What She Taught Me

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Even though he’s never had a conversation with his Mother, Mark MacDonald is eternally grateful for all she has taught him.

Feeling My Way Toward A Better Life

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For some people, emotional maturity may occur faster than others. Joe Rutland ponders the question of whether emotions and feelings really do matter in life.

Because He Reads the Bible

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Dakota Garilli expertly explores the age-old tensions between religion and sexuality, parents and children.

What Happens When a Dad Promises His Little Boy He’ll Eat a Cricket?

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Hilarity ensues.

The Day I Stood in the Command Tent Hearing of Your Death, Father

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Veteran Airman Nicholas Miele skillfully juxtaposes a personal rite of passage with a personal loss.

Why Fathers Should Choose Their Words Reverently

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Douglas Thompson talks about how much words can matter in the relationship between a father and his children.

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.