Zach Braff’s newest movie has a truth that hit home for Christian Clifton.
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.
Zach Rosenberg has seen some terrible ads about incompetent fathers. This Cheerios ad is the exact opposite. Prepare to behold greatness.
Alex Yarde heard the story of a young man who found a “ghost” of his father in an old Xbox, and it reminded him to appreciate even the smallest moments with his kids.
Like most parents, Jeff Bogle started his career as a dad with a long list of worries. But now that his kids are older, here are some of the things he’s not worrying about any more…
Ben Railton reflects on the moments of beauty and sadness that visit him while cleaning up after his kids once they’ve gone to stay with their mother.
“The wound is the place where the light enters you” ~Rumi (on parenting?) One morning when my older son was 6 year old, he would not get out of bed until 7:45–30 minutes before school started. Then he wouldn’t eat his eggs since he was distracted by his Pokemon cards, so I threw the cards […]
Brent Almond argues that an upcoming gay adoption subplot on the popular CBS sitcom is an insulting dismissal of the reality of same-sex adoption in the United States.
David Guba looks at a recent news story about an American fathering “claiming” a kingdom in Africa to make his daughter a princess and considers what lessons the father might be teaching his young heiress.
Cort Ruddy looks at how major retailers are gendering the clothing options for young boys and girls and wonders what messages these clothing items are sending to our kids.
Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.
Scott Behson shares an anecdote from the White House Summit on Working Families that suggests that corporate America is beginning to take work-life balance issues for parents more seriously.
John Kinnear loves the feminist dad shirt meme that’s been making the rounds, but wants his daughter to know that saying “she makes the rules” isn’t as simple as it sounds.
Two GMP writers offer two different takes: Is this a glimpse at new, unsure parents or another poor example of the modern dad in advertising?
Brent Almond wonders why our society stigmatizes boys for showing affection to each other and worries that his young son is already feeling the pressure to conform.
How does that work?
If you need help, you have to reach out to someone who can help you and specifically ask them for it.
Kimberly Foster of ForHarriet.com won’t march on behalf of Eric Garner, because she’s only concerned with women at the moment.
Tom Hunt discusses the health factors involving heavily violent video games, and asks the question: at what age (or at any age) is this kind of media appropriate?
One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.
If you think it’s inevitable that boys will be boys, think again.
The best part of never having had a girlfriend is that you get to start from the beginning, with a few bits of wisdom from Dr. NerdLove to help you along.
David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days.
On Parents Day, Tammy Palazzo reflects on her version of growing up alone.
Psychologist Sandy Peace discusses the merits of solo polyamory and the virtues of making your romantic intentions explicit.
It’s not as easy as it sounds, but it can be done. When you do it, you’ll feel amazing.
The truth can set us free from shame.
Is there anything about your life that people assume is so much greener than grass they have growing on their side of the fence?
Charles Orlando calls out the folks who say that some guys are just born cheaters who can’t help themselves.
Thomas Fiffer shares a single, simple pitfall that happy people avoid.
Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.