Welcome to the "New" Memoirs of a Single Dad
Memoirs of a Single Dad was a blog about single parenting founded by me in 2007. At that time, I was a divorced single dad of just over five years and was trying to make my way through the dating scene all while maintaining a presence in my son's life. I would come to learn many lessons - not only about dating but about parenting, co-parenting and relationships in general.
After much thought (and $30 per month in hosting since 2010), I have decided to officially retire the Memoirs of a Single Dad website. I'm no longer a single dad and had really outgrown the site. Memoirs of a Single Dad really meant a lot to me, though. It was my home on the web for nearly 10 years. I decided not to just take it down, but rather, I migrated all of the relevant articles to Dadtography.com and redirect to my new site.
Memoirs of a Dating Dad - A book by Daniel Ruyter
In December of 2011, I published my first book, Memoirs of a Dating Dad. While the book isn't a pure memoir, nor is it a pure how-to or self-help book, it touches on both, guiding the reader through twelve chapters and sixteen real-life dating experiences that helped shape my opinion on dating as a single parent. Thankfully, I found my match in 2010 when I met JenB online (of all places).
Dadtography.com is my new blogging venture and focuses on the visual side of parenting. Dadtography is actively seeking partnerships with brands and other bloggers. Click here to contact me if you're interested in a sponsorship or contributing to the site.
You should probably get my book.
Memoirs of a Dating Dad is a book I wrote about my experiences in dating as a single dad.
Sometimes crazy, sometimes meaningful, always insightful - all of my experiences in dating as a single dad taught me some very valuable life lessons.
Memoirs of a Dating Dad is ten chapters of hilarity, sadness, anticipation and disappointment - all of the feelings and emotions that are inevitable when dating in today's jungle.
Download my book from Amazon today and be sure not to make the same mistakes in dating that I did!
Memoirs of a Single Dad Blog Posts
A few thoughts on the meaning and evolution of Father’s Day. New dads going from a son to dad and what I bet your dad wants for Father’s Day this year.Read This Post
Psychologist Robert Erdei weighs in with some pre-teen parenting challenges and tips for getting to know your son or daughter.Read This Post
As a single dad, getting to spend every moment with my kids is important to me. I was very lucky this weekend, with today being a holiday, I was able to have my kids for an extended time rather than just Friday through Sunday. What a great time we had! Let’s see if I can […]Read This Post
Being a single parent can be incredibly stressful. Here are some tips on finding patience as a single parent in a hectic and chaotic life.Read This Post
For eighteen years I’ve yearned for time alone. It was hard enough when I had a partner to take the baby, but when, more than a decade ago, I became the one and only parent to a one- and a six-year-old, the time alone was both more imperative and more complicated.Read This Post
I admit it – I’m an introverted dad. I struggle with fears of rejection and loss but I know I can’t be the only one, can I?Read This Post