3 Holiday Tips for Single Dads

The holidays are here. You love your kids, and you want to be with those little rascals. You want to share all the wonderful experiences that the holidays promise, but you’re divorced—or you are getting a divorce—and you don’t want to share them with your...

4 Tips for Holiday Contentment

Now that the holiday season is officially upon us, it’s appropriate to step back and gain some perspective. If there’s one quality we would all do well to demonstrate during the next five weeks, it would be contentment. As fathers, we can set the tone for...

How I Handle Halloween

Let’s start with some indisputable facts. Halloween has some nasty roots. The Druids were the original demonic necromancers. Every October 31, on the eve of their new year, the Druids led the ancient Celtics in a rousing tribute to Samhain, the Lord of the Dead....

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...

Your Fathering Action Plan for the New Year

As the New Year arrives, it’s natural to think about turning over a new leaf. Bad habits to stop. Good habits to start. Resolutions to keep. On a personal level, maybe you’d like to lose a few pounds next year, get out of debt, get better organized, or...