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Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

Fathering Minds: 7 Books for Dad's Shelf

06. 4.2014
My favorite fatherhood books are a compass at the end of a frenzied day. These seven works of literary nonfiction situate me in the fellowship...
The Language of Flowers

The Language of Flowers

06. 4.2014
I used to watch my dad garden. Watch metal strike soil, submerge and uncover, lift earth still dark under graying mulch. Watch him edge...
Two (Non-Curse) Words I Can't Stand Hearing My Kids Say

Two (Non-Curse) Words I Can't Stand Hearing My Kids Say

06. 4.2014
These are the kinds of words I want to excise from my kids' vocabularies, or at least severely limit, whether or not anyone else hears...
The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

Emma Mustich  06. 3.2014
This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan...
Here's What Happens When A Child Of The '80s Is About To Be A Dad

Here's What Happens When A Child Of The '80s Is About To Be A Dad

06. 2.2014
Couples are always coming up with new fresh and creative ways to announce that they're expecting on social media. Lesson of the day: Turning...
How To Prepare For Parenthood In 11 Easy Steps

How To Prepare For Parenthood In 11 Easy Steps

06. 2.2014
Call all of your friends without children. Tell them it's been lovely knowing them, but you're going away. Let them know you'll see them...
3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

3 Ways Being a Lazy Dad Can Work

06. 2.2014
Being able to rely on our children, their judgment and the way they behave has made our job as parents a lot easier.
Dad Life Is Totally Metal

Dad Life Is Totally Metal

Cavan Sieczkowski  05.31.2014
Some may think daily parenting tasks like making baby food, changing diapers and reading baby books are mundane, but actually they can...
The Playground Skill I Want to Learn From My 4-Year-Old

The Playground Skill I Want to Learn From My 4-Year-Old

05.30.2014
In the space of an hour, my daughter was able to do effortlessly what I never -- as a child, or as an adult -- have been able to pull off:...
Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

Pink Is A Color. Blue Is A Color. Teach Your Kids. Please.

05.30.2014
If all parents sit down with their children and tell them that identifying boys or girls by colors is wrong, the kids will have no choice...
The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

05.30.2014
We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until we could have the sex talk with our 10-year-old...
7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach This Summer

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach This Summer

05.30.2014
When you go to the beach (or anywhere) with your kids, YOU are the first and most important line of defense when it comes to their safety....
Why My Wife And I Gave Up On Sex -- And What Happened Next

Why My Wife And I Gave Up On Sex -- And What Happened Next

05.30.2014
We felt pressured to have sex. That pressure was making it difficult, not only to have sex, but to communicate in other areas of our life....
Eating Lunch Outside With My Son

Eating Lunch Outside With My Son

05.29.2014
Together, for the first time in our history as father and son, we collectively experienced a sense of tranquility. Honestly, I nearly fell...