Our Son Will Play With Dolls Whenever He Damn Well Pleases

BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Parents
BJ Barone and Frankie Nelson

He loves his little baby just as much as he loves his trains. I think people need to stop over reacting with the whole dolls are for girls and trucks are for boys thing. Just let your kid be who they are, play with what they want to play with. In the end, they will grow up to be the person who they were meant to be.

Fatherless On Father's Day

Amanda Blitz | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Parents
Amanda Blitz

When my dad died I asked the rabbi 'why' and 'how' this could have happened. He said in time we would come to see it the other way around. Instead of looking at why did we lose him so soon, we would see how lucky we were to have him so long. It took a while to get there, but we have arrived.

A Love Letter To Hands-On Dads

Amy Gibson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Amy Gibson

Have we told you lately that we love you? Have we told you lately that we appreciate all that you do? Because we do. We really, really do. Have we mentioned that your strength, dedication and tenderness never cease to amaze us? We want you to know that the love that you show all of us never goes unnoticed.

Dad, Your Cruel Criticisms Still Haunt Me

Lenora Thompson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Lenora Thompson

I was just a little girl, but you had a barbed tongue. Oh, you always couched your cruelty in humour. As if comedy was a disinfectant that redeems meanness. Time and again, I asked Mommy, "Please, tell Daddy to stop teasing me. It hurts my feelings." But you wouldn't or couldn't stop.

Every Day Is Father's Day When You're Olympian Mark Oldershaw

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

Canadian Olympic medalist canoer Mark Oldershaw and his wife, Olympic swimmer Annamay Pierse recently became parents to Josephine, who was born 14 weeks prematurely, and they're finding the change in their rigid training routines to be a pretty tricky adjustment.

For 48 Hours I Endured The Hunger Many Kids Feel Every Day

Matt Batey | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Matt Batey

Around the world today, nearly 800 million people are without secure, reliable, regular sources of food to eat. I have never gone hungry a day in my life. It was time to experience just a little of what it's like to be desperate for food, but unable to eat.

I Became A Feminist The Day I Became A Father

Greg Allen | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Greg Allen

Were she to face any other systemic challenge, whether big or small, I would take that challenge on as my own. I would write, speak, march, lobby and fundraise until my throat was hoarse or, more likely, she became embarrassed by me and asked me to stop. How, then, could I justify turning a blind eye to the primary systemic challenge she would face throughout her life?

Miscarriage, We Are Not Alone

Christine Johnson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Christine Johnson

I had a life growing inside me that is no longer, a life that didn't get to meet his or her parents or big sister. This happens to so many women, EVERY SINGLE DAY and now it happened to me, to us, to our family, and I want to share, I have the right to share.

Eulogy To A Janitor, My Father

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 02.08.2016 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

The true measure of a man is in his heart and his character. The character defined by his generosity of spirit, by what he makes of the lot life hands him, and by the maturity with which he faces adversity and accepts misfortune.

2016 Is The Year I Kick My Addiction To Work

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Last night, my husband spoke the three most terrifying words in the English language. "Take a break." I was horrified. My blood ran cold. "But, but..." "No buts about it. Take the day off. Why don't you have some fun?" he suggested, smiling. Fun? Fun!? I drew a blank. And that's when I knew I had a problem.

Why I Choose To Be Alone At Christmas

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

Some are geographically distant from those they hold dear and raise a solitary glass to absent friends. Others have lost loved ones to the grave. But for many of us, "no contact" is a choice we consciously made. Loneliness is simply less painful than the agony of spending time with our toxic families.

Fathers Should Be the Heroes Who Empower Their Daughters

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business

I believe that EVERY father has a vital responsibility to ensure that, from their very earliest years, his daughters believe that they can succeed in whatever they want to do in life. And that they, too, have the same rights and privileges and opportunities as their brothers.

Why It's Crucial to Engage Men in Maternal Health

Plan International Canada | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Impact
Plan International Canada

When men accompany their partners to prenatal visits and attend at birthing, the women report a much more positive experience, according to our commissioned study, Men Matter. When men share in the housework and rearrange certain duties or workloads to accommodate their pregnant or breastfeeding partners, the couple's relationship strengthens and the household becomes a happier place.

My Husband Doesn't Care if the Grass Is Greener on the Other Side

Jacqueline Melissen | Posted 07.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Jacqueline Melissen

You see, my husband possesses a rare characteristic that is just so admirable, even if it does mean my first drive in our new car was a little more predictable than I'd anticipated. He knows what he likes and he simply doesn't care at all what he may be missing

Dads Who Dare To Do It Differently

ByBlacks.com | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Parents

Being a black father, I notice people being shocked that I am even involved with my children -- that's about living in a wider racist culture. Black masculinity has always been under attack. This Father's Day I want to encourage every black dad out there to remember you don't have to conform, you can do it differently, if you dare.

Lakeshore Lessons From My Dad

Hannah Jack | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

On all of the Wednesday's in 2007 and 2008 my Dad, Doug Jack, picked me up early from school and would drive me an hour and forty minutes into downtow...

Thank You to the Dads Who Have Embraced Fatherhood

Aneta Alaei | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Aneta Alaei

You are the father to our children yet we don't say it enough. Thank you. Thank you for being a pillars of strength. Thank you for embracing fatherhood and all it has to offer. The runny noses and diaper blowouts leave much to be desired but you have always faced them head on.

How Do Broken Hearts Commemorate Father's Day?

Lori Gard | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

I ask you: how do breaking hearts face Father's day, without a father to honour? For us, Father's Day will never be the same again. The world is now forever changed. How does one do things when the dad you formerly did them for/with/to is forever gone?

15 Father's Day Gifts For All You Procrastinators

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living

Just because time is running out doesn't mean you should pick up the first gift you find.

8 Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Traveling Dad

Amanda Blakley | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Amanda Blakley

He packs light but thoughtfully. Give him the gift of style and function with this sleek and highly functional American Tourister black hard case carry-on. It has all kinds of great features that will get dad excited -- especially the four swivel wheels which will make it easy to scoot through all the international airports he logs hours in.

This Father's Day, Let's Honour Dads Around the World

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

As Father's Day approaches, I wanted to learn how dads around the world encourage, mentor and care for their children. Looking through the World Vision photo database, I found dozens of men who go to immense lengths for their little ones.

You'll Want To Listen To Advice From These Dads

The Huffington Post | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living

Dad might dish out a lot of corny jokes, but every once in a while, he also shares some serious advice. In the video above, we watch as fathers of ...

This Touching Video Of Father-Child Bonds Will Bring You To Tears

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Living

When it comes to child rearing, mothers tend to take the limelight as the primary caregivers — but studies say the role of the father is just as imp...

Happy Mother's Day to Dads Who Have to Be Moms, Too

Lori Gard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

But I have been thinking more and more of the unofficial 'mothers' who never get recognized on Mother's Day, and I'm talking about the dads.

It's Time to Appreciate the Father's Role in the World of Parenting

Casey Palmer | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Parents
Casey Palmer

I didn't know what to expect when I became a Dad. I didn't lack good fatherly figures -- I just had no clue of what the world expected of me. We hear plenty of stories blaming fathers in absentia for children's bad behaviour, society diagnosing a lack of the firm disciplinarian they so sorely needed to keep them in line -- but people rarely talk about what the value of a good father is.