Bitter Root: A Story of Marriage and Borsch

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In this story from The Roadkill Collection, food can make or mar a marriage.

5 Reasons You Need to Stop Complaining About Your Family During the Holidays

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Think your family is annoying? Maybe it’s time for YOU to get over yourself.

Can You Act Silly And Still Be A Man

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Silly is for kids and comedians. Steven Lake explores the forces that make silly and manly mutually exclusive.

How Improv Comedy Made Me a Better Parent

How Improv Comedy Made Me a Better Parent

Tom Burns wasn’t particularly good at improv comedy, but improv did teach him a valuable lesson that has served him well as a father.

Dodging the Crimson Bullet: How a False Alarm Helped Me Realize I Am (Mostly) Ready for My Little Girl to Start Growing Up

Dodging the Crimson Bullet: How a False Alarm Helped Me Realize I Am (Mostly) Ready for My Little Girl to Start Growing Up

Brian Gawlak missed almost every major milestone in his young daughter’s life, but, one day, unexpectedly found himself facing the one big milestone that he wasn’t sure he was ready for…

A Pig-Headed Boy – The Story of a Refugee

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According to the United Nations, there are 67 million refugees in the world today and more than 30,000 people fleeing North Africa to escape the revolutions in those countries. Here is one bright story of hope.

How Do You Talk About Divorce?

How Do You Talk About Divorce?

Faced with friends ending their marriages, Bryan Alkire wonders about the best ways to remain supportive and explain the concept of divorce to his young children.

How a Special Boy Helps His Fibromyalgia Mom Move Through Her Day With Joy

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Lyndsay is both a mom and a dad to son “M”. While she suffers from physical pain every day, her son lights her life in a thousand ways, his own struggles with autism not withstanding. Here is how.

Awesome Family Corrects Mistake in Son’s Birth Announcement, 19 Years Later

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Parents announce events in different ways. This time, the child had a say in it.

An Open Letter to Steph, Who Sent a Sky Lantern to Her Father, Which Landed in My Driveway

An Open Letter to Steph, Who Sent a Sky Lantern to Her Father, Which Landed in My Driveway

Matt Mikalatos found a touching note written from a daughter to a father. As a father himself, this is his response…

A Father, A Son, and Making Up For Lost Time

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With the holiday season upon everyone, Joe Rutland takes some time to remember how a once-broken relationship with his dad became one of his greatest gifts.

Five Gifts My Transition Gave Me

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Dillan DiGiovanni is grateful for the experiences he’s gained as a transgender person.

Why I’m Not Raising My Kids to be Sheeple

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When she discovered that her daughter was cutting she had to choose between allowing her to remain a victim, or showing her how to overcome the Sheeple Mentality.

Book Review: “I’ve Never Met an Idiot on The River” by Henry Winkler

Author Henry Winkler demonstrates how not to hold a fish for a photo.

Randall Bonner finds a personal connection to Henry Winkler’s book about fishing.

An Open Letter to My Future Life Partner

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I haven’t met you yet, but I know we’ll have fiery sex, mutual respect, and a lot of laughter. And I love that about us.

ELF Is a Great Family Holiday Movie With a Plot That Makes No Damn Sense

ELF Is a Great Family Holiday Movie With a Plot That Makes No Damn Sense

Will Ferrell’s “Elf” is a wonderful film to watch with your family over the holidays, as long as you don’t pay any attention to the actual story…