6 Ways to Become an Award-Winning Single Dad

Here is how to rock being a dad!

I’m a Single Dad and My Son has 61 Girlfriends

  Matthew’s son has more game than he does, and he’s only 5. ___ I’d like to think I’m a good role model to my children.  I’d like to think that I set a good example for my young son to follow of how to be a good man. But when it comes to attracting – […]

What A Single Dad Wants In A Girlfriend

Dating is a whole different ballgame when you’re a dad.

Daddy Isn’t a Hero – He’s a Real Man Who Has Depression

Single dad, Matthew Williams, is a hero to his children. He is honest about living with depression. ___   My house is home to various superheroes. I have a four-year-old son and superheroes hold a particular fascination for little boys, a fascination that I would suggest endures in big boys (Superman, in case you were […]

The Joy of Divorce and the 3 Gifts of Breaking Up

The biggest gift of my divorce was the release to become a happier, healthier, and more loving partner to a new woman. I bring my joy and my affection, and this time, the rules of engagement are very different.

The Hero’s Journey of a Divorced Dad

Anger breeds anger. Resentment and sharp jabs only builds more need for retaliation. If you can focus on the love and support of your children you can forgive and forget your ex-partner all together.

When You Can’t See Your Children Every Day—A Single Dad Opens Up

Single dad Matthew Williams doesn’t see his children every day. Yet, he loves them dearly.

Life With Charlie: I’m His Masculine Blueprint

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ I’m almost 8 years deep in my fatherhood and ‘life with Charlie’ journeys. He’s a growing boy that will one day become a man — the gravity of that reality never […]

Question of the Day: Do Single Parents Deserve a Day?

March 21st is National Single Parent Day. Do you know a single dad?

Life With Charlie: Why I’m The Co-Parent I Am

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ I became a single dad for the first time when Charlie was a baby 8 months new. In my heart, I made a pact to show up as fully as I […]

The Data Set of My Divorce: Things Still Don’t Add Up

I was the partner who was still ALL-IN at the end. She’d made a decision to leave, made plans to cover her needs, and then with the backing of the State of Texas, she ripped my world in two.

Life With Charlie: How We Transformed An Intense Morning Together

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ This morning was one of those intense ‘single parenting reals’ passages and moments. It had absolutely every shred of potential to be an epic meltdown. Yet, this afternoon as I sit […]

Six Tips for Struggling Single Dads trying to Find Balance

6 easy ways to stay on top of things while managing single parenthood.

Life With Charlie: Let Me Tell You About This Boy Wonder

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ Last week in my introductory ‘Life With Charlie‘ post, I touched on my experience of ‘becoming dad’, how fatherhood has changed me and how I do life with Charlie as a […]

Life With Charlie

“Life With Charlie” chronicles the adventures of Darren Mattock and his boy-wonder, Charlie, as they navigate together the daring and darling world of fathers and sons. ◊♦◊ I became dad to my son Charlie at age thirty-three. I always wanted to be a dad; I knew it was my calling. However, I had no idea how much my […]

With the Gun to My Head, The Ex Pretends to Play Fair

Make no mistake, the custodial parents are the clients, the non-custodial parents are the dead beat dads. You wouldn’t be calling the AG’s office if there wasn’t a problem.