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{FD} Fewer Americans are celebrating Father’s Day, because more kids are growing up without fathers

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Fewer people are celebrating Father’s Day than ever before, a fact that may have less to do with the nature of the holiday than it does with the nature of American families. Continue reading

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{FD} WWII B-17 pilot, George Starks, reflects on Father’s Day and his crew’s legacy to family

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When we came back from the war, several of us in my B-17 crew found the girls we left behind and who we were thinking about while we were gone. Continue reading

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{FD} Father’s Day in prison separates families — Let’s remember them

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Father’s Day celebrates the role fathers play in our lives and gives us a chance to acknowledge their important and unique influence. It’s also a time to remember those fathers who are missing from the family table. Continue reading

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{FD} Fathers are important — When they’re not around we all suffer

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Father’s Day is a time when we reflect and honor the men who have provided for us and raised us. Continue reading

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{FD} To be a good father, you don’t have to be a superhero

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So far, fatherhood has been an incredible rollercoaster for me. Continue reading

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{FD} This Father’s Day, let’s recognize the dads who put family first

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Here’s a Happy Father’s Day to all the men who’ve compromised on goals they might have otherwise reached had they chosen not to have kids. Continue reading

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{FD} My dad’s stunning response when I told him off

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A few weeks after my first child was born, I told my dad off. At the heart of my complaints was one central failure: Ever since I was a kid, he had failed to show up. Continue reading

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{FD} I had NO idea what I was getting into on my wedding day

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Twelve years ago, the double doors in our sweet little community church opened up, and my daddy walked me up the aisle to my groom. Continue reading

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{FD} How do you talk about suicide to your child?

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The deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and CNN’s Anthony Bourdain this week have sparked conversations about the painful topic of how they died – by suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} Don’t rob your kids of outdoors free play — they need it

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As the weather finally, possibly, maybe looks like the warmth is here to stay, my family leaves our cave and heads to our local park. It features a sizable playground, with sprinklers and a long soccer field. We spend whole weekend days there mingling … Continue reading

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{FD} The last thing I ever said to my dad (and the incredible thing that happened next)

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Last summer, my dad was in crisis. Continue reading

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{FD} What I wish I’d told a mother lost too soon

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A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. Continue reading

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{FD} A Mother’s Day thank you from a Green Beret

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Over and over in my life I’ve found that love and compassion are the basis for just action – this is includes all that our Special Forces are tasked to do. Continue reading

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{FD} A father’s secret wish for mothers that get little credit

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Depending upon who and how old you are and what stage and season of life you’re in, Mother’s Day can elicit a complex cacophony of emotion ranging from joy and jubilation to longing and lament. Continue reading

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{FD} Penny Nance: We must do more to help mothers who are incarcerated — Here’s how

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Studies have shown that being present in a child’s life doesn’t only help them grow emotionally and academically, but it can also help them flourish years later as an adult. Continue reading

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{FD} The huge Mother’s Day fight I had with my husband and the lessons we learned

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My husband, Mike, and I had one of our biggest fights on Mother’s Day. Continue reading

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{FD} It’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I’m a Navy wife of 20 years and these are the lessons I’ve learned

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I’m proud to be a Navy wife. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Continue reading

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{FD} The ridiculous reason for my big honeymoon fight

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As my wife and I drove away from our wedding reception, I had a totally idiotic thought: I don’t think we’ll ever fight again. Continue reading

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{FD} How my 19-year-old daughter overcame her crippling anxiety

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It’s not breaking news that my 19-year-old daughter Jadi lives with crippling anxiety. Continue reading

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{FD} What one word drives ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and really much of the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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It’s way more important than those pesky old Infinity Stones. Continue reading

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{FD} I couldn’t believe these were my father’s final words to me

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Last autumn, my brother Caleb and I knew our father didn’t have much time left. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Tammy Duckworth bringing baby to Senate floor shines new light on working parents

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At just 10 days old, the daughter of Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., wasted no time making history. Continue reading

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{FD} Married couples don’t have to be best friends — They can be something better

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When I got married, I was disappointed with the friendship between my wife, Raquel, and me. Continue reading

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{FD} Dear Khloe Kardashian, don’t take Tristan Thompson back — It won’t be easy but you deserve better

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Khloe Kardashian, of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” fame, had a baby Thursday morning. Everyone seems to have advice for Khloe and here is mine… Continue reading

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{FD} The one thing single parents wish you knew

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Wednesday is Single Parent Appreciation Day. The 12 million single parents in America are no different than you. We have just been dealt a ****** hand in life, regardless of fault. Continue reading

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{FD} March for Our Lives: What do we say to our kids who fear being shot at their schools?

