COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has awarded grants to five groups that promote fathers.
The Ohio Commission on Fatherhood says the two-year grants of $260,000 each are aimed at advancing the...
Gay couple taking home 2 sons born through surrogacy
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The last leg of a long journey to fatherhood — made possible through a Northeast Georgia surrogate — has begun for a European gay couple.
Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40.
Agency expands fatherhood engagement efforts
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Any parent will say nothing can truly prepare one for parenthood, an axiom that was true for East Hartford resident Steven Castano.
Spoelstra’s new challenge: Combining coaching and fatherhood
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has never been through a training camp like this.
Spoelstra's rule for training camp has usually been that there's a strict players-only policy at team events. He even has preferred getting out of Miami for camp, just so the team can be around each other without distraction.
MOSCOW (AP) — Having a baby is even more important than playing in the World Cup for some.
Three dads-to-be have made trips home from Russia to welcome a child, with the blessing of coaches and teammates.
On Tuesday, Fabian Delph will likely miss England's match against Colombia in the round of 16 while awaiting the birth of his third child.
"Some things in life are more important than football," England coach Gareth Southgate said Monday. "His focus needs to be with his family at this time."
Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless pushups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training.
"That's my summer workout," said Ovechkin, with a smile.
Single father wouldn’t change role ‘for the world’
WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — The role of father defines 25-year-old Nathan Cade, of Windber.
Raising three young boys on his own, the Richland High School graduate admits the nonstop demands of fatherhood can be unnerving.
"You can't do one thing by yourself," Cade said while alternately pushing the three boys on swings at the Windber Community Center playground along Graham Avenue.
Fatherhood program teaches dads parenting skills
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — On Friday, Nathan Otero, 35, took the day off.
The Bridgeport resident works 50 to 52 hours a week juggling two jobs, so time off is hard to come by. But Friday was a special occasion - his eldest son, Nathaniel Jr., 6, was graduating kindergarten.
David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.
Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table, the practice field — where the youngster stretched with the team — and then the weight room.
Todd Graham has recruited and coached plenty of fathers during his 17 years in college football. Married, unmarried. Engaged, estranged. The relationships between player, mother and child have varied and, therefore, so have the ways Graham has tried to help.
Never, though, has Graham viewed fatherhood at a young age as a red flag on a player or prospect.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Male inmates at a suburban Chicago jail have completed a program to help them be better fathers once they're released.
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said Tuesday the eight men are the first to graduate from the jail's Building Families Together - Fatherhood & Re-entry program.
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Erik Spoelstra, reveling in fatherhood, returns to Heat
MIAMI (AP) — Santiago Ray Spoelstra's father is back at work.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, still wearing the bracelet from the hospital where his son was born, will be back on the bench Tuesday for his team's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Spoelstra missed Sunday's game at Indiana, though revealed that he didn't initially say the right thing when his wife Nikki called him to say it was baby time.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Damion Champ only knew one way to do his little girl's hair: a style he calls the emergency ghetto-fabulous ponytail.
Beyond that, his only other solution for fixing up his 6-year-old daughter's locks was to "look for women who already do hair and ask them how much they charge."
The Chalking Dad: North Huntingdon man’s art evolves
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) — Chalk this one up to fatherhood.
At least that's what Erik Greenawalt, aka the Chalking Dad, points to when discussing his evolution as a chalk artist.
Greenawalt, 40, of North Huntingdon was working nights as a newspaper copy editor and page designer and spending the days with his daughters Jaycie, now 14, and Jenna, 11, in 2007. One day Jaycie, then 4, pointed to her sidewalk chalk and asked Greenawalt to draw her a princess.
Tom Daley, Dustin Lance Black announce impending fatherhood
LONDON (AP) — British diver Tom Daley and screenwriter husband Dustin Lance Black have announced that they are to become parents.
The couple is pictured in an Instagram photo Wednesday holding a picture from a baby scan.
A spokesman for Daley confirmed that "Tom and Dustin are thrilled to share that they are expecting their first child in 2018."
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FLORENCE, S.C. — “Dads make a difference.”
The Man 2 Man Fatherhood Initiative exists to provide jobs, training and teaching for fathers and families going through tough situations.
Man 2 Man, a nonprofit organization started in 1999, is one of six organizations across the state of South Carolina that promote healthy family relationships through the fatherhood initiative.
Deon Campbell, site director of Man 2 Man, said those who go through the program receive job training to prepare for employment.
Cuyahoga County provides $700,000 for Fatherhood Initiative programs
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County is providing more than $700,000 to 10 programs and organizations that serve and promote positive and healthy father-child relationships.
The county's Fatherhood Initiative serves approximately 6,000 fathers and teens per year. The mission is to increase the number of fathers who are involved in nurturing and raising their children.
Elton calls fatherhood a ‘miracle’
Liam Payne says fatherhood has "changed him in every single way".
