The Top Five Back-To-School Utterings I Heard My Kids Say: Week One


In the season of pumpkin flavored everything, and the transition from summer freedom to school routine, Brian Gawlak discusses the things his kids say.

My Kid Loves Guns, and I Don’t

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“The older I get, the more, I find myself faced with the task of trying to understand the terrible things that people do with guns.”

DiaryDad tries to find balance with his son’s love of guns.

Dear Dad: The One With the ‘Me-Time’ Question


When asked if after-school care should be utilized for his children, a reader turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice.

“Batdad” and Jen – Love Thrives on Humor

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This is one way to keep the magic alive in your marriage! Go BatDad GO!

Did We Blink? The Babies Are In Kindergarten!


Facing the first day of kindergarten and the marked passing of time, Tom Williams realizes the importance of taking in each moment.

Six Pieces Of Life Advice For Our 20-Year-Old Selves A Decade Later


Have you ever said, “If only I knew then what I know now…?”. Here are six pieces of life advice we wish we could time machine to our 20-something selves.

The Talk We Need To Have: On Race And Parenthood


Pete Cataldo revisits the racism he encountered as a child and how it empowers him as the parent of a biracial child.

14 Lessons From 14 Years Of Marriage

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After 14 years of marriage, Chris Farley Ratcliffe reflects on the 14 most important lessons he has learned.

Don’t Call Me ‘Babysitter’ Even One More Time


Frustrated and feeling devalued by strangers, Nick Browne addresses his future reaction to being called a ‘babysitter’ when he is alone with his kids.

Hands Do Not Define the Man

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The depth of a man’s love and care doesn’t always show up in the palms of his hands.

How to Have Energy to Give Your Family


Spending, refueling, and being conscious of your energy levels will make you a better husband and father.

4 Ways to Be Happy Again After Losing a Loved One

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Going through the death of someone you love is hard, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your happiness.

7 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Being a Man and a Dad

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Matt Sweetwood is an accomplished dad. He now can take an assessment on what qualities he has a man that got him there.

An Open Letter to the Guy Who Helped Me Move On


Thank you for showing me that genuine men do exist and that I can be open to finding and exploring new relationships.

5 Things You Need to Know if You’re Going Through or Thinking About a Divorce

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Divorce sucks. But ultimately it offers gifts if you know how to look for them.

My Inheritance From My Father

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A daughter learns to accept the inheritances from her father, good and bad, and appreciate them for what they bring to her life.