Dear Dad: The One With the Truth About Childbirth


A pregnant mom worries about her partner’s first time in the birthing room and turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice on how to prepare him for the truth about childbirth. — Dear Dad,   I recently discovered your column and love your advice! I hope you can help me! I am 8 months pregnant and […]

When Going to the Store With Your 10-Year-Old Gay Son Is a Political Act


I’m 6’4” and people tend to keep their stupid opinions to just words and nothing physical when I stand by my kids. If it was only that easy all the time.

A Close Call Between the Fireflies


Steven Berger shares a terrifying story — and a reminder of why we hug our children tight.

More Than One Way to Be a Father

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J.R. Reynolds offers an expanded definition of fatherhood—by living it.

A Note To The Good Man I Married

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Shanna Anderson has a few things her husband needs to know and they can help any blended family.

#83: Officer Sings to Toddler after Family’s Fatal Crash


A Colorado police officer comforted a toddler by singing after her family’s fatal car crash.

10 Dads You Wish Would Adopt You


Our heroes: As equal partners, these dads are raising healthy, independent, and empowered children.

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


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 […]

Happy Belated Father’s Day, Mom

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After the death of his father, Brian Gawlak reflects on the father his single mother chose to be. — Last year was my first father’s day since my biological father passed away. I spent the day mourning less the loss of the human being whom I had little connection to, but more the loss of […]

My Midlife Crisis


JD Roberto reflects on waking up one day and asking, “Whoa, how the hell did I get all the way over here?”

It’s Always Nice to See You, My Friend: A Father’s Advice on Humility, Respect, and Fast Cars


A secret back door and wise advice from a car dealer’s father leads to the ride of John Trybulec’s life.

The Truth About Black Fathers: Celebrating the Man Who Raised Me

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Denene Miller explodes the myth that Black fathers leave. So many more square their shoulders, extend their arms and open their hearts.

Father and Son: a Painful Understanding

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Andy Schulkind explores the complexity of his relationship with his father.

Three Words From Dad That Changed My Life

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Adam Patrick Kindilien knows a father’s advice can be priceless, and he’s grateful for the gift.

To My Husband on Father’s Day


As someone who grew up without a father, Kimberly Zapata has been humbled by her husband as superhero, boo-boo kisser, snuggler — but most of all, as the foundation of their family’s life together.

Make Father’s Day Rock & Change Your Life!


It’s Father’s Day and we honor our dads, grandfathers, uncles and all the important males who impact our existence.