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Father's Day Special Issue. Like breakfast in bed, on the internet. For all the dads. June 2009.

Father’s Day 2009

Like breakfast in bed, on the internet. by Babble Editors

June 19, 2009

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Here at Babble, we have a lot to say about dads. That’s because we are dads. Okay, well, that’s not strictly true – there are a whole lot of moms up in here. But Babble also has dad writers, dad bloggers, dad photographers, a dad co-publisher, and a whole lot of dad readers. Our contributors include stay-at-home dads, international dads, celebrity-obsessed dads, stepdads, working dads, old dads, young dads – in other words, every day here at Babble is Father’s Day. But on this one you have to get, like, a tie. In lieu of that, here’s a wealth of fun father-related articles from our archives. Happy Father’s Day to all our readers! – The Babble Editors

ESSAYS ABOUT FATHERDOM
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Dads Don’t Babysit

By Jeanne Sager

Taking care of our kid doesn’t make my husband a saint.

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The Stepfather

By Kevin Keck

Was I Dad or just a stand-in?

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The Man Who Wasn’t There

By Christine Coppa

Why does my son say “daddy” when he’s never even met his father?

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Old New Dads

By Mark Penn and Kinney Zalesne

Why more men are having kids in their golden years.

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Daddy’s Drawer

By Kevin Keck

What I learned from my father’s nightstand.

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Daddy Got Laid Off

By Werner Trieschmann

Losing my job made me feel like a failure as a father.

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Repeat Engagement

By Jack Murnighan

If I father another baby for my friends, will I be single forever?

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Father’s Day

By Joel Schwartzberg

One night in the life of a custody arrangement.

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Bulking Up

By Logan Hill

How my paternal feelings are exploited by Amazon Prime.

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Nightmare Alley

By Walter Kirn

My kids are learning about death one bad dream and dead animal at a time.

INTERVIEWS WITH AND ABOUT DADS
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Michael Lewis & Tabitha Soren

By Ada Calhoun

An interview with the author and his wife turns into couple’s counseling.

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Jim Lindberg

By Aaron Burgess

Pennywise singer Jim Lindberg puts the oi! in parenting.

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Eddie House

By Jeanne Sager

The Celtics player on his biggest fan: his eight-year-old son.

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Brooke Shields

By Mary Ann Cooper

“Rowan was like,’Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.'”

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Ziggy Marley

By Jennifer V. Hughes

The reggae star and father of five on his “Family Time” record.

FUN STUFF!
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The 15 Most Sexist Daytime Commercials

By Cole Gamble

Fifty years of Stepford moms and dumb dads.

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50 Coolest Celebrity Dads

By Catherine Connors

Meet the regulars at our fantasy playground.

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Daddy!

By Mark Peters

Dad-shave it, this month we do some multi-dadding.

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Daddy Diaper Bags

By Kate Bayless

The five finest carry-alls designed with dudes in mind.

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