A Father, A Son, and Making Up For Lost Time


With the holiday season upon everyone, Joe Rutland takes some time to remember how a once-broken relationship with his dad became one of his greatest gifts.

Dialogue With Those Who Matter Most

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This year, Billy Flood’s Thanksgiving was defined by his father’s wisdom.

Parenting . . . A Day at the Beach

Parenting Day at the Beach

Alex Barnett shares the truth about toddler-parenting: There are no breaks. No timeouts. No commercials. You just go and go and go.

A Middle-Aged Dad’s Dating Advice for His Three Year-Old Son

A Middle Age Dads Dating Advice to His Three Year Old Son

Alex Barnett had his son later in life. And he wants to give his son dating advice before he forgets what it was like to date.

Poetry as Courage, On This Veterans Day

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“Peace, So That” is a reminder of what war does to everyone involved.

A Grandmother’s Legacy: A Single Black Gay Man Adopts


When Alvin decided to adopt, he wasn’t ready for response from his communities.

5 Things Every Adoptive Dad Needs to Know

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You may not have fathered this child in the biblical sense, but here’s what it takes to be his “real” Dad.

Hey Dad, Fancy Meeting You Here 20 Years After Your Death


John McElhenney finds his long-dead father in an all-too-familiar song.

Fatherhood and Boys in Tights

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Find out why Geoff Cochran is okay his sons blurring traditional gender lines by wearing finger nail polish and tights.

Dear Son, You Have Taught Me So Much …

Dear Son by Larry Hagner

Founder of The Good Dad Project Larry Hagner thought he was teaching his son … but here’s what he learned.

Download This: My Troubled Love Affair with Buying Music

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Jon Magidsohn considers how we get music today and what’s changed since we treasured record collections and copied cassette tapes.

Going Downhill With My Father

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For Mike Copperman, a family hike turned into a realization of the roles he and his father share in each other’s lives.

My Homegrown Haircuts

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For Reginald Schroeder, haircuts are more than just a few minutes in a chair with scissors and clippers.

The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad

The Peculiar Case of the Reading Dad

When Frederick J. Goodall went to his son’s preschool to read one day, he had no idea that he would end up being the first father who had ever read to the class.

Moving Up the Generational Ladder: How My Grandfather’s Death Saved My Family

Moving Up the Generational Ladder: How My Grandfather’s Death Saved My Family

Kevin Sterling reflects on the profound personal lessons and inspirations he was able to glean from his grandfather’s long and storied life.

Dads Cosplay Too: How One Dad Turned His Son Into Rocket Raccoon

Dads Cosplay Too: How One Dad Turned His Son Into Rocket Raccoon

James Estrada wanted to find a “Guardians of the Galaxy” costume for his son and decided, with some help from his friends, to make it himself. The result was better than anything he ever could’ve found in a Halloween costume shop…