The Choices I Make As a Dad … and I Have No Idea If I’m Making a Mistake

Patrick Sallee considers the challenges of the unintended consequences of our actions as parents.

Joe Rawlinson: The Many Hats of Fatherhood

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 […]

Day 20 – Nappy Flap Flop

The philosopher George Santayana said, ‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.’ Sam Avery is now pretty sure he knows what that means.

Jeff Jackson: The Ultimate Grounding Experience

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 […]

Why, Son, Why?

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

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

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

1,000 Words for 1,000 Days

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

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

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…

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.