Category: Single Dads

Divorced Mom Worries: Can I Properly Celebrate my Sons’ Passage into Manhood?

Posted by Delaine - July 8, 2009 - Co-Parenting, Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms
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I was sitting around the campfire with my kids and extended family when an ongoing conversation seized my attention: At first, I thought my older brother was organizing a “boys-only” camping trip and inviting my uncle along.    But I quickly learned there was a special mission behind this getaway:  he was planning to celebrate his eldest son’s passage into […]

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BIG STEP:Introducing A New Man to the Kids

Posted by Delaine - June 30, 2009 - Concerns & Fears, Longing...and Learning, Parenting, Relationships, Single Dads, Single Moms
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I introduced him to my children.  Not as my partner.  Not as a close friend.  But as a ‘friend of a friend’ who needed a place to stay as he passed through town. This was a big step for me.  I’ve never done this before – never even considered it in the two years I’ve […]

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Is It Wrong to Slam Deadbeat Dads on TV?

Posted by Delaine - June 11, 2009 - Children, Parenting, Single Dads, Social Barriers & Change
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What do you think of the idea of a reality show that exposes fathers who refuse to pay child support?   This is what divorced dad and author Joel Schwartzberg opined on a few days ago in his article, “Is it Wrong to Slam Deadbeat Dads on TV?”  Cause apparently Lifetime TV has announced their intention […]

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My Kids Witness Broken Families…And It’s a Positive Thing

Posted by Delaine - June 10, 2009 - Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms, Social Barriers & Change
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When I was a child, I remember hearing whispers about so-and-so’s parents getting divorced.  All I could think was ‘Oh my God, my friend’s life is over’.  For to be a child of divorce was marked with fear and shame. Fast forward to the present and how my young children perceive divorce:  every second or third friend […]

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The Fake Smiles We Give Our Kids During Divorce – Are We REALLY Fooling Them?

Posted by Delaine - June 3, 2009 - Children, Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms, Surviving
boy  The Fake Smiles We Give Our Kids During Divorce – Are We REALLY Fooling Them?

I love my kids more than life itself.  And since getting divorced, I’ve worked hard to ensure they not only adjusted, but thrived.    But sometimes life circumstances have beaten me down.  And my kids have seen me cry.  They’ve seen me stare out the window.  They’ve seen the shell of a woman named mom […]

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BALANCE – How Does a Full-Time Working Mom/Dad Measure It?

Posted by Delaine - April 21, 2009 - Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms
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  We hear about it all the time – this thing called “balance.” We’re told it’s something we all need and should strive for.  And if we’d just get our acts together, devote the time to properly mastering the art of juggling, we’d acheive it too. But you know what I’ve never understood?  How it is […]

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Overwhelmed by Single Parenting & Working Full-Time

Posted by Delaine - February 24, 2009 - Parenting, Single Dads, Single Moms
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I feel like I’m going crazy; pushed and pulled in a hundred different directions.  I should have known today would be one of ’those days’ when at 6:30 a.m., the scream of one my boys getting hurt while wrestling launched me out of bed. Work deadlines loom, my nanny called in sick, my kids’ schedule today is more demanding than most, kripes – […]

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