, a mom? That goes against everything we believe -- or choose to believe -- about mothers. Still, it happens, and there are many ways to look at it.

10 Times Your Dad Really Wasn't THAT Embarrassing

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

No matter how well you get along with your father as an adult, dads mortify their children at one point or another growing up. In fact, there was prob...

20 Essential Things You Learned From Dad

Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

The skills passed down by a father to his children are invaluable. It’s more than just how to switch a fuse or properly complete a 1040 form, which ...

Remember That Time When You Should Have Gone To Dad First?

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

Mom is great and all, but there were just some situations when you wanted to go to Dad first. It didn’t mean one parent was better than the other, i...

How to Write the Perfect Mother's Day Card

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Men: Listen up. A lot of you need help in the letter writing department. My husband is actually pretty good at it, but I've dated a lot of you and sat...

A Mother's Story of Rags to Riches

Regan Long | Posted 05.11.2015 | Religion
Regan Long

I asked for help for my family, as I felt it wasn't possible for us to slip much lower than we already were at, and His answer to me was that we still were able to help. To still love. To still be selfless. To still give. To still think of the needs of others. That there was still so much hurt, so much need, more so than what we were going through.