The Most Valuable Asset Fathers Can Give Their Kids


Realize the importance of quality time with your sons before it’s too late. — Having quality time with their parents is one of the love languages. I teach a fishing class in Southwest Florida. Everyone who takes the class is retired from the northern United States. Many of them have never fished before. A few […]

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


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?


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


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


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


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

Touch: A Letter to Mother


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

Loving Your Parents


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

Mater, Maritatus


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.”