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What I've Learned From Modern Dads

Whitney Fleming | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Whitney Fleming

Some of these men stay at home, and some share the child-rearing load with their partners; but the most important factor is that more dads are understanding that childcare is difficult, important, and not only for moms.

What No One Told Me About Becoming A Dad

Bobby McMahon | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Bobby McMahon

I'm glad I'm in good company, but while I'm all for learning valuable life lessons, it would have been really nice if someone had given us a heads-up about this one.

The Supreme Court Could Soon Make Life Harder for Pregnant Women

Tom Spiggle | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

During her pregnancy, Patricia Young's health care provider considered the question of whether she should lift heavy boxes and said no. Young asked UPS for an alternative assignment until after she gave birth, and they turned her down. (The company has since changed its policy.)

Dad Tries To Scold Paint-Covered Sons, Can't Stop Laughing

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents

This dad clearly wanted to give his two young sons a stern telling-off after they mischievously got paint everywhere, including all over themselves. B...

Sleep Training: Crossing Dante's Fifth Circle

Giles Scott | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Giles Scott

It's been four months. Four months of sleeping in a sleeping bag on the living room floor. My wife right next to me, on the cushions off the sofa. Our son has our bedroom. All of it. He's 13 months old.

7 Things I Stopped Worrying About As A Parent

Jeff Bogle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Stop fretting over every decision and quit judging yourself against the people of the Internet. Half that crap is Photoshopped, anyway. Here are the seven things I finally stopped worrying about as a parent, and in turn, have made me a better, happier parent almost instantly.

How Keira Knightley's Breasts Inspired Our Family Body Image Talk

Mike Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I think her anti-Photoshopping statement, coming from someone more commonly referred to as "too skinny" than "too large," means as much for the future body image of my girls as it does from someone preaching the same message because they're seen as "too fat."

How to Be a More Mindful Parent

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Cliff Hsia

Being a mindful parent starts by being present for your children -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Lights Go on Part XXXII: Music and Me

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

If you'd like for me to read this to you, go to www.thomasbahler.com/newsletter/ This has been a long relationship, Music & Me -- Fulfilling Trans...

Your Kids Are So Lucky to Have Such Wonderful Parents!

Christopher Thangaraj | Posted 11.14.2014 | Parents
Christopher Thangaraj

First, my children (or anyone's children) should never hear they're lucky someone loves them and cares for them. That should be a given for every child. The fact that it's not a reasonable expectation isn't a matter of luck. It's the failure of adults, pure and simple.

Matt Lauer Is My Hero By Not Shaving

Jack Anderson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

Here comes Mr. Lauer back into my life again, this time fighting the good fight against cancer for guys everywhere. So, fellas, let's all follow Matt's lead and sprout facial hair of our own this month, and send in your hard earned dollars to fight for our own male cancer cause.

Why I Won't Let My Son Play Football

Mike Julianelle | Posted 11.06.2014 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

I want my son to enjoy watching the game. But only watching it. Because I don't plan to let him play. As the evidence of football's health risks grows, is there any parent left that will?

Dad's Ultimate Bedtime Routine

Chris B. Miller | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Chris B. Miller

Make them the best sundae they've ever had. Start with warm donuts, topped with ice cream, topped that with marshmallows, chocolate sauce and crushed candy. Wash this all down with some soda (with caffeine if you really want to mix it up). That was dinner.

Stop Asking If I Am Going To Try For A Boy

Ariel Chesler | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

My 3-year-old daughter has recently started asking me if certain characters in books and cartoons are boys or girls. After answering her questions, I ask her: "Why is that important?" I'm asking you the same thing now.

Why I Love Halloween -- Now More Than Ever

Andy Miller | Posted 10.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Andy Miller

That's when it hit me. All those future Halloweens. I never considered I might not be around for those. Was this the first and last time I would take Clark trick-or-treating? Was this the only costume I would ever see him in?

Should I Become a Parent Again?

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

The nine couples attending the first week of my wife Ceci's natural childbirth course look on as she points to a chart that provides a preview of a ba...

The Subtle Backlash: It's My Kid in a Box

Ariel Chesler | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

I fear that my daughters will be limited by the culture they ingest, that I will be powerless to stop it. That they will, in the end, be eaten by Cinderella.

Dad And Son Perform The 'Cover Of The Year' With A Kitchen Appliance

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents

In what may be the single best use of an oven door ever, a young boy in Australia is showing off his musical skills in this rad rendition of the dance...

81 Things Dads Do That Make Moms Weak in the Knees

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Sure, the dads on TV and in movies are usually made to look like bumbling dolts, but I think we all know that's completely incorrect. My experience has been that dads can be pretty awesome, involved, and have the magical ability to make us swoon while standing in line at the neighborhood ice cream truck surrounded by their progeny.

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.

Why I Quit Making Fun Bento Lunches for My Kids

Beau Coffron | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

I'm thickheaded sometimes, but I finally get it. It's clear as day. All of the faceless Internet trolls, who have never met my family, are making sense now. They have been trying to speak wisdom into my life for the last two years, and I haven't been willing to listen.

Being the Primary Caregiver Does Not Mean Being the Favorite Parent

David Lesser | Posted 10.10.2014 | Parents
David Lesser

I get it. I stay home with the kids while my wife works, so when she gets home, she returns the conquering hero. Like I said, I get it. Most of the time, but clearly, not always.

Why I Wear My Baby: A Dad's Perspective

R.C. Liley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Parents
R.C. Liley

As a dad, I will never be able to duplicate what my wife shares maternally with Avery, so I depend on babywearing to get as close as I can.

15 Things All Dads Of Daughters Should Know

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Having daughters is one of the greatest joys I could imagine. We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday." Raising girls is a privilege, not a burden.