Parenting has changed; despite the fact that mothers do still tend to be the primary caregivers to children, dads now spend three times as much time with them as in previous generations.
Becoming a parent changes your life forever. And while feelings of happiness are the overwhelming factor, you will naturally have a few concerns about your child’s well-being. As such, it’s vital that you learn to take responsibility by doing all that you can protect them.
When I Realized It Was Okay to Be a Dad and Stopped Trying to Be a Mom It was 1997 and it was time for me to figure out how to take charge of this unimaginable situation I was in. I was the primary – correction, sole and […]
The Man-Up Project Episode 13: How to enjoy the Holidays as as single parent? In this podcast I share with you how I turned around my mood around the holiday season as a single Dad. Because we all can enjoy a meaningful and merry a holiday time.
Going through a divorce can be one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can have. For men in particular, there is little support available and many men feel emasculated if they seek help. I had no one that I could ask for guidance, and I didn’t even know where to look.
I now realize the decisions I was making when I was in college would actually set in motion much of the course my life would take. I am desperate for my kids to make smarter decisions than I did and so I frequently give them fatherly advice about the decisions they are making…
My 5 children are now all over 20 years old. All 5 have gone through the anxiety of applying to colleges and the apprehension of waiting to receive an acceptance and financial award. All 6 went to one of the best public schools in the country; known for its placement of students in top colleges.
I remember looking at them back then and imagining a future when all of them had graduated from college. They would all be on their own, financially independent, married and with children. I thought of them scattered across the country…
I was determined to follow a different path and not allow history to repeat itself – for the third time. I had 13 years and a lot more life experience under my belt, which gave me the strength and wisdom to develop these 10 habits to direct me to happiness and success after divorce:
I have spent the last 19 years raising my kids by myself, which has taught me more than I could ever possibly write about what is really important. So in the holiday spirit, I share the 12 things I wish for this coming year.