Then, under cover of night, so my neighbors couldn't see me, I poured gasoline on the roots of that sweet little tree.
This is the second in a series of behind-the-scenes blog posts regarding the book, The Single Dad Detour. At the start of Chapter 3, I mention a friend named "Rick." A fake name for the book, but a real friend nonetheless. Rick and I were buddies from my days living in Polk County, FL. We... Continue Reading →
How does your morning start on Christmas Day? As a parent, do you have plans or do you let the day carry you as it may? I've found I need to strike a balance between spontaneity and intentional planning. If you are a single parent, chances are you may have to share holidays with an... Continue Reading →
My 29-year-old son hasn't spoken to us in almost four years. The last time he communicated he made it clear he didn't want any of us (me, his step-mom, his little sisters, his uncles/aunt or cousins) in his life. I won't go into the bad choices he's made nor the consequences he's suffered. All I... Continue Reading →
I'm not a big fan of bragging about my kids. My parents had some close friends when I was growing up and all they talked about was how amazing their kids were. It was annoying. As a parent now, what I do want to make sure I do is encourage my kids, without prideful statements. As... Continue Reading →