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Being a single parent is hard, but these dads are showing the world how it's done by going the extra mile for their kids.

Single dads have unique challenges, especially when it comes to raising girls, who might find it hard to relate to a male role model sometimes. Taking a little nail polish for the team is always a quick fix, though, and learning how to braid hair like a boss is helpful as well. Even while working hard to provide for their little families, these dads find time to play.

Barack Obama once said that "any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." If you're a single dad raising your children with courage, add your sweetest moments with them below!

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Single Dad Couldn’t Do His Daughter’s Hair, So He Went To Beauty School

Single Dad Couldn’t Do His Daughter’s Hair, So He Went To Beauty School

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Natasha L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just wow. I can't even do a simple ponytail at that level of lawlessness.

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My Daughter Turns Four Today. This Is My First Attempt At A Cake As A Single Dad. I Hope She Likes It!

My Daughter Turns Four Today. This Is My First Attempt At A Cake As A Single Dad. I Hope She Likes It!

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I'm A Single Father. My Favorite Color Is Green. And My Daughter Knows When I've Had A Hard Day At Work

I'm A Single Father. My Favorite Color Is Green. And My Daughter Knows When I've Had A Hard Day At Work

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Single Father With His Daughter, Dressed As A Fairy And Princess

Single Father With His Daughter, Dressed As A Fairy And Princess

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

IMO this makes him MORE of a man. It is an admirable quality for a man to be 'anything' just to make his child's dream come true

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This Is My Best Friend Aaron. He Became A Single Father At The Age Of 19

This Is My Best Friend Aaron. He Became A Single Father At The Age Of 19

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After Wife's Death During The Delivery, People Helped This Single Father To Recreate Her Recordings So Their Baby Could Listen To Mom's Lullabies. Jarred Also Plans To Complete Wife's Bucket List Together With Son James

After Wife's Death During The Delivery, People Helped This Single Father To Recreate Her Recordings So Their Baby Could Listen To Mom's Lullabies. Jarred Also Plans To Complete Wife's Bucket List Together With Son James

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her name was Sharry and you can find one of her BEAUTIFUL guitar lullabies on YouTube titled "Jessica" Sharry shared her love for music by recording herself singing and playing guitar, and she had only posted a handful of the videos to YouTube. After Sharry’s death, Jared found more music she had left behind in a file format he couldn’t access, so he asked Reddit for assistance in converting the files. “I just want to be able to hear her voice again,” he wrote in the post. Within hours, complete strangers offered their help. It didn't take long for Redditors to get to work and send him the files, one of which was Sharry singing a lullaby for her unborn son.

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#7

This Single Dad Is Making Heartwarming Illustrations Of Everyday Life With His Daughter

This Single Dad Is Making Heartwarming Illustrations Of Everyday Life With His Daughter

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#9

I'm A Single Dad. My Daughter Asked When I'd Teach Her How To Shave Her Legs. Well, Today Was The Day

I'm A Single Dad. My Daughter Asked When I'd Teach Her How To Shave Her Legs. Well, Today Was The Day

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#10

As A Single Dad And Pilot, I Fly Passengers So I Can Go Home And Feed My Kid. I Also Often Take Her Around The World With Me

As A Single Dad And Pilot, I Fly Passengers So I Can Go Home And Feed My Kid. I Also Often Take Her Around The World With Me

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kudos Dad - for being a great parent AND teaching your daughter how to behave in public.

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#11

This Funny Single Dad Takes A Daily Selfie Right After Waking Up His Daughter. Her Reactions Are Priceless

This Funny Single Dad Takes A Daily Selfie Right After Waking Up His Daughter. Her Reactions Are Priceless

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#12

As A Single Dad, She Loves Our Halloween Nights

As A Single Dad, She Loves Our Halloween Nights

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#13

A Little Over Two Years Ago My Daughter Made Me This Bracelet. It Was A Complete Turning Point In My Life And Never Leaves Me

A Little Over Two Years Ago My Daughter Made Me This Bracelet. It Was A Complete Turning Point In My Life And Never Leaves Me

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#14

I Can't Wait To Pick My Baby Up From Her First Day Of Kindergarten

I Can't Wait To Pick My Baby Up From Her First Day Of Kindergarten

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#15

I Had Always Planned On Doing Something Like This For A Woman, But I Realized The Most Important Female That Deserves My Attention Is Already Right Here Beside Me. – P.s. She Said Yes!

