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The Year My Father Stayed Home With Me

Charlie Capen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Charlie Capen

We've entered an era of "parenting," not just motherhood and fatherhood as these distinct, opaque examples of how to be masculine and feminine. We're self-defining what a family looks like and how it behaves.

The Gut-Wrenching Experience We Can Finally Let Go

Charlie Capen | Posted 03.06.2013 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I said, "I want to go beat things and run fast." She said, "I just want to cry and go to sleep." We probably could've used a dose of each other's advice, truth be told.

Ugly Parents

Charlie Capen | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Charlie Capen

I can't take it anymore so I'm writing this down ... on my phone. I'm watching a dad. He's the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Grotesque.