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I Know A Guy

Justine Solot | Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents
Justine Solot

I know a guy who grew up with no sisters and hardly any friends of the opposite sex, but was happy to grow old surrounded women. I know a guy who didn't wish for a son and grew irritated by anyone who presumed he wanted anything other than his daughters.

On Reflection: A Non-Muslim's One Day of Ramadan

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion
Khalid El Khatib

Through my 20s, I've fasted for Ramadan three days total. I've participated for superficial reasons: because my father asked me to, with a curious coworker, and to prove I could. I resolve that this time -- the last fast of my 20s -- will be different.

Dad Said What? Reinventing My Views On Fatherhood

Nancy Michaels | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Nancy Michaels

The first motivational speaker in my life was my dad. He preached to us at an early age, when we asked for something, by saying, "Wish in one hand, sh*t in the other, and tell me which one fills up faster." Touché. We learned not to keep asking.

It Takes Over a Village: Calling Out American 'Mommyism'

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

I want my daughters to grow up feeling vital and empowered based on what's inside them, not on what comes out. I want my son to recognize women as inherently whole and complete, without regard to their present or potential offspring.

Dreading Visit From Wild Nieces And Nephews!

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Your brother's children need to know that he is their dad, not their buddy; knowing he is what I refer to as the "captain of the ship" in their family actually deepens their sense of safety and closeness with him.

Dear Family Whisper: How To 'Convince' a 6-Year-Old to Cooperate

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.18.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

From the time he was born, your "spirited" little one has been -- and continues to be -- shaped by you, your husband and by whatever situations and surprises your family encounters.

WATCH: I Traveled The World With A Cutout Of My Late Father

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

After the death of her father, Jinna Yang turned her seemingly perfect life upside down. The 20-something New Yorker ditched her high-paying job, luxu...

The Lessons My Father Taught Me

Gramma Good | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My father's valuable wisdom is with me every day and has left a lasting imprint in my mind. I honor my father not only around Father's Day, but every day.

Of Dads, Bicycles and Cotton Buds

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Mikaela Reyes

He didn't tell me it wasn't going to be difficult. He didn't reassure me that I was going to adjust easily. He did not give me the false hope I wanted, but didn't need.

Father's Day: The Year I Gave Dad a Real Humdinger

Parri Sontag | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Parri Sontag

Like most men in the days prior to the high-tech era, dad loved gadgets. He had an electric shoe shine machine, a weather radio, a movie camera and projector, a tape recorder and a slide projector. I wanted to get him something to add to his collection.

Happy Father's Day: RIP Dad, I Am Finally at Peace

Toan Lam | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Toan Lam

This Father's Day, I can finally say that I am at peace with Dad. Thanks to two friends -- angels on Earth really -- one of whom, was a complete stranger who helped me let go of the unsettled business I had with pops.

He Wasn't the Best: My Healing Ritual for Father's Day

Barbara Biziou | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Although it has been almost 20 years since my father passed on to spirit, every Father's Day I get a bit teary-eyed and have a pang in my solar plexus...

Dear Family Whisperer: Which Father Do I Celebrate?

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Regardless of the past, the important issue is how you might better these relationships in the present. One father might be happy with a sincere, carefully conceived letter summing up what he means to you. Another might need to be part of a celebration or want to cook dinner for you.

What Really Matters? Life Lessons From My Father

Mable Chan | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Mable Chan

When I think about the many ways he's shaped my thoughts and choices since childhood, I recall stories and conversations.  Here are three of the most memorable lessons that come to mind. They taught me what really matters in life, what matters to him, and how to weigh what's worthwhile.

Visiting My Father and the Cross on the Hill

Amy Flory | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Amy Flory

Climbing the desert landscape to pay our respects on this sweltering day, my mother wonders with a smile, would my father enjoy the extra effort it takes to brave snakes and extreme heat in the summer, and below freezing temperatures and snow in the winter, just to say hello? We decide that he would. He enjoyed watching people squirm. I am like him in that way.

7 Things I Know After My Paternity Leave

Michael Kress | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Michael Kress

The experience was, not surprisingly, as much -- or more -- about my older kids as it was about the baby.

Young Transgender Man Makes Music Video With His Dad

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

In this music video for his song Who I Am, 20-year-old Ty Nic, sings about his faith, his struggles and his triumphs while offering hope to other young transgender people like him. Ty Nic's supportive father Tim produced and edited the video.

Fatherlessness: The Presence of Dad's Absence

Fiona Teng | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women
Fiona Teng

Father's Day is particularly moving for me as I celebrate with those who get to brunch with their dads. Personally, the day is a reminder of the deep gratitude I hold for my dad's presence in my life.

What I Learned From My Dad About Being a Father

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

As I continue on this journey called fatherhood and second-guess myself about what I am doing or not doing, I will do my best to fall back on what my Dad taught me.

Our Father and My Father

Catherine Nagle | Posted 06.10.2014 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

Transformation takes place in God's Presence and inspires us to great things, just as the stained-glass artist and my father expressed their love of God in their artwork, which in turn lifts my soul and inspires me to glorify Him even more.

Remembering My Funny, Not-So-Funny Father

Amy Barr | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Amy Barr

My father had a huge number of friends, many of whom he had known since high school. He served as the best man in no less than nine weddings. Yet like many comedians, my father's humor hid an inner sadness, part of which I now understand, part of which is still a mystery.

"Talking the Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two things about...

10 Father's Day Gifts Every Dad Wants -- That Won't Break The Bank!

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 06.09.2014 | Taste
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Father's day is just around the corner, and for most dads that means another tie to add to the collection, more golf knick-knacks or new BBQ utensils. Sigh.

Smartening up About End-of-the-Year Teachers' Gifts

Laura Wellington | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Laura Wellington

Well, it's that time of year again, folks -- the time of year when parents grapple with what to get their children's teachers in appreciation for their year-long service.

3 Unforgettable Lessons From Dad

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Christine French Cully

My father was a strong, quiet man, and his lessons were more "caught" than "taught." So when I think about his influence, I tend to think in vignettes, rather than recall intentional conversations.