The Parent I Aspire to Be

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In the end, it won’t matter if I’m perfect as a dad. It will only matter if I am there for them, and if I love them, which I do with all of the depths of my heart.

Accidental Lessons I Learned From My Father


A thank you from a daughter to a father.

Happy Belated Father’s Day, Mom

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After the death of his father, Brian Gawlak reflects on the father his single mother chose to be. — Last year was my first father’s day since my biological father passed away. I spent the day mourning less the loss of the human being whom I had little connection to, but more the loss of […]

It’s Always Nice to See You, My Friend: A Father’s Advice on Humility, Respect, and Fast Cars


A secret back door and wise advice from a car dealer’s father leads to the ride of John Trybulec’s life.

My Dad and I Aren’t Beautiful

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Graduate student Ariel Gordon reflects on the special relationship she has with her father.

Father and Son: a Painful Understanding

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Andy Schulkind explores the complexity of his relationship with his father.

Passing Down Wisdom: Father to Son

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Fathers have incredible gifts of wisdom to confer upon their soon-to-be-launched sons. Here’s how I gave my son these gifts upon his graduation.



Doug Gertner on grief, love, and his father.

Three Words From Dad That Changed My Life

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Adam Patrick Kindilien knows a father’s advice can be priceless, and he’s grateful for the gift.

Rico Pabon Has a New Song for Dads All Over the World

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  Today is Father’s Day. The one day of the year when all dads get to be thanked for all the work they do for their kids. It is a cherished day that really means a lot to fathers no matter what age they are. Rico Pabon has written a song that helps bring light […]

What Father’s Day is Like for Someone Without a Father


Father’s Day is especially difficult for those of us whose dads have passed away. But it can still be a time for remembering the lessons and legacy our fathers left behind.

15 Father’s Day Observations From A Brand New Dad


Tim Is A New Dad. Here are his observations of the journey so far.

To My Husband on Father’s Day


As someone who grew up without a father, Kimberly Zapata has been humbled by her husband as superhero, boo-boo kisser, snuggler — but most of all, as the foundation of their family’s life together.

How I’ve Evolved Because of the Love of My Father

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He believed that girls should get dirty, pay their own way, and love to read. And he believed in me.