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.

Two Dads, Twin Babies, a Love Letter

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From love at first sight, to parents of twins — these love letters sum up what it means to be a “modern family.”

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 […]

Jake Norris: Family is Paramount

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

My Dad and I Aren’t Beautiful

Father & Daughter

Graduate student Ariel Gordon reflects on the special relationship she has with her father.

Happy Father’s Day – Kinda Sorta


Adiba Nelson’s father died when she was young, and she says it’s a hell of a crux to be in: loving and loathing this great man.

Portraits of Fatherhood: Calling All Dads—We Want to Tell Your Story!


Call for Submissions: Dads, we want to interview you!

Sailing Lessons


There is much to be heard in the silence between a father and his daughter.

#TellThemNow: Tell Your Father Why You’re Grateful


Don’t wait — Tell your father TODAY why you’re grateful for him.

Everything To Keep Me Here


Eric Bennion’s dad taught him everything he needed to know about fatherhood by leaving.

Let’s Do Something Different for Fathers’ Day


Jonathan Delavan urges both women and men to do something more meaningful for the men in their lives this year and into the future.

Six Gifts Dads Can Give Their Children (Instead of Guns)


A father’s gift, tragically misused, can remind us that Dads can help guide their children’s steps.

Mark Rees: All the Support They Need

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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 […]

Dear Dad: The One With the Diary and the ‘Angry Dad’

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A father learns his wife’s cousin has read his daughter’s diary and turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice. — Dear Dad, My wife’s cousin is staying with us for a few weeks. She is the type of woman who is very know-it-all and judgmental, even though she is single, has no responsibilities in the world, and doesn’t […]

Why I Would Never Circumcise My Son


As a feminist, I believe in consent and autonomy for all bodies — not just women’s bodies.