Cooking with B – Chocolate Rabbit Holes

  Welcome to the new series in The Single Dad's Guide to Life blog. I know that I have done a ton of cooking as a single dad. And as a single father I think it's important to share recipes that I have done with other parents. But as I was thinking about doing this, … Continue reading Cooking with B – Chocolate Rabbit Holes

‘Til Death Us Do Part – How To Speak About Death To Your Kids

Generally, I will admit, after many, many hours of torture, I try to keep my conversation on this blog fairly light, despite some topics that can be pretty intense and serious.  Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing, I will leave for you, my humble readers, to decide.  I just want to make … Continue reading ‘Til Death Us Do Part – How To Speak About Death To Your Kids

The Great Easter Basket Dilemma Of 2017

Eleven years ago, almost to the very day, a bundle of joy came into my life.  She was plucked from the bowels of her mother and brought into this world, kicking and screaming.  (To be honest, I am not even sure she was kicking and screaming.)  Because of the cesarean section my ex had to … Continue reading The Great Easter Basket Dilemma Of 2017

Common Core Yay! Now Can We Bury It Already?

Being that I am a father of a ten year old daughter, and run an after school program at a library, two words have haunted me more than any other. If you had guessed Donald Trump, orange hair, or Steel Magnolias, your were close... really close. Truthfully those two words have been Common Core. When … Continue reading Common Core Yay! Now Can We Bury It Already?

The End of Mr. Murphy – May He Rest in Peace

**UPDATE**  Links to parts one and two here. Mr. Murphy Part One Mr. Murphy Part Two So there I am . . . staring at the ceiling, just waiting for tomorrow.  Tomorrow. . .  Tomorrow . . .  What was I waiting for again?  That’s right.  I was thinking that tomorrow would go more smoothly.  … Continue reading The End of Mr. Murphy – May He Rest in Peace

Murphy’s Law Rides Again – Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Rapids

**UPDATE**  Links to parts 1 and 3 Mr. Murphy Part 1 Mr. Murphy Part 3 So I have had the 24 hours from heck, with a little sprinkle of hell left over.  (Ok not quite that as I have been having a good time with my daughter.)  I have just left Big Foot Rapids.  And … Continue reading Murphy’s Law Rides Again – Or How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Rapids

The Weekend Blitz – Or Just Call Me Mr. Murphy

I cannot speak for everyone, but for all of the single parents out there, when the weekend comes, you try to fit in all the engagement you can with your child that you missed out on during the week. Maybe it's the same for married parents too.  You remember the last week, don't you? It … Continue reading The Weekend Blitz – Or Just Call Me Mr. Murphy

What I’m Afraid of – Or How NASCAR and an Alien Invasion Wrecked My Life

What I'm afraid of ... Being afraid is not an easy thing. It causes one to hide away from the world, or to do nothing at all. I think many people are afraid of so many different things that their idea is to hide away, from places, from people, and ultimately from themselves. Some people … Continue reading What I’m Afraid of – Or How NASCAR and an Alien Invasion Wrecked My Life

To Eat Pizza, Or Not to Eat Pizza? Is That Even a Question?

Rances : The Only Way to Eat Pizza Spending my usual Wednesday evening with my child (especially because I hate doing the same thing over and over again) can be quite a challenge.  I have cycled through a list of restaurants that we both like and have moved on to finding more obscure things.  That doesn’t mean … Continue reading To Eat Pizza, Or Not to Eat Pizza? Is That Even a Question?

A Parents Best Friend – Or How An Oreo Saved Me

How in the world could one get a dog at a time like this?  I suppose that's what I could have been asking myself one year before I split from my daughter's mother. Bringing another living being into a situation where there are two warring parents isn't something one would consider healthy, or natural. Now … Continue reading A Parents Best Friend – Or How An Oreo Saved Me