It Happens to Men, Too

Women are the victims, and men are the aggressors. At least that’s how the story is usually told. But men can be victims too.

Children Love the Dumps

Much can be learned from detritus. For Stephen Scott Whitaker, the dump is where children can “study the worst of us.”

Daddying Up for the Kids

Why are dads more likely to see the value in a business conference than they are in a parenting conference?

Call for Submissions: Being Brotherly

A lot of focus is put on men as husbands, fathers and children. But let’s not forget the important role that men play as brothers.

My Son the Graduate

Diane Lowman reflects on motherhood and how boys become men.

Dear Son, About that Door in Your Bedroom …

A father asks for forgiveness… from his infant son.

Ben the Builder

A child’s love for building is a magical thing.

How Stories Help You Get What You Want in Life

Stories have a way of making us dream. But they can also help us let go and move on to what’s next.

Purpose, People, and His Unplanned Yet Examined Life

Sometimes we can’t find the purpose-filled life until we stop looking.

What’s Your Transitional Object?

Everyone had a transitional object when they were children. The thing is, we likely carry this same habit into adulthood. — Last year I had Bruce Van Horn on The Old Soul Podcast (you can find that episode here). One of the things we talked about on the episode was transitional objects. The main example […]

The 8 Stages of Becoming a Human Being

Sean Swaby has found that life is hard. It just is. But waking up is more fun than dreaming.

The Truth About Why Boys AND Girls Need STEM Toys

When you shop for the little girls in your life — whether daughters, granddaughters, nieces, etc. — do you walk right past the Legos and building blocks and head straight for the pink aisle with the Barbies and baby dolls?

Daughters Make Awesome Sidekicks

This dad decided to turn his overseas business trip into a “bring your daughter to work” opportunity.

How My Son’s Act of Defiance Taught Me Even Good Men Get Tattoos

We tend to learn our biases from our parents, but children can help open our eyes.

6 Messages I Wish I’d Heard as a Teen

The differences you have with your parents are natural and a good thing!

Social Norms Aren’t Global Norms: Coming to Terms with My Version of Masculinity

When your society has taught you to doubt your masculinity, discovering that other cultures accept you for who you are can be liberating.