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

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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

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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

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

Domestic Violence Is Not a Problem Women Can Solve

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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

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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

My maternal grandfather, Karl Conner, going fishing – one of his favorite hobbies

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

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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?

Non-Nuclear Love

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Doug Zeigler hates to see families passive-aggressively punished for not fitting in the strict societal norms.

The Men Who Made Me Who I Am

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Doug Ziegler credits who he is, as a man and a father, to both his father and his stepfather. Now he’s committed to being the best dad and stepdad he can be.

Watching Him Go


Edwin Lyngar considers the “flaky” upbringing his oldest child had, with him for a single father.

Mixed and Step Families: 12/1


Detonate the myth of the ‘normal’ family unit.

A Moment of Tension: Her Kids Meet His


I don’t think I realized how important our synching was to me, or what it would look like, until that moment.

“I would likely date a man with children. It was the adults, not the parenting that bothered me!”


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