A Sports Dad Reigns Victorious Over the Summer Combine Grind


Jeff Nelligan calls it “the combine grind”, showcases and try-outs and premier tourneys where college coaches from all three NCAA divisions congregate, analyze, measure, and decide which kids they’ll follow and recruit. Here is how he, and his sons, survived it.

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Dad Cartoon of the Week Takes On Amazon Moms!

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A key program at Amazon.com for new parents is called “Amazon Moms.” Many Stay at Home Dads would like the company to end its gender bias. Boys in the Burbs raise their voices here.

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A Dad Sounds Off on a School That Cancelled a Play About a Gay Penguin Family

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A school scheduled a performance of And Then Came Tango, a play about two male penguins who save and father an orphaned egg. A homophobic mob demanded the play be cancelled, and the school complied. That was not OK for this dad. Here’s why.

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Fathering as a Spiritual Practice


“Fathering is the most profound spiritual work I’ve ever done. My love for my son has given me a higher purpose,” writes Craig Scott Brooke-Weiss. Here is how one man discovered himself transformed by living as a Dad.

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Patrick Smith: A Culmination of Moments


Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

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Why I Refuse to Take These Nine Daddy Duties For Granted


Mike, the Sunshine Dad, recently wrote an article about things taken for granted in his childless days. Then he realized he had present day things that someday would be on a similar list. Here is why he resolved not to let that happen.

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How a Dad Took a Good Look at His Son’s Bad Day, and Ended Up in Awe


His son Chris had a bad day, but as a dad, Sean was willing to cut some slack. More than that, he was filled with a profound respect. Here’s why.

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Dads, Daughters and Menstruation: How to Survive Your Daughter’s First Period


You’re a dad with a daughter. Periods happen. You’ll survive, and so will she.

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My Toddler Is Considered A “Carry-On”: The Dads & Families Podcast Episode 63


Nick and family are taking a trip to Jamaica, and he has more than Sunshine and Steel Drums to look forward to.

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Just Because I Get Up in the Middle of the Night Does Not Mean I Deserve Praise


After getting up with his baby daughter in the middle of the night, dad Clint Edwards heard himself mutter to his wife, “You should be grateful.” Here is how he found out he was wrong.

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Dad Sunday Cartoon!

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How cool are you dad?

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A Dad Shares About the Huge Horrible Horrendous Fight He Had With His Wife —That She Never Knew About


Adam Hall was furious. Irate. Beside himself. He ranted, he raved, he fumed. Thanks to what he discovered, his wife was completely unaware of the fight they had. Here is how it went down.

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This Is What Happened When We Got Our 5-Year-Old A Twitter Account

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One dad wondered what his five year-old would say if he gave her a Twitter account…

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A Dad Remembers the Day His Parents Put Their Foot Down and Now He’s Glad


Brian Anderson had different values when he was a teen wanting to buy a certain CD. Now he is glad his parents said no and looks at the ideals he might have embraced.

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Dad Cartoon of the Week!

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Guess what goes off at bedtime in the Boys in the Burbs home !

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Nature vs Nuture: Neither and Both

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Can we really mold and shape our kids into the compassionate, successful, kind, creative, human beings we desperately want them to be? Or are they just who they are for better and worse?

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