All my fears disappeared the instant I heard her cry, because I knew from that moment forward I was responsible for this child.
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Max Dubinsky writes to his son before he is born.
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.
Huzzah to nurturing dads.
My mind goes to the dark places I work so hard to fight against: tumor, cancer, six months to live, eight months, eight years …
Peder Hill talks about the effects of anger on children and what he’s learned about being a dad.
“I don’t know why this statement fills me with disgust,” writes Patrick Quinn
A stay-at-home dad joins a group for mothers and wonders why he didn’t do it sooner.
Patrick Quinn gives a few tips to those stuck in the nightmare scenario that is traveling with small children.
Niel Vuolo needed something to pass on to his son, so he bought him something sharp.
Fivel Rothberg’s son thinks Satan is cooler than God. What’s the big deal?