The best friendships, for children and their parents, are worth traveling half a world away for. The air miles are a nice bonus.
If you thought it was hard to ask a girl for her number when you were 21, try asking another grown man for his digits at the playground.
When couples have kids, they lose old friends. Gay and lesbian parents may feel the effect of broken friendships even more acutely.
As an at-home father, I was on an island. Then I found the National At-Home Dad Network and its annual fatherhood conference.
Making friends with your fellow sideline parents doesn’t matter until it does – when on-field tragedy strikes a youth soccer player.
To our kids, our personalities when we are out of parent mode are mysterious. So would they like us if we weren’t their caretakers?