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10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff  02.27.2015
He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's...
What I Learned From My 9-Year-Old's Book Club

What I Learned From My 9-Year-Old's Book Club

David Valdes Greenwood  02.27.2015
When my daughter Lily came home saying she wanted to start a book club, I was excited -- I'm a writer after all, so this was music to my...
Busy Is A Sickness

Busy Is A Sickness

Scott Dannemiller  02.27.2015
So my prayer today is this. That I stop defining myself by my doing, and start defining myself by my being. That I stop measuring time...
Top 10 Home Safety Tips for You and Your Friends

Top 10 Home Safety Tips for You and Your Friends

Kate Carr  02.27.2015
Keep all medicine up and away and out of sight of young children, even medicine you take every day. Be alert to medicine stored in other...
This Dad Joke Duel Is The Ultimate Test Of 'Live By The Pun, Die By The Pun'

This Dad Joke Duel Is The Ultimate Test Of 'Live By The Pun, Die By The Pun'

Ryan Grenoble  02.26.2015
Peacocks have feathers; elk have antlers; and dads -- the natural-born jokers of the animal world -- have puns, just as Mother Nature intended. When...
20 Somewhat Horrible Things I Do To My Kids That I In No Way Feel Guilty About

20 Somewhat Horrible Things I Do To My Kids That I In No Way Feel Guilty About

John Kinnear  02.25.2015
The following list was compiled by my wife, me, and a few other guilty parties whose names will be protected until my death. They know...
What's the Right Age for Earrings? 2? 10? Maybe 18?

What's the Right Age for Earrings? 2? 10? Maybe 18?

Cort Ruddy  02.25.2015
Maybe I see it as a setback in our battle against a society that is pushing my girls to be a certain thing, to act a certain way. Maybe....
What Happened When We Told Our Son He'd Be Getting Another Sibling

What Happened When We Told Our Son He'd Be Getting Another Sibling

Aaron Gouveia  02.23.2015
Having suffered through five miscarriages, my wife and I were thrilled when we found out our third is on the way. We thought our 6-year-old...
31 Beautiful Images That Show What Single Fatherhood Really Looks Like

31 Beautiful Images That Show What Single Fatherhood Really Looks Like

Jessica Samakow  02.20.2015
In 1960, about 14 percent of single parent households were headed by dads. Today, that figure is up to 24 percent, according to a Pew report. That...
Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Saying Goodbye to the Baby Years

Ian Colvin  02.19.2015
It's a strange feeling, saying goodbye to the baby phase. We've been in this phase since returning from our honeymoon. We didn't come back...
Parenting 101: Learning to Let Go

Parenting 101: Learning to Let Go

Andrew Knott  02.18.2015
When you have small children, focusing on task completion is the ultimate fool's errand. Of course, accepting this reality did not transform...
Why Applaud the Cindy Crawford Photo?

Why Applaud the Cindy Crawford Photo?

Pete Wilgoren  02.18.2015
What's annoying to me are the bravos for Cindy Crawford and Marie Claire magazine for this photo, which must have been hidden in some drawer...
Dad Commemorates Black History Month With A Heartwarming Video About His Own Father

Dad Commemorates Black History Month With A Heartwarming Video About His Own Father

Caroline Bologna  02.18.2015
In the latest installment of his "New Father Chronicles" video series, dad La Guardia Cross is observing Black History Month. Titled "His...
10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (An Adoptee's Perspective)

10 Things Adoptive Parents Should Know (An Adoptee's Perspective)

Christina Romo  02.18.2015
Adoption is not possible without loss. Losing one's birth parents is the most traumatic form of loss a child can experience. That loss...