Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you?
I much prefer that question to the more standard - what do you do? I'm a fifty one year old New Zealand dad who has been raising his children as a single dad for the past decade (give or take). When I became a single dad I looked for material to help me understand who I had become but most of the material was either for single mums or was unhelpful. So I started blogging and eventually I decided to share my experiences in a book - A Single Dad's Guide to the Galaxy. The link below will take you to a Bio and a few photos.
What do you do?
If you must ask! Loads . . .
What do you mean by single dad/parent?
When I call myself a single dad I mean that the parenting done in my home is done by me and nobody else. Rose is my "ex", who is also a single parent, and between the two of us we are raising our children.
Are you single?
No, I have a very lovely partner who is a singe parent herself.
Where can I buy your book?
I can't find your book in my local store!
Dang! Please ASK the helpful staff and they will order you a copy and it shouldn't cost any more. You can buy a book directly from this site (click here) and to compensate for the postage costs, I'll sign it just for you!
Can you speak at our event?
Can I contact you?
Sure but cut me some slack as I don't live on-line, we are probably in different time zones and I'm juggling a few things at the moment. Email is preferred though you can contact me via Twitter or Facebook. Please note - I don't give out specific advice on parenting or relationships because I don't have the answers, you do.
Why are you still blogging?
Because life goes on and I'm still learning. My children are now mini-adults and will soon be flying on their own and I have no idea what that's going to feel like. Blogging is my way of both connecting with people and collecting my thoughts before they are lost forever.