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Another Blow to Fathers' Rights; Dad Barred From Delivery Room

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 05.25.2014 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

Under current law, unwed fathers face a long and difficult battle to gain even the most basic of parental rights.

The Good of Single Parenthood

Kerri Zane | Posted 05.20.2014 | Divorce
Kerri Zane

When your children are in your custody, one-on-one, you have the opportunity to instill the values that are most important to you. For me it's integrity. I got to share what it is and what it feels like to be on the giving and receiving end of keeping your word.

5 Dumb Mistakes Dads Make During Divorce

B. Robert Farzad | Posted 04.15.2014 | Divorce
B. Robert Farzad

Fathers are susceptible to dumb mistakes during the divorce process -- mistakes that drain their pocketbooks, hurt their relationships with their kids, and wreak havoc in every corner of their lives. When it comes to divorce, here are five big no-no's you don't want to do.

Why Single Fatherhood Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2014 | Divorce
Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Ph.D.

I was thrilled that everyday my little love and I would start our days together, but I was also filled with trepidation, for at that moment I was thrust into a role for which I'd never been prepared.

On Keeping the Faith

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Parenting is tough. Being married is tough. Running a household -- whether solo or with a partner -- is hard work. But I believe that I was created to do exactly what I'm doing right now. And so were you.

Get Your Kids Moving

David Kirsch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
David Kirsch

Way back in the day, things were so much simpler and being healthy and active was something natural. This brings me to the reason for this blog. There are several things we can do for our children to make exercise something natural.

What Two Moms Learned at the At-Home Dad's Convention

Lisa Duggan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lisa Duggan

A powerful, experienced group of stay-at-home dads, organizing and training the next generation of fathers, gives us hope for the future. We will continue to support them every way we can, and we look forward to seeing them in Denver in 2014.

An Improbable Nanny

Dana Clark | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Dana Clark

Being a professional nanny is a kind of ridiculous satire for a girl raised by a single dad.

What I Know About Single Dads

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.02.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

I can honestly say that being a single dad doesn't seem like any big picnic. So, I want to validate single dads and tell them how much the single mom really appreciates them, whether she admits it or not.

Number Of Single Fathers Has Jumped In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.02.2013 | Parents

There is yet another data point to add to the changing portrait of American parents: the number of single fathers has risen ninefold since demographer...

WATCH: Dad Reunited With Sons After Decades Apart

Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

Marcial Verdejo had no contact with his children for nearly 20 years. But now, a fire has reunited the once homeless man with his sons. Verdejo was...

I Don't Live For My Kids -- and That Is My Biggest Gift to Them

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Emma Johnson

I recently overheard a mother proudly declare: "I live for my daughter." Too bad for that little girl. And too bad for the mom.

Just because he loves kids doesn't mean he will love YOUR kids

Emma Johnson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

A couple months ago I wrote about what I expected to be a sweet one-off hook-up with a hot motorcycle-riding Sicilian I was convinced I had nothing in...

Latino Single Dads Set Machismo Culture Aside

VOXXI | Laura Carbonell | Posted 07.29.2013 | Latino Voices

The number of children in the United States living in single-parent homes has nearly doubled in the last 50 years, according to LifeSiteNews.com. Moth...

An Interview With Deesha Philyaw of Co-Parenting 101

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

Today I'm interviewing Deesha Philyaw, co-author (with her ex-husband Mike Thomas) of the book Co-Parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive In Two Households After Divorce.

On Being Proud

Jason Guberman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jason Guberman

There's something about Pride that never fully resonated with me, but now that I'm in a certain place in my life and a father, my pride is much subtler, but much more powerful than I ever could have expected.

Facebook Is My Baby Daddy

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Emma Johnson

As a single mom, there are lots and lots of things that I can handle really, really well. But there is one thing that I cannot do: I cannot be my own companion. And so I turn to Facebook.

Dating and the Single Mom: When Do You Come clean About Having Kids?

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Having kids is often a deal-breaker when dating. That is OK. Most people have a few things they just aren't willing to compromise about. No exceptions. As far as I'm concerned, that is perfectly fine.

The Benefits of Dating Single Dads

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.14.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

There is a warmth and wholeness to single dads that men without children rarely possess. Another perk: You know what you're getting. A man's parenting profile is about as transparent of a resume as you'll find.

How Your Ex Really Feels About You

Emma Johnson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Ladies, here's how your ex feels about you.

A Father's Day May Be About Mom as Well

Laura Stepp | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Laura Stepp

I believe that sometimes we pay too much attention to the structure of what used to be the traditional family unit, and not enough to the relationship that can grow between father and child no matter what the living arrangement is.

Our 6 Favorite Celebrity Single Dads

Posted 06.14.2012 | Divorce

With Father's Day fast approaching, we thought we'd take a moment to applaud some of Hollywood's best single dads. Click through the slideshow bel...

Respect Between Fathers and Sons

Ken Solin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I always remember Saint Patrick's Day because that's the day my son was born 45 years ago. I raised him as a single father from the time he was a year old and felt a depth of love I've never experienced before or since.

Rick Santorum's Latest Target -- Single Moms

Lara Bergthold | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Lara Bergthold

If politicians like Rick Santorum want to promote stable families, they should start by respecting all families. I can think of a lot of things that are making "the fabric of this country fall apart." Loving single parents are not one of them.

Is Single Parenthood Child Abuse? Proposed Law Says Yes.

Posted 03.03.2012 | Black Voices

A controversial bill targeting single parents came to the table at the Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services and Revenue public hearing in...