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.
No matter how much their fathers may have disappointed or hurt them, all the women I met felt a measure of loyalty and gratitude to them. Fathers matter a great deal not only in childhood but well into adulthood -- and yet few women are truly aware of the ways in which their fathers impact them.
I'd like to say it was at a younger age when I really appreciated my father. But sadly, it really didn't occur until college. Because that's when I found out how much he means to me.
I was very lucky to have a father who I could put into a similar class of man as Atticus Finch. Unfailingly kind, unfailingly fair, unfailingly respectable, unfailingly loving. Most of my friends have fathers who either fall or fell into a similar class of man...and we are lucky children.
My husband doesn't put in the amount of time that I do with my daughter, but that doesn't make him less than a father, and it certainly doesn't make him inferior to me when it comes to raising our child.
If one does what one can do to make the world a better place, that's all God will ask... it is a job that can make your life worth living, no matter what else happens.
There's so many things I'd want to tell my kids if I could just sit them down and talk with them... if I told my kids everything I ever wanted to tell them all at once. Well, they'd never ever sit still long enough -- and truthfully neither would I.
He doesn't have to be asked to serve as the baby gear Sherpa when it's time to leave a friend's house. He automatically hunts down diaper bags, pacifiers, and all twenty-seven sippy cups, and starts schlepping them out to the minivan.
For all families, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (collectively known as WASH) are foundational to our health, well-being, opportunity and life outcomes.
I've never felt my skin color or racial background preclude me from being able to report on the black community. Issues facing the African-American community are American issues, just like any other issues. They affect us all.
Most fathers want to be heroes. And the more mythically noble our actions, the better. But we seldom measure up. For that maybe we can somehow forgive ourselves. Ideally our kids will, too.
I am at home, running a house and being the lead parent. I am doing something that my grandfather and great grandfather would probably never have dreamed of. But I would like to think they would approve of my choice and see how it grew out of the decisions they, and my own father, made before me.