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We're Too Easy On (Straight, Cisgender) Dads

Yes, we should be criticizing these straight, cisgender dads. We’ve been far too easy on them for too long.

Yes, we should be criticizing these straight, cisgender dads. We’ve been far too easy on them for too long. It’s straight out of the patriarchy playbook.

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Why My Four-Year-Old Broke Up With Me

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad.

My four-year-old has broken up with me. He’s moved on — with his dad. My son loves my husband more than me, and I never saw it coming.

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This Dad And His Baby Have Won Our Hearts

image credit: Sholom Ber Solomon via Instagram

Parents this awesome just remind me how I don't even have a baby book for 4 out of 5 of my children.

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The Art Of Presence 

We are constantly learning how to make the absolute most of the time we have.

We forget so quickly how to be in the moment, and what it boils down to is whether we are truly invested in the precious time we have with other people. Are we here now, or somewhere else?

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The Most Important Thing Dads Can Do for Baby: Serve and Return

Serve: baby does something. Return: you react in kind. (Image: Thinkstock)

I’m not one for overstatement; the research here is rock solid. And while “serve and return” is borrowed lingo from tennis (hopeful we have some fellow Del Potro fans in the house), the practice has nothing at all to do with sports.

When it comes to babies, “serve and return” refers to meaningful, face-to-face interaction with the little one. The sort of conversation where you’re not just talking at baby, but watching his reactions, and responding in kind.

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Spending Two Years Away From My Kids Made Me A Better Mom

Having the opportunity to evaluate how I parented my kids was invaluable. Image: Thinkstock.

During the second year, I had an epiphany. I began to understand what my friends had meant about my overprotectiveness.

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Why It Doesn't Bother Me That My Daughter Prefers Her Daddy

Taking an actual break while my husband parents feels somehow subversive, no matter how often I do it.

My toddler’s recent preference for her father has gone from sub-textual to textual. She has no compunction about loudly pushing me away and requesting her dad instead. I’ve been reprimanded for even speaking to her on occasion — “Don’t talk to me, Mom! Don’t talk!”

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It's Not 'Cute' When Dads Threaten My Son For Dating Their Daughter

“Boys will be boys” needs to STOP. Image: Schock Photography.

The role of overprotective father is not a new one, it is a tired concept that needs to just die, already. Don't threaten my son for dating your daughter!

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How The War On Women Hurts Men, Too

We're all in this together.

It’s perhaps obvious how women are hurt when those in power do not view their lives and interests as equal and have no empathy for them: Their reproductive rights, their economic rights, and their human rights are dismissed and attacked. But, how are men impacted by culture and policies based in woman hatred? My answer is simple: Until women are free, men will not be free.

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8 Dad Stereotypes That Are Anti-Feminist And Need To Stop

Be a good dad. It's that simple.

It’s the 21st century and there are still dad stereotypes that are not only anti-feminist but also downright backwards thinking that need to stop. But you can’t stop something until you know what it is, so here is a list:

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