normcore
Get ready for some underwhelming clothes.
facebook
I first learned my Dad's birthday when he sent me a request on Facebook.
dads
My dad can't hate the gays and still love me, right? Right?
the good men project
The only hardships of growing up with a gay dad came from society, not from my wonderfully queer home.
dads
Note to anyone wanting to reconcile with an estranged family member: Try an offer of coffee at 8 am.
in

Nov 14, 2013 at 2:00pm | 155 comments

dads
I spent the first 29 years of my life totally avoiding Father’s Day because I had a bad dad. But then I had Oliver, whose father is the bee’s knees.
the frisky
Being the imaginative weirdo that I was, most of my alternate dads were completely and totally fictional, but that didn’t make them any less integral to my emotional development.
feelings
I'm a perfectionist, a straight-A student and a former cheerleader. I created the plastic version of myself: bubbly and smiley with a refusal to fail.
family drama
They blamed me for tearing the family apart by calling 911 that night in August.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
family drama
My momentary shock upon finding out that my room was a camper trailer in the backyard, quickly turned into relief that I would be occupying a completely different living space than the stains and the cocaine.
in

Apr 1, 2013 at 4:00pm | 83 comments

hpv
His cancer had been caused not by smoking, but by HPV that had been lying dormant for decades.
ihtm contest
What had been a complicated father-daughter relationship became an impossible one.
ihtm contest
Even though the alcoholic in my life has been gone for years, the disease still lingers. I’ve locked it out of the house and it sits on the front porch waiting patiently to sneak back in.
dads
I left my two kids in their father's care in 2006, and they have lived with him ever since. My boys are getting the best care from the parent who is able to do it the best.
kids
Seth even makes playdates with the other moms -- something I am really, really bad at doing because I’m sort of socially awkward and assume that no one wants to hang out with me.
dads
“April 5, 2012, 9:27 a.m. I was putting the pedal to the metal down old I-75 trying to get to work so the Slave Driver at the University wouldn’t try and fire me again and God said, ‘SLOW DOWN, BOB.’ Sure enough, there was a copper just waiting by the side of the road to pull me over."
family drama
With the discovery of his life after death, I went from being a one-in-a-million enigma to some poor slob whose no-good father ran out on her mom.
dads
Because we're so similar I can follow his thoughts to some extent, but sometimes it'll just be like “What?! Why has he brought up Douglas Adams eating a book?”
dads
I never thought I’d say this but, if the rumors are true, I feel ya, Khloe K. I feel ya.
dads
You know when you hear Rush Limbaugh on the radio, and you're like, "Who LISTENS to this guy?" I'm here to tell you that my father is a brilliant man who forces me to listen to conservative talk radio.
in

Jan 10, 2012 at 3:00pm | 0 comments

dads
I had always imagined that if one of my parents' health was failing, it would be such a long, drawn-out process that I would have time to get home to them, to say goodbye. But my dad had died and I hadn't even seen him in four months.
in

Dec 23, 2011 at 11:00am | 0 comments