To be a single dad is easy if you have the total commitment. I raised my twin daughters from the age of 3 when their mum and I seperated. She wanted to be out all day and night so I really had no choice. It helps a lot if you've been around babies and are accoustumed to toddlers but if not, calling your own mum is the best advice I can give, even though I was around my nieces and nephews til I had my own, I called my mum alot for advice and also just for moral support. (mums really love it when their own son has his kids and give overwhelming support). My twins are now grown but to be a single dad means making a lot of sacrifices, no more nights at pub, can't smoke at all, bad influence on your children, shouldn't bring different ladies home as this really confuses kids and gives them no sense of real lasting love if there's someone new in dad's bed each weekend. And it takes a lot of patience, patience, patience. You're at times going to wonder why you decided to stand up and be a real man because you have no real freedom, and you lose your buddies but in the end it's worth every minute of it and more. To see your kids with that big smile right before they give you that big hug is too awesome for words When they're young you get the pleasure of tucking them in every night, combing their hair is a daily fun challenge if you have girls...............lol but as a dad you'll do it and do it right, even if it takes you half the morn before it looks right. And then they grow up graduate from school, jump in your arms cause you were there the whole time and gave undying support. Then they take that journey toward adulthood with all the life skills they were taught be you !! Makes it all worth while and I would do it again anytime I get a chance !!!
by Linda Bilyeu 7 years ago
How do the daily struggles of a single mom or single dad differ?
by risatungol 3 years ago
The reason why I joined hubpages is because I'm pregnant and I can't get a job here... while there are a lot of articles on how to earn, I would also like to hear from single moms out there, especially when it comes to dealing with depression, self-pity, stress etc... thanks a lot.
by Ethel Smith 6 years ago
How hard is it to study when you are a single Dad
by stacies29 7 weeks ago
I feel that some women are just scorned lovers who are out 4 revenge.
by napalm7130 9 years ago
Hey I just posted my story about raising a my son , Or having to fight for it and the court battles and lockups. I was branded a criminal because i wanted to see my son. http://hubpages.com/hub/Single-dad check it out please let me know what you think.. there is more to go on still. its a...
by Edwin Clark 9 years ago
Suze Orman just plain scares me. I'm not saying shes a bad person. After all the sub prime mortgage mess and crappy economy shes starting to get more and and more media attention as the "It" financial guru to help solve your financial problems. She's definitely made it since she makes...
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