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These Illustrations Celebrate The Beauty Of Parenthood

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.29.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

As new mothers, we are knee-deep in the pursuit of that elusive "life balance." There are so many tiny details that made up our day. Moment to moment, it seems mundane. But as we tuck our children into bed and reflect on all we accomplished, those details blend and form a melody.

5 Tips To Help You Deal With An Estranged Child

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In my studies of the lives of older Americans, I learned that almost nothing is as painful to them as estrangement from an adult child. When I wrote a blog post on this topic, it led to an extraordinary outpouring of interest that both surprised and moved me. When we reach the later years, our dream is to be surrounded by loving children and grandchildren.

What It Means to Be the Daughter of a United States Marine

Liza Long | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Liza Long

My father joined the ROTC in college. Dad started his thesis with the intention of defending the Vietnam War and the United States' role in it. Upon researching the subject, he concluded that the war was indefensible. He went to fly helicopters in Vietnam anyway.

Dadvocacy

Simon Greer | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Simon Greer

I can tell her she is smart, funny and strong at least as often as I tell her she is beautiful. I can admire, respect and always be in her mother -- my wife's -- corner, so Sasha can develop a powerful sense of how she is entitled to be treated by her boyfriend, husband or partner.

A Father's Generosity -- On Steroids

Gina DeLapa | Posted 05.21.2015 | Good News
Gina DeLapa

My dad says going to college taught him to say, "That's incredible!" instead of "No sh*t!" By the time you read this story, I wouldn't blame you for saying either one. May it inspire you to believe in minor miracles and go after them with all your heart.

Men 'Want to Be on the Job', Women 'Are Dragging Them Home'

Josh Levs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Josh Levs

Backward-thinking men and women who worship the Mad Men era as a utopian dream are holding back the cause of gender equality.

Dear Dads, Thank You For Who You Are

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

We see you doing those hard things, those honoring things, those I-love-you things, even though it's not easy, just so they'll feel your love and not just hear of it.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

6 Ways to Rebuild a Relationship With Your Children

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Constance Scharff, Phd

Children, by their nature, want to love their parents. That longing never leaves. If you are someone who has destroyed your relationship with your child(ren), here are some actions you can take to try to rebuild those bonds

In Praise Of Involved Fathers

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

All the chatter about fathers not being involved in their children's lives sometimes confuses those of us who had the privilege of raising our children by ourselves. We wouldn't have had it any other way, so it is difficult to comprehend why any father would not want to be involved.

These 5 Dads Are Making Unbelievable Childhood Memories For Their Kids

Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents

Fathers go above and beyond every day. They teach us how to drive, how to manage our money, and how to lose gracefully at everything from Little Leagu...

Why It's OK If Moms 'Abandon' Their Kids

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Vicki Larson

Few of us, rightly or wrongly, raise an eyebrow when we hear of a dad giving up custodial rights. But, a mom? That goes against everything we believe -- or choose to believe -- about mothers. Still, it happens, and there are many ways to look at it.

Shane Shifflett

The States With The Most Stay-At-Home Fathers

HuffingtonPost.com | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business

Not too long ago, it was practically unheard of for a father to raise his children full-time instead of working for money. In the 1970s, only si...

All In: Elon Musk's Denial and Things Bosses Actually Have Said

Josh Levs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

This workplace gender policing is hurting everyone -- men, women, children and the businesses themselves. Across the country, men are joining with women to rise up against the backward policies, laws and stigmas that are damaging us and preventing us from achieving gender equality.

20 Essential Things You Learned From Dad

Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents

The skills passed down by a father to his children are invaluable. It’s more than just how to switch a fuse or properly complete a 1040 form, which ...

Remember That Time When You Should Have Gone To Dad First?

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

Mom is great and all, but there were just some situations when you wanted to go to Dad first. It didn’t mean one parent was better than the other, i...

10 Times Your Dad Really Wasn't THAT Embarrassing

Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents

No matter how well you get along with your father as an adult, dads mortify their children at one point or another growing up. In fact, there was prob...

How to Write the Perfect Mother's Day Card

Natalie Thomas | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Men: Listen up. A lot of you need help in the letter writing department. My husband is actually pretty good at it, but I've dated a lot of you and sat...

Feeling Alive: Incorporating Exercise as Part of Cancer Treatment

Yariv Kafri | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Yariv Kafri

On August 11, 2015 I plan to be on the starting line of the PepsiCo TransRockies Ultramarathon event, a multi-day trail run that covers 56 miles and nearly 9,000 feet of elevation gains. This is a formidable challenge for most people, let alone for a Stage IV lung cancer survivor.

12 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads Of Daughters, From Guys Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Hollis Miller | Posted 04.30.2015 | Parents

We asked the HuffPost Parents community to share their advice for new dads of daughters, and here's what they had to say: 1. 2. “Every ...

Tragedy Really Does Build Character

Melissa Piccoli | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News
Melissa Piccoli

Everyone tells you that you will feel sorrow but no one could prepare you for legitimate heartache that comes with that. Everyone tells you how you will hurt, but I am here to tell you how you will grow.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

Walter Scott and the Need for Child Support Reform

Joy Moses | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Joy Moses

We need a fruitful, progressive conversation that abandons a focus on the status quo and reform efforts that toy around existing edges -- instead choosing a new vision for the future that endeavors to do the hard work of changing the culture of a system that means so much to so many.

Every Father's Daughter

Margaret McMullan | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Margaret McMullan

When I think of my father in the time before he became my father, he seems marvelously determined and ready to get the hell started with his life. My father always appreciated a straightforward narrative.

On 10 Years Of Surviving Cancer As A Family

Jim Higley | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Jim Higley

I asked God for a year. OK, truthfully, I begged for 10. Because I wanted to be your father for as long as possible, until each of you became adults. It was a begging rooted in my personal desire to see each of you grow up. Mature. And step into life. That's why today is rather special.