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Remembering My Father's Face

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Oppenheimer

Memories live in the most unlikely places... in a scent, an old t-shirt, a teacup. In my case, it's my father's face. Not the one he was born with, but the one he wore on his wrist.

The People We Tend To Ignore Post-Divorce

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Like many men of his generation, my father wasn't a very hands-on dad and so for many children of my generation, our fathers were somewhat of a mystery. Even now, we don't focus as much on dads as we do on moms.

We Need an Enlightened Version of Fatherhood for the New Age

Donna Henes | Posted 08.12.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

The hand that rocks the cradle, has, from antiquity, ruled the world. Motherhood has been the only recognized blood kinship for the majority of people...

WATCH: Stay-At-Home Dads Talk About Their Changing Roles

Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents

Ahead of Father's Day this weekend, HuffPost Live host Caitlyn Becker spoke with a panel of stay-at-home dads about how their roles have changed over ...

Dad Humor: Groan-Worthy or Pure Genius?

Alf LaMont | Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

You can bet that somewhere in suburbia there's a dad, mowing a lawn, who is fairly certain that if the world heard but half of the zingers, he'll be bigger than that Jimmy Kimmel guy. You can also bet that his family disagrees with that observation, especially his kids.

Fathers Matter, Especially After Divorce

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Not only do fathers matter, but fathers could play the most definitive role in shaping the future faith of their children -- especially divorced fathers.

WATCH: The Most Touching Thing You'll See All Day

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

Grab a box of Kleenex because this video is the most touching thing you'll see all day. In an interview with NBC's "Today Show," Rasan Portlock, 2...

Fatherhood Lessons From Our Troops

Jim Higley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Jim Higley

I've been a dad long enough to know that the real value of fathering is found in the unplanned, day-to-day moments. Reading letters from these soldiers is a humbling reminder of the countless moments that our military dads -- and the fathers of those who serve -- give up and lose.

What It Means To Be A Father

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

As my daughter Michal prepared to embark on her year of study in Jerusalem, I wondered what to say as my parting words. What would you say to a child going away?

The Hero We All Need: Cooperative Girl!

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.10.2013 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

There is a menace facing us parents and we need someone with superhuman powers to deal with it. A savior who will be able to deal with what no mortal can. Someone who swoops in and saves the day.

Late Bloomer: How Becoming a Father at Fifty-Something Was Worth the Wait

Robert Manni | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Robert Manni

When he first looked into my eyes and screamed at the top of his lungs, a rush of love poured through my body unlike anything I'd experienced before. To say it was worth the wait is insufficient.

Children and Families Need to Be the Number One Priority in Our Society

Mark Baer | Posted 08.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Children and families need to be the number one priority in our society. Currently, we only pay lip service to such things. Our children are our future. Isn't it time that we reflect on our true values as a society?

When Does A Boy Really Become A Man?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Of course, there are mothers who will never see their boys as men, just as there are boys who never want to grow up -- who don't understand the fine line between being childish and maintaining a child-like quality. One is sexy, the other, not so much.

Why Men Work So Many Hours

Joan Williams | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

If institutions are serious about advancing women, they'll have to address the hours problem -- that's the only way to get a critical mass of women poised for leadership. But we'll never address the hours problem until we open up a conversation about what drives it.

Child Abduction and the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

Mark Baer | Posted 07.20.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Let's say that a child is born to a same-sex married couple (or registered domestic partnership or civil union). What do you think happens if that same couple later moved to a jurisdiction that fails to recognize their relationship?

Why This Onesie Put Me Over The Edge

Aaron Gouveia | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Aaron Gouveia

Guys see the low bar set for dads on commercials and TV shows and will only rise high enough to meet it. And when their wives dress the baby in a shirt that basically calls them idiots, they'll soon learn they're expected to be know-nothing dolts, so there's no need to improve.

Dear Dad Alone With His Kids

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

I know you resent the suggestions from others that you are not as capable of parenting as their mother simply because you are a man, or that you have somehow gone too far in the other direction, sacrificing your independence and your freedom to care for these two small diamonds.

20 Things Every Parent Should Hear

Beth Woolsey | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

If you pay attention, kids will teach you how to laugh loudly, how to love deeply and how to live fully. They will also ruin all your stuff.

Dear Sad Daughter In The Future

John Kinnear | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Kinnear

Old me is going to look at you and tell you I love you, and you're going to scream at me that your life is over and that I will never understand, and you're right about at least half of that. I probably won't ever understand you. But I did once. I promise.

Dear Less-Than Perfect Dad

Cory M. Baker | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Cory M. Baker

I know you didn't expect most of this. I know you never realized how this incredible amount of love and stress and self-doubt could all stem from even one small child in your life. I know you wish you could do it better.

The Conditions of Unconditional Love

Jason Good | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Jason Good

The ridiculous downside to parenting is clear and visceral -- that's why it's so easy and funny to complain about it. But how can I explain the upside, that enormous emotional experience, which compels us to persevere?

How Not to Fly With a Toddler

John Corcoran | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Corcoran

For those who haven't had the pleasure of doing it, taking an energetic 2-year-old on an airplane feels kind of like transporting a sack of live bees. He's constantly moving, other passengers don't want to sit too close to you and every once in awhile, you get stung.

A Letter To My Son Regarding Mother's Day

Mike Julianelle | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

We're going to brunch and we're gonna have a good time, and you're going to lay off the screaming and the tantrums and the defiance and everything else for the day.

Let Kids Have Their Sticks!

Andrea Bonior | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

The more we teach our kids that nature is dangerous, creativity is out of bounds and physicality is not to be tolerated, the more I worry for our society.

Ann Brenoff

Would You Want Your Kids To Feel This Way About Your Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty

Am I upset that my dad died? Not anywhere near as upset as I am that he chose to never live.