My unwavering and immutable mission:
1. 100% positive
2. Kids first
3. Honest feelings
I have been a single-parent for eight years now, and I am finally getting the hang of it. There are plenty more bumps in the road, but I’m at peace with the life-changing event, and the now-I-can-see-this-is-better reflection of these past years. My goal is to uncover the WINS and work to remove the MISSES and share those stories so that others who follow this difficult journey will have some illumination, from a previous sojourner.
My hope is to write the dad side of this story and gather contributing single-mom writers to tell the other half. My mantra will always be: lead with love and you will be heading in the right direction.
In the 90’s I was the Creative Director and Contributing Editor of MAN! Magazine. That’s where I learned to open my heart to the bursting point and work to stretch even further. Being great parents is a stretch goal for all of us. In these pages I will bring a hopeful light to bear on hard subjects, and together we (you, me, and my family) will find loving solutions to the new wrinkle of single-parenting. As if, parenting weren’t hard enough.
I wish you safety, happiness, health, and an ease of life on your journey.
But wait there’s more…
- Here’s my Writer’s Page on The Huffington Post
- I am also a Contributing Editor (Divorce) to The Good Men Project
- My Amazon author page: John Oakley McElhenney on Amazon
& I’d really love your follow on the Huffington Post: John McElhenney, single dad, writer
The official bio: John McElhenney is a single dad who lives and writes in Austin, Texas. He has published several books of poetry and a whimsical look at social media, The Twitter Way. He makes his living writing social media strategies for small businesses, and makes his heart smile playing tennis and music.
Repurposing WHOLE PARENT Content: If you are going to excerpt part of an article for you divorce law site, please use proper attribution and include a link back to the source article. Don’t make it look like you wrote my story, that’s bad form, and it doesn’t do either of us any favors. I’m happy if my material helps you bolster and educate your clients about this awful and transformative divorce process, but please… Do the right thing. Give the story an author, and a link back here. If you do that we’re going to get along fabulously. Thanks.