Stars–They’re Just Like Us

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Shevaun Brannigan uses a familiar image in a fresh, stunning, sustained way.

How to End Sibling Rivalry & Lower Your Kids’ Risk of Divorce at the Same Time

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Fighting siblings and divorcing spouses are more alike than you may think, and both can find peace by following these three steps.

Why Tell Anyone if You Were Abused as a Child? Six Reasons

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Just in the telling of the abuse, you are honoring the child who still remembers the pain. The confusion. The dread. The fear. And you are connecting with that child within you. Soothing him or her.

Dear Dad: The One With the Stay At Home Dad’s Helpful Creatures

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A traditional mom does not understand why a dad would stay at home with his kids, and turns to ‘Dear Dad’ for advice.

Call for Submissions – Gay, Bi, Trans Like Me

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It’s time to talk about the “right” way to be gay, or bi, or trans.

The #1 Way to Have a Low Maintenance Relationship

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Is a low-maintenance relationship possible? According to Steven Lake, it is not only possible, but preferable.

A Note To The Good Man I Married

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Shanna Anderson has a few things her husband needs to know and they can help any blended family.

How Much of Your Past Should You Reveal to Your Teenager?

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How do you let your teens know you understand the unique situations they find themselves in without confessing titillating details of your own past?

My Father Never Said I Love You, But I’ll Be Different

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I realized my father was from a generation that never said those three little words. He was saying he loved me without them. But I didn’t realize it then.

How I Made My Dad Cry

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Seeing tears on his father’s face was incentive enough to get John Trybulec to pass Accounnting 101.

Father and Son: a Painful Understanding

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Andy Schulkind explores the complexity of his relationship with his father.

Bittersweet

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Doug Gertner on grief, love, and his father.

3 Ways to Discipline Your Child More Effectively—and With Love

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Ty Phillips shares his simple, practical wisdom for keeping your kids on the right path.

#30: The 12 Different Types of Nappy

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Opening your baby’s nappy is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get and you’ll probably end up with sticky fingers. My twin boys are 10 weeks old and these are the 12 types of nappy I’ve encountered so far.

Tree of the Apple

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Kelly DuMar masterfully captures “the holy moment that saves your life” in this deceptively simple prose poem.

Three Words From Dad That Changed My Life

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Adam Patrick Kindilien knows a father’s advice can be priceless, and he’s grateful for the gift.