Communicado

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Sam Pittman considers the relationship between poetry and more prosaic forms of communication in this father-son poem.

5 Awesome Side Effects of Becoming a Dad

5 Side Effects of Becoming a Dad

Kevin Sterling lists the five best things that improved about himself once he realized that he was going to be a dad.

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia breaks down the pros and cons of parents taking a “kidsmoon,” a.k.a. taking their first real vacation away from their children.

Raising My Daughter To Be a Sports Fan

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Matthew Osgood shares his struggle with how to pass on his love of sports to his daughter, in a world where many athletes are not role models.

Can’t Win But For Losing: Playing Board Games with My Sons

Can’t Win But For Losing: Playing Board Games with My Sons

Ben Railton makes the case for why occasionally letting his sons win at board games can actually be more empathetic and educational than leaving the outcomes up to chance.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Men Engage. Yeah, We Do.

Dameyon Bonson argues that, despite the popular stereotype, men do talk about their emotions, fears, and anxieties, but oftentimes, they just aren’t heard.

The First Shower

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L. Lamar Wilson raises a powerful memory of sameness and difference– a father-son moment that is both tender and sorrowful.

Parenting: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Parenting: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

While speaking to a journalist, Adrian Millar explained how becoming a confident, loving stay-at-home dad takes more work than one might think.

Feeling My Way Toward A Better Life

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For some people, emotional maturity may occur faster than others. Joe Rutland ponders the question of whether emotions and feelings really do matter in life.

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written…

Dear Son, This Is The Hardest Letter I Have Ever Written...

Dave Kelly is not looking forward to the day he has to explain his brain tumor to his young son.

The Two-Hour Father

The Two-Hour Father

Following his divorce, Nick Murosky now lives two hours away from his children. He walks us through what goes through his head during the long drive back after their time together.

We See You: An Open Letter to Our Child Support Agency

We See You: An Open Letter to Our Child Support Agency

Dealing with the emotions and logistics behind child support payments can be a loaded proposition, which is why Rick and Jana Craft decided to pen this thank you letter to their local child support services office for all of their help over the years.

Single Dad… Not Singled Out: How to Maintain Your Relevance with Your Kids If You Don’t See Them Every Week

Single Dad… Not Singled Out: How to Maintain Your Relevance with Your Kids If You Don’t See Them Every Week

Dr. David Lee Asbery assembled these ten suggestions for how fathers can stay present in the lives of their children following separations or divorce.

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.

What One Dad Learned from Five Months of Travel

What One Dad Learned from Five Months of Travel

Cliff Hsia traveled all over the world with his family for five months straight. Here’s what he learned along the way…

One Dad Went to Amazing Lengths to See If His Daughter Was Ready for Pierced Ears

One Dad Went to Amazing Lengths to See If His Daughter Was Ready for Pierced Ears

Leland Buck’s young daughter really wanted to get her ears pierced, but wasn’t sure she could go through with it, so he decided to lead by example…