Mother’s Day for the Single Dad

by RJ Jaramillo I was recently asked about how I celebrate Mother’s Day as a single father. It took me a moment to think about the question. Then I realized that, for the single dad, Mother’s Day is actually about our children. I also found that when I...

Valentine’s Day and the Single Dad

My life, like yours, is busy, even chaotic at times as the New Year begins. Certain holidays and celebrations can be a little bit more difficult than others for a single dad. Valentine’s Day used to be one of those holidays for me, but I learned some fun...

Divorced Dads: Have a Conscious Commitment

Regardless of how little time you actually get to spend with your child, you’re still his father. You may not be a father in the way you want to be, but yours is as real a father-child relationship as any. This is the one and only way that you can have a...

Co-Parenting For Our Kids

by RJ Jaramillo As I look back on my own personal experiences with co-parenting, I can only draw one conclusion: I could have saved a lot of time and avoided a lot of stress if had I worried more about my behavior than my ex’s.  To save other guys the same...

The Hug That Changed My Life

A Father Re-Connects With His Daughter It was the smell that triggered the memory. The odor enveloped my senses, propelling me into an emotional time warp. Forgotten scenes replayed the episode like discovering a misplaced picture album in the back of the hall closet....