6 Ways Being a Single Dad Made Me a Better Man

  Philip Murphy found a sure fire way to build character. He became a single dad. Here is how it changed him. — In 2012, I found myself responsible for a tiny human being. For various reasons, my child’s mother was in and out of the picture and I found myself nearly completely responsible for […]

How Can I Help My Girlfriend Accept My Son?

His girlfriend can only see his ex when she looks at his son.

Dear Future Son; A Reflection on What I Would Have Said

A Letter Filled With Thoughts From Parents to Their Future Children

4 Reasons Single Dads Fear New Relationships

I’m like most guys, I’d love to have a new partner. I miss companionship, intimacy, and sex. I’d also love for my daughter to have a positive female role model in her life. But the truth is, many single dads fear getting into new relationships.

5 Things You Will Regret as a Divorced Parent

Getting divorced may be the best or the only choice you can make, but some regrets may come into focus in hindsight.

A Single Dad Discovers 5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Live a Longer and Healthier Life

After his divorce, Matt Sweetwood feared his life was over. Had his lifestyle choices continued, it would have been. He shares how he worked his way back to health.

A Quick-Start Guide for the Divorcing Dad: The Off Times

At the beginning of a divorce things are often emotional and fast. This primer will help you understand the big issues you are facing.

A Dad’s Resolution to Never to Take His Kids to a “Chuck E. Cheese” Helps Him Find Out Who He Actually Is

Matt Sweetwood struggled with his identity. It was through his resolve on what childhood leisure his kids would be exposed to that helped him discover himself. Here’s what happened.

Edmond Baker Jr: Unconditional Love

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

A Recently Separated Dad Reflects on the New Alone Time He Dreads

How a separated dad used alone time to deal with his new situation and prepare him and his children for their future.

A Dad, Devastated by Divorce, Shares the 10 Secrets to Making It Work

After becoming the proud dad to five kids, Matt Sweetwood was handed a horrific divorce. Rather than allowing it to defeat him, he found a way to not only survive, but to find peace and success as a father. Here is how he did it.

Dads Cookin’ With Kids; Mike Adamick’s DIY Mini Trifle

Mike Adamick’s Mini Trifle is an Easy Hit With the Kids – Today we share another great recipe from Mike Adamick’s Dad’s Book of Awesome Recipes. As you enjoy the weekend with your kids, don’t forget that gathering time around food is a great way to bond and get to know your kids better than […]

A Dad is Shocked to Find Out That He Has Been a Role Model for His Daughters

Dad Matt did not intend to be a single parent. He did intend to be a role model for his sons. Here is what happened on the day he realized he had become one for his daughters.

Periods & Erections; Parents Uneasiness with Puberty

Navigating the Sometimes Hilariously Awkward Road Through Puberty with Kids

4 Freedoms This Dad Wishes for Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! Dad Matt Sweetwood ponders on the freedoms he wishes for as a dad.

The Difference Between Great Parenting and Great Leadership

Matt Sweetwood knows what it takes to be a good leader. He also knows what it takes to be a great dad. He explains the difference between the two skill sets.