Why, Son, Why?

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Sam Avery recalls an evening where his twins gave him a bigger than normal mess to clean up.

One Father Finds His Way Through the Darkness


A young father of twins and a newborn, Briton Underwood finds his way, all thanks to his children. — “Feeling my way through the darkness, guided by a beating heart…” The transition to fatherhood has not been one that was necessarily easy. It has been filled with nothing but trial and error. I have learned […]

Kevin Zelenka: The Greatest Feeling in the World


Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions I’m Stealing From My Daughters

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Patrick Sallee admits he’s a thief who steals from his own kids. But in this case, the ends justify the means.

Teen Refuses to Walk At Graduation Without Twin Brother

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17-year-old Austin Coppola wanted to share the spotlight with someone special.

1,000 Words for 1,000 Days

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Mike Crider’s twin girls are almost 1,000 days old. And he has a few words for them.

Amazing Video: Newborn Twins Mimic Embrace from Inside the Womb


Twins show how they embraced before they were born in a special bath that is designed to mimic what they experience in the womb.

Too Cold for Television

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When you write a blog, sometimes you have encounters with people that surprise you. I had one of those encounters this week.

Daddy, Turn on the Stars

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Mike Crider turns on a projector of stars for his twin girls so they can drift off to sleep peacefully. And it is the strength of inner peace which Mike tries to internalize.

Where Did My Twins Learn the Alphabet? (I Doubt It Was From Me)


Mike Crider realizes that there will be other people who teach his girls as they grow. But there was still a bit of a pang the first time he heard them singing the alphabet song.

A Note for New Fathers of Multiples


Sets of multiple newborn children can add to the challenges presented to newly-minted fathers as well as veteran dads, but they can also bring unique rewards. Vaughan Granier gives some advice to help anchor members of the Multiple Birth Club.

An Ode to Being Dad to Twins…

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I am a father of twins. My wife is wonderful and she is my joy and delight, What an amazing mom she is. But this post is a bit about being a Dad to twins. In case you were wondering.

Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?

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You may think you know the answer, but Mike Crider suggests the answer may not be as compelling as we think.

The Impossible Standard: How Do You Stack Up to a Perfect Father?

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Mike Crider’s dad worked hard and still found time to raise his two sons. He was such a good role model, Mike was afraid he couldn’t fill his dad’s shoes when he had kids of his own.

What’s It Like Being a Twin?

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Pat Brothwell answers the question people ask him the most.

Metal Dad With 3 Kids Strapped to Himself Plays Amazing One-Handed Drum Cover

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Three tiny kids, one dad, and a drum solo.