7 Things Men Don’t Know About the Delivery Room

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Nothing prepares you for what you’ll experience. — One of the happiest days of my life was finding out that my wife was pregnant. I couldn’t believe that I was going to be a father. The realization that I would be a special part of another human being’s life was mind blowing. I always pictured […]

Loving Your Parents

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The psychology of love, your parents, and how they intertwine.

Dad Dances and Baby Laughs

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A few dance moves from dad, and this baby is cracking up!

What Society Tells Me About Being a Dad—And Why That Needs to Change

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Matt Brennan finds himself more attuned to the realities of being a dad—despite what society shows him.

3 Things I Wish I Had Done With My Dad

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It’s easy to get caught up in caring for those whose time with us is precious, and fail to make the most of that time.

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Jan Clausen’s remembrance of her father reminds us that memory is complex and grief is never linear.

Why I Stepped Back From Building My Dream

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Jason Pockrandt stepped into fatherhood by stepping back, at least for now, from entrepreneurship.

How Building An Igloo In My Backyard Was The Best Snow Day Ever

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For Adam Crawford and his son, more important than the things they created, was that they created things together. (But the things they created were pretty great too!)

What Happened While You Were Sleeping

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You are in California, Australia, London, Istanbul, Rio. We publish in New York time. So we’ll understand if you missed these.

Making Mistakes Doesn’t Make You Less of a Man

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His grandfather taught him how to be a man. His death left him questioning himself. — I called him “Papa” growing up and idolized him when I was a kid. Not so much during my teenage years—of course, Papa was “unhip and uncool” then. However, sometime in my twenties I regained my senses and a […]

So…This Happened: The Rise of The Beard, Duke’s Slow-Breaking Sexual Assault Scandal, and Trading Daddy Home

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Mike Kasdan recaps the rise of The Beard, the year it took for sexual assaults by a Duke basketball player to finally come to roost, and a storybook ending of Daddy getting traded home.

37 Weeks Pregnant – A Letter To My Wife

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Frank Prather is a self-identified “badass” with credits as a break-dancer, body-builder, Harley owner, gun-toter, and worst of all – a blogger. Now he is graduating to being a “badass dad.”

Larry Sanders on Walking Away from The NBA: “Don’t Forget The And”

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In his Player’s Tribune piece, ‘Why I Walked Away From the NBA,’ former Milwaukee Buck Larry Sanders reflect on who he is and what he values beyond being a basketball player.

The Readers (after Robert Hayden)

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Recalling Robert Hayden’s classic poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Philip Clark presents his own remembrance of a father and his sacrifices.

Ultimate Frisbee, Family, and A Way of Life

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Father and son Robert and Ian Zeitlin team up – both as authors and on the ultimate frisbee field – to show just why Ultimate Frisbee is so special.

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Maura Alia Badji’s poem about a sister, a brother, and a jock strap is funny and, in a surprising way, tender.