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Love in the Time of the Toad

Drew Perry | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Drew Perry

Our griefs, if we're fortunate, are commonplace. None of us escape. Everybody's knees hurt. Everyone's relatives pass away. The same sorts of tragedies lurk, for each of us, around every corner.

In Defense of 'Dad Pants'

John McCormick | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Chauffeur duties on Saturday nights have a way of spoiling date night with your spouse. Besides, if I do unintentionally embarrass my kids in public wearing baggy "Dad Pants," isn't that what dads are supposed to do? Embarrassing my teenage sons is one of the few social pleasures I have left!

In Praise of Teachers and Social Media

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2014 | Education
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

We truly live in an amazing time, in which we have the powerful potential to connect with one another by way of the very tools that also threaten to separate us. Let my story be a reminder that social media is a tool, just like a hammer.

How Fatherhood Transforms A Man

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact

How does fatherhood change a man? Three dads from a variety of backgrounds -- both traditional and non-traditional -- shared their experiences with Hu...

What 53 Hours in a Hospital Teaches You About Your Kid

Rob Sachs | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Rob Sachs

I thought horrible accidents weren't supposed to happen on beautiful weekend mornings. Certainly not when you're less than five feet away from your 6-year-old daughter, who's playing on a tree branch less than two feet off the ground.

Fathers Who Are Redefining Manhood

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

Tony Porter, Armond Mosley and others are doing phenomenal work in leading men towards a more holistic definition of manhood.

The Father's Day Card I Wish I Could Send

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

I have become a memory hoarder, but I wish I could remember more things to thank you for on Father's Day.

Reduce Early Fathering? Teach Men About Birth Control

Laura Stepp | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Laura Stepp

Fatherhood is a big business these days, but it's missing an important piece.

The World Cup Is More Than Just Soccer, It's A Reminder My Dad Once Lived Here

Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Taryn Hillin

It's hard for me to remember my dad before the hospitals, the psychiatric wards, the 911 calls and hospice care. He was sick for so long, it feels like he was always that way. But there are moments that are clear to me and that Germany-USA match is one of them.

Father, Son Lead Same Army Unit Four Decades Apart

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Like many soldiers, Lt. Col. Patrick Harkins has a veteran father who knows firsthand the stress of wartime deployments. O...

Obama On Father's Day: Being A Dad Takes Courage

AP | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging fathers to get more involved in their kids' lives and to serve as mentors for children who don't ...

The Gift of a 'Rare' Child

Alexander Silver | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Alexander Silver

Over my dead body was my son going to suffer like this without my putting up a fight that I didn't know that I was capable of waging.

The Men Who Made Me Who I Am

Doug Zeigler | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

I have no recollection of my biological father whatsoever. Without the few pictures of him I have, I wouldn't be able to even tell you what he looks like

Best Father's Day Gift Ever? A Break From Being a Father

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

This gift is for those fathers who are currently in the thick of child rearing and father-dom. You know who you are... your off time is dedicated to...

A Milestone For America's Dads

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them.

How My Unborn Son Saved His Mother's Life

Oral Fixation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Oral Fixation

In the delivery room, I was dressed in my scrubs just like in the movies. My seat was next to my love, who was on the operating table, arms stretched out. There was a screen cloth right above her sternum obscuring her nether region. Her face was glowing in the halo of the operating lights.

A Letter To My Muslim Son About Love

Sam Pierstorff | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion
Sam Pierstorff

Check-in with your body. Do your arms feel like wet noodles? Do your knees feel like sponges? Is your stomach doing that thing it used to do when you were a kid tick-ticking uphill on a roller coaster just before the fall? Okay. Don't be scared.

Soon-to-Be Fathers: Mila Kunis Is Right

Ariel Chesler | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Ariel Chesler

Modern fathers (and I am one) are so excited about having children that they want to claim pregnancy for their own. Except they can't. Look, I applaud modern fathers who are involved with raising children more than ever before, but saying "we're pregnant" has simply got to go.

Lessons From My Father

David Kirsch | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

I think we take too many things for granted in life, and often leave important things unsaid. As a 53-year-old single father of soon-to-be-5-year-old twin girls, I see my father with very different eyes.

You Don't Know Dads, Mila Kunis

Jay Sokol | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Jay Sokol

If a man wants to feel engaged and a part of the 40-week process for which he is half responsible, she should realize that that's actually a good thing.

Am I Supposed to Be a Father?

Nick Hall | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
Nick Hall

I remember exactly where I was sitting. It was a bright, sunny day and spring was in the air, but not for Jennifer and me. We were having no luck creating a flower, and it was beginning to take a toll on our relationship. I remember thinking that maybe, just maybe, our lack of success was the universe's way of telling me that I wasn't cut out to be a father.

The Evolving Role Of The Modern Day Father

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

While the work-life balancing act remains difficult for working couples -- more and more dads are committed to finding a way to make it work. They are making parenting a priority, creating the time for the moments with their kids that one calls the 'miracle' of fatherhood.

Kevin Costner On Fame, Fatherhood And The Life Lessons He Hopes To Pass On To His Kids

Pat Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Let's face it, most people think that 'Hollywood' fathers just call it in when it comes to day-to-day parenting. In Costner's case, he made sure that he wasn't (and isn't) an absentee father.

The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It's simple, really. There's one thing that would help new dads become better fathers: Paternity Leave.

Dads Suffer Too: Helping Bereaved Fathers Cope With Loss

Em & Lo | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Em & Lo

With Father's Day upon us, it is time to speak to the unacknowledged grief of men who suffer baby loss.