To My Daughter On Her First Birthday (After a Rough Year)

Dan Szczesny found a bit of sunshine in a time of thunder and chaos.

Natural Childbirth From a Father’s Perspective

This dad wouldn’t have done it any other way. Surprised? You won’t be after reading his reasons.

How Can We Prepare Emotionally Before Baby Arrives?

Quentin Hafner has some advice for couples on the tough transition to parenthood.

Kids Are Not a Boxed Set

Try as they might to hide it, I can see the disappointed looks on people’s faces as they say they were hoping for a girl.

Inspiration Unpacked: A Mantra Against Helplessness

Men are wired to fix things. But sometimes, fixing things isn’t the job you’re here to do.

The Day I Became a Dad: 9 Fathers Share Birth Stories

Let’s dispense once and for all with the myth of fathers being absent, absent-minded, or absolutely clueless when it comes to childbirth.

Tearing Pages Out of Textbooks is Not Censorship?

Knowledge enlightens and empowers people and is an essential building block of civilization. Censorship prevents knowledge and narrows the mind.

Hey Scary Mommy, Stupid Dad Jokes Aren’t Funny

Mike Cruse points out that if we remain tolerant of idiot dad jokes, we’re marginalizing the role that fathers play in the life of their children.

This Doctor Welcomes Newborns to the World With Song

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center carries on the tradition of singing to newborn babies passed down to him by one of his predecessors.

“Is It Going to Be Smelly?”: One Man’s Adventures with Childbirth

During the birth of his first child, Brian Gawlak had to face down unanswered questions, his own worries and fears, and a hissing hemorrhoid. This is his story…

7 Ways To Support a Sexual Assault Survivor Through Pregnancy and Birth

Birth is messy and complicated for any family, but if your partner is a survivor of sexual violence, this ‘cheat sheet’ may be helpful.

My Hurricane

It has been a year since Hurricane Sandy. Ariel Chesler looks back on the storm and the birth of his daughter.

The First Time: Dad Demands Epidural

First-time dad Dustin Fisher hopes that his first childbirth doesn’t set the tone for the rest of his parenting life.

The Sports Guy (And so much more)

Sometimes you meet a guy you just instantly like.

Daddy’s Top Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (pt. 2 of 2)

“The biggest sadness I think I have for you about all of this,” my friend and mentor, Doc, said to me, “is that you’re not jumping up and down with joy.” He’s right; I’m not.

Daddy’s Top-Ten Childbirth Freak-Outs (pt. 1 of 2)

“What’s your greatest fear about having another baby?”
I don’t think Amy was just goading me when she asked me this back in the early stages of impending double fatherhood, but she knows we’re both pretty good worriers (though I’d argue she’s better at it than I am, and since I’m the one writing this book, we’ll assume she’d agree with me).