When my first child entered elementary school, knowing I was a journalist, she began asking me: "What stories did you work on today, Dad?" At the time the Iraq war was in full swing. I was in charge of CNN's Weapons of Mass Destruction beat. I had very little to share with her. I wanted to figure out a way to combine my role as father and journalist -- to create a space where parents can find stories they want to share with their children or with each other. I call that space NewsDad.