5 Reasons We Become Parents

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Mike Berry writes from the heart about why we have kids.

A Dad Tells How the Adoption Phone Call Instantly Changed His Life

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Sean O’Donnell was one phone call away from an instantaneous change in his life. Because it had happened once before did not seem to matter. Here’s why.

Sometimes, March Madness Can Wait

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A die hard NCAA fan wouldn’t miss a game, expect in the case of Uncle Frank.

Jason Mical: I Would Not Trade It For The World

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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 […]

Kids Need to Like What They’re Reading to Progress

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Kids will be turned off reading if they have no interest in the material. Comics or picture books are fine as long as the child enjoys it.

Mike Ellingburg: Doing Right by Him

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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 […]

‘Time Was All We Ever Fought About': Managing Time as a Man

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Hank McKinsey, on managing time for yourself and your family.

An Open Letter to My Father: What It Means to Be a Man

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This is an open letter to my father, Marvin Jacobs, describing his character—and even more important, the actions he’s taken to demonstrate it through his life.

Why Children Play: The Serious Business of Having Fun

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David Packman discusses the importance of play in a child’s development.

Pope Francis, Could You Please Call My Boyfriend’s Family?

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To be acknowledged by his boyfriend’s family, Paul Boynton needs a miracle. Or maybe a call from the Pope.

I’m a Dad. So Why Do People Call Me ‘Mrs.’?

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Dads can lean in too. Grant Schneider explains.

Forget BPA and Organic Foods: Want to Save Your Kid’s Life? Do These 5 Things First

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A lot of parents talk about keeping their kids safe. But are they prioritizing the things that can help save their child’s life?

From the Ashes Comes Love: A Stronger Family is Forged

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  I’ve heard my wife tell the story a handful of times over the twenty-plus years of our marriage. I am always moved by it, or more accurately, I identify strongly with it. It is a story of leaving your family behind too soon; not as a choice but because staying would be even more […]

Rob Azevedo: They Have Shaped Me

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads.

What Happened When This Man Came Out to His Devout Muslim Father

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” ‘To Khalid, the boy, the man, the poet, the scholar.’ ”

Virtual Distance: Technology is Rewriting the Rulebook for Human Interaction

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As digital connectivity increases, personal connectedness can lose out. What is that doing to children?