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A Tale of Another Three Young Lives

Tania Bradkin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime
Tania Bradkin

While I do not condone Mr. Kleinman's behavior, I support Judge Wright's decision to put this young father behind bars for nearly 18 years, leaving his two young children without a father and creating a single mother, EVEN LESS.

A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

Michelle Cove | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Media is not inherently good or bad. It's a messenger, a powerful way to get ideas across to a mass number of people.

Putting the Joy Back Into Gift-Giving

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents
Joel Schwartzberg

She saw me considering a generic Amazon.com gift certificate for Miranda and knew I'd hit rock bottom. I don't remember the exact subtle, understanding words she used, but it was something like: "A gift certificate? Really? Really."

Let's Hear It For The Weirdos

David Vienna | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

Be weird. It's what makes you unique and it's why you can make a difference in this world. And the only way getting called weird can hurt you is if you let it.

Running on Fumes

Andrew Knott | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Andrew Knott

What made me decide to dive head first into the world of running? Besides, of course, the constant and burning desire, which only the parents of young children can truly understand, to get out of the freaking house and wallow in aloneness?

Reading the Clues From the Supreme Court on Pregnancy Discrimination

Tom Spiggle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

The Supreme Court won't tell us until next year whether it will limit a law intended to help pregnant women at work, but it gave some clues last week.

Cutting Family Ties: 5 Ways to Handle These Decisions When Children or Other Family Are Involved

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Making healthy choices for ourselves can be extremely painful. In many situations we may feel betrayed by those who are close to us who decide to stay connected to the family members we have chosen to cut ties with, who have hurt us so deeply.

The Date Night Blues

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.01.2014 | Small Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Breakthrough ideas can show up anywhere, anytime, anyhow -- and they DO -- especially after extended periods of frustration, confusion, struggle and doubt.

How To Parent On A Night Like This

Carvell Wallace | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Carvell Wallace

It's hard to continue. I wish it was my kids' bedtime. I wish the dishes were done. I wish the house was clean. I wish America wasn't racist. I wish Mike Brown was in police custody. I wish Darren Wilson admitted guilt. I wish America admitted guilt.

What The Ferguson Verdict Should Have Taught You About Critical Thinking

Doyin Richards | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

As a dad raising two young daughters under the age of 4, I'm concerned about where we're heading. What happened to the powerful conversations I used to take part in during my college years?

F is for Father and Forgiveness: A Thanksgiving Story

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Loren Kleinman

My father is the type of guy that demanded your attention. He could tell you to f*ck off and inspire you within those same seconds. He held the key to wisdom and business secrets.

Dads Don't Really Care... Or Do They?

Doyin Richards | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

Someone once told me that the main thing is to ensure the main thing always remains the main thing. Are my kids happy? Are they healthy? Are they safe? Are they kind? That's what matters to me.

Do I Love My Adopted Child As Much As Birth Parents Love Their Kids?

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 11.21.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Parenting is not biology or blood work, just as it's not process of acquisition or paperwork; parenting is practice, the love you give, and the life you make.

What A Trip To Vegas Taught Me About My Marriage

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.20.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I married my husband because he is smart, funny, and great in the sack. That's how we ended up with these kids. What would it say about our marriage if I did not trust him to care for them?

Pardon Me, the Father of the Year Award Goes to...

Greg Schwem | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Arkansas? The state that gave us Walmart and the World Championship Duck Calling Contest? Correct on all fronts. But it's also home to Beebe, the outgoing governor who recently blew the lid off fatherly love through a promise he plans to deliver before leaving office in January.

Why Don't More Men Walk the Talk on Work-Family?

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

The data show that while men have made significant progress on both fronts, our actions do not match our intentions -- leaving us more "locked into" work and less involved at home than we'd like.

The Important Role Fathers Play In The Delivery Room

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents

Pop culture is notorious for mocking the stereotypical ways men react to seeing women give birth, but in everyday life, those moments are often far mo...

I Am A Dad With Stage 4 Lung Cancer, And Here's What I Know Now

Oren Miller | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

Sadness is inevitable -- I'm only human, and trying too hard to rise above it only hurts more. But I do accept. I accept that life is finite, and I accept that my time will come soon. I accept that my life had been and still is a gift, and I accept the likely possibility that I won't see my kids grow older.

How to Raise Your Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Being an entrepreneur takes guts, another level of courage, and a total different mindset. The earlier you learn, the better -- as cited in developmental psychology.

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.

It's Time To Retire The ‘Dumb Dad' Joke Once And For All

Mike Cruse | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Mike Cruse

If we continue to push these kinds of messages -- specifically, the message that dad is less than mom -- and just write them off as jokes, then we as a society are doing a major disservice to our young sons.

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.

Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

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 12.29.2014 | 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.