Camping and the Stories that Make Us

TentCamping

One weekend, four people, one tent. Family camping. Do I need to say more?

Why Don’t We Prepare Men for Fatherhood?

Young father with baby

We invest a lot in preparing women for motherhood. Men deserve the same joy and engagement preparing for their roles.

Parenting: It’s Just Another Day at the Beach

Dayatthebeach

Eric Stary is determined to get his family to the beach, even if he must first travel through the seven circles of parenting hell.

10 Things Kids Need When Parents Divorce

kids and divorce

While you are moving through your emotional pain, you also need to remember that your children did nothing to cause your divorce and therefore should be shielded from your “animosity” towards one another.

Patrick Smith: A Culmination of Moments

PatrickSmith

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

Chris Bernholdt: The Things You Gain

Chris and Kids

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Compromise Could Prove Costly to Couples and Kids

gay parents scotus

What appears to a possible “compromise” in the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage may turn out to be a burden on gay and lesbian couples.

With All Due Respect: Fu*k Mother’s Day

newborn baby

Motherhood requires far more than successfully giving birth.

Oh Father, Where Art Thou?

Oh Father

On this Mother’s Day, Lisa Duggan asks an unusual question; where are all the Dads? _______ (Excerpted from The Good Mother Myth, by Avital Norman Nathman.) In my early days of motherhood, I would often go hours without uttering a single recognizable word, or hearing another adult’s voice—save that of my husband’s. I cooed. I […]

My Kid Deserves Better Photos Than Cell Phone Pictures

baby-camera

The memories of my daughter last a lifetime, and she deserves better quality than my cell phone can provide.

Actually, Piers, We DO Want Extended Paternity Leave

PIERS

After the notorious television host’s comments about Fatherhood, Dads on Twitter (and all over the world) responded.

Teaching Fatherhood

RaisingYrInnerILLO

Eric Olofson prepares young men for the most difficult, rewarding, and transformative experience most of them will have in their entire lives.

Eric Olofson: Close to Home

Eric Olofson

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

3 Surefire Ways to Connect With Your Kids

3 Surfire by Bill Abbott

We crave connection with our children but often screw it up. Intentional parenting expert Mike Berry has some tips to help you bridge the gap.

Michael Pope: Expanding the Concept of Family

Michael Pope family

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

Simple as Italian Bread

loaf of bread

One family gains a more simple, less stressful life by making where they live more important than raw square-footage.