Growing as You Prepare for Fatherhood

If you’re expecting a child, here’s a word of caution about what happens all-too-frequently for a dad-to-be: Shortly after his newborn’s birth, he holds his baby feeling totally amazed, quite overwhelmed and thinking to himself, Gee, you’re so...

A Poem for Harrison, My Unborn Son

I don’t remember exactly when it was that my wife told me she was pregnant, but I know I’ll never forget it. It lacked all the basic elements for a good commercial: No international flavored coffees. No emotional background music. No surprise greeting card that ended...

Older Fathers

In recent years, some high-profile men have become fathers in their fifties and sixties: Paul McCartney, David Letterman, and the list goes on. They are part of a growing trend of men having children later in life. Over the past 3 decades, a number of factors have...

Should I Have Children?

Luke e-mailed us asking for resources that will help him decide if he should have children. Bill Beahm, formerly on our staff, responded to him, and we want to share what Bill wrote. Maybe some of you are asking that same question. Or, if you already have kids, maybe...