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Single Dads, Four-Named Babies, and Kate Hudson - Links we Love

If you're a single dad who's dating, when do you tell potential love interests about your kids? Lemondrop readers chime in, and most of them say to speak up about fatherhood sooner than later. -- Lemondrop Here's a great idea for storing all those...

Part-time parents have it tough

After more than twenty-five years in the business, the shine is definitely off the industry in which I've toiled for so long. And yet, I go to work every morning and trudge through the day, not taking off for Botswana to bum around in an old Land Rov...

Ricky Martin is a dad to twin boys!

Ricky Martin made himself famous with his song Livin' La Vida Loca, which means "living the crazy life." Martin has traded in one kind of crazy life for another... that of a dad. Instead of singing pop songs in front of thousands, he'll be crooning l...

We got a fish, and it died. (Part I)

Actually, we got three fish, and only one of the them died. But seeing as he lived in my house for approximately 72 hours before he was floating, lifeless, upside down at the top of the tank -- I'd say the other two's prospects don't look so good. ...

Detachable playhouse for children of divorce

My daughter has never lived in a house with both of her birth parents. Her mother and I have been separated since before she was born, so she's always lived in two houses -- one with her mom and her stepdad, and one with my fiance and I. But beca...

One of the ways in which I am slowly going insane

I am not an organized person. While it stresses me out, I think somehow, a part of me must enjoy living in chaos, because any attempt I make at bringing order to the mayhem slowly erodes until I'm right back where I started, completely unhinged. My...

I'm no Zen parent

I'm not at peace with myself. I have no inner stillness. Hell, I can't even sit still, let alone become content with my place in humanity, the eternal ebb and flow, blah blah. As far back as I can remember, from the earliest days of boyhood, I wa...

The inevitable office politics of parenting

It's not uncommon for me get all mushy about how well Edan's mom, stepdad, stepmom and I get along -- stridently casting aside our differences as we find common ground through the noble quest of parenthood, blah blah, etc. And don't get me wrong, t...

Puking, Christmas & the alphabet

It's difficult to imagine a more fundamental failure than being replaced as a father. * * * I was absurdly pumped up for Christmas. It was the first year my daughter, Edan, could really grasp the concept of Santa Claus, Frosty, presents, etc &ndas...

Dad optional

After some girl told me I did a good Pulp Fiction impression, I tried out for my high school play. This began my gradual decent into thespianism, art school, and the dismal, bleak and unfortunate career prospects of one who trained to be a theatre ...

I know why men leave

You've abandoned your child. You've ruined everything. If you insist on sticking around, you'll most likely screw up, which we'll take as proof that you suck. In every way. Guilt. Guilt. Guilt. Guilt. * * * Shortly after Edan was born, she and I h...

Give dads a break

In a recent article in the Ottawa Citizen, Elizabeth Payne features three stay-at-home dads who've encountered opposition to their parenting that borders on ridiculous. For example, all the moms assumed one dad was just "babysitting" when he took his...

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