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Feeling Alive: Incorporating Exercise as Part of Cancer Treatment

Yariv Kafri | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Yariv Kafri

On August 11, 2015 I plan to be on the starting line of the PepsiCo TransRockies Ultramarathon event, a multi-day trail run that covers 56 miles and nearly 9,000 feet of elevation gains. This is a formidable challenge for most people, let alone for a Stage IV lung cancer survivor.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

Walter Scott and the Need for Child Support Reform

Joy Moses | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Joy Moses

We need a fruitful, progressive conversation that abandons a focus on the status quo and reform efforts that toy around existing edges -- instead choosing a new vision for the future that endeavors to do the hard work of changing the culture of a system that means so much to so many.

On 10 Years Of Surviving Cancer As A Family

Jim Higley | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Jim Higley

I asked God for a year. OK, truthfully, I begged for 10. Because I wanted to be your father for as long as possible, until each of you became adults. It was a begging rooted in my personal desire to see each of you grow up. Mature. And step into life. That's why today is rather special.

Are We There Yet? The Forever-ness of Parenting

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Jason Graham-Nye

Right up until last week, I really convinced myself that once son number two had finished school, I was pretty much done as a parent. In 2022 I'd go back to my life as a 32-year-old, circa 2002.

7 Values That Will Help You Raise Resilient Children

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

To parent our children to live exceptional lives and become exceptional people, we must teach them to have the fortitude to stand tall no matter what is happening.

Douchebaggery And The Stay-at-Home Dad

Christopher Noxon | Posted 04.24.2015 | Parents
Christopher Noxon

Even those rare guys who are completely at peace with their place in the family and world routinely bump up against assumptions that they secretly resent their wives, tolerate their children and down deep, kind of hate their lives.

What To Do When Your Life Hits A Plateau

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Maybe I can learn to embrace the flat spots in life, the place between the peaks and valleys. It's not a white surrender flag that there isn't more to do... it's just an acknowledgement that it's OK to be where I am right now and to take my time to get where I'm going.

How Not to Raise Your Tween Daughter

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I am the "father" to my nearly-12-year-old bone marrow "daughter." Twelve years ago, I received a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic synd...

6 Lessons From a Dad to His Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

I was making our final travel plans to attend our daughter's college graduation in early May and began to think about what I would like to impart to her as she enters this next chapter in her life. As a father, I want to insulate my daughter from failure and surround her with success. Yet I know that failure is where the learning occurs.

To Resolve or Manage Conflict, You Must Address the Actual Cause of the Problem

Mark Baer | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I recently had the most fascinating consultation with a gentleman who was interested in the possibility of my representing him as his lawyer.

I Took Charge When The Wife Was Sick (Now Where's My Reward!)

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

she was getting sick. We were so screwed. By the weekend, she was in full-fledged illness with the raspy Kathleen Turner voice and a waste basket full of tissues. An achy, feverish, sadness filled the house. And I knew we were going down in flames. Or were we?

We Are All Brooklyn Beckham Cringing At His Embarrassing Dad

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.20.2015 | Teen

You'd think David Beckham would be a cool dad. But turns out he can embarrass his kids with the best of them. Brooklyn Beckham, 17, posted an Inst...

A Masterful Moment

Jon Carras | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Jon Carras

Each day, as we entered the perfectly manicured grounds -- with not a blade of grass out of place -- the fog gave this golf heaven a halo. We had made it. Two different dreams fulfilled.

To My Husband, On His First Birthday As A Father

Emily French | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents
Emily French

Too often, we focus on the needs of mama and baby and forget that new dads need love and support too. For many, they are the glue bonding new families together, carrying out silent acts of tenderness between the seams.

5 Lessons Becoming a Parent Taught Me About Life

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Kimanzi Constable

Our children see more than we think. We can tell them what to do, but they will follow the actions we take.

A Poet's Truth, and a Mother's

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 04.10.2015 | Parents
Jeremiah Horrigan

In late December, my daughter Annie asked me how to repair a poorly-mounted drawing I'd made for her some dozen years ago. ​The drawing was my attempt to illustrate a favorite poem of ours, "Days," by the English poet Philip Larkin.

Home From the Sea

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

My father is on the left in the photo. At a party years ago my father found himself sitting beside a rather austere young woman who haughtily ann...

Amazon Mom Marginalizes Fathers

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

When it comes to shaping public perception, language matters. A community of dad bloggers is trying to make that point as they work to convince Amazo...

8 Ways Parents Take Mental Vacations From Life

Jon Helmkamp | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Jon Helmkamp

It's funny, I never thought of the restroom as a sanctuary, but now that I have a baby, that place has become the closest thing I have to a man cave.

'Rudderless,' A Father's Journey

Jim Joseph | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Jim Joseph

Are we responsible for the actions and behaviors of our children... our adult children? Is it our fault? What did we do to cause this? What could we have done to prevent it?

The Day After My Father's Funeral

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

It's not going to be easy. It will take time -- too much time it feels like, but your dreams are possible. Don't let your dreams die with you -- like they did with my father. They are in your mind and heart for a reason. We only get one life to live. Make it count.

Oh F*ck, I Think I'm Raising Kids Who Swear

Mike Reynolds | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Look, in the long run, "f*ck" is but a word. Is it a word that I'd prefer my kids not go around screaming? Yes. But it's only bad because we've been conditioned to get so worked up about swearing.

5 Parenting Excuses We Need To Stop Making

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 03.27.2015 | Parents
Kimanzi Constable

I was 19 years old when our first child was born. I read every parenting book out there and talked to friends who had children -- I thought I was prepared. It took all of an hour after my son was born to realize there's no way to fully prepare for the adventures of parenthood.

Learning Lessons From A Little Boy

Cort Ruddy | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

"You lost dessert when you took your pants down at the table." I actually said that to him after dinner one day recently. As the girls all laughed, including his mother in a seriously-suppressed sort of way, I told him that it wasn't funny to moon the table.