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Father's and Daughters

A Single Woman's Letter to Her Father

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

I took this photo for you. I know one day you would like to see me happily married. As you know, I always had to do things a little differently. Some of us work on a different time line. You found your best friend around the age of 50. Maybe I take after you?

Back To School Days: A Horror Story

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

Now I love about high school. Sure the fear and contempt it inspires are universal and everlasting. However, the same can be said of everyday life. Like high school, life is real and unfiltered, immediate and intense. And that's not such a bad thing.

Dads Against Dads Against Daughters Dating

Mike Reynolds | Posted 08.11.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Oh summer. A time to spend with our families doing things we often end up fighting over, a time to complain about how hot it is (only if we're talking about the humidity of course), and a time to watch men on the beach walk around with their young daughters proudly wearing their D.A.D.D. t-shirt.

Smelling My Daughters' Heads

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

But the truth is, I'm really not interested in kissing their heads -- I just want to smell their heads.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Daughter's Wedding

Greg Frucci | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings
Greg Frucci

An ability I have gets the best of me sometimes. When I keep a straight face, sometimes I'm really being real. At the rehearsal dinner for my daught...

Comic Con Vs. Divorce: The Final Battle

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 07.15.2015 | Divorce
Craig Tomashoff

For me, Comic Con has been like facing my own brand of crippling Kryptonite -- divorce. Let me explain via this timeline, and stay tuned for a vintage comic book twist ending.

25 Things I Learned From My Dad

Abby King | Posted 07.01.2015 | Parents
Abby King

17. Having trouble remembering names and faces is an affliction which can be passed on genetically.

Maxisms: 8 Things I Learned from My Crazy Father

Gloria Feldt | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Gloria Feldt

Daddy was the dominant influence on my life -- eventually. It wasn't till I delivered his eulogy, when I was 50 years old, that I realized he had given me an entire philosophy of life and leadership.

How The Presidency Made Me A Better Father

Barack Obama | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Barack Obama

People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.

Professional Athletes On How Fatherhood Has Changed Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports

Shoutout to mom, too.

A Thank You To My Dad For Being My Father -- And Mother

Erin Whitten | Posted 06.21.2015 | Teen
Erin Whitten

My father is strong -- way stronger than I ever thought. When he is sick, he still continues to drive me to the train station so I can get to work on time. When my mother is brought up, he keeps his composure even when he is hurting.

Fathers Are Not Mothers To Their Daughters

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

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.

A Thanks to All the Heroes Who Go by the Name of Daddy

Regan Long | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

He can't quite convey to others just how much his entire world changed the day he held his first daughter in his arms. And no, he will not even let me into that part of his heart as he crumbles when our baby reaches out to him, holding on so tightly, never wanting to let go.

Artist Creates Ripples by Illustrating Father-Daughter Stories

Brittany Hodak | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Brittany Hodak

I awoke one winter morning to find an email in my company's general inbox from Dasgupta. Her message explained that she was an artist with an initiative "dedicated to all fathers who stand as the pillars of support for their daughters."

A Walk With My Dad

Sonya Spillmann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Sonya Spillmann

I'm not going to write an open letter to my dad for anyone and everyone to read. On Father's Day - I'll call and talk to him. He'll be able to read the card I sent in the privacy of his own home. These are privileges to cherish.

Father's Day 2015: Love, Memories...and Loads of Laughs

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.18.2015 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

It's hard to believe that it's been 24 years since I picked out a Father's Day card. I always enjoyed that ritual of choosing just the right one--funny or loving--that I knew my dad would enjoy.

Being a Single Father Is Hard at Any Age

Wendy Litner | Posted 06.18.2015 | Parents
Wendy Litner

I often tease my father for his sentimentality, the way he'll sing "It's your Da Da!" when he leaves a message for me. But I love to think of him noting the first day of February of his calendar. I love to picture him standing in the aisle of whatever drugstore or grocery store, looking through the daughter stack, picking out a card just for me.

How I Will Celebrate the First Father's Day Without Dad

Shaun Robinson | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Shaun Robinson

To all of you who have lost a father whom you have loved dearly and who showed you that love right back, I hope you can embrace Father's Day with a spirit of gratitude and courage. In my father, God gave me the greatest gift ever: an angel to watch over me. And, this Sunday, I will celebrate him.

A Father's Love: The Traveling Jam Jars

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

Seeing my dad give his life for our family, and work so hard without ever complaining, inspired me to go for my dreams and not be afraid of failure. His fearless spirit to just go for something new and try it, put that spirit in me as well.

Not the Father I Thought You'd Be

Jamie Krug | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Jamie Krug

You are not the unflappable, always composed man that I met, that I thought you were. You are not the father I thought you'd be. You are so much more.

Father's Day: Long After Dad Is Gone

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi

I do not need the cards. I do not need the presents. I do not need the attention. However, contrary to popular belief, or what Hallmark wants you to think, Father's Day isn't about me.

Our Father's Legacies

Diana M. Raab | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

While some people might believe that we should honor loved ones every day, it's nice to have a special day put aside to celebrate and to highlight the role and influence of fathers in our lives and in society as a whole.

8 Things You Need To Know About Raising Tween Girls

Jeff Bogle | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I don't know everything, nor would I ever pretend to have all the answers about parenting a child of any age -- let alone one in the oft-dreaded "tween" zone. That said, I have stumbled into a bit of parental wisdom over the past few years.

Things I Still Need to Say

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Lulu Salavegsen

I had planned to write all the details from that Saturday. I did do that. It just came out and it wasn't cathartic at all. It was descriptive, It cap...