Tag: single dads

Am I doing this motherhood thing right?

There’s no better way to spend a day off than to find out the myriad of ways that you’re inadequate. And I find the best way to do this is by taking an online quiz. It makes for great balance. Anytime I’m feeling good or maybe a little too big for my britches, I’ll bring…

The (book) worm has turned at our house

We’ve found a new activity at our house that doesn’t involve television, video games, or my smart phone. And, no, the activity we’ve found isn’t sleeping. Instead, it’s reading. As in, my son reading to me. Now before you start to think I’m either a GREAT parent for thinking up this rather (ahem) novel idea…

The Thing About Pot Pies

As a single dad, when it comes to cooking, it’s just like the old adage: it’s either sink or swim. Except in this case you get three choices.┬áit’s either learn to cook or go hungry. Or order a pizza from Domino’s. I’m not a cook by nature, more by necessity. I started off with some…

The Girlfriend With No Name

Dating has changed a lot for me this second time around. The first time I was single, I was young, geeky, and didn’t have any money. Now, in my second act of dating, I’m old(er), still geeky (maybe geekier – if that’s possible) , have kids, and still don’t have any money. Ok, so maybe…

Presenting . . . A Stupid Man Trick

One of the hardest things for me to learn as a single dad has been cooking. Now I’m not going to say I didn’t know my way around the kitchen before my wife passed away, but on one occasion she did draw me a map to the kitchen, with explicit directions on how to find…

Running the aisles

As a single parent, I find it’s often difficult to schedule BIG THINGS to do with my kids. Sure, from time to time we can, but those occasions are often few and far between. However, my kids (especially my son) often get to take part in a lot of little things – whether they want…

Boys will be boys

If you’re ever looking for me or my son, there’s a good chance we’re out in the front yard playing something. We play football, baseball, basketball (well, that’s actually in the driveway), and even soccer from time to time. This time of year, it’s football. Every afternoon if the weather allows, we go out and…

Join my Fantasy Household Cleaning league

Some people play fantasy football or baseball. They have entire leagues and tournaments they take part in. Not me, though. Instead, I do fantasy housework. I find that housework is a lot easier and less stressful if I don’t actually do it. I have the cleanest house on the block – in my mind! You’ll…

Of Peanut Butter and Taco Bell

I’ve been making school lunches for almost as long as I can remember. It goes waaaaay back. That’s because both of my kids are pretty much very picky eaters. I’ve never known this to be a problem for me, which is one reason why I’m always in need of losing about 10 pounds, but that’s…