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Why Men Can’t Have It All

Keith Richman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Keith Richman

Most of the men I know feel like they are torn daily in many directions. If that sounds familiar, it is because women have felt this way for decades.

Papa Glow: 7 Tips For Bonding With Baby & Paternal Satisfaction

Latham Thomas | Posted 12.24.2012 | Black Voices
Latham Thomas

Whether you are a new papa or a veteran in the baby game, it's always good to learn some new tips to sharpen your skills, build your confidence, and boost your bond with your baby.

An Age Limit For Male Fertility, Too?

Posted 10.24.2012 | Women

By: Eli MacKinnon, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer Published: 10/23/2012 11:34 AM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries The world's oldest new dad,...

The Awkward Challenges Of Being A Divorced Dad

Divorced Dad | Posted 12.24.2012 | Divorce
Divorced Dad

It's been hard to switch from a loving, overprotective father to a loving, sexually active boyfriend -- often in the same day or week.

Van, Go

David Vienna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

When I see a family struggling to get their kids buckled into the safety seats in an SUV, I just laugh. Anyone who chooses an SUV over a minivan because they're worried about looking unhip will quickly need to figure out the coolest accessory to go with a bad back.

The Masculine Critique

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.08.2012 | Business
Brad Harrington

Difficult economic circumstances, less-than-stellar academic performance, and growing equality for women may have all conspired to lessen men's advantage at work, but "success" in the workplace is not the only or ultimate measure of a life well-lived.

Dadmissions: A Wish For My Daughters

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

My girls are only 7 and 4. We're far away from relationships and weddings and growing up. But from the first time I held my girls in my arms, I started wondering what the story of THEIR lives would be. As a parent it's only natural.

Happy Thursday, Every Thursday

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

We'd been home four days from the hospital when the phone rang. "Hello!" an ebullient voice sang through the receiver. "It's Winnie calling to wish Sophia a happy second Thursday!"

BFF Advice for Kids (Learned at my Reunion)

Len Filppu | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Len Filppu

I know passing along advice is not as easy as passing on genes or bad habits, but here's what I'm telling my children about Best Friends Forever.

Balancing Work and Parenting Is Not a Mom Thing!

Hanaan Rosenthal | Posted 11.27.2012 | Parents
Hanaan Rosenthal

As a dad, you're free to have a career, work late, travel and do it all under the pretense of feeding your family. The pressure to do more dad stuff is fairly light. Parenting is not a hobby, though, and you do not babysit your own kids. This leaves us dads with a great opportunity: To be better parents.

The News I Never Expected to Hear

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I hadn't seen Ion's daughter in twenty-some odd years. I greeted her warmly and asked how she was doing, thinking she probably had no idea we'd met before. "Not so good," she said, "This is a bad day." Now I knew.

Real and Imagined Fears About Your Stolen Baby Photos

David Vienna | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

The debate over content creator's rights online roars above the din every now and again. But when that stolen content is a picture of your child, the stakes seem higher than just a missing byline.

The Next Phase: Weddings

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My husband swiped a finger across his eye. I knew better than to look at him. One glance and we'd both be bawling. He was not a crier; he could watch the Hallmark commercials on television and not even hiccup. But weddings were different. Weddings unnerved him.

Finding Julian

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

Upon hearing that our second child would be a boy, I walked out of the doctor's office, crossed 8th Avenue and stepped into a Mexican restaurant to drink something with tequila in it.

Answering Kids' Awkward Questions

John McCormick | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
John McCormick

Last week, I sat down with my 11-year-old son to deliver that time-honored rite of passage -- for parents as well as kids -- our first "Birds and the Bees" talk. I was prepared for every possible question, except the one he asked.

Why Some Stay-At-Home Dads Are More Likely To Cheat

Vicki Larson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

The more economically dependent a man is on his wife, the more likely he is to cheat.

Mindfulness: We Know We Should Practice It, Here's How

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.30.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

How, when your phone is buzzing, your kids are fighting and your dinner burning, can you focus on living in the moment?

Dealing With Some Daddy Issues

Gavin Shulman | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

It's not that I don't want to be a Dad, it's just that I'm not at that point where it's all I want to be. Which is where I want to get. Before I go there. Forgive me fatherhood, I've got to sin. Just a little more.

Baby Love Black Voices Style: An Expectant Dad Returns From Afghanistan For The Birth Of His Child

Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Mom-To-Be: Karima Essahel Ingram, 32 Dad-To-Be: Vernon Dexter Ingram II, 41 Hometown: Washington, DC area Due Date: August 18, 2012 How many month...

My Daughter's First Crush Came Earlier Than Expected

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

I always ran through scenarios for the girls and their first boyfriends. It involved scaring the boyfriends, embarrassing the girls and making sure the boys knew dad would be watching.

eSports and How to Stay Connected with Your Grown-Up Kids

John Pavley | Posted 10.25.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Looking around the vast auditorium floor I see only a handful of parents. But that's ok. I'd rather spend a weekend in the world that my kids inhabit than force them to suffer through mine.

The Most Ignorant Thing You Could Say To A Mom

Andrea Bonior | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

A parent's biggest challenge -- and privilege -- is to watch these moments and try to make the most of them before they slip away. But those moments are just as important at 5, 10 and 15 as they are at five months, and it's not just Moms who bear this responsibility.

Unprepared As a Parent

John Willey | Posted 10.18.2012 | Parents
John Willey

No one ever prepared me for the emotions involved in this whole parenting thing.

The 5 Dumbest Things I Did In My First Two Years As A Father

John Kinnear | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
John Kinnear

My little girl turns 2 next week. I write that sentence, and yet it still feels unreal -- from both directions. I can't believe two years have disappeared and, at the same time, I feel like she's been a part of our lives for much, much longer than that.

Another'Talk' You Need to Have With Your Sons

Jim Higley | Posted 10.15.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

If you think the "sex" talk sounds uncomfortable, get ready. And if the "drugs and alcohol" talk makes your heart want to break, there's another doozy waiting out there.