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Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

Independence Day Came Early for Our Little Girl

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

We might be less than a week away from the Fourth of July, but Sienna's been in the throes of a sudden independence streak.

Writing the Outlaw: Maria Venegas Recounts Stories of her Fugitive Father in a New Memoir

Charlene Sayo | Posted 08.27.2014 | Home
Charlene Sayo

Jose and Maria are mischievously conspiring against the reader, mythologizing gun-fights, near-death escape moments and family feuds. They take you in for a ride, and the only thing readers can do is fasten their seatbelts and hang on tight.

What Is It Like To Be a Stay at Home Dad?

Quora | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora: What is it like to be a stay at home dad? Answer by Ken Miyamoto, Father, Produced screenwriter, former ...

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics

Joan Meier | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Joan Meier

Society needs to come to grips with the reality of the risks some fathers pose for children -- and put away the childish fantasy that Fathers Know Best.

Did I Forget to Mention My Dad Is Gay?

Xesenia Maurice | Posted 08.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Xesenia Maurice

I don't think of him as a "gay dad." I see him as the man who was strong enough to overcome many obstacles, including addiction, so that he could take care of his brothers and sisters, a man loving enough to raise me as his own even though he is only my guardian by law.

Rob Kardashian's 'Father Wounds'

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Entertainment
George Sachs, Psy.D.

If Rob were on my couch, I would allow him space to grieve his father. It's not just his father's physical absence that needs to be acknowledged, but the meaning of that loss in his life. I would help Rob see how lost he feels without him.

Want To Watch Your Entire Life Pass By In An Instant? Just Do This

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just have kids.

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Josue Lopez Calderon

Baseball is the only sport where if you fail 7 out of 10 times you are considered successful, thus you have to learn how to get up from defeat.

7 Findings From a New Report on Fatherhood

David Lapp | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
David Lapp

In the past decade or so, scientists have assembled an impressive amount of evidence that becoming a father transforms men's bodies. Moreover, children can be positively affected by the distinct way that fathers typically engage their children.

After Father's Day

Chef Rossi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Chef Rossi

This year marked two more Father's Days for Dad since then, and his 88th birthday. Since that fall, his new life includes a wheelchair and nurses, but the champ is far from counted out.

The Dichotomy of Forgiveness

Trish DeLuca | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

I have a relationship with my children's dad today that is nothing short of miraculous. We laugh, we talk, love our sons unconditionally and with unabashed pride. Would I be the person I am today had I not been born to my family, through my father, to the life I live?

My Father Was Billy the Kid

Bill Stieger | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Bill Stieger

ey called him "Billy the Kid." He was a fighter, but never hit me once. However, when I did something wild (which was often) he'd say, "Don't start anything; I've got at least one good fight left in me!"

I Was My Father's Daughter After All

Lisa Meritz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

Because of our dad's lightning-quick reflexes, my sister and I nicknamed him "Cowboy Cohen." Though his oversized Chevy Bel Air wasn't very nimble, he drove it like it was a bronco pony. No matter the weather, he was the rodeo rider, the riskttaker, the free spirit.

In Defense of 'Dad Pants'

John McCormick | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Chauffeur duties on Saturday nights have a way of spoiling date night with your spouse. Besides, if I do unintentionally embarrass my kids in public wearing baggy "Dad Pants," isn't that what dads are supposed to do? Embarrassing my teenage sons is one of the few social pleasures I have left!

English Bulldog Daddy Meets His Daughter For The First Time, Extreme Adorableness Ensues

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Good News

Father's Day may be over, but daddy-daughter interactions will never stop being adorable. Especially when the daddy and daughter in question are pups....

My Ordinary Hero

Penny Love | Posted 08.16.2014 | Fifty
Penny Love

My personal hero is my dad, who didn't do what he loved for a living. He gritted his teeth at a job he didn't like so that he could take care of us. He always puts our well-being above his own.

The Father's Day Card I Wish I Could Send

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I have become a memory hoarder, but I wish I could remember more things to thank you for on Father's Day.

Father's Day: The Year I Gave Dad a Real Humdinger

Parri Sontag | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Parri Sontag

Like most men in the days prior to the high-tech era, dad loved gadgets. He had an electric shoe shine machine, a weather radio, a movie camera and projector, a tape recorder and a slide projector. I wanted to get him something to add to his collection.

Sarah McLachlan's 'Song For My Father'

Lori Ferraro | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lori Ferraro

In a loving tribute to her dad, singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan's new album Shine On was largely inspired by the passing of her father. The result is an emotional, heartfelt mix of photos and quotes set to Sarah's acoustic version of the song about her dad Jack, who you see at the end of the video.

Gender Neutral and Father's Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

With the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian couples and the enactment of more and more laws permitting same-sex marriages, are we beginning to see the breakdown of the role of both mothers and fathers in the lives of the family?

Fathers and Sons

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Bill Halamandaris

The greatest lesson of my father's life was to live a life of limited regrets. To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the noblest end in life. Our challenge is to become useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.

My 1950s Death Valley Dad

Judith Newton | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Judith Newton

For my father especially -- smart, good-looking and adept at playing monopoly and poker, which is what inhabitants of the Junction engaged in during those long desert nights -- life on the frontier was full of romance.

For Father's Day - The 10 Best Movie Dads

John Farr | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Just once, for your father, take his advice, thank your mother, chew with your mouth closed, stop making that face, finish your chores without any sass-back, and stick to one of these father-friendly films.

I'm Becoming My Dad, and That's a Good Thing

Bustle | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

There are girls who grow up to be just like their mothers; I hope I do, too. But I also hope, more than anything, that I turn into my father, too, the man who irritates me to no end, but who inspires me even more.