Kailyn’s Dad @kailynsdadblog

My name is Ben and I’m Kailyn’s dad. I decided to start a blog about life, my parenting style and divorce. Run by Kailyn’s Dad (@VegasBen)

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3 days ago

Not enough time. Too much time. Can I just make time stop? My life has been full of trying to manage time, but I can't no matter how much I want to. Here's a few stories about life, Kailyn and friendships that pertain to "managing time". I enjoyed writing this one, I hope you enjoy reading!!!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #time

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5 days ago

I bet someone needs to read this today. ⁣ ⁣ This is called the Holstee Manifesto. It was written by a few guys (Dave, Mike, and Fabian ) who were looking to build a company that would allow them to live their dream. They wanted to create a company that aligned with their personal values and allowed them to have a positive impact on the world around them.⁣ ⁣ A small part of this may apply to you, or maybe the whole thing. Take whatever part(s ) resonate with you and do something with it. As it says, “Life is short.”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger#holsteemanifesto #holstee #manifesto

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2 weeks ago

Here’s the 5th Episode of my first day of school interview with Kailyn!! ⁣ ⁣ Episode 4: https://youtu.be/fZEaWDnICbQ⁣ Episode 3: https://youtu.be/e1JHuPq5XKo⁣ Episode 2: https://youtu.be/ahrBPQtAFMA⁣ Episode 1: https://youtu.be/1kDtdGe3HUs

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2 weeks ago

Sometimes life feels hard and I find myself saying, "if only life were easy". I'm sure I'm not alone here. Here's my thoughts some of the hardest times in my life, and why I'm glad they weren't easy.⁣ (Link in bio ) ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #easylife #easy #hardlife

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2 weeks ago

For the past 4 years, I’ve conducted an interview with Kailyn on her first day of school. Tomorrow will be Episode 5. I look forward to this interview so much! ⁣ ⁣ New blog coming out tomorrow and new episode of a Conversation With Kailyn soon after!!!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger

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2 weeks ago

I saw this on someone’s IG story and had to share it. It’s a hard realization when you find this to be true, but damn if it isn’t accurate. ⁣ ⁣ Check out my most recent blog about empathy (link in bio ). My next blog is coming out on Monday about “Time”. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #friendship #friends #time

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3 weeks ago

I decided that I only wanted to write ONE blog per week, but I couldn't fall asleep tonight. I'm so excited to see my little girl tomorrow (hence why I'm up this late ). At the same time, I can't stop thinking about how sad my ex must be at the same time. I'm not sure why that though is even entering my mind, but I can't help but feel empathy for how she must be feeling as she tucks Kailyn into bed tonight. ⁣ ⁣ This is my shortest blog, but one that addresses something that is counter-intuitive to me rebuilding my life, and that's empathy. ⁣ ⁣ Thanks for letting me share my life with you, and for those who shared their stories and comments back with me. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽⁣⁣ ⁣ I hope you enjoy the blog and thanks as always for reading,⁣ Ben⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Check out the new blog here: https://kailynsdad.com/empathy/ (Link in Bio )⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #empathy

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3 weeks ago

One of the hardest thing about parenting (and especially parenting as a single father ), is the realization that there are days when I am figuratively the "Worst Parent Ever" . . . or so I feel. The guilt of not being able to keep my family intact, added to the pressure of not screwing up a human being weighs heavy on my heart. Here's a post about how I deal with failing as a parent, husband, and father. Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad ) #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #failure #parentfailure #parentfail #itsok #allgood

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3 weeks ago

I saw a series of photos by a photographer named Kevin Carden (which I’ll post more of soon ) that I thought were incredible depictions of what it feels like to be a parent. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #kevincardenphotography

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3 weeks ago

NEW BLOG COMING MONDAY, but in the meantime here’s the 10 most read posts on KailynsDad.com. With over 5,200 reads so far, I’ve been overwhelmed with the feedback and support. Thanks for letting me share my life with you, and for those who shared their stories and comments back with me. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽⁣ ⁣ *Link In Bio⁣ Https://kailynsdad.com/top10-1⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #top10 #top10blogs #top10posts #thankyou

