What Makes Fatherhood

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  The legacy of fatherhood takes root in so many ways. Galit Breen shows us the life inside those lasting influences. — His fatherhood is jokes that we all know the punch line of. It’s perfect ribs and 69 cent cones and homemade cream soda. It’s a gifted appreciation for Star Wars, the Minnesota Twins, and siracha—all […]

5 Lessons Dads Should Consider Teaching Their Boys

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This father says there are important lessons each of us should consider teaching our boys to develop into confident men. — When I was a child, I remember building forts in the woods, going fishing, keeping a watch for gators on our boating expedition, and getting into trouble. I did what boys do. Now, we […]

9 Things Every Woman Wants the Father of Her Children to Do

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Grand gestures are great, but it’s the little things that win your family’s heart.  — They’re made tackling each other in the back yard. Parenting requires big tasks. It’s a heavy job. Sometimes moms and dads can get overwhelmed by the huge responsibilities that lie in this position. While the big things are critical, sometimes […]

Why All Men Hate the Beach

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Our bodies are mostly salt water, yet half of our race avoids the sand. Jeremy McKeen dissects a day at–and a refutation of–the beach. — All men hate the beach, going to the beach, and the idea of a beach day. Or maybe, all men hate sunbathing. Or maybe it’s that all dads hate the […]

How I Made My Dad Cry

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Seeing tears on his father’s face was incentive enough to get John Trybulec to pass Accounnting 101.

Trotting on Clouds

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In 10 year-old boy’s world, it simply doesn’t get any better than your baseball team winning the championship. (Same for 40 year-old dads!)

6 Similarities Between LeBron James Finals Performance and My Stay at Home Wife/Mom

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Even though his team lost, Travis Scott walked away with a new appreciation for his wife.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.

Dads Say The Darndest Things

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Shanna Anderson polled her Facebook followers for their favorite “dadisms”.

Three Words to the Most Important Man in My Life

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Sebastian Harris learns to say I love you to another man.

Let’s Do Something Different for Fathers’ Day

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Jonathan Delavan urges both women and men to do something more meaningful for the men in their lives this year and into the future.

What I Learned From My Dad’s Depression

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She had a complicated relationship with her father. He died four months ago.

Happy Father’s Day, Mom

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Some of us keep fathers and mothers all our lives, others struggle with abandonment, wondering what went wrong. What makes a father leave his children?

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Ina Chadwick reminisces about her larger-than-life father and his untimely death—and imagines how it might have been different.

The Empty Space

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Cabot O’Callaghan shares his grief of finding then losing the father he never had.

Father-son outing results in a catch of a lifetime…

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Eight year old lands 57″ Monster Muskie while fishing with his father