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Josh Duhamel Is Determined Not To Raise A Little A-Hole

Josh Duhamel: Cutest Dad
Josh gets major points for his fatherly enthusiasm. Read More »
Josh On Fergie
Josh Duhamel explains what attracted him to Fergie. Read More »
Josh Duhamel Is Determined Not To Raise A Little A-Hole

“I was a little shit … I was really a kid who spent most of the time outside, catching turtles and frogs and stuff like that…That’s pretty much all I did as a kid … It’s really important to us that we don’t raise an entitled little brat …We want to raise a kid who’s confident, compassionate, and it’s really important that we do that, so it’s important that I set a good example for him.”

– Anxious father-to-be Josh Duhamel talks about how he plans to raise his little Ferglet. We’re anxious too because it seems like Fergie’s been preggo forever. We want to see that bebe — who we hope looks like Josh, but doesn’t inherit his “little shit” genes. [People]

Mommie Dearest: Breastfeeding Shouldn’t Make Men And Women Unequal As Parents

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Yoga Mom Takes Breastfeeding To A Whole New Level
Yoga mom takes breastfeeding to a whole new level. Read More »
Nursing On Facebook
Why is Facebook so against photos of mothers breastfeeding? Read More »
Breastfeeding on Time
TIME magazine breastfeeding cover photo
Time magazine's breastfeeding cover is just a tad provocative. Read More »
reaction to Erickson breastfeeding article

When it comes to mothering and the so-called “Mommy Wars,” the one debate that will seemingly never die is the one centered around breastfeeding. I’ve written extensively about breastfeeding in the past, and in my day job I work on finding accessible ways to educate pregnant women about breastfeeding, in the hopes that they’ll at least be open to trying it out once their baby is born. I’m of the mind that “breast is best,” but I’m also painfully aware that we  as a country and society  do not make it easy in the slightest for women  —particularly working women or those from lower socio-economic backgrounds— to breastfeed. I was a big fan of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week and I try and support women who want to breastfeeding but lack resources/information/help. I also try to support and provide information for pregnant women who aren’t sure about whether they will nurse or not. And, when possible, I help connect parents who want their babies to have breast milk with mothers who have an excess supply. I also will not shame, harass, or harangue a woman who chooses to or needs to formula feed their baby for whatever reason.

I will, however, call out someone who uses faulty logic as reasoning for not nursing her hypothetical future child. Karla A. Erickson’s “Explaining Why, Next Time, I Won’t Breastfeed” was a recent op/ed in the Iowa Press-Citizen that purports to use breastfeeding as the cause of uneven and unequal division of labor when it comes to parenting. Keep reading »

Sex Advice From A Dad To His Daughter That Every Parent Should Read

Dads, Love & Sex
Real dads on what they'll teach their daughters about dating, love and sex. Read More »
The Best Dad Advice
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Let our dads answer your most pressing questions. Read More »
Dad's Dating Advice
Ami shares her dad's best dating tips. Read More »
Old Fashioned Father
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How my old school dad raised me to be a new school feminist. Read More »
Jef With One F sex advice for daughter

Have a young girl in your life? Then here’s a blog post that you’ll want to email to her parent right now. Houston Press writer Jef With One F was appalled by all the garbage he had been reading online about the pro-abstinence “purity” movement, which teaches girls and young women they are only “pure” if they are virgins and that their fathers should be guardians of their sexuality until that responsibility is handed over to their future husband. It’s creepy, it’s heteronormative, and it’s paternalistic as hell. Oh, and it doesn’t work anyway! So Jef With One F wrote up this great listicle, “10 Things I Plan To Tell My Daughter ABout Sex That Aren’t Purity Movement Crap,” which is everything your daughters (and sons!) should hear instead, like:

 You cannot be “ruined,” by an act. You can only be ruined if you let shame and self-loathing consume you, and even then there is always a path back into the light. This goes double for someone trying to convince you sex is evil. That person was either hurt badly or seriously misled.

Damn straight. Check out the whole piece for the best fatherly sex advice you can find. [Houston Press] [Image of father and daughter via Shutterstock]

Orlando Shaw, Man With 22 Kids By 14 Women, Noodling Reality Show

"Babies' Mamas" Show
The end times are here: Oxygen special features man with 10 baby mamas. Read More »
Breaking Up: 30 Kids
That's just too many kids. Read More »
Frisky Parenting!
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All the posts The Frisky has ever done about parenting! Read More »
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He's Got Fast Swimmers

“One of Nashville’s most prolific fathers.” Orlando Shaw is noodling a reality show about his 22 children by 14 different women, as well as his impending grandfatherhood by his pregnant 16-year-old daughter. He has recently signed a production deal with “a prominent Los Angeles agency” which could lead to a TV show; he’s also received “an inquiry about a possible movie.”

Shaw’s reality show, if it ever comes to fruition, wouldn’t be the first OMG WTF breeder reality TV show. There’s “19 Kids And Counting” (or however many kids they have these days) and of course every reality show about the multitudinous Kardashian Klan. And who can forget “All My Babies’ Mamas,” the never-aired reality show on Oxygen about the rapper Shawty Lo and the 10 different women he has has 12 children with. It had tens of thousands of viewers petitioning to keep it off the air. Keep reading »

Dads Raising Daughters: On Teaching Girls They Are Strong, Beautiful & Powerful

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We heart you, dad! Read More »
My Single Father
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Megan's thoughts on being raised by a single dad. Read More »
Dad At My Wedding
On how Andrea's traditional father accepted her untraditional wedding. Read More »
The Best Dad Advice
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Let our dads answer your most pressing questions. Read More »
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Last year for Father’s Day, we ran a series of interviews with real-life dads divulging their wisdom on raising independent, vibrant girls. Dads Raising Daughters turned out really lovely, so I’m making a fledgling Frisky tradition of it! This year for fatherly parenting advice, I turned to Josh, who has two girls ages eight and five; Jim, who has a nine-year-old; and James, whose daughter is three.

Yesterday, we learned what these dads want to teach their daughters about love and dating. Today, the dads explain how they teach their girls they are strong, beautiful and powerful. Keep reading »

Dads Raising Daughters: Wisdom On Love, Dating & (Some Day!) Sex

Fictional Father Figures
Father figures
Sometimes the men who help raise us aren't real. Read More »
My Father's Death
Amelia lost her dad this year. Read More »
Dads Are Confused
Things Dads Don't Understand About Daughters
13 things our dads just don't get about us (in GIFs!). Read More »
Father's Day 2013
We heart you, dad! Read More »

Last year for Father’s Day, we ran a series of interviews with real-life dads divulging their wisdom on raising independent, vibrant girls. Dads Raising Daughters turned out really lovely, so I’m making a fledgling Frisky tradition of it! This year for fatherly parenting advice, I turned to Josh, who has two girls ages eight and five; Jim, who has a nine-year-old; and James, whose daughter is three.

First up, what these dads want to teach their daughters about love and dating… Keep reading »

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