Today is the first in a series of blog posts dedicated to some of the amazing single parents who have contributed their stories and advice to my upcoming series of books, The Single Parents’ Little Helper.
While most single parents who spoke to me requested anonymity, a few of them are also business people who have used their experiences as single parents to help them develop great businesses. These parents have given me permission to disclose their names and stories to you. The best part is, it means I get to promote their awesome businesses to you as well.
Please take a moment to check out their websites and see what single parents can do, given half a chance.
Kyle Bradford – Chopper Papa
Kyle Bradford, the man behind the amazing and informative blog for men, Chopper Papa, was a single dad to two children for several years. Although he has recently started a new adventure as part of a blended family, his thoughts on single parenthood are honest, intelligent and informative for single parents who want to think about more than the next naptime or which pram to buy. Check out his latest series of posts on second marriages – great reading.
A couple of years ago, Kyle launched a podcast interview series called Fatherhood Wide Open, which you can listen to on iTunes or here: http://bewideopen.com. In each episode he talks to an expert, author, blogger or other influencer about issues facing men and fathers today. It’s a great opportunity to listen to some good, intelligent conversation on issues that matter, so check it out. And of course, if you like it, please jump onto iTunes and review it for him.
Take a look at what Kyle had to tell me about being a single parent:
I asked Kyle what memories or moments from being a single parent gave him the greatest joy to think about and this was his reply:
“I cherish the fact that I have been able to build a relationship with my children of my own making, without the influence of another. My children and I have a bond that we could never have had, if I had remained a married father.”
Kyle also shared a bit about his forays into the dating world after finding himself single again, but this time with two children in tow.
“I always said that I was a single parent from the beginning, as it’s a deal killer for many people. The hardest part of dating was how to manage the kids and the relationship at the same time, but the best part was the variety and the fact that I was able to learn from past mistakes and put that knowledge into action in new relationships.”
Kyle’s top advice for single parents:
“Your destiny and your relationship with your children are in your hands. Actions today can have consequences in your children’s lives years later.”
Discover more of Kyle’s amazing story and get inspiration from other awesome single parents by pre-ordering your copy of The Single Parents’ Little Helper, coming out soon and shortly available for pre-order on Amazon. You will soon be able to order it from your favorite bookshop online or down the street, so subscribe to find out when you can get in on the action!
If you want to contribute a story of your own single parenting adventures, please email Emily M Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
More amazing single parent stories will be featured here very soon so stay tuned.