I Had Always Planned On Doing Something Like This For A Woman, But I Realized The Most Important Female That Deserves My Attention Is Already Right Here Beside Me. – P.s. She Said Yes!

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#16

After Becoming A Single Dad, He Learned How To Do His Daughter’s Hair And Now Teaches Other Dads

After Becoming A Single Dad, He Learned How To Do His Daughter’s Hair And Now Teaches Other Dads

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#17

As A Single Father, I Try My Best Even When Having Tough Times

As A Single Father, I Try My Best Even When Having Tough Times

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Rajani Sarasan
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that you care is enough.. things will get better with that attitude :)

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#18

Oh, You Know, Just A Little Spa And Movie Time With The Girls

Oh, You Know, Just A Little Spa And Movie Time With The Girls

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He better hope the spa day doesn't come with hair waxing next! O-U-C-H

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#19

I'm A Single Dad. Daughter Asked Me To Give Her Stuffed Bunny A Bath. She's At Her Mom's So I Sent Her This

I'm A Single Dad. Daughter Asked Me To Give Her Stuffed Bunny A Bath. She's At Her Mom's So I Sent Her This

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#20

I Raise You Single Father Dress Up Time

I Raise You Single Father Dress Up Time

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#21

It's A Wonderful Feeling To Be The First Man To Give Her 2 Dozen Roses And Show How Men Are Supposed To Treat Ladies

It's A Wonderful Feeling To Be The First Man To Give Her 2 Dozen Roses And Show How Men Are Supposed To Treat Ladies

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Showing her at such a young age how to respect herself -. WONDERFUL!

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#22

My Uncle Is A Single Dad. This Is What He Came Up With When His 3-Year-Old Asked For Non-Circle Pancakes

My Uncle Is A Single Dad. This Is What He Came Up With When His 3-Year-Old Asked For Non-Circle Pancakes

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#24

As A Single Father, My Son Always Makes Me Something For Mother's Day. This Year's Drawing Is A Turnip Arm Wrestling A Puma

As A Single Father, My Son Always Makes Me Something For Mother's Day. This Year's Drawing Is A Turnip Arm Wrestling A Puma

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#25

My Son Turns Five Tomorrow. I'm A Low-Income Single Father, So I Couldn't Buy The Cake He Wanted. This Is The Cake My Nine Year Old Daughter Made For Him - Captain America Cake

My Son Turns Five Tomorrow. I'm A Low-Income Single Father, So I Couldn't Buy The Cake He Wanted. This Is The Cake My Nine Year Old Daughter Made For Him - Captain America Cake

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#26

It's Not Always Easy Being A Single Dad But Sometimes I Get To Experience Some Things Other Dads Might Not

It's Not Always Easy Being A Single Dad But Sometimes I Get To Experience Some Things Other Dads Might Not

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#27

Young, Single Dad, Minimum Wage, And College. This Is The Only Thing I Need To Be Happy

Young, Single Dad, Minimum Wage, And College. This Is The Only Thing I Need To Be Happy

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#28

I'm A Single Dad Of 3. This Is Me Sending Off My Only Daughter To Her First Day Of Kindergarten

I'm A Single Dad Of 3. This Is Me Sending Off My Only Daughter To Her First Day Of Kindergarten

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#29

So Close, Even Shaving Together

So Close, Even Shaving Together

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually just hung up the phone with my dad. I completely forgot he did this to me as a child. When asked if he remembered, his reply was "Yes, you always wanted to shave with me" This photo brought back a beautiful memory for BOTH of us. Thank you.

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Single Dad Here, This Happens A Lot. For Real

Single Dad Here, This Happens A Lot. For Real

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#31

Single Dad - How'd I Do?

