Making Mistakes Doesn’t Make You Less of a Man

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His grandfather taught him how to be a man. His death left him questioning himself. — I called him “Papa” growing up and idolized him when I was a kid. Not so much during my teenage years—of course, Papa was “unhip and uncool” then. However, sometime in my twenties I regained my senses and a […]

How Could I Not See

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Lauren Camp recounts a woman’s tender moment with her father-in-law, bonding over Emily Dickinson.

The Perfect Dad and Newborn Moment

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If you’re looking for 60 seconds of pure rapture, this is it.

The Readers (after Robert Hayden)

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Recalling Robert Hayden’s classic poem “Those Winter Sundays,” Philip Clark presents his own remembrance of a father and his sacrifices.

Inspiration Unpacked: You Don’t Have to Do it Alone

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Together we stand. And laugh. And love. And learn. And sometimes break down and cry. Together.

Brotherlove

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Maura Alia Badji’s poem about a sister, a brother, and a jock strap is funny and, in a surprising way, tender.

The 3 Best Gifts a Dad Can Give His Son

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You can give your children what you think they need or what they actually need.

What My Two Year Old Son Has Taught Me About Life And Business

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Kids naturally know and do what it takes business leaders years to relearn.

How to Survive in the 21st Century: Getting Your Kids Get Through Divorce (Nearly) Unscathed

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The Good Men Project’s series How to Survive in the 21st Century, delivers survival-mode insight on accepting life-changing circumstances, and gives you the road map to your new normal.

Most of What is Written is Simply Grief

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This poem from Todd Davis is a prime example of the power of the unspoken, the understated.

Proud to Have a Gladiator Sports Locker. Grateful to Now Have My Sons Room Clean

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My son got a sports locker. And his room and I thank him for it.

A List of Things I’m Consciously Trying To Teach My Daughter

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Johnathan Bane knows he is teaching his three-year-old daughter how to navigate life in the 21st century. And in order to figure out what exactly he is teaching her, he made a list.

What Can We Do to Support Stay-at-Home Dads?

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Rebecca Wissink shares the difficulties one Dad faced being the stay at home parent while his wife returned to work.

Shanty Hollow

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Dwight Gray writes of family and fishing, in a poem where much lurks beneath the surface.

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Von Thompson brings out the horrors and human costs of World War II’s Pacific Theater.

Proud Father Finds Creative Way to Display His Son’s Art

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This dad has been covering his arm in tattoos of his son’s doodles and the result is gorgeous.