The Conversation I Can’t Wait to Have With My Kids One Day

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Christian Clifton doesn’t have kids yet, but he already knows he wants to be involved in teaching them to love learning

Being a Mama’s Boy Has Made Me Wealthy, Healthy, and Wise

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Jed Diamond became a mama’s boy when his father left. Here are a few of the many lessons he’s learned since that day.

What the Heck Is a Doula and Why Do We Need One?

What the Heck Is a Doula and Why Do We Need One?

Scott Posey was skeptical about involving a doula in the birth of his first child, but soon realized that the doula was an invaluable resource for both him and his wife

13 Dad Truths

13 Dad Truths

Andy Smithson assembles a list of thirteen universal truths about fatherhood and being an engaged dad

So You Think You Want To Date A Single Mom?

So You Think You Want To Date A Single Mom?

Hera McLeod persevered through tragedy to become a proud single mother. She now offers five pieces of advice to any good man looking to start a relationship with a single mother.

What Children’s Books Totally Creep You Out?

What Children’s Books Totally Creep You Out?

Tom Burns loves reading to his kid, but there are certain books for children that really, really creep him out. He hopes he’s not alone.

Dads Talk Funny: How Having Kids Changes How You Speak

Dads Talk Funny: How Having Kids Changes How You Speak

Adam Cherepski charts the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways that our language regresses once we become parents

Finding Beauty on the Unknown Road of Life

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Moving forward and discovering the richness to be savored in a fleeting life, Himay Zepeda reflects on it all.

Why I’m an Out, Bisexual Dad

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Gabriel Weiss decided that being the best father he could be meant being open about his life, including his bisexuality.

Goodwill Reunites Family With 1812 Heirloom Bible

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A centuries-old heirloom Bible has found its way back into family hands thanks to a dedicated Goodwill employee.

My Five Biggest Fears About Surrogacy—and How I Overcame Them

My Five Biggest Fears About Surrogacy---and How I Overcame Them

Jerry Mahoney and his partner weren’t sure about using a surrogate to have a baby, but their fears were quickly put to rest after researching the reality of modern surrogacy

How Major League Baseball Is Helping Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

How Major League Baseball Is Helping to Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

Tom Burns thinks that Major League Baseball’s decision to support New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s right to paternity leave speaks volumes and deserves more attention than it’s getting

That’s It, I Quit, or This Essay Could Save My Life

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Christopher Bundy meditates on whether being a writer is still worth it to him.

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Doyin Richards dismisses the media uproar over New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave, arguing that Murphy’s actions reflect the behavior of any sane, responsible parent

In The Footsteps of a King: How Raphael G. Warnock is Keeping Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream Alive

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once spoke for a voiceless nation and now, once again, impoverished Americans are finding themselves in need of a voice to defend them and speak on their behalf. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock may be that voice.

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Terry Lucas presents a real long-distance man…and the son who wishes they were closer.