The Art Of Presence

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ You’ve definitely heard the phrase being present. It’s a modern […]

3 Cool Things My New Husband Did for My Sons

Ron traveled 4,000 miles to find me. But he’s gone to even longer distances for my boys.

An Open Letter to My College-Bound Girl

Tommy Maloney’s bonus daughter is off to college, and he finally tells her the things he never said.

Who the F#%k is Tommy Maloney?

Tommy Maloney thinks he’s no one special. But after 30 days, we might disagree.

5 Tips for Blended Families

Adam Davis on how time, respect, and unity help build a blended family.

So, You are a Stepdad – What Do The Kids Call You?

Trevor LaForce answers the frequently asked question about what his step children call him.

4 Tips for Blending Your Families

Tommy Maloney offers guidance on the challenge of blending families after divorce.

Dear Dad: The One With the Girlfriend Called ‘Mom’

A mom discovers her son is calling his dad’s girlfriend ‘Mom’ and turns to Dear Dad for advice.

Michael Pope: Expanding the Concept of Family

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 […]

Jed Diamond: The Best and the Worst of Me

Welcome to Portraits in Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads.

Domestic Violence Is Not a Problem Women Can Solve

Men need each other for support, but they need women and society to give them room to grow and change and redefine masculinity and manhood into the beautiful, caring, love filled thing that it is.

Blending a Family is About More Than Pronouns

Christine Benvenuto knows that “his, mine, and ours” doesn’t cover it. She checks her “mama privilege” and shares her story of blending a family.

My Five Grandfathers

Josh Magill looks back at all of the men who helped shaped the man he became, and is grateful for them this Father’s Day.

Stepping Up To The Plate

John Vaughn shares how a sport helped him cope with his parents divorce, facilitated a relationship with his step-father, and made him a better person.

Parenting for a “Blended Family”: Tips for Recoupling Dads

Dr. Patricia Papernow shares parenting tips for remarried dads

What if You’re an Atheist, and Your Ex Wants to Raise Your Kids Christian?

Doug Zeigler is an atheist, but his ex is a Christian. How can they figure out the best way to co-parent the kids they share?