Going Into the Woods With Fatherhood

Dads are important. Anyone who doubts that just needs to go to the movies.

Just look at this year’s crop of Oscar wannabes: In Birdman, struggling actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is desperately trying to patch up his long-dysfunctional relationship with his now-grown daughter. Bill Murray’s titular character in St. Vincent becomes something of a father figure to a little boy named Oliver … and shows us why it’s probably a good thing he never had kids of his own.

How Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” Is Already Changing My View of Parenting

I’m just going to put this out there: Disney Pixar’s upcoming film “Inside Out” looks brilliant, and I say that based on one trailer—the official UK trailer released on December 10.

If you haven’t seen it yet, let me step aside for a moment so you can get up to speed (and if you have seen it… you’re welcome to enjoy a repeat viewing [it's still great]):

Was it in your head as much as it was in mine?

“Franny Sends Her Thanks”: Jimmy Fallon and the Work-Life Balance of Dads

Jimmy Fallon is a dad… again.

Not that he ever stopped being a dad. Winnie Rose is still as cute and healthy as ever. It’s just that we need a better phrase for welcoming our first born’s younger siblings into the world.

The path to parenthood has not been an easy one for Jimmy Fallon and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, as they struggled with infertility for five years before the birth of their oldest daughter, Winnie, in July 2013.