Stand Up & Stand In: The top 10 Attributes of a kick-ass stand-in father

I get so many emails and inquiries from daughters and people who love them about not having a man they can trust in their lives. It absolutely breaks my heart. It makes me wonder…who is standing up and stepping up in their lives? Is there anyone available? Read more

Don’t Give Your Entire Self Away

Having a full, loyal and giving heart is an inherent trait for most fatherless daughters. As a fatherless daughter, it feels very natural to want to always give of yourself. You want to “be there” for everyone who needs you. Read more

Why Fatherless Daughters Distance Themselves

Said every fatherless daughter I have ever met! Isolation is the “go to” coping mechanism of a fatherless daughter. They avoid conflict at every turn. Their fear is that if they speak their truth they run the risk of being re-abandoned.  Fear is the asshole here. Don’t let it hold you hostage keeping you distant from the love or treatment you deserve. Read more

From Pain to Power to Purpose

Karin and I wrote this article together to help shed light on what life is like for daughters without fathers. I decided to put it back up on my blog because it still speaks to me so loudly. I hope it can bring you comfort just as it does me. Read more

Top 10 Things To Toss Out & Welcome Into Your 2017!

Toss Out!

  • Jealousy. Because it is tired and serves no purpose in your kick-ass 2017 plans.
  • Being a victim of your past. It is so 2016 and YOU can CHANGE that.
  • Self-doubt. Yes, it is normal to feel that way sometimes-just don’t make it your identity.

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After taking Denna’s 6 week relationship course, I feel like a different person…

After taking Denna’s 6 week relationship course, I feel like a different person. I have learned so much about myself. Like why I choose the men I choose, the patterns I’m repeating in the men I choose, what triggers my emotions in different situations, and how I can grow moving forward in my journey to find love. Read more

Happy Holidays From My Semi-Crazy Family To Yours!

This was the only picture that Weston did not have an absolute breakdown in. He was sans a nap and trying to soldier on through the shoot. This is us. My perfect family in all of our semi-crazy glory. Happy Holidays!

Our Debut Article From Women’s Day: 5 Things Every Woman Who Grew Up Without a Father Needs to Know

5 Things Every Woman Who Grew Up Without a Father Needs to Know

The authors of The Fatherless Daughter Project share their inspiration and insight.

The term “daddy issues” may be on the tacky side, but they are definitely a thing—and it turns out a lot of people have them: Statistics show that roughly one-third of children live in homes without their biological father present, and many other dads are essentially absent due to issues like addiction or abuse. Read more