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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Amelia’s Dad

How to get this dad's style.

My dad had a number of signature looks over the course of my childhood, aspects of which I did not and still do not think are cute, like the yellow tinted Lennon-glasses and the pair of Birkenstocks permanently on his feet (with socks in winter). (I did, however, always dig his vintage T-shirt collection.) But damn if I did not see this photo of my dad in the ’70s and think, Are my eyes deceiving me or is this a page from the most recent Madewell catalog? Chambray on denim? Clogs with a goddamn heel?! A leather waist purse?!?! I will be replicating this outfit exactly and now you can too. Keep reading »

My Father's Death
Amelia lost her dad this year. Read More »
Father's Day 2013
We heart you, dad! Read More »
Fictional Father Figures
Father figures
Sometimes the men who help raise us aren't real. Read More »

7 Fictional Father Figures Who Helped Raise Me

Father's Day 2013
We heart you, dad! Read More »
Deep Convos With Dad
6 tips for having some real talk with your pops. Read More »
Father figures

I’ve written before about why my dad is awesome, but looking back at my childhood, he definitely wasn’t the only father figure in my life. Being the imaginative weirdo that I was, most of my alternate dads were completely and totally fictional, but that didn’t make them any less integral to my emotional development. It was actually pretty hard to pare down this list, but here are 7 fictional characters — from a Jedi Master to a clumsy handyman — who were my imaginary dads, and taught me a lot about life in their own unique ways… Keep reading »

6 Tips For Having Deep Convos With Dad

GT: Dad's Weird Advice
girl talk: my single dad's strange advice
Her dad's weird advice turned out to be great advice. Read More »
Father's Day 2013
We heart you, dad! Read More »
Stay-At-Home Dads
father with baby bjorn
Do they really parent that differently from stay-at-home moms? Read More »

My dad can shoot the shit for hours with strangers at Starbucks about pretty much any topic. Why blonde roast is better than French roast. He can have a full on conversation with the TV screen during a basketball game. Why the hell did you do that, you idiot?! He can even carry on a convo with the dog. Does Jackson want a W-A-L-K? But sometimes I call on the phone hoping to talk about my latest existential crisis and our conversation consists of: Hi honey. How are you? Here’s your mother.  Keep reading »

Girl Talk: My Single Dad’s Strange Advice Turned Out To Be The Greatest

Weird Dads Rock!
7 reasons I'm glad my dad isn't, you know, normal. Read More »
Father's Day 2013
We heart you, dad! Read More »
My Father's Death
Amelia lost her dad this year. Read More »
girl talk: my single dad's strange advice

My father gave great, yet strange advice to me when I was younger. “My advice to you is this,” he said. “Let’s go be bad, let’s go poot in public.” Clearly, my dad is not a man who’s embarrassed of his actions. The only reason he said he wanted kids was so that he could embarrass us. To give you an idea of who you should imagine saying these brilliant words, picture a southern, taller version of Steve Martin. Picture him doing a special dance when he goes to get his ice cream every night.

When I was younger my mom left because of mental issues and my dad raised me, my brother and my sister on his own. Because there were so many dark periods when we were little, my dad tried his damnedest to make sure it was all sunshine and happiness for us after my mom was gone. He did his best to play both mother and father at the same time. He even dared to take us girls shopping for Jelly shoes and skorts at Gap Kids. Needless to say, we left the mall with Umbros and baggy t-shirts instead, but it was the thought that counted.

We called him “Camp Director Conroy” because he was always ready with his zip off pants (just so you know they zip off at the knee and the ankle) and a backpack. He always loved to get anyone (including you if you met him) excited for some type of adventure. He would clap and do a little jig and say his famous refrain, “Let’s go be bad, let’s go poot in public.” Keep reading »

Ridiculous Beyoncé Bought Jay-Z $40 Million Learjet For Father’s Day

Song For Blue Ivy
Jay Z releases a song for his baby girl. Read More »
Morning Quickies
Agyness Deyn photo
Model Agyness Deyn suddenly married Giovanni Ribisi. Read More »
  • Beyoncé reportedly bought hubby Jay-Z a $40 million Learjet, with its own kitchen and two bathrooms, as a first Father’s Day present. Bey, you’ve got a problem if you’re making Mariah Carey look normal. [PopCrush]
  • Wild and crazy Hillary Clinton is wearing Mardi Gras beads and crazy sunglasses, for some reason. Someone want to explain this to me? [The FW]
  • Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge gave birth yesterday to her first child, a baby girl, with Kings Of Leon rocker Caleb Followill. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • Five quirky tips to make iced coffee that rocks. Hey, Starbucks, charging $5.50 isn’t one of them. [Betty Confidential]
  • James Marsden is expecting a baby with a 24-year-old Brazilian model, Rose Costa, whom he got with after splitting with his wife of 11 years. Awkward! [New York Post] Keep reading »

Ronan Farrow, Woody Allen’s Estranged Son, Serves Up Epic Diss On Father’s Day

Just in case you are unclear about the sordid back story, Ronan Farrow is the 24-year-old biological son (who was accepted to Yale Law at 15) of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. Woody famously left Mia for their adopted daughter — and Ronan’s adopted sister — Soon-Yi. I particularly like the fact that Mia retweeted Ronan joke with a simple “Boom.” [Hyper Vocal]

Nerd Girl Porn: Super Hot Dads Holding Super Adorable Babies

Most would probably agree that the sight of a dad holding a baby in one of those swaddle things is basically the hottest thing ever because it touches on two primal urges — the desire to f**k and the desire to procreate. I’m not saying all women want kids, but a glimpse of a hot dude holding a ridiculously cute baby is enough to make even the biggest kid hater go “hmm…” Said effect was evidenced when we first saw Jay-Z holding that little bundle of Ivy Blue. Seriously. Come on. In honor of Father’s Day, we’ve rounded up DILFS holding babies. Keep clicking for more proof.

Father's Day!
Everything you need for a happy Father's Day. Read More »

10 Celebrity Dads Celebrating First Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! In celebration of dads everywhere, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s newest patriarchs who are celebrating their first Father’s Day today. From Jay-Z, to Chris Hemsworth, to Benicio del Toro, to Hugh Grant, look through our list of 10 celebrity dads celebrating for the first time this year. Read more…

Father’s Day Field Guide: Dad Music

Father's Day!
Everything you need for a happy Father's Day. Read More »
Father Figures
Any man can be a father figure. Read More »
Music Taste
What your favorite band/singer says about YOU. Read More »

Most dads–even the weird ones–have one thing in common: their taste in music. After being lectured about the underrated glory of certain bands and seeing them go crazy with their steering wheel drum solos while driving us to soccer practice, we feel we have a pretty good sense of the “Dad Music” genre, and we thought it was time to document it. Check out our Dad Music Field Guide, after the jump! Keep reading »

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

Father's Day!
Everything you need for a happy Father's Day. Read More »
Father Figures
Any man can be a father figure, even Spock. Read More »
Dad's Dating Advice
Ami shares her dad's best dating tips. Read More »

We’ve been hearing from real dads about teaching their daughters that they are smart and beautiful and that girls can do anything boys can do. Today we tackle the motherlode — her, fatherlode? — of parenting topics: dads imparting wisdom on love, dating, and sex.

For advice, I turned to Tony, the father of three girls under the age of nine; Adam, the father of two daughters under the age of four; Jim, the father of a nine-year-old girl; Joe (AKA Frisky commenter _JSW_), the father of two girls under the age of twelve; and Jesse, the father of three girls under eight.

Read on for their fab (and adorable) advice… Keep reading »

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