My Teenage Son (Who Has Bipolar Disorder) is My Mentor

Liza Long looks to her son as a mentor. ___ In the third week of September 16 years ago, I met my second son for the first time. A difficult pregnancy with preterm labor and several long, tedious weeks of bed rest concluded anticlimactically with an apparently healthy baby born on his due date, a […]

Man Up- How to Be a Man in the 21st Century

Mark Goodson says a good man is one who participates in domestic duties. __ The expectations of what makes a good man are changing. My father is a great man. I’ve never seen him wash a dish or grease a pan. While too young to remember, I doubt he ever changed a diaper. But he brought home […]

Raising Boys With Chronic Pain

J.C. Hannigan shares something with her sons: a rare chronic pain disorder.

Life & Times Series: Part 5

Father Time presents:  “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad offering his take on time  ◊♦◊ Tom B. (Washington) Age 34 Occupation: Shipping/Receiving Status: Married, two kids: Daughter age four, son seven months Wife is a homemaker and sanity-keeper FT: Describe a key distinction you’ve made about time as […]

Gay Twins Come Out to Each Other, Then to Mom

What happens when not one, but two brothers, come out to their mom?

Life & Times Series: Part 4

Father Time presents:  “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad offering his take on time  ◊♦◊ Johnny L. (California) Age: 53 Occupation: Navy Retired/Disabled Veteran/Navy Contractor – Systems Engineer Status: Married 22 years (1994-Present) with 2 daughters, ages 18 and 17 Wife is a Public School Librarian. FT: […]

Life & Times Series: Part 3

Father Time presents:  “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad offering his take on time  ◊♦◊ Kyle H. (New Mexico) Age: 32 Occupation: Owner of NMPreps LLC, Publisher of NMPreps.com Status: Married, two children. Son age 7, daughter age 3. Wife is in Accounts Receivable/Part Time at Chem-dry […]

Life & Times Series: Part 1

Father Time presents: “Life & Times – Fathers and Their Views about Time” Featuring a real-life dad giving his take on time ◊♦◊ Randy S. (Idaho) Age: 34 Occupation: Department Manager in an ammunition manufacturing plant Status: Married with two daughters, ages 4 and 6 Wife is a full time RN, working night shift   […]

5 Things Teens Wish Their Parents Knew

Working with teens for 20 years, I asked them a simple question, “What do you wish your parents knew more of to improve your life?” Here are their answers.

Guy Time

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ Friday night is Take Out night at our home. All […]

A Dad Gives His Critique of the Playground

Dad Nathan Timmel has some observations about bad behavior at the playground. The kids are fine. It is the adults he is concerned about.

Two Things Dads Can’t Do As Well As Moms

Many think moms are better parents than dads. Scott Behson doesn’t agree, but he concedes that moms do these two things, that dads cannot do.

Postpartum Depression: How Dads Can Really Help

Some things don’t seem like they would be “dad issues”, but if one spouse has them— they both do. Here is how to help when that issue is postpartum depression.

You See Yourself as “Mom”, He Still Sees You as “Wife”

It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic life of a mom. But don’t forget that your husband needs your attention too!

Moms, Marriage, & Mindfulness

It’s the nature of life in the 21st century—where stress and worry are a part of our daily existence—for us to become self-absorbed and consequently unaware of just how vital our Mom’s and Dads are to us.

How I Got My Kids To Ask for House Rules

Coach Aleasa Word talks about getting kids to ask for rules.