When Sabrina Stephens talks to her father, she talks to a life-sized cardboard cutout of a man in a military outfit. It's her "Flat Daddy" - a cutout to help young children deal with separation anxiety when their parents serve away from home.
A recent study revealed that fatherhood leads to a drop in manliness. No, seriously: The study compared when men were single to when they became fathers, and found parenting actually lowered a man's testosterone levels.
After Amie Norris gave birth to her son in the hospital, she said she'd never go through that again. But when she switched to at-home births, she said it was a life-changing experience, and she couldn't wait to give birth again.