On Plans to Build My Daughter a Tipi

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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?

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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

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

Patience: A Dad’s Confession

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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

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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

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A puppy helps train The Dadventurer for his coming baby.

Finding Your ‘Couple-ness’ in Parenthood

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When you have two kids, you can’t wait until the nest is empty to be a couple again. Instead, you have to redefine what being a couple is and means.

Parenting: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

Parenting: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

While speaking to a journalist, Adrian Millar explained how becoming a confident, loving stay-at-home dad takes more work than one might think.