100 Words on Love: First Official Duty

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It was the first time I could prove to myself that I am somehow worthy of such a wonderful gift.

Stupid New Parents – Part 2

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As about-to-be parents, Matthew Osgood reveals more about how he and his wife had a day of their life sucked away.

Stupid New Parents – Part 1

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As about-to-be parents, Matthew Osgood reveals how he and his wife had a day of their life sucked away.

Black Dad Interrupted

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As a first time father of a male of color, Brandon Greene wonders if he feels as or more powerless than his mother and grandfather felt in his ability to protect his son.

Five Things You Might Learn By Becoming a Father (If You’re Lucky)

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Dan Coxon is lucky.

Ten Tips for the Postpartum Dad


A new baby can turn your world upside down. Signs of paternal postpartum depression and more from Active Duty Dad.

Networking for Fatherhood


Use your networking skills to find and offer support with other fathers.

Fathering to Heal


There is no way I can understand who I am as a father without understanding who I am as a son.

Top Tips for New Dads (Part 1)


Heartfelt emotional—and waste-management—guidance for anyone lucky enough to have knocked up their special someone.

49 Things You Must Tell Your Baby


Tell her everything now, while she’s listening.

How to Stay in Shape for Fatherhood


Carving out time to take care of yourself is essential to maintaining energy through the first weeks of new fatherhood. Justin Cascio talks to Jon Finkel, a former columnist for GQ and Muscle & Fitness, about his new book, The Dadvantage.

This is What 21st Century Fatherhood Looks Like

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Tender, surprising, and brimming with love: these are images of real fatherhood.

In the Maternity Ward: A Poem

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The emotions a new father feels, holding his newborn son, are hilarious, dizzying, and exhausting. A poem.