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Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

James M. Chesbro | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
James M. Chesbro

My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship of other dads pursuing understandings.

3 Unforgettable Lessons From Dad

Christine French Cully | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

My father was a strong, quiet man, and his lessons were more "caught" than "taught." So when I think about his influence, I tend to think in vignettes, rather than recall intentional conversations.

My Father Knew It First

Rachel Joyce | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Rachel Joyce

I do not want to see her bleed, or to watch my father cry over her. I do not want to acknowledge that the same raw strength I see in him is the same raw strength that has been called forth generation after generation, in the letting-go moments.

Lowe's and LG's Poor Portrayal of Dads Says We Still Have a Long, Long Way to Go

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I'm all for humor. I like to laugh, especially at myself. I've seen a lot of commercials in my nearly 15 years with NFI that have used humor to portray fathers in less than a positive light. But this Lowe's commercial is one of the worst I've seen. I don't find it humorous -- not one bit.

The Years Just Run Away

Charlie Carillo | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

I take in the full measure of this guy, who's pacing like a panther as I do my stretching. He's young and strong, with wide shoulders and a narrow waist. Twenty-five years and twenty-five pounds ago, I looked like that. And now, we're going running together.

Best Father's Day Gift Guide

Melissa Meyers | Posted 08.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Melissa Meyers

Wondering what to get dad for Father's Day? Below are some of my favorite gift ideas to add to your shopping list. Whether dad is a techie or a fitness buff, there's something here for every type of guy!

Fathers, Be Good to Your Sons

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Garry Gilfoy

Many of us look forward to weekends, but more and more I'm saddened by a particular phenomenon. It's the great number of young men out with their chil...

Each Father's Day, I Remember

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

My parents would have parties in our basement and the old records from South America would be pulled out. My father, with a brown bottle of beer in his hand and the always-present 1960′s fixture of a cigarette hanging from his lower lip, would slide his feet back and forth.

Let's Make Father's Day a Big Deal

John McCormick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Father's Day feels like an afterthought, a hastily-signed card or a last-minute wrapped gift that's accompanied with a shrug and the usual excuse, "We never know what to get you."

3 Things I Will Do to Make Sure My Sons #RespectAllWomen

Dr. G | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Dr. G

How can I raise my boys into men who will never, ever touch someone when they are not wanted? What can I do to make sure that my sons will never be perpetrators? Which decisions can I make so that my boys will look for opportunities to stand as heroes to women, never as threats?

Reflections of My Dad on the First Father's Day Without Him

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Flora Ross

Since my dad's death in March, my young daughter regularly asks me to share stories from my childhood that include her "BaBop." It is comforting for me to recount cherished memories, and I love that it helps her get to know him better

What Dad Wants For Father's Day According To 9 Real Dads

Posted 06.01.2014 | Technology

Sure you don't want to buy Dad another tie or money clip, but chances are you're totally over-thinking this Father's Day thing. Keep it simple with th...

Institutionalized Bias and the Exclusion of Divorced Dads

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

It is an institutional problem and it is up to the fathers, the mothers and the schools to begin a conversation about how to improve this problem. I recognize putting responsibility on the school districts adds a burden, however, with a 50 percent divorce rate, this subject must be addressed.

Mommy Job vs. Daddy Job

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

I know that my job is a lot more abstract than the very visible and large power lines and equipment my husband points out everywhere we go, but I wonder if my son will ever see me as more than the woman who rubs his back when he can't sleep or who packs his lunch bag daily.

A Bittersweet Father's Day Gift

Luise Meyer | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Luise Meyer

My heart chronically arches for my dad, for all the things I can't do to make it better for him, for when he can't remember my son or does not understand why I can't just stop by (we live in different countries).

10 Of The Best Quotes On Fatherhood | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Being a dad is no joke. You're a teacher, a counselor, a coach, a financial adviser, a judge and jury, and a protector all at once. If you're already ...

10 Things to Consider When Dating, According to Your Dad

Abby Draper | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Abby Draper

The little things like flowers or a handwritten note are important, as it shows he is thinking of you and can show it.

I Really Need a Fish in My Life

James M. Chesbro | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
James M. Chesbro

"Daddy," he said, turning toward me, the palms of his not-yet 3-year-old hands up, arms spread. "I really need a fish in my life." He squinted his eyes, the wrinkles in his sun-kissed face pressed for an appeal.

Not on Our Watch

Wendy Silvers | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

The outrage and sadness I feel at the abduction of these young girls in Nigeria cannot be described.

Lost in Space With Ben Tanzer

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Ben Tanzer is the author of the books My Father's House, You Can Make Him Like You, So Different Now, Orphans, and Lost in Space, among others.

Doing it Mother's Way

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

More than anything else, the average mother is concerned about the health, welfare and safety of her children.

5 Lessons Learned In 36 Years Of Marriage

Richard Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Richard Greenberg

After 36 years of marriage and four children, I believe that being a good parent requires setting a good example -- and having a positive relationship with your spouse is the first, most important step in creating a model for loving interaction.

My Mom May Be Gone, But She Left Some Amazing Things Behind

Jim Higley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Jim Higley

It was sudden. A load of clothes still in the dryer. A letter in her typewriter still waiting to be finished. And a dentist appointment on the calendar at the exact time hundreds of people ultimately gathered for her funeral.

Perez Hilton Opens up About the 'Magical' First Year With His Son And Life as a Gay, Single Dad

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

There's a lot of insight in a little Twitter bio. Celebrity blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton's reads first and foremost, 'a proud dad.' It's a shock to many, yet Perez says, 'What surprised me the most about being a dad was how much it surprised other people.'

Calling All Dads: Gratitude Letters for Mother's Day -- What a Heartwarming Gift

Kellie Edwards | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

I know you have heard of Mother's Day, but have you heard of a Gratitude Letter? Better yet, have you ever given one? It is an unexpectedly uplifti...