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4 weeks ago

Hard to believe, but it’s true. Some of my best decisions took some time and perspective to realize. This applies to my parenting as well as my every day life. : )

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4 weeks ago

I'm not going to lie . . . this one was difficult to write.  After my divorce and for some time after, I just felt broken.  I was just a fraction of who I was or who I'd become.  I felt like I was wandering in the darkness without a destination.  I'm some regards, I am still that person, but in some ways I've become so much more.⁣ ⁣ I have a lot of friends who are hurting right now and are in the same place.  In some respects, I think that everyone has felt "broken" in some way or another in time.  I wanted to write about my experiences with this feeling. ⁣ ⁣ I hope you enjoy the blog and thanks as always for reading,⁣ Ben⁣ ⁣ 𝐇𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐤𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲𝐧𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐝.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧/⁣ (Link also in bio )

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4 weeks ago

This is one that I need to remind myself on the daily. I’m quick to judge myself and slow to praise myself. New blog coming next week . . .

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5 weeks ago

A lot of my blog is about being Kailyn’s Dad, but sometimes I write about post-marriage life. I saw this posted today and it speaks volumes about my life and the lives of many. I love this quote. 💯

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last month

Tomorrow my new blog will be available titled, “𝟏𝟎 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐈 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐊𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲𝐧”. I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think!!!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Things I Tell Kailyn⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “You can be ALMOST anything you want to be. But whatever it is that you become . . . be THE BEST. There are no participation trophies when it comes to real life.”

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“My job is not to create a perfect life for Kailyn, it’s to create a life where she’s capable of handling a non-perfect life.”⁣ ⁣ Check out my blog titled “𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞’𝐬 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭” where I talk about creating a life for Kailyn where she is prepared to make the right decisions . . . Not where I’m making them for her. https://Kailynsdad.com

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Despite what IG says, there is no wrong answer. You pick what’s up next. : )

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“Choose to be around people who make you happy. Be around people who make you want to live, be a good person, a good human, a good parent, and a good friend.”

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Amen.

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THANK YOU for 4,000 reads of my blogs so far!!! Thanks for the support and I hope you’re enjoying the ones I’ve posted. I have many more to write if you’ll all keep reading! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to hear about. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐤𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲𝐧𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐝.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ My latest blog is linked in my bio. THANK YOU!!!

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Here’s the most recent episode of “A Conversation With Kailyn”. My next blog about traditions talks about how much I value them, and this is my most favorite tradition. I hope to continue it as long as she’ll allow me to! Subscribe for updates on new blogs here: https://kailynsdad.com/subscribe/

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Here’s the 3rd installment of my Conversation With Kailyn. She’s getting older and a little shyer in front of the camera. It’s like I’m seeing a little girl grow up in front of my own eyes. Stay tuned for my next blog about traditions. This is my favorite tradition so far . . .

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Here’s the second installment of my “conversation with Kailyn”. I love this one so much because you can see she’s so excited to be interviewed. That won’t always be the case. 😥 my next blog is about traditions and this is my favorite I started with her. Enjoy!!!

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I’m writing a blog about “traditions” and why they’re so important to me, so I thought I’d share of of my favorite ones . . . My interview with Kailyn the first day of school every year.

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Happy 4th of July everyone!! Stay safe out there and enjoy your holiday with friends & family!!!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #4thofjuly #holiday

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June 2019

I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who’s stopped by my blog this past week, and especially those who commented, texted or left me messages. I’ll try and do a blog a week. I’ve still got a lot to say and hopefully topics that will interest you. Thanks again!!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Hashtagged(Kailyn’s Dad )⁣ Leave a comment below with your thoughts and check out my blog at 𝐊𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲𝐧𝐬𝐃𝐚𝐝.𝐜𝐨𝐦 #singledad #singleparent #singleparentingishard #singleparents #singleparentsrock #singleparentsuccess #parenting #parentingbloggers #parentingistough #parentingtips #parentingwin #parentingblogger #dadbloggers #dadblog #dadblogs #dadblogger #thankyou

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