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Father's and Daughters

Boys, Come Date My Daughters

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Our daughters are not unattainable prizes to be won. They are treasures to be cherished. Instead of relying on threats, let's empower our daughters.

Night Riders

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

I was a girl of nine the night I rode shotgun alongside my father in his tractor trailer. He worked for British American Oil Company (B/A) then, ...

Fat Profits: Watching Oprah's Weight

Dr. Felicia Clark | Posted 12.28.2015 | Women
Dr. Felicia Clark

Say the name "Oprah" and you think of authenticity, integrity and living your best life. Ms. Winfrey has always advocated for living your best life "now" instead of later. Oprah is trusted. That is why her brand carries weight.

A Letter To My Dad On My Wedding Day, Two Years After He Died

Jordyn Goodman | Posted 12.28.2015 | Weddings
Jordyn Goodman

My wedding weekend is here, and I don't think it has really truly hit me yet that you won't be there. I've been through all the emotions and motions without you, yet two years later it still isn't real. It is actually less real than the day you left us.

A Love Letter From a Daddy's Girl

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 12.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

As I walked in the room, three adults sat there watching my every move in judgement. I was only 9 years old. I walked up and one by one, I shook their...

Happy Birthday Joe Greenbaum!

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 12.11.2015 | Comedy
Katharine Angelina Love

My father, my daughter and I are all born on the 11th. Today would have been my Dad's 89th birthday. My Dad was brilliant ,idiosyncratic and very funn...

5 Regrets Every Father of a Daughter Will Face

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Jimmy Burgess

The tiny baby girl that had slept on my chest for days when we brought her home is actually going to be leaving soon. Memories of tea parties, elementary school plays, and cheerleading practices brought to mind some tough questions.

6 Things I Learn From My Daughter Everyday

David Reyes | Posted 12.01.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

Sometimes I sit and marvel over the fact that my 3-year-old daughter can be so sweet, kind, and thoughtful. As I watch her grow I see things that I wish I had in myself.

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...