The One Direction star welcomed son Bear - who he shares with her partner Cheryl Tweedy - back in March this year and admits it has had a huge impact on his life.
He said: "It's changed me in every single way. It's the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at night ... It's his first Christmas.He's only going to be interested in the wrapping paper, so buy the shiniest one!"
John Legend on fatherhood: ‘You want people to have justice’
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize winners will be serenaded by John Legend on Monday and for that they can thank Legend's infant daughter — and a second baby on the way.
The Grammy winner will take the stage at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway, on Dec. 11 for Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a gig he takes mindful of the world he'd like to leave for his children.
Cuyahoga County churches mobilize to reduce infant mortality
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ministers in Cleveland and inner-ring suburbs are preaching the gospel about prenatal care and safe sleep in an initiative to reduce infant mortality.
The effort by 44 churches in eight ZIP codes, is coordinated by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Fatherhood Initiative as part of First Year Cleveland.
Detroit – When Lions tight end Eric Ebron was preparing for the birth of his first child, his teammates told him one thing: Watch how your life is going to change.
That moment hit Ebron late one night last week when he was up in the postpartum room holding his newborn son Oliver Dash Ebron and he was staring into his eyes.
LIHUE — The Kauai Fatherhood Council and the County of Kauai invite men to attend the second Men’s Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith’s Tropical Paradise in Wailua.
Earnhardt dismisses talk about past for future fatherhood
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. would much rather talk about the future than the past these days.
NASCAR's most popular driver continued his farewell tour with his final trip to Kansas Speedway on Sunday, politely answering the same questions about his career and legacy that he's face all season. But he lit up when he talked about next week, and a trip with his wife Amy to the doctor's office.
The couple announced last week they are expecting a baby girl.
Jimmy Fallon thinks becoming a father is the "greatest thing" that's ever happened to him.
The 43-year-old talk show host has daughters Winnie Rose, four, and Frances Cole, two, with his wife Nancy, and says he couldn't be happier with his life as a parent, as he says it's helped him "realise what's important".
He said: "It's the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. You realise what's important in life. Every single day you realise there's a new cute thing they're doing or saying."
Russell Brand thinks being less narcissistic has helped him to cope with the demands of fatherhood.
The 42-year-old comedian has a 10-month-old daughter called Mabel with his wife Laura Gallacher, and Russell thinks becoming a dad has happened at the perfect stage in his life, because he's less self-absorbed these days.
When Ron Hauenstein started volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission’s shelter for homeless women in 2008, he had an encounter that would change his life.
Hauenstein had stopped at the dollar store to buy toys for the kids staying at the shelter. One 7-year-old boy grabbed a toy, ran around the parking lot and came back.
He asked if Hauenstein had bought the toy for him, with his own money. When Hauenstein said yes, the child responded, “You must really like kids.”
Rule-breaking Thomas Rhett adjusts to fame, fatherhood
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Whenever country singer Thomas Rhett posts a video of his 1-year-old daughter, Willa Gray, or a photo of his wife, Lauren, on social media, Rhett's dad, Rhett Akins, knows exactly what fans are saying in the comments.
"There's not even a point to go look at the comments," Akins said. "It's one hundred thousand hashtag goals."
Thomas Rhett adjusts to fame, fatherhood
For Kalaheo native Jason Caldeira, life is good.
As a youth, he spent countless hours at the neighborhood center nearby his childhood home. He now looks after it as the facility manager.
He’s coached local youth football for several years. Today, he’s in his fourth season as the head coach of the varsity football program at his alma mater — Waimea High School.
Only on AP: Rose talks fame, fatherhood, Cavs and redemption
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Derrick Rose has some secrets.
He often plays chess online against random people who have no idea that their king is being attacked by the 2011 NBA MVP. He was a decent tennis and baseball player in high school. He's spent a good amount of time this summer studying the life of Albert Einstein. He watches documentaries.
Most people don't know these things. Rose doesn't care if people know these things.
Babies in Fort Wayne's 46806 ZIP code are dying at a higher rate than in all but three other places in Indiana, and the many stresses on young black mothers-to-be likely play a role, attendees of a talk at McMillen Park Community Center learned Saturday.
Dr. Garry Walker, a Parkview Heath anesthesiologist with an in interest in public health, spoke on the topic during the fifth annual Fatherhood Initiative hosted by the Fort Wayne Commission for the Social Status of African American Males.
Louis Tomlinson won't pressure his son to follow him into showbusiness.
The One Direction singer - who has found solo success with his singles 'Just Hold On' and 'Back To You' - says that his 18-month-old son Freddie can do whatever he wants when he gets older.
He told PEOPLE: "Those decisions are down to him when he's old enough. He can do whatever he wants."
Simon Cowell wasn't sure he'd be a "great dad".
