Soldier Watched His Baby Born on an iPad, But Had a Surprise For His Wife the Next Day…

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This video reminds us of how much even the tiniest baby means to even the biggest and strongest of men.

When a Dad Dies, There is Never Closure for His Son, Only Lessons


As Brent Green thought back over the legacy that was his dad, fatherly clichés were what reached out for him beyond the grave. He found they became the most important advice. Here’s why.

My Father, Ft. Bragg 1966


John Tinseth looks back at his father’s odd A-Team going into Vietnam.

How to Move Through the Grief of a Miscarriage

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Talking about a miscarriage is almost taboo – but recovery begins with honest conversation.

A Dad Shares His Experience With the Bite, When Child and Pet Collide

Hospital visitor Rafe Klinger pets Benelli, a Great Dane, on Pet Therapy Awareness Day at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Dad Mathew tells his cautionary tale about leaving his child and dog unattended.

Camping and the Stories that Make Us


One weekend, four people, one tent. Family camping. Do I need to say more?

Why Don’t We Prepare Men for Fatherhood?

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We invest a lot in preparing women for motherhood. Men deserve the same joy and engagement preparing for their roles.

A Sports Dad Reigns Victorious Over the Summer Combine Grind


Jeff Nelligan calls it “the combine grind”, showcases and try-outs and premier tourneys where college coaches from all three NCAA divisions congregate, analyze, measure, and decide which kids they’ll follow and recruit. Here is how he, and his sons, survived it.

Parenting: It’s Just Another Day at the Beach


Eric Stary is determined to get his family to the beach, even if he must first travel through the seven circles of parenting hell.

The Clear and Present Danger of Kids in the Workplace


On this edition of the Friday Sports Dump we revisit “bring your daughter to work day” in the NBA and an NFL hopeful looking for stability and a place to call home.

Fathering as a Spiritual Practice


“Fathering is the most profound spiritual work I’ve ever done. My love for my son has given me a higher purpose,” writes Craig Scott Brooke-Weiss. Here is how one man discovered himself transformed by living as a Dad.

Why I Refuse to Take These Nine Daddy Duties For Granted


Mike, the Sunshine Dad, recently wrote an article about things taken for granted in his childless days. Then he realized he had present day things that someday would be on a similar list. Here is why he resolved not to let that happen.

Dads, Daughters and Menstruation: How to Survive Your Daughter’s First Period


You’re a dad with a daughter. Periods happen. You’ll survive, and so will she.

Just Because I Get Up in the Middle of the Night Does Not Mean I Deserve Praise


After getting up with his baby daughter in the middle of the night, dad Clint Edwards heard himself mutter to his wife, “You should be grateful.” Here is how he found out he was wrong.

100 Words on Love: Unbreakable Bond

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You keep us all bonded in love eternally.

7 Things No One Tells You About Becoming a Dad


You’re going to need to know this stuff before you’re someone’s old man.