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Taking A Holiday From Technology

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

A technology holiday allows us to slow down the pace of life, look around and become more aware of our immediate surroundings. To the most important people in our lives, this demonstrates that we are willing to sacrifice screen time for face time, an act that communicates love and warmth.

The New(er) Normal

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Romeo

If I had ovaries, I think it would be safe to say they've been aching. I want a baby. I want a baby very, very badly.

10 Ways My Father Made Me Who I Am

Kelsey Bain | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Kelsey Bain

In third grade I dressed up as Jane Goodall for Halloween -- no one got it. When I was five I was a Musketeer. I absolutely abhorred dresses and Disney Princesses. My dad hated Disney Princesses too, and I looked up to him completely so I have no doubt my disdain was a mirror of his.

Save the Father, Save the World

Graham Milne | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

In the theater, I felt in my soul that primal need of Travers to do right by her dad. To save him. And a tear escaped my eye, as it did hers.

Read This If Your Father Is Still Alive

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Mitch Ditkoff

If only we could pay as much attention to the living as we do to the dying. If only we could stop long enough from whatever occupies our time and truly care for each other, aware of just how precious each breath is, each word, each touch, each glance.

A Year-End Open Letter To My Daughters

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As you get older, your universe (not the universe, mind you) may become even more ordered, stripped in a million small places of its magic, as if the petals of an infinitely inconceivable flower wilt away to reveal the still-beautiful-but-perhaps-less-mysterious bloom below. And so, here are my year-end wishes for you, my girls, while you still inhabit this tender space.

Dear Daughter, I Did Not Watch the VMA's This Year

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

I did not watch the VMA's. I was up with you. I was helping with your feedings. I burped you. I made sure your diaper was fresh and I also made sure that your swaddle was tight. I am the king of swaddling.

My Christmas Miracle

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 03.01.2014 | Good News
Gregory P. Demetriou

As we pulled away from the house the snow had just started to fall. Oh, boy this would be interesting I thought. A major road trip in a snow storm. I've made this drive a hundred times before.

Two Ways to Be a Man

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 03.01.2014 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

My two role models, these crooners and my papa, gave me two ways to be a man. I thought that being a man meant never showing who you truly were. But that was what these soul men that I admired did on the daily.

Saving Mr. Banks: Is This Possible?

M. Gary Neuman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
M. Gary Neuman

Here's the good news: Saving Mr. Banks is a meaningful movie that brings to light some significant psychological questions.

You're So Lucky: The Parenting Double Standard

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Are we supposed to expect less of our "working" partner? Does going to work from 9-5 negate one's responsibilities at home? Is needing sleep exclusive to the workplace? What about raising a human?

When It Comes to Custody, It's a Woman's World

Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Divorce
Rabbi Abraham Unger, Ph.D.

We Dads in the park look distantly at each other, each of us alone. Society has not yet opened a collective space for us.

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

Gather Around Celebrating the Stories of the Season

John McCormick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

The time I've spent telling stories with my sons is one of the greatest treasures of my life. It has created a special bond between us, something that no one else does for them.

I Love You, Dad (Healing the Single Father)

John McElhenney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Parents
John McElhenney

There's a big difference between my experience of my dad's love and my son's. My hope is that by being fully present and loving that he will grow to know he is loved deeply.

3 Things I Know After 25 Years Of Being A Dad

Jim Higley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

One of the things I've learned is that being an effective dad requires strong communications with your child. If you can nail that part of the dad job, the rest comes much easier. A daunting task for sure -- especially as kids get older. So, here are my three top tips to help you grease that two-way road to trust-filled communications with your children.

The Beloved Son

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Standing behind our lived experience is an 'ideal' of how we think -- or perhaps it's a preconscious knowing -- this relationship could be or should be. The Father, we feel, should bring out the highest in the Son.

Mindfulness for Fathers: Giving Your Child Secret Space

Matthew Remski | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Matthew Remski

Our son Jacob is thirteen months. From dawn till dusk he treads the threshold between the togetherness we share with him and the secret space he is beginning to find in himself. At this age -- all ages pass so quickly! -- the contrast between the two is most visible in his relationship to books.

Daughters Redemption

Dashaun “Jiwe” Morris | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dashaun “Jiwe” Morris

My daughter has made the darkness in my heart shine brighter than I ever could imagine. She gave me a reason to wake up each morning. I can't thank my Lord enough for blessing me with such a beautiful child.

Searching for God at Trader Joe's

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

This past week, I visited Trader Joe's in Stamford, Conn. searching for God. I posted two questions. First, what item would be #1 on God's shopping ...

Why Men Never Discuss Body Image Issues

Quentin Vennie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

Body image is a psychological issue that needs to be addressed, not avoided. Men, understand that your manhood is not wavering because of your body image. Stop hiding behind your machismo and remember, it takes strength to be vulnerable.

Mindfulness for New Fathers

Matthew Remski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Matthew Remski

For new fathers, mindfulness really boils down to paying close attention to the subtlest shifts in your partner and baby, maintaining a feeling of connection to both of them, and being able to observe your own feelings rise and fall without becoming reactive.

Watch How Far They'll Go For Candy

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

Who knew that candy had the power to turn two young grasshoppers into ninjas? This dad knew. ...

The Lesson My Daughter Had To Learn On Her Own

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

I can't be present for every decision she'll make, now or later, to offer advice for her to follow or ignore; she needs to develop her ability take stock of whatever situation and moment she's in and then make good choices.

Veteran's Day: It's Never Really Over

Sonia Taitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sonia Taitz

Dachau's liberation story is not hypothetical to me. What this soldier saw when he opened the gates of Dachau was a sea of corpses, emaciated, tossed one atop the other in obscene piles. A few skeletons emerged alive, however, and one of them was my own father.