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12 Things Babywearing Dads Should Never Say in a Public Restroom

12 Things Babywearing Dads Should Never Say in a Public Restroom

09.29.2014
As I tried my best to offer soothing words, I paused and realized that what I was saying might be taken the wrong way, considering my location....
The KID Pro Quo

The KID Pro Quo

09.29.2014
Over the years, I have observed that by expressing gratitude for the things around us, we have taught our children (and others) to appreciate...
Little Girl Tries Pop Rocks For First Time And Cracks Up

Little Girl Tries Pop Rocks For First Time And Cracks Up

Avery Stone  09.26.2014
Ah, the strange sensation of eating Pop Rocks. Five-year-old Emma had never experienced the crackling candy before, so her parents decided...
That's Just Not Fair

That's Just Not Fair

09.26.2014
etween both our sons' adoptions, I can't count the number of times we uttered, "Well, that's just not fair." Such as when a birth mom chooses...
The Greatest Picture I Never Took

The Greatest Picture I Never Took

09.26.2014
I began to wonder if I've started "chasing memories" -- deliberately manipulating our actions and behaviors so as to capture the perfect...
You Can't Treat a Second Child Like a First Child

You Can't Treat a Second Child Like a First Child

09.25.2014
When Wally was born, I was convinced I was going to treat him exactly the same way I treated Jay. I promised myself that in our family,...
I'm Addicted To The Cloud

I'm Addicted To The Cloud

09.24.2014
Often, I catch myself reaching for it when I should just keep looking with my own eyes. It is always calling to me, and I can't stop answering....
The 'Overwhelming Peculiarities' Of Living With A Toddler

The 'Overwhelming Peculiarities' Of Living With A Toddler

Caroline Bologna  09.24.2014
Comics artist Grant Snider is known for his hilariously spot-on illustrations that portray parenthood. Lucky for us, the creative dad is...
I Won't Put A Leash on My Child

I Won't Put A Leash on My Child

09.23.2014
I'm not going to hover over him all the time and always say "no," or act like every object is a hazard. I'm letting him explore the store...
What 50 Fathers Told Me About Parenthood

What 50 Fathers Told Me About Parenthood

09.23.2014
The world needs intentional people... leaders, teachers, lovers, and parents. And I'm starting to think that my nervousness around "Will...
Tough Love Is Tough On Parents, Too

Tough Love Is Tough On Parents, Too

09.23.2014
It hurts my heart to have to scold or punish such a small child who fills me with such joy. A child who, along with my extraordinary wife,...
Spanking Would Be Easier

Spanking Would Be Easier

09.19.2014
Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen...
Show-and-Tell Feminism For Dads of Daughters

Show-and-Tell Feminism For Dads of Daughters

09.19.2014
Women are rightly frustrated that it takes reproducing a girl from their own genetic material for many men to be aware of what it's truly...
Adrian Peterson, Child Abuse, And Why It Doesn't Matter If That's How You Were Raised

Adrian Peterson, Child Abuse, And Why It Doesn't Matter If That's How You Were Raised

09.19.2014
It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can't believe it's 2014 and I have...