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Why Scott Wolf is 'All in' As a Father and Family Man

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.26.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

When it comes to his wife, Kelley, and his three children, actor Scott Wolf is "all in." He enjoys sharing equally in the day-to-day duties, including diaper changing and making lunches. Wolf always new that he wanted to find a soulmate and partner to create a family with...

Chasing Fatherhood: What Infertility Feels Like to Me

Seleni Institute | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Seleni Institute

I remind myself that my job is to protect our love. I must steady her drop into hopelessness. I hold her as she sobs, saving the pep talk for another day. I tell her that we can remain in the ache of this disaster for however long it takes.

4 Words All Dads Of Daughters Need To Hear

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

There is nothing in your daughter's timeline that you need to fear. Nothing. The only thing worth fearing as the dad of a daughter is not being there to share in her experiences.

Let It Go

Jim Joseph | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Jim Joseph

I let her move herself in this year so that she could move herself into her twenties. I let it go. I guess it's a function of embracing the next phase of my life. My kids don't physically need me as much anymore. I don't have to be "Dad" as much as I used to.

I Might Forget You, But Please Remember Me

Patrick Quinn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Patrick Quinn

You guys make me laugh all the time and I know you look at me as your infallible leader in goofiness, make-believe and storytelling. But right now I have to admit, I'm scared. There's a chance I might forget you one day.

Parenting Never Gets Easier

Sarah Bregel | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Bregel

One day your 4-year-old will be throwing the most massive public tantrum and you'll be staring into you cuddly baby's eyes thinking, what's so bad about this? When he's up again to nurse at 4 a.m., you'll think the opposite.

Why I Write as a 'Gay Dad' Rather Than Simply as a 'Dad'

Rob Watson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

A fellow blogger and supporter of equal rights sent me a text that read, "Where does the battle end? Isn't the ultimate victory call to call yourself a dad -- without a qualifier?" Here is my response, to him and to the world.

Here's What All Divorced Dads Need To Know

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

While dozens of factors can make divorced and remarried dads feel insecure, one fact puts them to rest: Kids are brought into this world by one and only one man. If you're a divorced dad, here's a hint: IT'S YOU.

Work-Family Pioneer/CEO Chooses Fatherhood Over Career

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

This past week, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give a voice to the work-family struggles of today's fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is important.

Alan Thicke Opens Up About Parenting, and Relationship Advice for Son, Robin Thicke

Caroline Presno | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

In an interview, I talked with Thicke who, by the way, has this great, strong, resonating voice that would have been perfect had he chosen to be an overbearing dad, however, as you'll see, was not the case...

How To Keep Your Children Safe from Injury? Focus On What You Can Control

Brian Beltz | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Beltz

As parents, we play a vital role in keeping our children safe from harm and it is our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to do so.

The Key To Imperfect Parenting

Brian Leaf | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

We're not superhuman or infallible. And our kids will wear us down and find this out. When we've got nothing left, they will ask for one more story. While we're having sex for the first time in seven weeks, they will wake up and call for a glass of water. And they will call us on our hypocrisies.

When The Pieces Came Together

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

"I think I'm going to practice calling James 'dad,'" Angie said, her eyes fixed on the scene unfolding across our kitchen table.

Vin Scully -- An Appreciation

Stan Brooks | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports
Stan Brooks

From the moment I could walk, talk or understand the spoken word, there was only one voice that was in my house, in my parents' cars, even in my ear when I went to camp or snuck a transistor radio into school -- Vin Scully.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

9 Things Han Solo Taught Me About Parenting

Carter Gaddis | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Carter Gaddis

Here are just a few reasons why I believe General Solo, who had not fathered children with Leia Organa by the end of Return of the Jedi, still might be the finest movie father figure in the history of this or any other galaxy.

#FatherhoodForum: Can Fathers Lead the Fight to Reform Education?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Curtis Valentine

The academic impact on children with a highly involved father is strong, but the benefit of an involved father on a child's life skills is just as valuable. T

29 Essential Pieces Of Advice For A New Dad

Mike Heenan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

You are not going to parent the right way. Nobody does. Parent your way. Ignore the advice you don't like, because if you think the way that somebody parents is crazy, they think the same about you.

Parenting Milestone: The Day My Son Threw His First Hadoken

Zach Rosenberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Zach Rosenberg

I don't remember when my son started eating solid foods. I'm not entirely sure when it was that my son took his first steps. And sure, I guess I remember his first day at preschool. But by far, the most memorable milestone he's had so far was throwing his first Hadoken.

5 of the Toughest Things Every Father Needs to Talk to His Daughter About

Quora | Posted 07.18.2014 | Parents
Quora

Do not let the labels mother, daughter, sister, wife, or girlfriend limit or define you. You were born in the presence of those who love you most and if you live a good life, may you die surrounded by those who you love the most.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

10 Things I'd Love To Do To My Children Once They Are Adults

Clint Edwards | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Clint Edwards

When I was in my late teens, my mother would always tell me she planned to come to my adult home, turn my ceiling fan on high, and throw toys into it, just like I'd done when I was a kid.

The One Unforgettable Experience Every Father And Son Should Share

Christopher Harder | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Harder

My son discovered the luminous blue bicycle on his fifth Christmas, next to the tree. That cold morning, I led him along living room and dining room circuits as he got the hang of riding on two tires, with a lot of help from training wheels. He was still years away from any possible attempt at the Tour de France...and his only performance-enhancing drug was the exuberance of a little boy.

The Omnivore Dad's Dilemma

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

Ugh. Why couldn't she just give up television? Or discover punk rock music? Or become a Mets fan?