Wish I Was Here: It’s OK to Not Be the Hero

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Zach Braff’s newest movie has a truth that hit home for Christian Clifton.

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.

Good Dadvertising: Peanut Butter Cheerios Show ‘How to Dad’ and it’s Epic

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Zach Rosenberg has seen some terrible ads about incompetent fathers. This Cheerios ad is the exact opposite. Prepare to behold greatness.

This Moment Is More Precious Than You Think

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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.

The 7 Things I’ve Stopped Worrying About as a Parent

The 7 Things I’ve Stopped Worrying About as a Parent

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…

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

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.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Healing Mistakes

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“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 […]

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

“Two and a Half Men” Gay Adoption Plot: A Good Laugh or Just Laughable?

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.

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

Enabling Princesses: When Being a Good Daddy Goes Too Far

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.

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

Cute and Pink to the Left, Cool and Blue to the Right: The Problem with Kids’ Clothes

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.

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

I Hate What I’ve Become as a Parent

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.

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

Leading By Example: How One CEO Dad Showed His Employees His Commitment to Work-Family Balance

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.

You’re in Charge of Your Body. I Still Get to Make Rules.

You're in Charge of Your Body. I Still Get to Make Rules.

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.

Thailand’s Take On Tech: Where Does It Leave Dads?

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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?

Dear Men, You Have Been Lied To

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How recognizing you are people first and gender second can save your relationship.

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

Boys Kissing Boys: What’s the Problem?

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.