These 13 men believe nothing is manlier than being a good dad.

Quick, what are the first thoughts that come to mind when you think about dads?

Lazy?


GIF from "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."

Clueless?

Yikes, let's hope not, because that couldn't be further from the truth.

For starters, many modern dads are loving, nurturing, attentive, and intrinsically motivated to be helpful.

When our babies decide to, you know, empty themselves on themselves, we jump on top of those dirty diapers faster than a linebacker jumps on a fumble in the end zone.

Why? It's not because we want to be fair to our spouses. It's simply because we want to.

So is that a big deal? Not really.

The beauty of fatherhood today is we (modern dads) have zero interest in winning awards for doing what we're supposed to do as parents, but we definitely want the world to know that we exist.

Dads do care. See how these 13 men demonstrate how they embrace the role of "dad."

1. We have the tools to get the job done.

All photos are used from the Daddy Doin' Work Instagram feed with permission.

2. We're always up for a game of peekaboo.


3. We handle the grocery shopping.


4. We believe in love at first sight.

5. We speak the truth.


6. We know that blood isn't as strong as love.


7. We know exactly how to unwind after a long day.


8. We follow directions.


9. We know that the lines between work and play are often blurred.

10. We know that saying goodbye to our kids is never easy.


11. We're creative.


12. We know that our bodies serve as excellent pillows.


13. We cherish every moment. Especially the quiet ones.

The way we do things may not be “mom's way" or even the “right way," but it's our way.

No matter how you slice it, the world is a better place because of the dads who strive to do the best they can for the tiny humans in their lives.

More
Courtesy of Houseplant.

In America, one dumb mistake can hang over your head forever.

Nearly 30% of the American adult population — about 70 million people — have at least one criminal conviction that can prevent them from being treated equally when it comes to everything from job and housing opportunities to child custody.

Twenty million of these Americans have felony convictions that can destroy their chances of making a comfortable living and prevents them from voting out the lawmakers who imprisoned them.

Many of these convictions are drug-related and stem from the War on Drugs that began in the U.S. '80s. This war has unfairly targeted the minority community, especially African-Americans.

Keep Reading Show less
Culture

Climate change is happening because the earth is warming at an accelerated rate, a significant portion of that acceleration is due to human activity, and not taking measures to mitigate it will have disastrous consequences for life as we know it.

In other words: Earth is heating up, it's kinda our fault, and if we don't fix it, we're screwed.

This is the consensus of the vast majority of the world's scientists who study such things for a living. Case closed. End of story.

How do we know this to be true? Because pretty much every reputable scientific organization on the planet has examined and endorsed these conclusions. Thousands of climate studies have been done, and multiple peer-reviewed studies have been done on those studies, showing that somewhere between 84 and 97 percent of active climate science experts support these conclusions. In fact, the majority of those studies put the consensus well above 90%.

Keep Reading Show less
Nature
via James Anderson

Two years ago, a tweet featuring the invoice for a fixed boiler went viral because the customer, a 91-year-old woman with leukemia, received the services for free.

"No charge for this lady under any circumstances," the invoice read. "We will be available 24 hours to help her and keep her as comfortable as possible."

The repair was done by James Anderson, 52, a father-of-five from Burnley, England. "James is an absolute star, it was overwhelming to see that it cost nothing," the woman's daughter told CNN.

Keep Reading Show less
Heroes

I live in a family with various food intolerances. Thankfully, none of them are super serious, but we are familiar with the challenges of finding alternatives to certain foods, constantly checking labels, and asking restaurants about their ingredients.

In our family, if someone accidentally eats something they shouldn't, it's mainly a bit of inconvenient discomfort. For those with truly life-threatening food allergies, the stakes are much higher.

I can't imagine the ongoing stress of deadly allergy, especially for parents trying to keep their little ones safe.

Keep Reading Show less
popular