Parenting: It’s Just Another Day at the Beach

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

Patrick Smith: A Culmination of Moments

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

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

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

Nature vs Nuture: Neither and Both

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Can we really mold and shape our kids into the compassionate, successful, kind, creative, human beings we desperately want them to be? Or are they just who they are for better and worse?

Chris Bernholdt: The Things You Gain

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

How I Lost My Religion And Found My Father

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How moving away from a divine father allowed James Ranson to truly connect with his human father.

A (Typical) Roller Coaster Night with My 3-Year-Old

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Some moments are special. Some moments are lessons. Some are a combination of the two.

Teaching Fatherhood

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Eric Olofson prepares young men for the most difficult, rewarding, and transformative experience most of them will have in their entire lives.

We Both Had Cancer. He Died. I Lived.

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A father-son story.

The Men I Gained From the Men That Left

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Natalie Vartanian shares how the male role models she’s lost have created space for the healthy, empowering male role models she’s gained.

How to Live Like an Avenger: A Dad’s Guide to Superhero Life

How to Live Like an Avenger: A Dad’s Guide to Superhero Life

In anticipation for “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” three joyfully-geeky dads discuss how they’re sharing The Avengers with their kids…

3 Surefire Ways to Connect With Your Kids

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We crave connection with our children but often screw it up. Intentional parenting expert Mike Berry has some tips to help you bridge the gap.

Michael Pope: Expanding the Concept of Family

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Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

The Crisis Revealed by the Killing of Walter Scott: How We’re Failing Vulnerable Fathers

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In many states fathers can be incarcerated for failing to pay child support. This is a crisis that needs addressing.

The Wounds of Absence

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For Cabot O’Callaghan, art flows from the pain of growing up with an absent father.

The Last Conversation

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Diane A. Sears, an advocate for men and father’s, recalls the last time she talked to her father