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My 91-Year Old Girlfriend – Single Dad, Parents Article

My 91-year old girlfriend.A beautiful, twinkly-eyed, 91-year old woman walks past my house several times a week and makes my day every time I see her. I know she’s 91-years old because, after giving me a wide grin every time I say, “Hello,” to her, she responds in broken English, “I’m 91-years old.” After it snowed a few weeks ago and as I cleared the driveway and my car, she grabbed the ice scraper/brush out of my hand and dusted…

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Chameleon – Matthew Blythe – meandminimees – Single Dad, Parents Article

In a crowded room, he would disappear. Blend in, to be one of the crowd. No one would bother him. He would be safe. In a crowded room. His colours would be luminous. Fluorescent. So bright, everyone would know he was there. No one would bother him. He would be safe. In a flash mob dance off. He would be in the middle. Busting the moves No one would bother him. He would be safe. In a gang. Hands in pockets.…

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The Single Father’s Guide: Must-Watch Sleeper: Lucky Number Slevin – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s not often that I see a movie I hadn’t already known and hadn’t seen, but turns out to be really good. Lucky Number Slevin (2006) fits the bill. I DVR’d it from SundanceTV a while ago and just finished watching it last week. Lucy Liu: terrific actor and could hardly be any more adorable. Great performances. Atypical story. Fun twist. Talented cast including Josh Harnett who plays the anti-hero, Slevin, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Bruce Willis. Stanley Tucci,…

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Reflections – Matthew Blythe – meandminimees – Single Dad, Parents Article

I have a video of one of the boys. We were on a train, trundling down to London. Watching the world whizz by in a blur. Occasionally focusing on something, a shopping centre, a flock of sheep, a river flowing under a bridge. Those moments were crystal clear images, a snapshot, a clarity, that was gone in a second. The video has one of my boys talking to himself, filming his reflection in the window. He was talking to himself.…

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Lessons Learned From a New Hip – Single Dad, Parents Article

Closing in on two weeks since I had total hip replacement surgery – and before anyone asks doing really well.  There are some lessons learned from a new hip installed that are worth noting (if not sharing). “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”  This is what most people who I know who had the surgery said to me going into it.  And generally I agree – I can say there was one minor complication in the hospital, but I woke…

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Making an Audio Book — The Single Dad’s Guide to the Galaxy – Single Dad, Parents Article

AudioBooksNZ, sensing a gap in the market, have created a self-record kit. I volunteered to be the first to trial the kit and over Christmas we created an audiobook.I have to be honest, we learnt some lessons along the way which I have documented and made available on AudioBooksNZ’s website – check them out here. In turn they have tweaked their approach and we both hope it will be easier for the next users. It is certainly a fun and cost…

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The “good enough” parent — The Single Dad’s Guide to the Galaxy – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’m not going to dive into the theory here, as it is not my area of expertise, but the concept can be used for most, if not all, parents. And it goes a little deeper than you may first think.By being a good enough parent, and not striving for perfection, allows us, at the very least, to take a breath and relax. We can’t be perfect anyway, although it seems we strive to achieve it on a daily basis, so…

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Richer, Thinner, & Healthier WITHOUT New Year’s Resolutions – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. Frankly, I’ve really tried to live and make decisions consistently during the entire year. Still, there is no better time than the present to, well, make a clean start . . . even if it happens to be the start of a new year. Here are a few ideas for anyone from the most die-hard New Year’s Resolutionary to just a guy who wants to make his personal, professional, and/or financial life…

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Was Jeff Sessions The Right Choice? – Single Dad, Parents Article

When President Trump chose Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General, I thought he had made a relatively strong choice. Admittedly, part of the reason I liked him, however, was just because of how much Democrats and the media absolutely detested him. In fact, their outrage and autistic screeching over his nomination, was nothing short of delectable for a Trump supporter like me. He seemed solid on immigration issues and other parts of Trump’s agenda. In fact, aside from his stance…

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Was Jeff Sessions The Right Choice? – Single Dad, Parents Article

When President Trump chose Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General, I thought he had made a relatively strong choice. Admittedly, part of the reason I liked him, however, was just because of how much Democrats and the media absolutely detested him. In fact, their outrage and autistic screeching over his nomination, was nothing short of delectable for a Trump supporter like me. He seemed solid on immigration issues and other parts of Trump’s agenda. In fact, aside from his stance…

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