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Your First Father's Day as a Single Dad: 6 Tips for Enjoying It

Divorce Magazine | Posted 06.17.2016 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

By Randall Kessler for Divorce Magazine From my perspective as someone who has practiced divorce law for nearly 30 years, here are my suggestions for...

10 Heartwarming Thank You Notes To Single Dads From Their Daughters

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.18.2016 | Divorce

It takes a special dad to raise his daughters as a single parent. Take this guy, who became a pro at hair braiding for his daughter's sake -- or this ...

For Father's Day, Correcting The Record About Dads

Josh Levs | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Josh Levs

All year round, the nation is fed a steady diet of false claims about dads. These myths hurt everyone -- children, women, men, businesses, and all of society. They fuel the backward structures that prevent gender equality from taking root. (Why offer men a chance to do caregiving if they're just going to sit around and do nothing anyway?)

Father's Day Lemonade

Jon Vaughn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

My daughters have given me more Father's Days than any given Sunday. There are lots of moments throughout the year they make me feel like a good dad without even trying. If you're a dad like me, all you really want is your children to be happy, joyous and free.

Me, Myself and Mom

Jon Vaughn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

When I was a kid, I tried everything. Soccer, baseball, football, basketball, rollerblading, it didn't matter. In 6th grade, I learned the trumpet; in 7th grade, I started dabbling in guitar; and in 8th grade, the junior high marching band lost their tuba player so I stepped in.

To the Single Parent

Regan Long | Posted 03.22.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

There are days, more often than not, that no coffee in the world can touch your exhaustion. And when you're ready to tag in your partner... Oh, wait. That's you. You're it.

I Didn't Have A Mid-Life Crisis After Divorce. I Had A 'Mid-Life Awakening'

Adam Gilad | Posted 03.17.2016 | Divorce
Adam Gilad

It happened in the produce aisle of the Vons at the corner of PCH and Sunset Boulevard.

15 Totally Sweet Thoughts Single Dads Have About Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce

It's the little moments you savor most when you're a single dad: that time you and the kids rocked out to a Journey cover band at the state fair or th...

My Ex-Wife Calls My Son Every Night, And I Consider It A Blessing

Dave Heiges | Posted 03.15.2016 | Divorce
Dave Heiges

With today's technology, there is no excuse for a parent to be absent from a child's life.

How to Make Friends as a Single, Working Parent

Max DuBowy | Posted 03.10.2016 | Divorce
Max DuBowy

The biggest mistake single parents make when they're trying to make new friends is speaking about their problems and issues. They run into the "I" syndrome. Don't worry if that's you, we're all guilty of having this syndrome at some time or another.

10 Habits This Dad Developed To Find Happiness Post-Divorce

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Matt Sweetwood

For the second time, I was left heartbroken, lonely and overwhelmed. But this time, 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.

The Single Moms of Downton Abbey

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Super-excited to jump into Season 6! Am I the only one who notices that the whole show is essentially about single moms? Because it is. It is about women and money, and nearly all of the women are moms -- SINGLE MOMS.

Redefining Your Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

We grieve for the loss of our hopes and dreams and for the way we thought our future was going to look. For many of us, however, the reality is that those hopes and dreams were gone long before our divorce, but we chose not to accept it.

Two Single Dads Show You How They Style Their Daughters' Hair

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents

Most of us prepare healthy meals without the use of a microwave, host epic playdates, and wake up in the middle of the night to handle any monsters si...

11 Things You Can Stop Telling Single Dads Now, Thank You Very Much

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.08.2016 | Divorce

When you're a single or divorced dad, everyone and their mother seems to have an opinion on your personal life and parenting skills. Below, HuffPost ...

Young Dad Pens Emotional Letter About Life As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents

"The days have been rough and at times I wasn't sure I could make it another day. I spent more then a few nights holding my little girl as she slept w...

10 Ways to Stay Positive After a Divorce or Breakup

Sheila Blagg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Recovering from something as big as a divorce can be a challenge, but staying positive can give you the opportunity to start fresh.

Children of Divorce Benefit From Play Therapy

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Some kids take divorce relatively easy and others, not so much. Perhaps if my daughter had had a sibling to absorb and process the change with maybe she would have taken it better. Perhaps if she weren't so smart she would have handled it better. Perhaps if she were older....IF, IF,IF.

24 Single Dads Share Their Challenges And Triumphs

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents

If parenthood is a roller coaster, going at it alone can make for one hell of a ride. To find out what it's really like being a single dad, we've aske...

How to Date Yourself After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

There is one thing you will never regret after divorce and that's getting to know yourself. For the past year and a half, it's what I have done and I know that if I am to ever meet someone, he will be lucky to have a solid woman.

5 Reasons Beer is Better Than Women, For the Divorced Guys Out There

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.11.2016 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

Women are great but take your time after divorce before deciding you're brave enough to handle one of us. Instead, drink beer, and watch that you don't lose those abs too much.

5 Common Online Dating Mistakes To Avoid

Sheila Blagg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Accessible from almost everywhere and relatively transparent, online dating offers much in the early stages that in-person dating simply can't. Still, there are certain constructs and certain habits you'll need to follow if you want to be successful.

Dating: I Was Doing It All Wrong

Marie Forster | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Marie Forster

When I was at work the other day, I got a text from my boyfriend. At first, I wasn't sure what I was looking at. It was a picture, but it was hard to see what it was. I clicked on it to enlarge, and there it was: It was a picture of poop, floating in a toilet. I was ecstatic.

Divorce and Shame. Why?

Sheila Blagg | Posted 06.19.2016 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Going through a divorce for the most part no longer carries the stigma it once did, but the toll it takes on you remains the same. My entire life I've only known what it's felt like to have the word "Divorce" attached to me.

What Clair Huxtable Taught My Single Dad About Parenting

Emilie Bahr | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Emilie Bahr

Growing up with my single father, I had remarkably free reign when it came to matters of style. Although I recognized certain perks associated with my dad's lack of sartorial scrutiny, there were times when I longed for a woman's watchful eye.