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When I was a kid, my dad and I didn’t spend much time together. He was always taking my brother on weekend trips to go fishing, or waking him up when it was still dark to go deer-hunting, but I never wanted to go.

How I Caught A Dad On Pokemon Go

When I told him that I caught a Mantine, he wrote back, Yeah, I think I caught four or five of them today. I didn’t mind—for the first time in my Read...
Samantha Edmonds    |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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In his death came the “this is no joke” realization that — cliché as it is — life is short.

The Death Of My Father Is Helping Me Live A Better Life 

I’m not sure I would have persisted with such ambition prior to my father’s death. I’ve found that a loved one’s passing does more than nudge you Read...
Jennifer Lea Reynolds    |   06.15.17   |   SHARE
My father may have been gone, but he was still here. My name connected me to him, and that realization was incredibly powerful.

What I Realized About My Last Name After My Father's Death

My last name links me to my father. Every time I see it, every time I write it down, I think of him. It helps me keep him alive in my soul, and it Read...
Melissa Blake    |   06.12.17   |   SHARE
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author and her family

(Step)Fatherhood and the Blended Family

Nothing can really prepare you for being a parent. And there is no damn way anything can prepare you for being a step-parent. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.21.15   |   SHARE
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Why I Don't Look Forward To Father's Day

Like too many others out there, we have a father who gave us some of his genes and not a whole lot more. Specifically, my father is an alcoholic — Read...
Anonymous    |   06.21.15   |   SHARE
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What Fathers Really Want For Father's Day

For starters, fathers want culture and media to take us seriously as parents. After all, it is 2015. We should be way past the bumbling Mr. Mom Read...
Ariel Chesler    |   06.19.15   |   SHARE
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me and dad, circa 1979

5 Things Friday: Sage (And Occasionally Odd) Advice From My Father

"Never have sex with a virgin." Which incidentally I did, not once, but twice. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.19.15   |   SHARE
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How I Learned To Thrive Without A Father

I disowned my father when I was 17. He was a perfect storm of a human being, drowning women in physical abuse, rape, judgment, and his excuses. I Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   06.17.15   |   SHARE
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