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Moments of Apprecaition (awesomeness) can be seen in our kids everyday. Do you see them? Are you becoming an awesome dad?

One Secret Step to Becoming an Awesome Dad

I felt the warmth of the sun surrounding my body. I was looking at a stunning view of a white sand, tropical beach for the first time. With a rum punch in my hand and Caribbean music filling the air. I was amazed, it was and awesome sight. Deep breathe in, let it out slowly. […]

They seem innocent stepping onto the bus, but will they do their homework when they get home? Seven tips for single parent survival.

Homework: What’s With Kids These Days? Seven Tips for Single Parent Survival

Are my kids the only kids that don’t like to do homework? I’m two for two in that category, both my boys loathe homework. Do your kids like to do homework? What’s going on with kids in this world these days? I remember when I was in high school (oh boy I can hear my […]

Single Parent Dating Tips: how do you find time?

Time and Tide: Six Tips for Single Parent Dating

No, no, no – not the “tide” as in tides of change or the ebb and flow of life. Tide as in the laundry detergent. Between my professional life, being a dad and needing to do household chores, my time is limited, especially for Bruce time. No, not like “me” time, I mean “Bbbrruuuccceee time” […]

The ins and outs of online dating, be bold, have fun and enjoy the journey.

Fish, Harmony, Zoosk, Cupid … oh My

Read part 1 of my series about dating after divorce, When to start the dating game again?     “Hey, you’ve got a great smile. Where did you go on your trip to England?” (I waited a few days. Nothing.) “jf6uy7hj676j67h67hyuj767uyj6hmymbv. Oh, sorry. I tried so hard to think of something witty to say I fell […]

What do baggage, bios, butterflies and boys all have in common?

What do baggage, bios, butterflies and boys all have in common? No they don’t all start with “B”. Well, they do, but that’s not the answer. It’s my dating life; dodging baggage, drafting bios, dampening butterflies and daddying my boys. Dating as an adult is different. We’re older and more “seasoned” or “mature” (seriously? it’s more […]

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Help! Zombies Invade My Home Every Wednesday

The alarm rings at 6:15 am. I slog out of bed, rub my eyes and put on my glasses, can’t see without them. After getting my son out to the bus stop, it’s off to work … until 6 pm. I fight traffic and get home by 6:30. A few nights a week, I work […]

It's not the gift, it's the memory of the hunt.

Making the Holidays Special is the True Treasure

You can see the eagerness in his face, a smile with wide-eyed anticipation. His head darts up and down as his hands spread the branches apart to get a better look. Then … he finds it; Jake’s first clue in finding his prized Christmas gift. “Sometimes I get tongue-tied.” “Hmm. What could that mean?” he […]

Christmas Stocking Tradition

The Single Dad’s Guide to Holiday Happiness

Can you hear them, the bells ringing? The sound of change hitting the bottom of that familiar red bucket? Yep, it’s that time of year; the red Salvation Army bucket bringing in the holiday. It’s our cultural rite of passage that turns Thanksgiving into Christmas. For the single dad, this time of year can be […]

Tough decisions stop and make you think "what would you do?"

I Don’t Want to Come Over to Your House

“I don’t want to come over to your house anymore.” Wham, those words were like an emotional slap in the face. Three months after my divorce (spring 2008), my stepson, Nick, didn’t want to see me anymore. What could I do? I had no legal rights. I felt helpless. I questioned who I was as a […]

A Better Dad Against All Odds

In many ways my first blog, Spiderdad is symbolic. As a single parent you need to have super hero powers to survive and remain sane. As with any super hero, you have to ask,  “What is your super power?” My super hero power is–against any odds I want to be the best dad possible. That’s […]

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