The 57-year-old music mogul admits he never realised how "incredible" it would be to raise a family until his girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to their son Eric three years ago, and he won't rule out having more kids in the future.
Asked about the prospect of another child, he said: "Look I wouldn't say no, but I had no idea (with Eric) . . . it wasn't planned.
NEW YORK (AP) — In real life, actor James Wolk is a new dad enjoying fatherhood and family time, but on the CBS summer drama "Zoo," he's trying to save the human race from mutant animal hybrids.
"I'm embracing it," the 32-year-old actor said of adjusting to life after the birth of his son. "I'm also in love with him. You just figure it out."
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Most men don't start their path to fatherhood at age 36, single, technically homeless, with four traumatized children and one toddler who during her waking hours can't be set down.
David Watkins took the path less traveled.
Nearly six years ago, the then-36-year-old was footloose and fancy-free. He had recently moved to Portland, Oregon, putting more than 1,000 miles between himself and most of his family, including his unstable sister and her five children.
Louis Tomlinson believes becoming a father was a "blessing".
The 25-year-old singer-songwriter has an 18-month-old son called Freddie with his ex-girlfriend Briana Jungwirth and while Louis has admitted the pregnancy was unplanned, he's now thankful that it happened.
He shared: "I wouldn't have made this decision if someone asked me on the day.
"But thank God that the decision was made for me because it's just a blessing to be this age and to be able to have a child."
George and Amal Clooney are "happier than ever" since becoming parents.
The 56-year-old actor and his human rights lawyer beau, 39, welcomed twins Ella and Alexander into the world last month and sources say things are "going great" for the happy family, who are relishing their first weeks together.
New dad Bielema focuses on making Arkansas better
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has a lot going on in his life these days.
Barely 48 hours after becoming a new father, Bielema was on the podium Monday at Southeastern Conference media days, waxing on fatherhood, embarrassing pocket dials and — of course — the upcoming football season for the Razorbacks.
Found myself pondering Father’s Day this past week. Yes, I know I’m a week late writing about it. I’m one of those folks, however, who spends time pondering what it means to be a “father” and the difference between a “father” and a “dad.” Fatherhood carries with it an awesome responsibility to provide guidance to the children one helps to create by setting a good example and always being there.
"I'm her human jungle gym."
That's what Dexter Price said about his 6-month-old daughter, Dion Alexandria Price.
Being a dad is about more than just having a new playmate, though, and Price's outlook on fatherhood exemplifies that.
Price, president and CEO of Aiken Personnel Services, is getting ready to celebrate his first Father's Day as a dad.
He said becoming a father changed his whole outlook on life.
"It hit me like a ton of bricks," he said about when he first held Dion in the hospital.
“Celebrating the Power of Fathers” was the theme for the recent 20th Annual Fatherhood Awards Reception at the African American Museum of Philadelphia to honor local fathers as heroes in their communities.
According to the Father’s Day Rally Committee’s website, its mission “is to promote positive action and interaction among individuals” to resolve a range of problems confronting African-American communities in the Delaware Valley.
Mike Boyle, voice of the Spokane Indians, balances broadcasting jobs and fatherhood
Mike Boyle doesn’t leave much room for leisure time these days.
When he’s not doing his almost nightly play-by-play broadcast for the Spokane Indians, he’s calling the hockey games for the Spokane Chiefs.
And when he’s not on the radio, he’s most likely trucking around a news camera, grabbing footage of state tournaments, Gonzaga basketball games or whatever else KREM-TV sends him out to do.
After chef Mario LaPosta’s son, Lucca, was born, the first-time father took a moment, as many do, to examine his tot’s tiny, fleshy hands. In that moment, some dads might have considered future games of catch or thought of the day they’d pass their son the keys to the family car. LaPosta, though, found himself excited by a very different prospect.
“I thought, ‘Those are pizza-making hands!’?” he said.
Steve Martin loves being an older father.
The 71-year-old actor welcomed a daughter into the world four years ago with his 45-year-old wife Anne Stringfield, and he has admitted he thinks he would have been too focused on his career to embrace parenthood earlier in his life.
Speaking to AARP The Magazine's June/July issue, he said: "If I'd had a child earlier, I would have been a lousy father, because I would have misplaced my attention on my career."
George Clooney is reportedly "anxious" but "excited" about becoming a father.
The 56-year-old actor is expecting twins with his wife Amal next month, and sources have said the star is starting to get anxious about entering parenthood for the first time, but that he's nervous in a "good way".
An insider said: "[George] is getting a little anxious about the babies' arrival. But he's nervous in an excited, good way!"
The Huffington Post ran an article by Dr. Gail Gross (a parenting expert) in which she pointed to scientific studies that have concluded that affectionate, supportive and involved fathering can contribute greatly to a child’s cognitive, language and social development as well as academic achievement, a strong inner core resource, sense of well-being, good self-esteem and authenticity.