Blending a Family is About More Than Pronouns

Christine Benvenuto knows that “his, mine, and ours” doesn’t cover it. She checks her “mama privilege” and shares her story of blending a family.

It’s Great to Know Real Dads Do Exist

John Turner speaks about the fairytale of fatherhood he saw on television and how his own step-dad showed him real dads do exist.

On Making Amends and Finding Gratitude

There are many paths to gratitude. Matt Clapper’s led him through a series of amends, and he is the better for it.

Supporting My Real Family

Stepfather Kieron Casey wonders what it means to be a “real” father.

Can A Child Have More Than Two Parents?

A California state bill would allow courts to legally declare a child has more than two parents.

The Time I Resented My Chronically Ill Stepson

After years of sacrifice to provide care for his ill stepson, Stephen Acker asks, “What about me?”

One Final Lesson From Dad

While researching the shooting death of her stepfather, Megan Michelson discovered what it means to be a good dad.

Spittin’ Image

Disregard the fact that I don’t have a crew cut, and that my real hair is not six inches off my ears. Focus instead at the very, very top of my hair.