Dad in His Daughters Eyes

You were the first man to tell us we were beautiful. You set the tone for how it should be. You were gentle and wise. You were giving, confident and strong....more

In Defense of Dads

I have spent my entire childhood defending dads. That happens when you are raised by a single father of five. I was the child who always raised their hand in class and said, “and dads too, right?” whenever someone with authority sang the praises of mothers....more

A Mamalode Magazine for Dads!

One of our favorite sections of Mamalode magazine (which BlogHer CEO Lisa Stone called "America's BEST parenting magazine!") has always been the "daddy-o" column. So, for Father’s Day, we have taken some of our favorite writing for and about fatherhood and put it into a special edition anthology called Dadalode....more

We ARE Pregnant: Why Mila Kunis Is Wrong

When Mila Kunis made her rant about men with pregnant mates saying “we are pregnant,” I heard a collective cheer from mothers and mothers-to-be from every end of the universe. And while I understand the difference between being pregnant and being WITH someone who is pregnant, I have to say that I don’t agree. Many men and wives of doting husbands would beg to differ as well. ...more
As a labor and delivery nurse I can't tell you how much I appreciate your point of view. I'm ...more

Daddies becoming Mommies (kind of)

When I was little, I had a stay-at-home Mom. She was home to give me a snack after school, took care of me when I was sick and spent hours devoting time to the PTA and the community to make a better life for us. (Thanks, Mom!) My Dad worked long hours, spent time working on the yard on the weekends and drove us to family functions on the weekends. (Thanks, Dad!)...more

Real Men, Real Dads

I’m certainly nowhere close to being considered a feminazi.  I would never burn my bra.  I like a man to open a door for me and pay for dinner.  I believe in the special importance of being a stay at home mom.  I like men to be men- somewhat rough around the edges, willing to get dirty and sweaty, confident and somewhat just stereotypically masculine.  I don’t buy into the belief that men should be more like a girlfriend.  They aren’t wired like us.  They don’t want to discuss a problem and pick every last detail apart.  They like solutions.  The...more

Why are we qualifying fathers?

My son has a Mom and a Dad. That's it. That's how I want others to think of us - sans adjectives....more

Welcome to dinner: Pass the pancakes

I know I don't reference my Dad a lot in this blog, but that's mostly because I am really good at apologizing to my Mom. (Sorry, Dad.) Although my parents separated when I was little, I have some very nice memories of my Dad. For example, sometimes, he would make us waffles for dinner. It was pretty cool, because waffles are awesome and it added a touch of whimsy to an otherwise regular week day. He'd even put chocolate chips into mine....more

What Happens When Mommy's Not Home...When Daddy is in Charge

What Happens When Mommy’s Not Home? – When Daddy Is In Charge...more