Single Father

Break – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

A little bit of a break between the rain clouds. Apparently the sun has been replaced by the moon. I was looking at the view and getting some much needed fresh air when a thought crossed my mind. A strange thought began to rattle around in my brain. I love astronomy. As a kid I so wanted to be an astronomer. As most kids wanted to be the new Pele or Bobby Moore, I wanted to be just like the…

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Taste the Fruit Infused Ice Cubes – Single Dad, Parents Article

By: Coach, on June 4, 2020 Ice cubes don’t have to be regular bland ice. Why not jazz up your cubes during the heat of the summer? In fact, these are tasty, pretty, and handy to have around all the time when you are getting in your water. What is Infused Ice? Use fruit or vegetables in your water and covert to ice. To do this, you simply juice, dice, chop, or puree in your home high-speed blender. Next, pour…

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Inside Martyn’s Thoughts: Wrong Focus – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’ve been reflecting more on last year.I’ve said so many times how hard it was for us.However, as I said in my last post, hindsight is amazing.I read an article about how to face problems when you’re a) in a crisis and b) in a “storm”.One of the points raised was whilst you’re in the centre of the storm it is easier to focus on what is coming at you than around you.The analogy: You’re crossing a road on your…

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The Top Five Action Films of All Time – Single Dad, Parents Article

There’s no business like show business.  While the name of one of my favorite movie musicals of the 50s, a fundamental truth exists in the name.  Nothing quite exists in the world like making entertainment for others.  Leading them into visual stories and into whole other worlds is a power a rare few can boast.  And so I’m here to take it all down.  Ok, maybe not quite.  But I am here to analyze the wonderful world of show business,…

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Not Afraid to Step Into the Fight When We Can’t See the Light – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Author’s note: Writing and posting today nearly undermines its intended purpose. Today is not a day for my voice. It’s just the day I had the opportunity to use it. I’ve not posted in nearly three months. I don’t anticipate that kind of gap happening again. Please don’t interpret this as me trying to talk over others. Please interpret this as me encouraging others to join me in listening to everyone who must be heard. They must.) … Here’s how…

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What a difference a year makes! – Single Dad, Parents Article

I was chatting to friends about going through periods of “stormy weather”.It made me look back on last year and consider how, in comparison, this lockdown situation doesn’t feel too bad.Last year was nightmarish.Going from a position where we were struggling as a family, to seeking help, to having “help” turn into threats which then turned into accusations which finally caused us having a child kept away from us was nothing but hard.Looking back I can appreciate the intense hardships…

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Homework – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The hardy old rose bush right next to the front door. Against all the odds, it just keeps on giving. In a few hours the school at home project restarts again. One more 7 week push before we finally arrive at the summer holidays. What kind of Britain will it be? The old normal, the new normal or something else. This afternoon was glorious. Hot (for here) and sunny. Unbelievably not a single cloud all day. This is Yorkshire remember.…

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Dear John – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

I seem to have upset someone with my last post. The person clearly didn’t want his name mentioning. Sorry I blocked you John. I assume that’s his name from the email address. My finger must have slipped. Ok John, to help hide your identity how about I call you something like Dork Head. According to my new friend, I apparently was disrespectful to the President of the United States. Really…. I must have missed that one. I was also patronising…

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