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Naming Baby After Dad - Classic or Showy?

My wife and I are considering naming our son after me and calling him EJ for Eric Junior. What is the history of passing down the father's name to his son and is it considered pretentious today? - Dad-to-be Fifty years ago, no one woul...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh wit...

Video Games, Sleepovers, and Bath Tub Toys - Links We Love

Time to move your toddler out of her crib? Here are five things to think about to make the transition to more smoothly. -- LilSugar Here's one dad's answer to his son's request to play Call of Duty (a shoot 'em up video game): Research and discuss...

Dad not welcome in mom's club

If we had the financial wherewithal to allow it, I would love to be a stay-at-home dad. I would spend my days helping out at the kids' schools, taking them on all kinds of adventures, and, yes, getting together with other parents and kids for copious...

Dads - Quality time with your kids pays off

After a long day of work, car pooling, and errands, what most dads (and moms) would like to do is to finally sit down, maybe read the paper or watch TV. But we're lucky to be raising kids in a new era, one where dads are far more involved in their ch...

Bad dads cause early puberty

Research has shown that girls who get their period earlier on are at higher risk of breast cancer, depression and teen pregnancy. There are a lot of factors that can contribute to reaching puberty earlier, including obesity, nutrition, and exposure t...

Boyfriend barely meets dad who pipes up

It's not exactly the preferred way to find out your fifteen-year-old daughter has a boyfriend, but I guess it will make for an interesting story down at the pub on a Saturday night. Raul Colon got up at four in the morning to let his dog out, just as...

Michael Phelps celebrates gold without dad

We've all seen swimmer Micheal Phelps' mother and sisters cheering him on from the stands as he makes history at the Beijing Olympics. Conspicuously missing from this family picture is his father, Fred. Not only is Fred absent in China, he hasn't eve...

HPV found in breastmilk

Well, if HPV, which is linked to cervical cancer, wasn't scary enough, now there is new evidence it can be detected in breastmilk and possibly passed on to a nursing infant. HPV-16, full name Human papillomavirus type 16, can be traced back to a wom...

Is the well-read child more even-tempered?

We've been taught for ages now the importance of reading to our children. From the earliest age, and even in the womb (your child can hear as soon as her ears form, even if she can't see the pictures from in the womb), parents are being instructed t...

No more neckties

It's not something I will mourn: the passing of the necktie. I used to have quite a few, but for the last decade or so I've been down to one -- a Dilbert tie still in the package in which my mother-in-law gave it to me. I gave up on ties a long time ...

Are dads more attractive?

When I completed the survey I wrote about last week on the subject of "Sex and the American Dad," there was one question I felt I was not qualified to answer. The question asked whether my wife found me more, less or equally attractive compared to be...

How to spot a really cool Father's Day gift

It seems to me that the best kind of gift is something that is totally cool but also totally unnecessary. Clothes are definitely a necessity; they're no fun to get. The same goes with ordinary tools-of-the-trade sort of thing, even if they're for a f...

Dads want to stay home too

It comes as no surprise to me -- I said essentially the same thing a year ago -- that dads want to stay home with the kids. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com, thirty-seven percent of working dads said they would quit working to be ...

Sex and the American Dad

Be they conservative or liberal, atheist or devout, young or old, there's one thing almost all dads can agree on: We like sex. To find out a little more about what the average American dad thinks about the subject, AOL and Cookie magazine are running...

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