Every Dad’s Back to School List

Every Dad’s Back to School List

Nathaniel Turner has assembled a list of twenty-one ways that fathers can be more engaged and involved during the annual “back to school” season.

Taco Today: Learning to Love Cooking for One After a Separation

Taco Today: Learning to Love Cooking for One After a Separation

Newly separated, Ben Railton is beginning to realize that cooking for himself can be just as meaningful as cooking for his entire family.

At Buttermilk Falls

Ditch the Cover: A Dad’s Feelings on Open-Air Breastfeeding

Todd Davis offers a powerful poem of listening, reflection, and the natural world.

Dear Daddy—The World Needs Fathers

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Freya Watson discusses what makes a good father.

When My Father Woke

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Pay close attention to Ed Madden’s poem about an invalid father; the speaker reveals perhaps more than he intends to.

Daddies Cry Too

Daddies Cry Too

After his young son announced that “Daddies don’t cry,” Michael Bryant had to explain to his son why everyone—Daddies included—occasionally needs to have a good cry.

I’m Tired Of Having To Fix, Learn, And Improve All The F**king Time. When Does It Stop?

Give me a break.

Steven Lake is at the end of his rope. Or is it the beginning of a new way of being?

How Running Makes Me a Better Parent

How Running Makes Me a Better Parent

Chris Illuminati explains the five ways that regular exercise, specifically running, has made him a better, more fulfilled parent.

Sunday Morning Chocolate

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Pepper Trail presents a touching slice-of-life in this jewel of a poem.

Things Not to Text Your Parents When You Travel

Things Not to Text Your Parents When You Travel

Texting with his son did little to calm Tim Akimoff’s conflicted emotions after he sent his son off on his first solo trip overseas.

Selfie: Manscape

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Aaron DeLee uses the trend of “the manscape” to powerful effect in a poem that is clearly about more than just manscaping.

The One Question Quiz to Tell If You’re a Terrible Husband

The One Question Quiz to Tell If You’re a Terrible Husband

After imagining what kind of man his daughter would marry one day, Nick Pavlidis came up with this simple test to determine if he was, in fact, a terrible husband. (He failed.)

7 Things I Can’t Wait to Experience with My Son

7 Things I Can't Wait to Experience with My Son

Scott Posey highlights seven experiences—some minor, some profound—that he can’t wait to share with his young son one day.

29 Things That Will Happen at the 19th Annual At-Home Dads Convention and 13 That Won’t

29 Things That Will Happen at the 19th Annual At-Home Dads Convention and 13 That Won’t

Al Watts, the president of National At-Home Dad Network, explains what dads can expect (and not expect) to find at the year’s Annual At-Home Dads Convention.

A Father-to-Be Has Invented the Man-ternity Photo and Pregnancy Pictures Will Never Be the Same

A Father-to-Be Has Invented the Man-ternity Photo and Pregnancy Pictures Will Never Be the Same

When his pregnant wife decided that she didn’t want to take elaborate maternity photos, an expecting father decided he didn’t want to miss out on the experience. The result is HILARIOUS.

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

The Boy Who Lived: The Story of a Son Who Came Later in Life

Douglas Mine, a former foreign correspondent, shares this memoir about meeting his Italian wife, starting a life together, and the honest emotions that accompany finding out, at age fifty-five, that you’re going to be a father again.