Marvel’s Fantastic Ant-Man Plot Based on Realistic Absent Father Dynamics

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She went to enjoy a movie but walked away with a profound understand of what happens when fathers are absent. — Ant-Man was well acted and exceptionally produced. But this is not a movie review. Cassie was as thrilled to see her father as he was to see her. The plot and its rich character development included two absent […]

How Will I Know When I Am in a Body?

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Nora Meiners writes as the white mother of a biracial son, reflecting on black male bodies and the perils that attend them.

Dear Son, I Used To Be a Porn Writer. Love, Mom

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Before I was a mom, I was an X-rated writer. And I was actually pretty good at it.

What it Means When You Say I’m Hot ‘For A Mom’

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Attractiveness is relative. But to look at the choices a woman makes with her body and assign a tangible value to her worth and sexuality is appalling and concerning.

Coming of Age: Dad’s Influence on Girls to Women

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Being a teenager is hard. Being a parent is hard. Be the Dad that bridges the gap.

6 Similarities Between LeBron James Finals Performance and My Stay at Home Wife/Mom

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Even though his team lost, Travis Scott walked away with a new appreciation for his wife.

Did You Cry When He Left?

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Snake Bloomstrand, on rituals that make a boy into a man.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.

I Refuse To Babysit My Children

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Shawn Henfling is tired of people calling every dad with his kids a babysitter.

Recognizing All Your Moms

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Whether it is your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin or closest female friend, they all deserve your thanks and gratitude.

The Face of Joy

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Where does pure joy come from? John Faithful Hamer can tell you.

Touch: A Letter to Mother

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L. Lamar Wilson writes of a gay son, an ill mother, and their deeply felt intimacy.

Loving Your Parents

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The psychology of love, your parents, and how they intertwine.

Mater, Maritatus

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Dakota Garilli writes of boys, their mothers, and “how we learn /of love.”

37 Weeks Pregnant – A Letter To My Wife

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Frank Prather is a self-identified “badass” with credits as a break-dancer, body-builder, Harley owner, gun-toter, and worst of all – a blogger. Now he is graduating to being a “badass dad.”

A Dad’s Resolve to Cherish the Ages

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The Sunshine dad used to lie about his age. Then he kind of wished his kids were at different ages. Then he got the answer. Stop lying and wishing.