The 7 Things I’ve Stopped Worrying About as a Parent

The 7 Things I’ve Stopped Worrying About as a Parent

Like most parents, Jeff Bogle started his career as a dad with a long list of worries. But now that his kids are older, here are some of the things he’s not worrying about any more…

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

Ben Railton reflects on the moments of beauty and sadness that visit him while cleaning up after his kids once they’ve gone to stay with their mother.

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cort Ruddy looks at how major retailers are gendering the clothing options for young boys and girls and wonders what messages these clothing items are sending to our kids.

That’s Cynicism, Folks!: How Modern Cartoons Are Failing Our Kids

That’s Cynicism, Folks!: How Modern Cartoons Are Failing Our Kids

David Vienna wonders if the non-stop snark of modern cartoon programs is having a negative impact on our most recent generations of kids.

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

A Heartbroken Father Reached Out to the Internet for Help and What He Got Back Was Inspiring

Following the death of his infant daughter, a father reached out online, looking for help with altering a picture, and received back a huge outpouring of kindness and support.

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson shares an anecdote from the White House Summit on Working Families that suggests that corporate America is beginning to take work-life balance issues for parents more seriously.

You’re in Charge of Your Body. I Still Get to Make Rules.

You're in Charge of Your Body. I Still Get to Make Rules.

John Kinnear loves the feminist dad shirt meme that’s been making the rounds, but wants his daughter to know that saying “she makes the rules” isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Our Family Was Handed an Anonymous Note at a Baseball Game Last Night—This Is What It Said

Our Family Was Handed an Anonymous Note at a Baseball Game Last Night---This Is What It Said

An unexpected note from a stranger convinced a family that baseball can be a magical game.

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.

Finally, A Parenting Skill I’m Good At… Embarrassing My Kids

Finally, A Parenting Skill I'm Good At... Embarrassing My Kids

Knowing how to mortify your children in public is a powerful skill for any parent. Cort Ruddy debates the best ways to use his newfound superpower.

Why It Doesn’t Matter What You Think About Breastfeeding in Public

Why It Doesn't Matter What You Think About Breastfeeding in Public

There are several recurring arguments people bring up against a mother’s right to breastfeed in public. Scott Posey disagrees with them all.

Does Sincerity Matter?

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I thought showing sincerity and kindness, along with openly expressing my love for my daughters after divorce would be enough. I was wrong.

A Boy from New Jersey Learns About BBQ

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Stephen and Adam Podowitz-Thomas of The Next Family share what happens when New Jersey and North Carolina meet over BBQ.

One Father’s Take on Why “Like a Girl” Should No Longer Be Considered an Insult

Why “Like a Girl” Should No Longer Be Considered an Insult

Joel Gratcyk recalls his personal history with being told he was acting “like a girl” and how he plans to make sure that his children recognize the phrase as the compliment it is.