Isn't that what we need in our country right now -- some kind of breakthrough through the stalemates all around us? What exactly would it take to widen our own perspective enough to gain new insights about ourselves? My own experience suggests that answers may be closer than we realize.
I was sitting in a McDonald's parking lot, alternately sobbing and sucking down gulps of a mocha frappe. I was trying to decide if I'd just experience...
Here are four reasons my six-figure job led to my unhappy life, and a mindset change that will help you avoid making these same mistakes.
The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 15. He blinded me with science. A new dad is lying on the couch, a place where he used to go to drink beer, cuddle with h...
OK. It's time to get honest up in this piece. Can we get real for a minute? You know how everybody waxes rhapsodic about how good a newborn baby smells?
"It takes the strongest man in the world to do a woman's job." That was my pitch to Arnold Schwarzenegger as he sat having breakfast at Patrick's Roadhouse on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica with his mother. He looked up at me and said, "What is that job?"
The boy eats every two hours. This is wonderful for his growth. He is getting so large he almost fell out of his swing and now instead of picking him up we drag him around like a burlap sack full of bowling balls. The downside of his eating schedule is it makes your head explode to be woken up every two hours.
With a face that's as sweet as cotton candy dipped in artisanal honey, Lev is like a living Rorschach test. At five weeks old, he remains a blank canvas onto which we can project own fantasies, delusions and emotions. His face is so pure, it's never even felt a tear drop yet (at this age, when he cries, only tiny snowflakes shaped like angels come out of his tear ducts).
With more and more fathers sitting at the helm of domestic and childrearing duties, it's time that we highlight and celebrate the men who invest 'deep time' in their kids, knowing that vulnerability and learning is part of the deal. They know that being a present father is being a damn good father.
Still, in my heart, there is no conflict between Buddhism and Judaism. Judaism is a culture and a religion. Buddhism, in my experience, is a scientific method for training the mind to be kind and peaceful and realistic. It is not inherently religious.
This article by Chas Smith originally appeared on Fatherly: Between dad bods, DILFs and David Beckham, fathers are trendi...
It's been a long, hot, f'ed-up summer. Right, breeders?
Paternal postnatal depression research suggests men may develop symptoms more gradually over the course of a child's first year, while typically, but not always, women see symptoms earlier.
If you don't instantly feel "in love" with your child, or with the whole notion of being a parent, you are not broken, you are not insensitive and cold and you are not alone.
Why do we really have to end our work relationship because of our baby relationship? Isn't their room enough in our hearts for both?
As a first-time parent, there are many things to learn. For example, until a few weeks ago, I didn't know what a bassinet was. I had heard the word before, I just thought it was some kind of woodwind instrument. No.