Max Dubinsky writes to his son before he is born.
The Love, Recorded column takes on gender. Cute baby pictures are included. Dolls are another story.
December 1st, 1969. A group of college kids crowded round the TV. Each left as his birth date was called, his future having been decided—Vegas style—by the luck of the draw.
Do we really live in a society that is still stuck in the lie that Black men cannot be fathers?
My day starts with a “Jeez, don’t drop the baby” moment. It ends with me dreaming of Hooters. Just another typical stay-at-home dad day.
“It was time for The Talk. Only I wasn’t ready. I started giggling and acting like a 13-year-old, deflecting serious inquiries by shouting, “Snu-Snu! Snu-Snu! Snu-Snu!”
Bill Girouard’s son Teddy introduces him to Barack Obama and teaches him enduring lessons of patience.
Jeremy Adam Smith’s son asked, “Did they get the bad guys?” Turns out, that was a really difficult question to answer.
Josh Tyson’s son looks up to him for being ‘manly’. Josh isn’t sure that’s the way it should be.
Jason Sperber requests a redefinition of what it means to be masculine.
All my fears disappeared the instant I heard her cry, because I knew from that moment forward I was responsible for this child.
There’s no big fancy fatherhood magazine, no Oprah for dads, and fewer father in older generations sat down with their sons and told them how to be a great father. So Derek Markham wants to share with dads what he has learned, in hopes it will help. Please add to the list.
Once, just once, I wanted to see him win.
Forgiveness can be a difficult lesson to teach our children as a Dad. It’s easier to hold a grudge. Jack Steiner knows the feeling intimately.Sometimes she visits me in my dreams. She ain’t broken then and neither am I. We’re at Charlie Trotters and I can’t be happier because the prettiest girl in the world…
Huzzah to nurturing dads.