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Fathers and Daughters

The Great List Of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Daughters

Mike Reynolds | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

From this list I deduced that, lo and behold, I was indeed happy, even thrilled, with the life I'd be able to have with my two daughters. I was willing to let go of the first two items to be able to participate in the rest of them.

Not Doing Something Doesn't Mean Quitting: #DadsRun4Boston

Mike Reynolds | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

I'll happily be one of the many people, dads or otherwise, who do something this week to remember the victims of a year ago and to recognize the resilience they've shown in overcoming much bigger obstacles than mine.

The Lasts I'll Miss Most As A Father

Mike Reynolds | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

Lasts don't get talked about very often because, lo and behold, they're often even more powerful to experience than firsts -- and people don't want to face the fact that there are things their children do that they'll never again experience.

The Man He Was Before

Elizabeth Flora Ross | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Elizabeth Flora Ross

The man I'm writing about is no longer with us. That is what dementia does; it steals the essence of the person. You lose your loved one before you lose them.

Gifted and Talented

Regina Porter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Regina Porter

It is our habit and our pleasure to read books every day, but sometimes, cultural capital comes outside a binder or a box. It ripples over the bubbles on standardized tests. Tests are a given--they will always exist. But higher learning takes on myriad forms and often reveals itself in people, places and situations we least expect.

11 Million Pomeranian Fans Can't Be Wrong: The Mystery of Boo, The World's Cutest Dog

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Good News
Davis Schneiderman

I recognize the power of Boo not only for my daughter and her cultural imagination, but also for me own sense of connection with Athena. The dog is indeed damn cute, and the Boo empire is still currently in the ascent, expanding along with the contours of modern media to the point that we may one day, all of us, live in a state of Boo-ness.

The Flavor of Love: A Survivor's Son's Love Affair With Food

Linda S. Haase | Posted 03.27.2014 | Religion
Linda S. Haase

Throughout our own, sometimes-tumultuous relationship as adults, I still baked him butter rum cakes and hazelnut sacher brownies. Because I wanted him, always, to taste the love.

My Dad's Recollections of World War II

Peggie Walsh | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Peggie Walsh

Toward the later years of my Dad's life he started to get emails, letters and phone calls for interviews about his time in the army, specifically about World War II.

My 7-Year-Old Daughter Tried To 'Catfish' Me

Tom M. Burns | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Tom M. Burns

I know it's innocent, but, at the very least, this little prank -- this old-school attempt to "catfish" her old man -- reminds me that my daughter is getting older every day.

The Letter I Gave My Daughter On Her 10th Birthday

Jeff Bogle | Posted 03.14.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

Your kindness, generosity, patience, willingness to love and to forgive, your powerful brain, uproarious sense of humor, sharp and quick wit, and your overall awesomeness is an example I myself try to live up to every day.

Letter to My Father

Serena Dyer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Good News
Serena Dyer

I have realized that writing someone a letter of love and gratitude is a beautiful experience for both the writer and the receiver. I plan to continue writing love letters to the people in my life that I truly love so much.

The One Thing My Daughter Can Do To Make Me Happy

Jim Walter | Posted 03.03.2014 | Parents
Jim Walter

On your graduation day, if I say to you, "Are you happy, Lily?" and you respond "I happy, daddy," then I'm happy too. And if you can't tell me that, then I will do everything in my power to fix that.

A Letter to the Woman Walking Her Dog in My Neighborhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I want to tell you something, Woman Walking Your Dog, and I'm going to do it in writing. I want you to know that I respect you. I respect that you are out there every day.

Parental Guidance

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My dad may no longer be able to hold me in his arms and raise me high, but every day he lifts me in spirit and helps me to see the world through his wise eyes, often in a whole new light.

A Letter To My Daughter's Future Valentine

Tom Riles | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Tom Riles

When you are eating space food tonight, act like a gentleman, because this girl is special. There was a time when we weren't sure she was going to make it.

The Crucial Truth I Learned From A Father-Daughter Ritual

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

When it's hair time, I can be as patient as a proverbial saint. The trick is in trying to mirror this lesson the rest of the time, especially in moments of conflict.

8 Spiritual Lessons I Learned From My Daughters

Luis Moro | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Luis Moro

I quickly realized that my learning from my children was a fantastic lesson for them. The more I listened to them, the more they were willing to learn from me.

A Dad's Words To His Daughter, From The Makeup Aisle

Kelly M. Flanagan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Parents
Kelly M. Flanagan

Maybe a father's words can deliver his daughter through this gauntlet of institutionalized shame and into a deep, unshakeable sense of her own worthiness and beauty.

5 Ways To Build Your Daughter's Confidence

Sarah Driscoll | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Sarah Driscoll

Solace for me is seeing my daughter happy and confident. But, how do I make sure that she possesses these traits always?

The Day My Daughter Fell

Dustin Fisher | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dustin Fisher

On a Wednesday in late May, I brought my 11-month-old Mabel back inside from a walk. I had just received my wife's text message that she was on the Metro and I was in a hurry to get the baby dinner before we left to pick her up. As I was holding the frozen fish under the faucet, I heard a loud crash.

I Didn't Know I Married A Great Father

Rachael Clarke | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

I had an abstract idea of him as a dad: carrying a mini version of himself on his shoulders, rocking our children to sleep. But we hadn't yet seen that side of each other (or ourselves), hadn't had those layers unpeeled and exposed.

Hairy Legs

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.22.2014 | Women
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

The upside of this hormonal landmark was that my breasts grew infinitesimally. The downside was that Daddy had my stepmother tell me I couldn't wear a padded bra. "Bad girls wear those," she said.

On the Occasion of My Little Girl Turning 1

Paul Fidalgo | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Paul Fidalgo

My baby is turning 1. She's a marvel. I have to trust that all those who would impede her will be dazzled, blinded by her strength, character and confidence, rendering them harmless and cowed.

A Year-End Open Letter To My Daughters

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 03.02.2014 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

As you get older, your universe (not the universe, mind you) may become even more ordered, stripped in a million small places of its magic, as if the petals of an infinitely inconceivable flower wilt away to reveal the still-beautiful-but-perhaps-less-mysterious bloom below. And so, here are my year-end wishes for you, my girls, while you still inhabit this tender space.

What My Daughter Knew About Life When She Was Only 2

Geoffrey Gevalt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Geoffrey Gevalt

It is Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1995. I'm taking a break from the cooking to go outside and sit on the front stoop. It's a glorious day: Warm, late afternoon sun basks the house in light. My youngest daughter Lily is two and a half.