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On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

01.23.2014
My baby is turning 1. She's a marvel. I have to trust that all those who would impede her will be dazzled, blinded by her strength, character...
Woman-Up! How to Become an Awesome, Mindful Father

Woman-Up! How to Become an Awesome, Mindful Father

01.22.2014
Your capacities and capabilities for love, compassion, resilience and willingness to learn will be constantly developed, tested and expanded...
The Moments I Know I Have To Savor With My Not-So-Little Boy

The Moments I Know I Have To Savor With My Not-So-Little Boy

01.18.2014
What if this is the last time I ever get to "hold you" to my little guy? What if, tomorrow when he wakes up, he decides he's too old,...
My Son, the Rocket Scientist

My Son, the Rocket Scientist

01.17.2014
I have the fears of any parent, most especially, of course, of war. But being a child of a career Army man who served in Vietnam, I have...
What Can Eminem Teach Us About Worry And Fear?

What Can Eminem Teach Us About Worry And Fear?

01.17.2014
My goal for 2014 -- I will join Eminem in putting my experiences and thoughts out there so people can learn they are not alone in feeling...
5 Rock-Solid Ways To Defend Yourself Against Misinformed Parenting Advice

5 Rock-Solid Ways To Defend Yourself Against Misinformed Parenting Advice

01.17.2014
Written By David Vienna of The Daddy Complex, Images by How To Be A Dad When you’re learning to navigate the turbulent waters of new...
Frances Bean Cobain Is A Spitting Image Of Her Late Father

Frances Bean Cobain Is A Spitting Image Of Her Late Father

01.17.2014
It's not completely outlandish when celebrity offspring resembles their famous parents to a great degree, but it still makes us do a serious...
My Daughter Is Not A Princess

My Daughter Is Not A Princess

01.16.2014
I want her to love someone, not because they own a castle or a nice horse, but because they are a good person with values and virtues....
Uncommon Courtesy

Uncommon Courtesy

01.15.2014
Because despite how obnoxious and out of control and rude and selfish my toddler often is, he's often more polite than most adults I encounter,...
What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

What I Would Have Missed If I Didn't Make A Life Change

01.15.2014
This is the first installment of our Stress-Less Parenting Challenge with Hands Free Mama, Rachel Macy Stafford. Read her introduction...
7 Signs You're a Minivan Owner

7 Signs You're a Minivan Owner

01.15.2014
Did you spy the wicked grille up there, junior? How 'bout them sweet curves on the rear taillights, young whippersnapper? Word. That's...
I Am Not Diabetes

I Am Not Diabetes

01.15.2014
People do amazing things every day, things that look brave to onlookers who have yet to face such challenges. The uninitiated will refer...
How I Finally Realized What My Son (And I) Needed

How I Finally Realized What My Son (And I) Needed

01.13.2014
Just like anyone, I know my son needs physical affection. The trouble is, he's a 10-year-old boy and doesn't know where to get it.
Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C

Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C

01.13.2014
You could have shifted uncomfortably in your seat. You could have ignored her. You could have given me that "smile" that I despise because...