Dear Dad: The One With the Cell Phone and the “Best Friend Mom”

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After realizing his friend finds himself in a similar position with an out of control teenage daughter, a frustrated father turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice.

One Surefire Solution To Sibling Rivalry


As the father of feuding sisters, Chris Farley Ratcliffe discovers the perfect solution to bringing peace to his home.

A Dad’s Victory Within A Struggle: His Kids Did Not Notice


Faced with ongoing struggle, Tom Williams reflects on the importance of maintaining normalcy for his children.

Loving Your Kid Is Easy. Liking? Not So Much


As an exercise in restoring peace to his head and household, Brent Almond creates a list of what he likes most about his son.

7 Minutes to Bedtime: A Dad and Daughter’s Podcast

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In an effort to hold a daily ‘good’ conversation with his daughter, Rick Sanchez utilizes the inexact time just before “lights out” where the most interesting conversations happen.

Grandfathers and ‘Seasoned Dads’ Have Found Their Voices in the ‘Dads and Families’ Section


If you are a grandfather or ‘seasoned’ dad with grown children, we would love to hear your story and/or advice. Not a writer? No problem, we would love to interview you!

When “Mrs. Dad” Realized Her Stay-at-Home Husband Isn’t “Mr. Mom”


A working mom reflects on her fears versus the reality of her husband as a stay-at-home dad.

Jeff Jackson: The Ultimate Grounding Experience

Jeff Jackson Twins

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 […]

10 Things Successful Modern Families Do Differently

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Family therapist Quentin Hafner pinpoints 10 characteristics of modern families that keep them happy, healthy, and hanging together.

The Difference Between Mothering, Fathering, and Parenting


In an effort to define the difference between mothering and fathering, Darrell Milton explores gender roles and their impact on parenting.

The Heart of The Home With ‘The Cook at Home Dad’: Pierogi


In a bid to get children to eat healthier, ‘The Cook At Home Dad’ shares tips and recipes he creates for and with his kids.

A Divorced Dad Reflects on Losing His Daughter Over, and Over, but Showing Up Anyway


Jeffrey Zeth’s daughter is graduating. He is going to lose her again. Losing her, it seems has been a constant theme in the world of divorce. Here is how he shows up anyway.

The Day My Daughters Found Out That I Cry

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When confronted with the reality that his dog was dying only weeks after the loss of his brother-in-law, Brian Gawlak was shocked to learn his three daughters had never seen him cry.

After 9 Years, I’m Finally Putting My Husband First

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Meredith Carroll wonders if she’s doing enough to keep her marriage healthy.

When a Dad Has THE Talk About Sex, But Doesn’t Make It About “Where Babies Come From”

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Gay Dad Rob Watson felt that he wanted to approach the sex talk with his sons in an alternative way. By discussing intimacy, rather than procreation, he found it was a different discussion. Here is how it went.

What They Don’t Tell You About Being A Dad

Andy Shaw

After enduring a life threatening event with his premature daughter, Andy Shaw offers insight into fatherhood that he was never told.