Category Archives: Family

Rules For Dating My Daughter

When I saw the buzzy Tumblr photo by Kristine Speare of her dad’s “Rules for Dating My Daughter” t-shirt, something bothered me about it. I get why it is popular. The dad-joke that says “Sure, date my daughter. I’ll spend the time you’re out cleaning my gun,”  never resonated with me … and always seemed a [...]

6 Ways to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

No, locking them in the crawl space under the porch while you go see Godzilla is not one of them. But as all parents know, there are times when frustration, tiredness (ours and theirs), and countless other factors combine to form a super combustible time-bomb of insanity that can erupt in a torrent of yelling directed [...]

Driven to Distraction

Gene Weingarten’s Pulitzer Prize-winning profile of children killed by hyperthermia is undoubtedly the saddest and most depressing thing you will read today–if you can even bear it. Weingarten is a master of his craft and he portrays the brokenness of the human condition with sensitivity and sympathy that will rip your heart out. Sadly, this [...]

Here’s to you, Dad.

The evidence is in. Fathers matter.  A lot. American culture has notoriously failed to honor the important and critical role of fathers.  From hollywood movies and sitcoms to everyday jokes, men are often depicted as clumsy, worthless buffoons who care only about beer and football. With the growing attacks on marriage and family, the role [...]

No More Hashtags. Start Acting.

If only the 275 Nigerian Christian girls were abducted by plane! 29 countries would be looking for the schoolgirls instead of the handful of countries talking about the Boko Haram abduction. Remember, the 29 countries organized as a global coalition to look for Malaysian Airliner in the bottom of the Indian Ocean? If only Boko [...]

US Embassy to Vatican: Celebrate LGBT Day With Us!

Our embassy to the Holy See was established to promote goodwill between the United States and the Vatican. Under the Obama administration, however, it has at best done nothing and at worst it actively harms our relationship with the Holy See. Today for instance the embassy staff took a break from posting selfies and asking [...]

The Culture of Life is a Culture of Motherhood

Let’s talk about diapers: a newborn baby will need 2,500 diapers in the first year, and many more after that, but state-run programs like WIC and SNAP don’t address even basic needs like diapers. The fight to end abortion grabs headlines, but the press pays little attention to the mundane needs of the single mother [...]


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