Dads in the Modern Family


The word “dad” invokes something different now than it did even fifteen years ago. Alexandra Temblador takes a look at what it means in today’s modern family.

Here’s Why Dads Like Me Protesting Similac’s Sisterhood Video Won’t Win This “War” and What We Can Do About It


There has been a dad outcry against how Similac ended its Mom’s War video. What could have been great, left us on the outside — again. Here is what writer Rob Watson suggests we can do about it.

On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi


Speaking as a father to a young daughter, Adam Hughes explores the gap between expectation and reality–parental promise and parental failure.

Five Things I Was Desperate For My Son To Do Until He Actually Started Doing Them


Dad and Buried could not WAIT for his young son to be able to do certain things. Until he did them. Now we have a desperate dad wanting to turn back time.

The Ten Truths About Becoming a First Time Dad


As he reflects back on being dad to four kids, Mike Smith, the Sunshine Dad, found ten undeniable truths. He shares them with the men who face fatherhood for the first time in their lives.

Us and Them, 2014


In this poem, MaryLisa DeDomenicis reminds us of a common stereotype and the human need “to distinguish one’s self.”

ELF Is a Great Family Holiday Movie With a Plot That Makes No Damn Sense

ELF Is a Great Family Holiday Movie With a Plot That Makes No Damn Sense

Will Ferrell’s “Elf” is a wonderful film to watch with your family over the holidays, as long as you don’t pay any attention to the actual story…

At Thanksgiving, This Dad Thanks His Mom for Making Him a Dad


As this dad thinks over his thank you list, his mom appears at the top. Here is why.

How to Be a More Mindful Parent

How to Be a More Mindful Parent

Cliff Hsia offers suggestions on how parents can attempt to be more present and engaged when interacting with their young children.

A Dad Talks to the Author of “Alexander” and Finds Out the Secrets to “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days”


A dad read one of his favorite childhood books to his son. The next day, he found a connection to its author, Judith Viorst. And then, this happened.

“Your Kids are So Lucky to Have You” — Really?


Like many foster care/adoptive parents, blogger Christopher Thangaraj heard the “compliment” uttered many times. It never sat well with him. Here is why.

Snip! Why We Aren’t Having More Kids

pacifier brige

With a quick snip and a bag of frozen peas, we have eliminated the possibility of having more children.

Patience: A Dad’s Confession

Patience by Larry Hagner

Good Dad Project Larry Hagner admits that, as a dad, he struggles every day with patience.

The “Pretty” Prison: the Dad of a Daughter Ponders the Weight of a Word


A dad discovers a common compliment for girls is not as positive as many think. It is a trap. Here is his plan to free his daughter from its grasp.

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids

Cliff Hsia breaks down the pros and cons of parents taking a “kidsmoon,” a.k.a. taking their first real vacation away from their children.

5 Lessons As You Go From Dog To Sprog

dog to sprog

A puppy helps train The Dadventurer for his coming baby.