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Father's and Daughters

The Secret to My Father's Legendary Calm

Brenda Keesal | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brenda Keesal

Over two rocking years ago, an aneurysm burst on my father's infected aorta, he coughed blood, his eyes rolled in his head and he died in my mother'...

Adolescent Maneuvering of Loss and Grief

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

A Series of Small Maneuvers by Eliot Treichel is an exquisite debut novel about a father/daughter river trip gone horribly wrong. Classified as young adult due to the age of the protagonist, this book is entirely relevant for readers of all ages.

My Daughter's First Date

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 11.09.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Dunne

Some lanky high school freshman kid with a too-red face who never got the memo on how combs work had that determined look in his eye of: "One day I'm going to look like John Cusack," and knocked on our front door to pick up my daughter for her first real "date."

Re-Connecting With My Father Through Tennis

Darah Zeledon | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Darah Zeledon

For the first time in ten years, I'm getting back into tennis. This decision to get back into tennis is not one to be taken lightly. As least not for me. It is no less dramatic than choosing to reunite with an ex or reenter the workforce after years at home raising young children. It's a very big deal.

A Song We Travel By Heart

Amanda Magee | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Music is always playing in the car when Sean drives. If we go for a long trip he creates playlists, if we're running errands it's the radio, and if we're going somewhere for work he plays NPR. Music is something he considers at home, on the road, and even at the office.

The Best Parenting Lesson I Ever Got

Kathy Radigan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

The best parenting lesson I ever got came from my dad, long before I became a wife to one and a mom to three. In fact I was only five. Back then one of my favorite things to do was to go to Eisenhower Park with my family. No visit was complete until we visited the pigs at the park's small petting zoo.

5 Reasons We Continue to Go Outside

Jeramy Hope | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Jeramy Hope

We often get asked why we continue to head out to dinner, festivals, events, cinema, and events where large amounts of people are. We get... "Why do you guys put yourself through this?" "Is it fair to get Jenna so upset? "Don't you get embarrassed?" "What about other people around you?" "Shouldn't you stick to McDonald's?"

No Coincidence: The Message I Received From My Late Father

K.C. Wilder | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
K.C. Wilder

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...

How Am I Supposed to Mourn My Father?

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

My dad is dying. I am not sure what I am supposed to do with that information. The truth is that we are supposed to think or feel or act or do someth...

Why I Don't Watch Football Anymore

Mary Lasher | Posted 09.21.2015 | New York
Mary Lasher

We grew up a football family, the New York Giants to be exact. According to family legend, my first word was football. My father had season tickets. In August, a flat package would come in the mail, postmarked East Rutherford, NJ.

Grandma's Paul Weitz Talks Secrets, Surprises and Channeling Lily Tomlin

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 09.04.2015 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

The new film Grandma tells a story rare for American cinema: a lesbian of advanced years (Lily Tomlin), in mourning for her soul mate and on skittish footing with the much younger woman she's been seeing (Judy Greer), is suddenly thrust into an adventure involving her teenage granddaughter (Julia Garner) and an unwanted pregnancy.

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.