The Importance of Fathers

Karen Jones shares two personal stories on the presence and absence of fathers in their children’s lives.

Why I Am Proud To Be My Father’s Daughter And How I Almost Lost My Life As A Result

An unexpected ‘cardiac event’ brought with it a major wake up call for Edie Weinstein, that her inherited workaholic tendencies could have ended this incarnation.

Dad Says Goodbye to Daughters

Jon Vaughn finally got life insurance. It wasn’t the inevitability of death that shook him; it was not being able to say his last words to his two daughters. So he wrote this, and recommends you do the same.

Learning to Love Again: A Miscarriage, a Misconception, and a Second Child

Dave Lesser’s love for his daughter created fears about being able to love a second child equally

Daughter to Dad: You Helped Me Grow Up And I Need You More Than Ever

From her first car to her first steps down the wedding aisle, a daughter remembers the man who led, loved and guided her to develop into a woman.

Daughter to Dad: You Are the Standard For the Men in My Life

The love a father shows his daughter has as strong an effect on her as the relationship he has with her mother

Daughter Praises Dad for Unconditional Love

Shoebox Letters collects 30 letters by daughters written to their fathers

Just Because I Look Like My Father Doesn’t Mean I Act Like Him

One mother sees the influences of her abusive father in her face, and the love of her husband in her daughter

Blizzard Kills Father As He Protects Daughter

One father’s heartbreaking story of sacrifice and love

10 Ways My Daughter Has Made Me a Better Man

Born with a congenital heart defect, Tommy Riles’ daughter has taught him as much about life as he has taught her

Unfinished Symphony: A Memoir Excerpt

A daughter recalls her father’s ragged oaths, then the gentle, intelligent voice letters penned from the other side of the world.

20 Things the Same Father Tells His Daughter

Dork Daddy is back with 20 bits of advice for his daughter

A Weekend in the Life of a NASCAR Fan

Matthew Crowder spent the weekend with his daughter at the Martinsville Speedway. He shares what he learned about NASCAR—and about father-daughter bonding.

Towards a Discussion of Male Self-Hatred

Richard Jeffery Newman discusses the paradoxical situation of being a stereotypical man, while also protecting women from men “like that”.