Parenting Is Not a Competition, But I’m Winning

Parenting Is Not a Competition, But I’m Winning

Dave Lesser wonders if the stereotypical parenting memes he sees every day really represent how modern parents are viewing their partners

The Conversation I Can’t Wait to Have With My Kids One Day

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Christian Clifton doesn’t have kids yet, but he already knows he wants to be involved in teaching them to love learning

9 Things I Learned From My Parents’ Divorce

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TaLisa’s parents divorced when she was a child. Here’s what it taught her about how parenting and relationships intersect.

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Surprising Detroit Kids

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Very touching video of a Detroit kid’s choir surprised by Ellen and Pharrel Williams.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

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Reminiscing on the good ol’ days reminded me to always find time to play.

What the Heck Is a Doula and Why Do We Need One?

What the Heck Is a Doula and Why Do We Need One?

Scott Posey was skeptical about involving a doula in the birth of his first child, but soon realized that the doula was an invaluable resource for both him and his wife

How Can I Get My Little Miracle Baby to Stop Misbehaving and Swearing So Much? How?!

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Nick Bhasin would like to know how to clean up Daddy’s Little Miracle Potty Mouth, because the parenting magazine advice ain’t cuttin’ it.

What Children’s Books Totally Creep You Out?

What Children’s Books Totally Creep You Out?

Tom Burns loves reading to his kid, but there are certain books for children that really, really creep him out. He hopes he’s not alone.

Do You Hate Your Ex More Than You Love Your Kids?

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Ben Stich knows you love your kids more than you hate your ex. Here’s how you can show it.

Dads Talk Funny: How Having Kids Changes How You Speak

Dads Talk Funny: How Having Kids Changes How You Speak

Adam Cherepski charts the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways that our language regresses once we become parents

The Redemptive Power of Story Time

The Redemptive Power of Story Time

Brent Almond sings the praises of the calmest, most meditative part of his daily schedule—his nightly story time with his son

Two Hearts … No, Make That Three.

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When Stephane Wahl and her husband, Mike’s, daughter was born with a heart defect, it added a new level of complexity to their marriage.

You Guys Ready to Have Some Fun? The Juggernaut That Is Today’s Kid Birthday Party

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Kermet Apio on birthday parties, the dreaded bouncy house, and gift bags filled with toys that implode like a Mission Impossible cassette.

My Five Biggest Fears About Surrogacy—and How I Overcame Them

My Five Biggest Fears About Surrogacy---and How I Overcame Them

Jerry Mahoney and his partner weren’t sure about using a surrogate to have a baby, but their fears were quickly put to rest after researching the reality of modern surrogacy

How Major League Baseball Is Helping Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

How Major League Baseball Is Helping to Prove That Paternity Leave Makes Sense

Tom Burns thinks that Major League Baseball’s decision to support New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s right to paternity leave speaks volumes and deserves more attention than it’s getting

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Why Baseball’s Daniel Murphy Is an Ordinary Dad and Why That’s Extraordinary

Doyin Richards dismisses the media uproar over New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave, arguing that Murphy’s actions reflect the behavior of any sane, responsible parent