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10 Simple Things Made Difficult By Having A Baby

10 Simple Things Made Difficult By Having A Baby

Jon Helmkamp  03.16.2015
Leaving the house has become a production. Shoes. Diaper bag. Diapers and wipes in the diaper bag. Blanket. Toys if needed. Jacket. Baby...
What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

What Makes a Parent a Smart Parent

Christopher A. Brown  03.12.2015
Don't wait until you're at your wit's end before seeking advice on how to be a better parent generally and in specific situations. Part...
What Gay Dads Can Learn From Their Trans Kids

What Gay Dads Can Learn From Their Trans Kids

Jason Howe  03.12.2015
While "getting it" may come easier to gay fathers of children who don't conform to traditional standards of gender, they can face challenges...
5 Steps For Raising A Strong Daughter

5 Steps For Raising A Strong Daughter

Jon Helmkamp  03.12.2015
Your daughter needs to know that you are there for her -- that you will protect her, do anything for her and will not judge her. Make sure...
Baby Surfing First Wave Is The Epitome Of Pure Bliss

Baby Surfing First Wave Is The Epitome Of Pure Bliss

Carla Herreria  03.11.2015
What does happiness look like? If Jorge Tirado's latest surf video is any indication, it looks like a baby riding a wave for the very first...
Special Needs Parents and Nap Envy

Special Needs Parents and Nap Envy

Dan Levitz  03.11.2015
So, for new parents of special needs kids, I'll just say that an afternoon nap may be enticing, elusive and, very likely, not in the cards....
On Fathers and Foreskins

On Fathers and Foreskins

Jason Howe  03.11.2015
Our twins were due in two months via surrogacy in India, where clinics are prohibited by law from revealing the gender of a fetus. I'm...
Ashton Kutcher Bemoans Lack Of Diaper Changing Tables In Men's Room

Ashton Kutcher Bemoans Lack Of Diaper Changing Tables In Men's Room

Caroline Bologna  03.10.2015
New dad Ashton Kutcher has a bone to pick about the gender stereotyping that pigeonholes parents. In a Facebook post on Sunday, the actor...
Building A Good Family

Building A Good Family

Pete Wilgoren  03. 9.2015
All of a sudden, what was once just a dream of having a family is actually the reality that you have one... and it's a good one. It can...
Why You Can't Eat Healthy If You Have a Toddler

Why You Can't Eat Healthy If You Have a Toddler

John Whyte, M.D., MPH  03. 9.2015
My toddler son is pretty well behaved -- for a 2-year-old, that is. Sure, there are temper tantrums, and Lego pieces scattered throughout...
It's Time to Stop Hurrying My Children

It's Time to Stop Hurrying My Children

Jennifer Bly  03. 9.2015
If there's one thing I want my children to feel, it is peaceful. I want them to know their home and their family as peaceful people. "Hurry"...
Diaper-Changing Dads Inundate Twitter With 'Smelfies'

Diaper-Changing Dads Inundate Twitter With 'Smelfies'

Caroline Bologna  03. 9.2015
Following last month's rise of "brelfie," another parenting-themed photo trend is making waves in the Twittersphere. Last week, Australian...
My Son Won't Talk to Me

My Son Won't Talk to Me

Phil Corless  03. 9.2015
His vocabulary was huge, and the ideas coming out of his head were sometimes stunning. But the problem back then was the speed of his words....
Of Products, Perfection and the Process of Parenting

Of Products, Perfection and the Process of Parenting

Josh Misner, Ph.D.  03. 6.2015
How many times during my children's lives have I been so focused on some sort of end product that I missed out on the process of arriving...