About Ben

Ben is the author of The 1 Player Dad Strategy Guide and 1PlayerDad.com. He's a single dad with shared care of an amazing daughter, and writes about his adventures playing the parenting game in '1 Player Mode' in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Competition: Funky Giraffe Bibs Giveaway!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - THANKS EVERYONE WHO ENTERED! Funky Giraffe (http://funkygiraffe.com.au/) make funky, practical and affordable bibs and other cool baby gear, and they're giving away seven (7)(VII) free bibs of your choice to a lucky 1 Player Dad fan! Check out all the funky bib designs at http://funkygiraffe.com.au/bibs.html, the winner gets to choose any 7! [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The First Thing You Should Do when Becoming a Single Dad

Screenshot of the video game 'Kozure Ōkami' (known in the Western world as 'Lone Wolf and Cub')   (This post is based on an excerpt from my free ebook The 1 Player Dad Strategy Guide). Becoming a single dad was by far the biggest challenge I've faced to date, and it was a [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#DoTheDadDance! Dusting off the Dance Shoes for Charity

The crew over at The Dad Network are doing an online campaign to get Dads around the world to get their groove on and help raise money for UNICEF UK to help underprivileged children. As a semi-retired rapdancefighter (also known as a bboy/breaker/breakdancer), I thought it was a great excuse to dust off the old dancing [...]

By | August 8th, 2015|1 Player Dad mode, Fatherhood, RapDanceFighting, Wellbeing|0 Comments

Are All Guys Potential Pedophiles? Perception and Reality in Male-Child Interactions.

Are all men doomed to wear the Pedobear costume of shame?!? A few months ago, I took my daughter to Junglerama (one of those indoor kids playland places), which is one my favourite things to do with her as it's a great excuse for me to play with her on the giant jungle gym [...]

By | July 29th, 2015|1 Player Dad mode, Fatherhood|11 Comments

Recipe: Super Monkey Meatballs

This is the first recipe I created after entering 1 Player Dad mode, and like all firsts it has a special place in my heart (and stomach). Prior to this, I was bumbling along culinarily with my 1-year-old daughter who had just graduated from mushy meals and tinned toddler food to eating the same meals [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|1 Player Dad mode, Cooking|0 Comments

5 WEAPONS TO CONQUER YOUR HELLSPAWN (or, 5 helpful items that will make life easier with your little one)

The epic battle that has raged between parent and child is one that has claimed the souls and sanity of countless parents over the millennia. In recent years, technology has aided us in our quest to even these seemingly insurmountable odds, but our adversary is one that continuously learns to adapt and overcome our futile [...]

By | May 27th, 2015|1 Player Dad mode, Dad Hacks, Fatherhood|0 Comments

Five Ways to Wellbeing: Keeping your head in the game in 1 Player Dad mode.

When you’re grinding it out in 1 Player mode, your mind can be your worst enemy. In my first year as a single dad, I was dealing with the fallout from the end of my relationship, working full-time and parenting on my own four nights a week (while learning how to do this on-the-job), travelling [...]

By | May 13th, 2015|1 Player Dad mode, Dad Hacks, Wellbeing|0 Comments