How That Old Black Accordion Connected Me to My Dad

How a simple black accordion could bond two men who both had a lot to learn about connection.

How Fathers Can Be There For Their Children in the Digital Age

Ours is a generation completely submerged in the murky waters of digital age. Fathers must continue to provide guidance at all times.

Why I’m Learning to Let My Son Correct Me

Colette Sartor’s son corrects her because she’s done something right, not because she’s done something wrong. She’s raising a confident boy who feels safe enough to challenge others, and to be his own person.

How Dads Teach Their Daughters to Work Hard

Daughters learn so much from their moms, but sometimes a man’s strength and dedication gives daughters a different way of looking at the world.

Dying Well

A man faces death with courage, love, and self-assurance in this poem from Heid E. Erdrich.

Invisible Darkness

Laura Foley captures the pain of being a mother unable to help an adult son in this stark poem.

Chasing Down the ‘Real Man’

Quentin Lucas found himself in the military, facing court martial, before he could begin to see what a ‘real man’ might be.

Two Worst Methods by which Men Deal with Vulnerability

Being a man doesn’t mean you should be invincible. You can’t avoid pain, it’s just a part of life. Vulnerability can be a powerful weapon.

How a Dad’s Parenting Style Encourages Entrepreneurship

Dads, sorry we doubted you, but keep it up! We’ve got a future generation of world-changing entrepreneurs to raise.

10 Surefire Ways to Make a Woman Happy

The inside scoop on how to make a woman smile.

Why Raising Good Kids Is A Waste Of Time

As parents, we should focus more on teaching our kids how to think instead of what to think.

Why Did God Take My Baby? Dealing With Life’s Most Devastating Loss

The sky was crying. It was an unusually misty day in Joplin, Missouri, as they laid my Angel in her grave. A friend dropped a single red rose on top of the half-sized casket. It was done. My baby was gone.

A Father Learns a Few Lessons From His Son

Wisdom has a funny way of coming from all different directions.

5 Beliefs That Help Guys Live a Life They Didn’t Think Was Possible

Life is hard for the modern man. Everywhere we look there’s someone telling us what we can’t do. I’m here to tell you we’ve been lied to. Here’s how you can do what others consider “impossible.”

Dear Son, It’s Been 3 Years Since I’ve Seen You

No matter what happens, no matter what anyone says, no matter how hard it gets, always choose love and compassion for yourself and the world around you.

In the Name of the Father

A boy crosses the threshold to manhood in Joy Ladin’s poem, but he’s not the only one who has changed.