I, Robot

Robot1

Joy Ladin offers a bittersweet remembrance of a father who loved and was loved from a distance.

What I Learned From a $2,000 Failed Business

4347961860_3cfb08fd20_z

Sometimes the best lessons come from failure, not success. One man shares how he learned this lesson. — Over the last few years, I’ve read dozens of business books and taken lots of online business courses. But, I never expected that some of the greatest lessons I learned would come from my failure. My Story […]

The Critical Impact of Non-Residential Fathers on Their Daughters

2348222238_f4d1468271_z

Separation of parents is rough, but if you can’t find a way to be there for your children, it will impact their lives one way or another.

Coming of Age for Boys

19041470819_5d8e409c91_z

Teaching boys to become men starts long before they reach eighteen. — In a world that eats boys’ self-worth for sport, fathers have the power to validate a young man’s arrival into adulthood. Coming of age is a legal term stipulating at 18 or 21 years old when adolescents are no longer considered minors and […]

The Worst Part of Being a Parent

illumination

Quote from Richard Ford’s “Independence Day”.

Grappling With Fear And The Desire To Live My Authentic Truth

13540819134_b4d20caa1e_z

After growing up in an abusive home, this woman left at 15 and found her path to healing. — I love to write. In fact, I AM a writer. I am an untrained and unpublished writer, but none the less, writing is one of the things I do almost daily. I have been writing since […]

Dealing With Dad

6165059633_a3cdd9fb02_z

It was a “gift” they weren’t expecting but have come to fully understand.

5 Lessons I Learned After My Divorce to Truly Love My Daughter

368354010_4d529131fb_z

After wrecking his car and body, this man learned how to forgive and be there for his daughter.

Lessons From the Most Inspiring Man I’ve Ever Met

6888769534_26f006580c_z

His dad survived the German occupation, war, and a host of other struggles. He taught him these invaluable lessons. — Who is it who inspires you the most? A Rock Star? An Olympian? A Philosopher? Who’s your hero? I don’t recall my Dad talking about his goals. My hero is my Dad. He’s a man […]

What Makes Fatherhood

fatherhood

  The legacy of fatherhood takes root in so many ways. Galit Breen shows us the life inside those lasting influences. — His fatherhood is jokes that we all know the punch line of. It’s perfect ribs and 69 cent cones and homemade cream soda. It’s a gifted appreciation for Star Wars, the Minnesota Twins, and siracha—all […]

Dear Dad: The One With the Truth About Childbirth

blog-birth1

A pregnant mom worries about her partner’s first time in the birthing room and turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice on how to prepare him for the truth about childbirth. — Dear Dad,   I recently discovered your column and love your advice! I hope you can help me! I am 8 months pregnant and […]

A Close Call Between the Fireflies

4810600665_fd04b6006d_z

Steven Berger shares a terrifying story — and a reminder of why we hug our children tight.

Accidental Lessons I Learned From My Father

1nH92_Pt7J5M1HTRdwMlVmw

A thank you from a daughter to a father.

A Note To The Good Man I Married

lego wedding

Shanna Anderson has a few things her husband needs to know and they can help any blended family.

9 Things Every Woman Wants the Father of Her Children to Do

7741570484_4022b7c869_z

Grand gestures are great, but it’s the little things that win your family’s heart.  — They’re made tackling each other in the back yard. Parenting requires big tasks. It’s a heavy job. Sometimes moms and dads can get overwhelmed by the huge responsibilities that lie in this position. While the big things are critical, sometimes […]

My Midlife Crisis

FatherWithChildren

JD Roberto reflects on waking up one day and asking, “Whoa, how the hell did I get all the way over here?”