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.

The Heart of the Home With ‘The Cook at Home Dad’: Smoothies


In a bid to get children to eat healthier, ‘The Cook At Home Dad’ shares tips and recipes he creates for and with his kids.

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.

To Anyone I Ever Bullied: I Am Truly Sorry


Scotty Schrier reflects on being bullied as a child, and how he turned into the very thing he loathed most.

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.

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.

How to Be The Best Dad In The World to Your Daughters


One month ago, my dad left our physical world to be with us from the other side. He was a good man and the best dad I could have hoped for.

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.

A Father’s Story: The Hopeful End to Generational Madness

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It’s time to stop the legacy of pain and shame that goes with being a man, and a father.

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.

A Father’s Lament

Being separated from your children opens a hole in your heart and in your life.

Communication for Parents: How A Few Simple Changes Can Make a World of Difference


We learn to talk as children but learning to communicate with our own children can take a lifetime.

Yes, Dad’s a Man – But We CAN Talk About That

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After sensing hesitation on talking about ‘girl’ things, Brian Gawlak reassures his daughter no subject is off limits.

7 Minutes to Bedtime: A Dad and Daughter’s Podcast


Rick Sanchez utilizes the inexact time just before “lights out” where the most interesting conversations happen with his daughter.

Comment of the Day: ‘One of the gifts I’ve given my daughters is allowing them to see me cry.’

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