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An Open Letter To My Son About Closed Minds

An Open Letter To My Son About Closed Minds

07.16.2014
When someone insults your family, it hurts. You hurt right now, and I'm sorry for that.
The No-Bullsh*t Goody Bag For Parents To Give Out On Planes

The No-Bullsh*t Goody Bag For Parents To Give Out On Planes

07.15.2014
I'm simply not about to preemptively beg forgiveness in case my son disturbs your flight, and I'm certainly not going to pay some kind...
Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right

07.15.2014
There's no doubt about it, our daughters and sons are getting very different messages beyond just pink and blue. And it starts when they...
10 Things I'd Love To Do To My Children Once They Are Adults

10 Things I'd Love To Do To My Children Once They Are Adults

07.15.2014
When I was in my late teens, my mother would always tell me she planned to come to my adult home, turn my ceiling fan on high, and throw...
Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect

07.15.2014
My son is not perfect and he needs me to see it, not ignore it. As much as I want to say, "He's just being a boy" or "He'll grow out of...
The Beginning of the Rainbow

The Beginning of the Rainbow

07.15.2014
Kids cannot develop a worldview if the world is kept from them and they cannot learn empathy if they are unaware of the struggles of others...
Another Open Letter to My Daughter, The Returning Camper

Another Open Letter to My Daughter, The Returning Camper

07.14.2014
Rather than writing you another letter full of fatherly advice that at this point you would probably ignore anyway, I thought I'd tell...
My Son Wears Dresses, And That's OK With Me

My Son Wears Dresses, And That's OK With Me

07.14.2014
If my son is gay, so be it. Maybe he is. Maybe he's not. Maybe he'll be a cross dresser. Maybe not. I have no control over any of...
Why Richard Linklater Cast His Own Daughter In 'Boyhood'

Why Richard Linklater Cast His Own Daughter In 'Boyhood'

Emma Mustich  07.11.2014
Richard Linklater's new movie is called "Boyhood," but it follows the evolution of an entire family (not just its main character, Mason,...
The Omnivore Dad's Dilemma

The Omnivore Dad's Dilemma

07.11.2014
Ugh. Why couldn't she just give up television? Or discover punk rock music? Or become a Mets fan?
8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

Rebecca Adams  07.11.2014
Yes, dads are more involved in their childrens' lives than ever. But that doesn't mean they're not still the butt of almost every parenting...
Emotional Ad Reminds Scared New Parents Of The Only Thing Their Babies Really Need

Emotional Ad Reminds Scared New Parents Of The Only Thing Their Babies Really Need

Jessica Samakow  07.10.2014
The message of a new cellphone commercial out of Thailand is clear -- technology will never replace love. But the storyline DTAC uses to...
F*ck Milestones

F*ck Milestones

07.10.2014
No, it isn't the Olympics. But if you can stop yourself from getting caught up in "milestone" fever, and enjoy each moment without stressing...
39 Reasons Why My Son Won't Eat Dinner

39 Reasons Why My Son Won't Eat Dinner

07. 9.2014
My 4-year-old son has a new reason every day for why he won't eat.