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As hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against gun violence Saturday in Washington and other American cities, there were other signs as well across the nation of new worries about our safety. Continue reading

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{FD} What I’ve learned about marriage — Don’t ever let your wife be cold or hungry (and that’s just for starters)

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I’m good at marriage. I see it through a male lens (can’t help that). Here’s my to guys on being a good husband/partner. Continue reading

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{FD} The one word my daughter whispered to me that caught me by surprise

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When my youngest daughter was three, she was a handful. Continue reading

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{FD} When pregnancy announcements hurt

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Pregnancy announcements and invitations to baby showers can be painful reminders of what’s lacking for women who are struggling to bear babies. Continue reading

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{FD} With these four words, I knew my wife loved me

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I sat on a bench in a beautiful cemetery visiting with the woman who would be my wife and tried to ignore my sad, racing heart. Continue reading

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{FD} Steve Hilton: Family breakdown is the biggest issue America refuses to talk about

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In the wake of the tragic recent shooting deaths of 14 students and three adults at a Florida high school, we see a familiar ritual being played out: an angry debate about guns. Continue reading

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{FD} No, Time magazine, marriage is NOT a science – it’s a mindset

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Human connection isn’t an algorithm, it’s a mystery that defies scientific logic. Continue reading

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{FD} The desperate cry of America’s boys

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America’s boys are broken. And the reasons go far deeper than politics or policies. Continue reading

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{FD} A husband’s confession: What I learned from throwing a tantrum with a frying pan

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One night during my first year of marriage, my wife and I got into a big argument that I haven’t forgotten. It’s not the argument that was memorable, though – it’s the way it ended. Continue reading

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{FD} We saved our marriage — Here’s how you can save yours

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On the day of our wedding we had no doubt that we would have the perfect marriage, but less than five years later our relationship was on the brink of disaster. Continue reading

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{FD} Three incredible pieces of marriage advice I’ve never forgotten

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I recently got into a brief argument with my wife over something totally minor. Continue reading

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{FD} Want your kids to talk to you? Try this…

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If you want your kids to talk to you, don’t ask them questions. Continue reading

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{FD} Dr. Marc Siegel: Smartphones really are dangerous for our kids (they put them at risk for suicide and more)

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Alarming new reports that should concern every parent link heavy smartphone use by children to an increased rate of social isolation, depression, suicidal thoughts and even suicide. Continue reading

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{FD} CDC Director: New parents, this advice could save your baby’s life

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It’s a terrible fear among new parents: you put your healthy baby down to sleep, but your baby never wakes. Unfortunately, that nightmare is a reality for too many families across the U.S. Continue reading

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{FD} The big surprise I found in my marriage — after nine years

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A lot of young couples have no idea what a gift they have in each other. Continue reading

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{FD} On Christmas, here are three essential things parents must do with their kids

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The most wonderful time of the year is not without its headaches and stressors. Continue reading

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{FD} On Christmas — Here’s what Americans say will make them happy this holiday season

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When it comes to the economy and personal finances, Americans are feeling quite upbeat these days. Continue reading

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{FD} How to talk politics at your family Christmas gathering

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go, from the sight of inflatable reindeer on the neighbor’s lawn to the thought of Cousin Eddie in a dickey, drinking egg nog and talking politics at Christmas dinner. Continue reading

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{FD} University president: We know your kids are drinking and we need your help

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This is the time of year when many college students return home to see family and friends, and to face nosy but well-meaning questions about school. Just as everyone at the holiday table will press them for information, students will be trying to asser… Continue reading

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{FD} How to style and create gorgeous holiday cards

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Make this year unforgettable with these three tips for a picture-perfect shot that captures your family’s festive spirit. Continue reading

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{FD} 12 days of family traditions for an extra special season

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The mere concept of a family tradition prompts a warm and fuzzy feeling, which makes it a perfect plan to execute during the winter holidays. Here are 12 traditions that hone in on togetherness and the magic of the season. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Masterpiece Cakeshop case could bring a major Supreme Court ruling on free expression

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Jack Phillips seeks merely to live his life and operate his business consistently with the values that he holds dear. Continue reading

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{FD} Suzanne Venker: Lauer’s firing teaches us that everyone is replaceable at work. That’s why THIS matters

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I’ve never been more proud of having made my family, my relationships, the focus of my life instead of my career. Continue reading

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{FD} NFL national anthem protests are teaching our children to NOT be thankful for America

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The continuing protests by multimillionaire NFL players who refuse to stand for our national anthem – disrespecting our flag and the brave patriots in our armed forces – are setting a terrible example for America’s children as Thanksgiving approaches…. Continue reading

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{FD} Thanksgiving recipe: Turkey, stuffing, and great values for your kids

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In Richard Kirshenbaum’s book about Manhattan’s uber-wealthy, “Isn’t That Rich?,” a father sighs: “I wish I had my son’s childhood, and I wish he had mine.” Continue reading

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