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Six Sex Stories

We devote three entire issues to
Love & Sex.  Sex-centric stories include:

1.  Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856 – September 23, 1939) is the father of psychoanalysis.  Anna, his youngest child, was her father’s favorite.  By no Freudian slip, he once referred to her as “my only son, Anna.”

2.  In February of 2008, single mother Laura K. Barrett wrote that sometimes it’s awkward, but at least my kids know  My Opinions about Sex.

3.  Alfred Charles Kinsey is the father of sexology.  Kinsey and his colleagues interviewed 18,000 Americans (including amputees, children, couples, homosexuals, pedophiles, prisoners, prostitutes, stutterers ... ad nauseum) about their sex lives.

4.  In February of 2009, empty-nester Mark Wiertalla wrote: There’s a threat of interruption that hovers over our bed like a cloud and darkens the spirit of erotic spontaneity.  I call it  Guestus Interruptus.

5.  In February of 2010, columnist Bebe Vaughan wrote: I did, for purposes of running amok in the literary sense, give my parents’ married intimacy to my imagination when I wrote about it in Sex, Death & Other Distractions.

6.  Dr. Drew Pinsky is the father of call-in radio (since 1984) and TV shows (since 1996) about love and sex. 

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Eight Recurring Columns

1. What Women Want   by Laura K. Barrett
The mother of three sons, Laura lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes about family relationships from a woman’s perspective.

2. Newbies  by Jessica Kearney Heidgerken and Daren Heidgerken
First-time parents of a daughter when they started writing their column in 2007, a baby boy was added to the brood in 2008.  

3. Old Men   by Sheila Hopkins
This mother of three grown children writes about two old men in her life – her father and her father-in-law.

4. Sonny's Side   by Miles Lester and Ethan Sorscher
As teenagers, these young men wrote about lessons of life they learned from their fathers.

5. Great Expectations  by Harry Shenk
's Diary tracks the ninth months before the birth of Harry's first child (his column runs in reverse chronological order). 

6. History Lessons  by Bebe Vaughan
he product of an uneasy alliance between the Welsh and the French, this mother of two and the grandmother of four analyzes her relationship with her father almost 70 years ago.

7. Empty Nest  by Mark Wiertalla
This married father of three
writes about how his life has changed – and continues to change – as he transitions from an active, full-time nestkeeper to the role of a consultant dad. 

8. Single  by Jesse Young
writes about the struggles and joys of dating, of being a single parent, of his sons and their relationships.

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Three Really Bad Dads

Of all our Embarrassments of the Moment, these three dads take the cake for their particularly bad behavior:

1.  Alec Baldwin,
actor, left this voicemail for his daughter, age 11, in April 2007:  “You have insulted me for the last time. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being. I don’t give a damn that you’re 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you’re a child, or that your mother [Kim Bassinger] is a thoughtless pain in the ass.... I am going to get on a plane and I am going to come out there for the day and I am going to straighten your ass out when I see you.” 

2.  Ryan O'Neal, actor, fired a shot, a “warning shot,” during an argument with his son, Griffin, in 2007.  He once put his daughter, Tatum, on a cocaine diet to help her lose weight, and he scolded her after her failed suicide attempt, “You cut the wrong way.”

3.  Stanley Smith, star of the Fox animated series American Dad who, desirous of a promotion, permits his boss to have a sexual relationship with Stans18-year-old daughter.

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The Great Expectations column is now available as an eBook on Amazon.

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Six Mini-Movies

1.  Jenny Young sings.
2.  Bebe Vaughan knows why she got divorced.
3.  Twins Elanna and Ethan James remember their favorite Dad & Me days.
4.  Brian Beaumont-Nesbitt embarrassed his father.
5.  Lenny Kesten's father embarrassed him.
6.  Michael Lester prays in German.

See and hear their stories.

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Dozens of Funny Photos

Dad has a cornucopia of funny photos about fatherhood. This is our favorite:

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Dishwater

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Copious Quotes

Dad has more quotes about fatherhood than any other source or website,

from John Adams

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.”

         – John Adams, second President of the United States and father of President John Quincy Adams

o Stephen Wright

“My friend has a baby. I am recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant.”
        – Stephen Wright, actor, writer and esoteric comedian. His father was an electronics engineer for the Apollo space program and then became a truck driver.

And who is our most quoted father?

Homer Simpson

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One Hundred Hot Links

We have the most extensive list of links to other fatherhood sites – from ...
Run by the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, news and events are mostly geared to political rights and custody issues.
Blogs and columns teach new dads simple stuff, like how to diaper a baby and how to start potty training.

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