RJ Jaramillo is a single father of three and the founder of www.singledad.com. While facing the daily challenges of raising three children on his own after his divorce, RJ realized how few resources were available to help him during this journey. He started SingleDad.com in 2007. RJ lives in Southern California with his family.
Have you ever heard of the term "Going Family?" You probably know the ones I'm talking about. These are the families that are running from one type of school, camp, social or sporting event to another - all day long, 7 days a week. There doesn’t seem to be a calm moment in the “Going... Read more »
How do you react when you discover that your children are spending a lot of time with your ex-wife’s new boyfriend? SingleDad.com founder, RJ Jaramillo, shares his firsthand experiences.
Most newly divorced men come to the realization that their new life as a divorced dad comes with a consequence: you and your ex-wife will move on... Read more »
365, 182 or less These are frightening numbers to look at as a father. Somewhere in the U.S. today, there is a newly divorced father facing his final hearing in a family court room. A judge is making a decision that will change the number of days that the father will spend with his children... Read more »
In this blog post, SingleDad Founder, Richard RJ Jaramillo discusses dealing with the loss of a family pet and gives parents helpful tips on how to talk about it with their kids.
I had a surreal moment two years ago. I was in my old house, sitting in familiar surroundings. My ex-wife, Susan, was in the... Read more »
Yes, it is time to get our kids back on a school schedule. My blog post might just be a reminder for some, but it could be a very important checklist for the new single parent. With that in mind, I've gathered a lot of great suggestions from other single parents who have been there... Read more »
I was recently interviewed by DETAILS Magazine about Father’s Day and Fatherhood. One of the questions was about the meaning of fatherhood and how fathers are portrayed on TV -- and more importantly, in society as a whole. I was asked if there was a father figure from TV that I remembered or that stuck... Read more »
Who hasn’t been at a child’s baseball, t-ball or soccer game gleefully cheering on their children, only to witness embarrassing behavior and even vulgar language coming from other fans? I’m always amazed at the messages sent by adults watching professional sports, but I'm actually shocked when I see some of that same behavior in the... Read more »
As single parents, we live in a vulnerable environment. Under some circumstances, when an ex-spouse loses his/her job, it affects the other ex-spouse directly. “Emergency Funds” and reserves dry up twice as fast when one party has to pay child support or spousal support (or both.) With the loss of one income, we start feeling... Read more »
Certain holidays and celebrations can be a little bit more difficult than others for a single parent. Valentine’s Day used to be one of those holidays for me, but I learned some fun personal and practical family activities to celebrate without feeling the "Valentine Blues" as a single dad.
Valentine’s Day with your Children
The first thing... Read more »
One of the most important things a single parent can do at the end of the year is to get your family involved in Life Planning.
Life planning is more than just goal-setting and new year’s resolutions. It’s about living your life next year with purpose and passion. Its foundation is based on your discovery of... Read more »