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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 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.

20 Things Your Baby Is Desperately Trying To Tell You

Chris Cate | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Chris Cate

I feel like I should say, "pardon me." But somehow, that seems insufficient for spitting up on your outfit and making you late for work.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story Of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Allowing others to shine a light on our blind spots, particularly with respect to our faults, teaches us how to become better conversationalists, better listeners, and ultimately, better people in general. What we learn about our blind spots may not always be pleasant, but it can open up a whole new world we never even knew existed.

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.

Ready Or Not -- Fatherhood's Unexpected Life Lessons

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Making the real-life transition to "daddy" was far more challenging than I'd imagined. As much as I thought I'd readied myself for life with a bundle of joy, it turns out I was pretty clueless about how to deal with the quantum change.

3 CEOs, 2 Paths, 1 Goal for Working Fathers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Recently, two male CEOs stepped down to be more involved dads. Most working dads have to muddle through with difficult trade-offs. What we really need are "CEO Dads" who stick around and create supportive workplaces for the rest of us.

5 Ways I Have Blown It As A Dad

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

I need to be reminded daily that they are kids. I'm learning to enjoy their childish ways, because I don't want to speed up such a sweet season of life.

16 Things My Husband Is Usually Doing Wrong (According To Me)

Sarah Bregel | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Bregel

I love my husband dearly. I'd marry him again if I could. Sometimes I wonder how we even found each other in this crazy, mixed-up world. In fact, I'd make a list of all the things he is doing right, but it would be too long and too gushy and I'd lose my street cred.

The Unique Way Parents Walk Toward Their Children

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

I remember how far behind she'd left my stepfather, who'd come with her, and the way her purse swung on her arm, and the broad, breaking smile on her face as she drew nearer. It felt almost embarrassing to be the object of such emotion after having done nothing more than come home.