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6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Becoming a Dad

6 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Becoming a Dad

06.13.2014
When you become a parent (or more precisely, when you find out you're going to be a parent), you get barraged with more advice than you...
A Father's Day Story: We Adopted Eight Kids in Need After My Parents Fostered 36

A Father's Day Story: We Adopted Eight Kids in Need After My Parents Fostered 36

06.13.2014
If only I could go back and tell that latchkey beer thief in 1969 that one day, he would have 11 children from nine different women, a...
It's Not Too Late To Stop Yelling At Your Kids. Here's How I Know.

It's Not Too Late To Stop Yelling At Your Kids. Here's How I Know.

06.13.2014
As a gift for my dad this Father's Day (an odd gift, I know, but trust me, it's a good one), and as a way to offer hope that it isn't too...
What My 'Fun' Dad Taught Me About Parenting, And How My Mom Made It Possible

What My 'Fun' Dad Taught Me About Parenting, And How My Mom Made It Possible

06.13.2014
Since having kids, I've come to understand that my dad wasn't just teaching me to be a good person -- he was also teaching me to be a good...
The Ultimate Gift For Father's Day is Not the Tie, It's the TIME!

The Ultimate Gift For Father's Day is Not the Tie, It's the TIME!

06.13.2014
The ultimate gift for Father's Day is not the tie, but the time. The time for dad to relax, grill some hamburgers and hotdogs, put his...
Lessons From My Father

Lessons From My Father

06.13.2014
I think we take too many things for granted in life, and often leave important things unsaid. As a 53-year-old single father of soon-to-be-5-year-old...
Riding in Cars With Boys

Riding in Cars With Boys

06.13.2014
It felt like many a night I'd spent previously, eager with anticipation for the music, the fellowship, the likely accompanying drug experience...
What Makes a Father?

What Makes a Father?

06.13.2014
He put furniture together, fixed my leaky toilet, helped me shop for cars, gave me rides to the airport, slipped me money, mowed my lawn,...
4 Lessons My Father Failed To Teach Me -- And What I Learned Instead

4 Lessons My Father Failed To Teach Me -- And What I Learned Instead

06.13.2014
Despite the things he may have wanted for me -- degrees in lucrative fields, season tickets to the Yankees, a swinging bachelor lifestyle...
What My Father Taught Me About Forging My Own Path

What My Father Taught Me About Forging My Own Path

06.13.2014
It is always more rewarding to be good at something hard than to be good at something you already know.
Yes, Dads Really Can Handle It

Yes, Dads Really Can Handle It

06.13.2014
Why is it that people automatically think that men are unable to care for their kids while the mom is away for a few days?
The Evolving Role Of The Modern Day Father

The Evolving Role Of The Modern Day Father

06.13.2014
While the work-life balancing act remains difficult for working couples -- more and more dads are committed to finding a way to make it...
The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

06.12.2014
It's simple, really. There's one thing that would help new dads become better fathers: Paternity Leave.
Father's Day When You Have a Bad Dad

Father's Day When You Have a Bad Dad

06.12.2014
To "honor" our father, at the very least, is to treat him with common decency and dignity. In the rabbinic tradition this is the bare minimum...