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Weakness Isn't an Option

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

It seems that oftentimes, when we speak about notions of manhood, we view the topic with a limited scope. We talk about the "man box," with references...

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.

When the Story Isn't the Story

Doyin Richards | Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

When I posted a photo of myself and my two daughters, I never expected it to go viral. Nor did I expect the racist backlash. But both things happened, and I'm only now -- after catching my breath -- ready to address the conclusions.

How My Stepdaughters Toppled My Great Big Daddy Ego

Doug Zeigler | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

To me, raising sons was easy. I'm a man, and I used to be a boy. I can relate. Girls, though... Not a clue.

Spread Your Key Idea That Turns Your Life Into an Adventure

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Kare Anderson

In describing how we can "build influence in a world of competing ideas," Butman suggests that we look for "iconic moments," even from childhood, where an insight grabbed hold of you and persists in your thoughts.

I Can't Stop Cursing Around My Kids

Adrian Kulp | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Adrian Kulp

As far as I can remember, I didn't grow up with a foul mouth. As kids, my parents didn't really shield me or my brothers from bad words, but they certainly didn't duct tape us to chairs in the basement and make us watch George Carlin videos either.

An Open Letter To My 'Nerd' Son

good men project | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents

Written by Joanna Schroeder for The Good Men Project Dear Izz, The hardest thing to do, as a parent, is to let your kid go out into the world o...

Why Rough Play Is Good For Boys

good men project | Posted 02.14.2013 | Parents

Written by Julie Gillis for The Good Men Project My boys were outside on an unseasonably warm January day. Both had on their Spartan warrior outfi...

Why I Bought Boys' Underwear For My Daughter

good men project | Posted 01.23.2013 | Parents

Written By Tom Burns. Originally appeared on The Good Men Project in partnership with 8-Bit Dad. I can’t imagine that any dad is entirely comfort...

52 Days In NICU

good men project | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents

By Mark Brislin, originally published on Papas of Preemies, republished for The Good Men Project It was around day 16 of my son’s 52 day stay in ...

Why I Never Wanted This Baby To Be A Boy

good men project | Posted 10.18.2012 | Parents

Written by Steve Almond for The Good Men Project I’m in the library of a small college in Salt Lake City when my cell phone rings. It’s my wife...

12 Things Not To Say To A Stay-At-Home Dad

good men project | Posted 10.03.2012 | Parents

Written by Mark Greene for The Good Men Project Lately Stay at Home Dads have been showing up on TV and at the movies. (Usually, as well-meaning si...

Reasons I Have Rejected Guys Based On Their OKCupid Profiles

The Good Men Project | Posted 09.14.2012 | Women

Mentions morals he inherited from his grandfather in first five sentences: Even if your grandfather is dead, it is still very unsexy to mention that b...

25 Things I’d Like My Sons To Know

good men project | Posted 09.09.2012 | Parents

You cannot lose me. I will always be there.

25 Fail-safe Rules For Dads Raising Daughters

good men project | Posted 06.15.2012 | Parents

This week, science confirmed what all parents (and all people who have parents) already know -- paying attention to your kids matters. And dads need t...

Tom Matlack On What Makes A Good Man

Debra Ollivier | Posted 02.07.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

What does it mean to be a good man? The question preoccupied venture capitalist Tom Matlack so much that he founded The Good Men Project.

Can't Miss Blogs For Post50s

Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

Now that you've friended your kids on Facebook and joined the Twitter-revolution, it's time to up the ante and tackle the vast territory where "web" m...

The New Macho

Tom Matlack | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Tom Matlack

"The New Macho" is a guy who has an aggressive moral compass that prioritizes the things that he finds important: family, being honest, making a difference in the world.

What The Heck Is A "Good" Man Anyhow?

Tom Matlack | Posted 08.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

Talking about "goodness" is nearly impossible to pin down. With so many men in the public eye called out for bad behavior, from the very start "good" has been our company's cross to bear.

How Reconciling Fathering With Feminism Just Got More Complicated

Andrea Doucet, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Doucet, Ph.D.

The fit between feminism and fathering has become a taken-for-granted part of my work and my life. But I was recently forced to rethink this combination as I followed a debate between men's rights activists (MRAs) and their critics.

Questioning My Faith

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Tom Matlack

Even in my most desperate moments, when I was ready to embrace religion, I still couldn't figure out which one I belonged to.

Goodness Isn't A Policy

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

We polled political observers across the country, scouring our nation for that one thing that public opinion seems to be sure was lost: a good man politician.

Thank Goodness for the Good Men

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randy Susan Meyers

Good men know that women writing about women getting hurt is not a statement that men are never hurt. It's not a statement that women are all perfect. It's simply a statement about stopping violence against women.

The Good Men at Penthouse

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

I firmly believe that "goodness" is like faith--I shouldn't tell you what yours should look like, and you shouldn't tell me what mine should look like.

Why Do These Wimps Need a Magazine?

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From the very beginning, I said that ten percent of men will "get" the Good Men Project right away, ten percent will never get it, and eighty percent will need convincing.