I am a solo parent. It is one tedious yet fulfilling task and I am enjoying every single moment of it. It has downsides though. All the sleepless nights thinking about where in the world you would get money for tuition fees and such. It is tiring, to be honest. I may not be a single mother but I share their sentiments, Hell, I share their anger. Being ridiculed and judged sickens us. We did not ask for this but we welcomed it amidst the pain, the tears and most of the time the loneliness. We try our best to make ends meet and provide our children with love and attention. Being a solo parent is not a walk in the park, rather it is an obstacle course we need to finish because if not our kids will suffer. [Read more…]
I have daughters. One is six, one is four. They are my source of joy and strength. They are the reason why I wake up each morning. But inside this six foot frame and despite the tattoos inked on my skin, I still have my share of fears most especially when I talk about my daughters.
I keep telling myself: “Think like a girl! Think like a girl!” but my thinking can only do so much and most of the time I rely on my mom, tita and ate’s expertise to provide my children all the femininity lessons they need to learn and absorb. But I am the dad, and as a solo parent I have to be there for their “firsts”—so to say.
Take time to read this article and feel free to give your thoughts and advice. [Read more…]