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  1. Toddler & Child
    No matter what your relationship with your own dad or your children's dad(s), today we celebrate those dads who make a positive impact on our lives. Studies show we are all better off when dad feels involved and responsible for his children. The American Psychological Association (APA) states...
  2. Family Life
    With Father's Day, sometimes it's not easy to celebrate the dads in your life when they are away. How can you help your little ones make Dad feel special when they can't be together? My little boy has no idea how lucky he is that he was born to us later in our lives. While we tried for earlier...
  3. Family Life
    On Father's Day, we like to honor and celebrate the beloved dads in our lives - ours and our children's. But some dads have a very different Father's Day. They are the dads who have children that have died. When my first son died, the first Mother's Day after was only a couple of months later...
  4. Family Life
    Shopping for Dad can be tough, especially when you don't want to buy him another mug that says "#1 Dad." To make life a little easier for you and the kids, these are my favorite Father's Day finds from Etsy. We can only get the dads in our lives so many mugs with our kiddos' handprints on them...
  5. Family Life
    With Father's Day around the corner, you may be wondering how to handle the holiday with your child who doesn't have a father figure. Here are some things you can do to help your child get through Father's Day. 1. Discuss Father's Day with Your Child in Advance Talk to your kids in the week or...
  6. Family Life
    Strong men step up to love and raise children that are not biologically their children. This Father's Day, we celebrate these men and their love for their kids. You didn't have to love me, but you did. You didn't have to watch me grow and tuck me in at night, but you did. You didn't have to...
  7. Family Life
    Last year, we introduced you to Instagram account, Don't Forget Dads. If you're not following them, it's time you start. Related: Father-Focused Instagram Account Crushing Gender Stereotypes This year, 'Don't Forget Dads' is still crushing gender stereotypes associated with fatherhood and...
  8. Family Life
    If you think that we attended the NYC Toy Fair for the kids alone, think again! The NYC Toy Fair features some fun toys for grown-ups who are still kids at heart. Let's face it: This thing called life can be pretty serious sometimes. From paying bills to establishing a career to navigating...
  9. Family Life
    This upcoming Sunday, September 10, 2017, is International Bereaved Fathers Day. This day recognizes bereaved men all over the world. The heartache of losing a child is one that takes time to console. Those who have undergone this tragic experience can turn to the work of Carly Marie Dudley, an...
  10. Family Life
    In honor of Father's Day, I asked four new dads about their experiences. Here's what they shared about the intimate moments, the game-changers, and the little things that make them glad to be fathering. Related: Father-Focused Instagram Account Crushing Gender Stereotypes Jacob, Wildlife...
  11. Family Life
    When you join your life to someone else's, you learn all their quirks. As time goes on, both of you grow and influence each other, and new traits emerge. Parenthood is a catalyst for all kinds of transformations. My husband and I met at eighteen years old. I was drawn to him because he balanced...
  12. Family Life
    If you have a large family, Father's Day can be a tricky celebration. Honoring all the fathers connected within a single family requires some careful planning and imagination. If your family doesn't already have a Father's Day tradition such as going hiking or attending a ball game, perhaps...
  13. Family Life
    This Father's Day, sit down with your children and consider creating a handmade gift that truly conveys the love and appreciation they have for the father figure in their life. One of the most important lessons parents can impart to their children centers on the quality of a gift. A...
  14. Family Life
    Today, there are more dads than ever who are in primary custody roles, and tackling both fathering and mothering. Here are five things dads want us to know about mothering. 1. Single Dads take parenting seriously. Often, the jokes moms make about not trusting daddy to do anything...
  15. Green Goods
    Every year Father's Day creeps up, and family members rush out to purchase a new tie or the latest technological gadget just in time for Sunday. In honor of the natural lifestyle that you strive for, this year we offer ten different ways to express gratitude and love to the special man in your...
  16. Green Goods
    Looking for a cool gift for Father's Day? Or just for yourself to help preserve the resources of Earth? Then you have to check out SolSource's Solar Powered Stove - portable cooking that is clean and 100 percent solar powered! Father's Day may traditionally be thought of with a picture of dear...
  17. Toddler & Child
    Grade 1 and 2 students at Albert McMahon Elementary School, British Columbia, Canada, will not be celebrating Mother's Day or Father's Day this year. Students recently brought home a letter to parents announcing that this upcoming Mother and Father's Day, students swill not be making gifts for...
  18. Baby
    This post features a personal story illustrating what I call "counter-intuitive brilliance." It's the story of an interaction between a new father and a new mother. It's about how to diaper their baby. It's a conversation that surely takes place alongside the changing table in virtually every...
  19. Toddler & Child
        Father's Day is just around the corner. A single mom prepares to answer the tough questions.   I'm a single mother by choice. My choice can be a bit controversial, I know. When I came to the decision to move forward with my plans to have a child on my own, I fully expected to get an...
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