Even when my dad's body started falling apart at age 81, grooming was important to him. With a close shave and combed hair, he felt a little like his old self, even though he knew the old self was never coming back.
Earlier this year, we were approached by representatives from JCPenney about our family being part of their Father's Day catalog celebrating the diversity of real-life dads. Little did we know that it would create the media frenzy that it has -- and a tidal wave of love and support.
For 20 years I did what my father could not. I stayed married and never had an affair. Blessed with two daughters, I lavished them with affection. It was all going according to plan. But as time wore on, my word quota began to be met, until there was nothing left to say but "I'm gay."
My Reddened Rib Eye with Pimiento Cheese is the perfect steak for Father's Day. The magical rub, made from sweet paprika, smoked paprika and sumac, make a ruddy crust that lights up your taste buds with sweet, sour, salty, smokey notes.
For those trying to eat healthfully or lose weight, dining with children can be a challenge -- even for top food pros. In the best-case scenario, however, having a child helps you eat better than you did before.
I don't have kids and my own father died several years ago, so how do I spend my Father's Day weekend? I watch the U.S. Open without guilt, I won't stand in line for a Father's Day Brunch, and oh, I'll think about cancer.
There isn't any day set aside to honor men like Clint. Because Clint isn't Hannah's dad -- or even her stepdad. Clint is my boyfriend. But the role he plays in Hannah's life is so much more than that title implies.
Is there any harm in raising kids who treat gay people with respect? If our son turns out to be straight, there is still a very good chance he will have a gay classmate or a young gay neighbor. Do we want him to ridicule this child or sit by and watch others do it?