At Buttermilk Falls

Ditch the Cover: A Dad’s Feelings on Open-Air Breastfeeding

Todd Davis offers a powerful poem of listening, reflection, and the natural world.

Emptying the Nest

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As her son goes off to college, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf realizes she has been raising him for independence all along.

When My Father Woke

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Pay close attention to Ed Madden’s poem about an invalid father; the speaker reveals perhaps more than he intends to.

My Son Called My Wife Fat. Here’s Why I Apologized to Him.

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Scotty Schrier went to teach his son a lesson. Instead, he learned one himself.

Sunday Morning Chocolate

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Pepper Trail presents a touching slice-of-life in this jewel of a poem.

Selfie: Manscape

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Aaron DeLee uses the trend of “the manscape” to powerful effect in a poem that is clearly about more than just manscaping.

Biography of a Heretic

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Daniel W.K. Lee challenges parental expectations and a son’s subtle pressure to conform.

A Letter To My Future Son: Don’t Let One Girl Ruin Every Other Girl For You

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A woman wrote a brilliant letter about heartbreak that all men, young and old, should read.

Father/Son Adventures and the Glory of The California Dipsea Trail

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While out exploring with my son, we came across a pleasant surprise.

R. Kelly’s Son Jay Came Out As Trans, And His Mother Couldn’t Be More Supportive

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The son of the infamous R&B singer has come out amidst intense media scrutiny. His mother has been by his side through it all.

Raising Compassionate Boys: An Experiment in Parenting

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In response to the plethora of school shootings, sexual assaults, and viral humiliations, Kozo Hattori is arming his sons with compassion.

What My First-Grade Son Taught Me About Art

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After seeing his son’s excitement about Degas, Picasso, and Warhol—CJ Kaplan realizes that teaching is an art form.

“Dad, I Got Another Tattoo!” Watch this Father React as His Son Gets More And More Tattoos

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No one said parenting would be easy.

Fourteen

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“Fourteen” is Telaina Eriksen’s heartfelt letter to her teenaged son, and the man she hopes he becomes.

My Son Died

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Bob Marrow could not talk about his son’s death for 25 years.

Teddy Bear Meets Best Friend

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This teddy bear just won the internet’s heart.