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Father's and Daughters

Daughters Whose Dads Voted For Trump

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents
Dorian de Wind

Should we not take seriously the feelings of mature women who feel at best disappointed, and at worst betrayed by their "Dads" who supported -- voted for -- the man these daughters feel stands for everything vile, wrong and disgusting when it comes to women and minorities?

The Dance Of Our Time

Sue Carswell | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Carswell

Given the limited number of years he has left, I would like to think my father would open the conversation up about LGBT issues, and become as involved in our community as he is with the Irish one.

8 Things I Won't Stop Doing As A Dad of Tween Daughters

Jeff Bogle | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

While I'm on record as saying "it gets better" as your kids grow up, it also gets more complicated to parent them and to know if you are making the correct-est decisions yourself.

My Father's Long Goodbye

Karla Araujo | Posted 09.22.2016 | Fifty
Karla Araujo

My father's eyes are starting to flicker and soon he's breathing deeply again. The gurgle is from a lifetime of nicotine, the damage becoming obvious as he rounds the bend toward 90 years of age. He's asleep once more and I can only hope he's waltzing with Julie, or Audrey, or perhaps my mother.

Finding Feminism in Springsteen's Music

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 09.12.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Bohanan

Memorizing "Rosalita" happened over time: first a few trips, then a few days, then weeks, then years, all riding passenger side by my dad as he drove me from lacrosse games to choir practices, teaching me most everything I needed to know about the ups and downs of life through disc after disc of rock and roll.

For Parents On Their Last First Day Of School

Bryan Behar | Posted 08.22.2016 | Parents
Bryan Behar

This isn't the essay about dropping off my daughter at college. This is the essay about dreading the essay about dropping off my daughter at college.

The Demands of A Five-Year-Old: 'Bring Me Some MF'ing Flowers'

Craig Pace | Posted 08.03.2016 | Parents
Craig Pace

We hugged hard, seemingly too hard for her little ribs, but as I began to let up she squeezed even harder. It was painful, but because the separation was usually just a few days, bearable. She sat back down on the couch.

The Silent Struggles Of A Mother-(Adult) Daughter Relationship

Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Ellen Resnick and Jenna Gebel

When a mother first learns that she is pregnant, there is a flurry of emotions. And learning that she is having a girl? What a thrill! There's nothing quite like the bond between a mother and her daughter. But sometimes anxiety sets in or self-doubt arises: How will I know how to take care of her? Raise her? Protect her?

Passing Down My Father's Love

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.18.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

"Now Tom, I want to warn you that Grandpa and I do seem to provide entertainment to the other shoppers at Home Depot. Don't freak out if people laugh,...

When Your Kids Hit The Highway For A Road Trip -- Alone

Jeb Harrison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

My 24-year-old daughter and a friend are somewhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway, perhaps at a campground in Great Smokey National Park. I envision the two young Sarah Lawrence film school graduates barricaded behind the Subaru wagon they bought for their road trip, pepper spray and tasers at the ready.

A Father's Day Tribute To My Father

Honey Good | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By Susan "Honey" Good "My father was a gentle man and a gentleman; a man who always took the high road." ~ Honey Good Darlings, we all have personal...

Celebrating Father's Day Without Dad

Kelly S. Buckley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly S. Buckley

He may not be able to open up a card or present from me, so my gift to him is to use what he gave me. Each time I do, I feel like I am honoring his spirit, what he taught me, how he raised me, and how he lived.

What Mindfulness Has Taught Me About Father's Day

Martha Brettschneider | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Martha Brettschneider

With practice, we can honor the role of tough times in our lives and let the negative emotions go. Each stepping stone along the way, including the sharpest, most painful ones, shape us in positive ways if we stay open to learning the lessons.

It's All Good In The Fatherhood

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 06.17.2016 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Fathers are about to have their Day! It's honestly a non-celebratory day for a lot of dads because a lot of men I've found have only one wish on Father's Day -- to be left alone.

A Father's Day Post: A Father Forgets!

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ramon Nuez

I remember when I first became a father, it was December 9, 2008. I was all kinds of emotional mess -- happy, sad, depressed, excited, horrified and g...

I Didn't Know The Type Of Father You'd Be

Carolina King | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Carolina King

You see, my love, our kids are who they are because they have you as a father.  A father who always hugs them, who makes them feel loved. A father who plays with them for hours and loves it, even when you're playing the most boring game.

Special on Father's Day -- Society Evolved But Discrimination Against Single Fathers Still Continues

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 06.08.2016 | Parents
Gurdeep Pandher

In today's society, the roles of women and mothers seem to be changing at the speed of light, with each day bringing a new way to perceive these impor...

Bright Futures: Why It's Important to Raise Money-Savvy Daughters

John F. Sweeney | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
John F. Sweeney

My daughter, Anna, outlining this article on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. I appreciate her help! Photo Credit: John Sweeney Before she ...

Happy Fatherless Day

Alicia Napierkowski | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia Napierkowski

The anticipation of Father's Day has become a dreadful kaleidoscope of carnival mirrors, disfiguring a warm June that once felt welcoming, instead of an excuse for a picnic or a card to sign.

What I Learned From Wearing My Dad's Old Denim Jacket

Brent Thomas Whiteside | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Brent Thomas Whiteside

These clothes held a special meaning, they've traveled with him from when he was my age until now. Out of all of the clothes that I borrowed, there's one item that I managed to hold onto - his old denim jacket. I left home with that jacket and moved across the country. Who would have thought, so much could be taken away from an old tattered denim jacket?

Discovering a Lost Connection

Molly Jauhar | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Molly Jauhar

The teenager's comment replayed in my head throughout my adolescence. Before, I hadn't even given it a second thought that my skin color was different than that of my father's.

Father's Day Gift Ideas 2016

Sana Alam Cordeaux | Posted 05.24.2016 | Style
Sana Alam Cordeaux

It's time to mark your calendars for Fathers Day on June 19th. The holiday will be here before you know it. The good news is that there is still plent...

Shout Out to the Dads Who Do What's Right on Mother's Day -- and a Wake Up Call for Those Who Don't

Michelle Manning Barish | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Michelle Manning Barish

I am not a big "Hallmark Card Holiday" kinda gal, but Mother's Day is that one day out of the year, where we truly do want to be recognized for our efforts, hard work and sacrifices made. Especially single moms who do the work for two.

Listen to My 94-Year-Old Father Discuss This Year's Presidential Election #TalkToMe

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 04.29.2016 | Politics
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

My 94-year-old dad, Nick, discusses nearly a hundred years of presidential history over the course of his lifetime, and this year's election. Oh, and the "shapely" girls of Fox News' Outnumbered.

My Daughter Had a Baby And I Don't Even Know Her Name

Anthony Papa | Posted 04.29.2016 | Books
Anthony Papa

During my imprisonment I had tried to commit suicide, been stuck with a knife, and was beat down with a pipe--but nothing hurt me more than my separat...