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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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Sometimes you meet a guy you just instantly like.

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

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“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)

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“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).

“Both our kids’ births were kind of traumatic for both of us.”


Tamen shares the traumatic and hopeful story of the births of his children.

A Death and a Birth


Rolf Gates tells the story of his sister’s death and daughter’s birth, and how they helped him become a better man.

Someone Else’s Protest


The children brought to rallies are on adult ground, holding signs made for them by other people. Are men with opinions on abortion actually on women’s ground?

“I was watching my wife bleed out, wondering if I would be raising this tiny person on my own.”


This is a comment by Adam on the post “Why Men Have Trouble with Initmacy”.