Single Dad - How'd I Do?

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#32

After Divorce This Single Father Knew He Would Have To Learn To Cook In Order To Raise His 6-Year-Old Son. Not Only Did He Learn The Art Of Cooking, But He Also Wrote A Cookbook Together With His Now Grown-Up Son

After Divorce This Single Father Knew He Would Have To Learn To Cook In Order To Raise His 6-Year-Old Son. Not Only Did He Learn The Art Of Cooking, But He Also Wrote A Cookbook Together With His Now Grown-Up Son

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#33

First Halloween As A Single Dad, My Girls Wanted Me To Sew Them Toph And Katara Costumes. Ps. Hair Loopies Are Hard!

First Halloween As A Single Dad, My Girls Wanted Me To Sew Them Toph And Katara Costumes. Ps. Hair Loopies Are Hard!

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#34

An Acrobatic Single Dad, Who Quits University To Join Circus, And His Adorable 3-Year-Old Son

An Acrobatic Single Dad, Who Quits University To Join Circus, And His Adorable 3-Year-Old Son

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#36

As A Single Dad, This Pretty Much Sums Up My Life Right Now

As A Single Dad, This Pretty Much Sums Up My Life Right Now

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#37

I'm A 23 Year-Old Single Father Of 2 And This Is My First Attempt At A Hula Girl Cake For My Little Girl's Birthday

I'm A 23 Year-Old Single Father Of 2 And This Is My First Attempt At A Hula Girl Cake For My Little Girl's Birthday

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#38

Getting To Spend Some Special, One On One Time With My Oldest Before We Pick Up The Other Two

Getting To Spend Some Special, One On One Time With My Oldest Before We Pick Up The Other Two

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#39

This Is How Single Fathers Handles The Situation When His 6-Year-Old Decides To Check If Tooth Fairy Is Real

This Is How Single Fathers Handles The Situation When His 6-Year-Old Decides To Check If Tooth Fairy Is Real

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Should have left a few coins for effort and told her to wait for the BIG money when she really loses the tooth!

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#40

This Single Dad Is Raising 3 Daughters In A Single-Wide Trailer

This Single Dad Is Raising 3 Daughters In A Single-Wide Trailer

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#41

As A Single Dad I Try Extra Hard To Make My Kids Eat Healthy On Halloween

As A Single Dad I Try Extra Hard To Make My Kids Eat Healthy On Halloween

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#42

My Princess Passed Out On With Me

My Princess Passed Out On With Me

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#43

This Single Dad Was Left With His Baby Girl When She Was Only 2 Months And Was Very Afraid Of Failure. Gladly, An Online Fatherhood Community Helped Him To Gain Strength

This Single Dad Was Left With His Baby Girl When She Was Only 2 Months And Was Very Afraid Of Failure. Gladly, An Online Fatherhood Community Helped Him To Gain Strength

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Yvonne Bernal
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His BEST success story was not being afraid to ask for help. She too will learn that quality.

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My Son & I On His Very First Day Of School. I Plan On Having K-12 Pictures Of The Same Pose And Will Gift To Him On His Graduation Day

My Son & I On His Very First Day Of School. I Plan On Having K-12 Pictures Of The Same Pose And Will Gift To Him On His Graduation Day

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#45

Single Father's Life: Home From Work With My Sick 5-Year-Old

Single Father's Life: Home From Work With My Sick 5-Year-Old

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#46

Even Though Single Parenting Is Tough, Those Hugs And Love Are Totally Worth It!

Even Though Single Parenting Is Tough, Those Hugs And Love Are Totally Worth It!

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Tammy Chapman
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, they are. Remember that, every day, and you'll do just fine.

#47

How Lucky Am I To Get To Scratch This Baby's Back Whenever She Wants Me To

How Lucky Am I To Get To Scratch This Baby's Back Whenever She Wants Me To

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#48

One Of My Many Joys In Being A Single Dad. Taking Care Of My Princess!

One Of My Many Joys In Being A Single Dad. Taking Care Of My Princess!

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#50

Single Dad And His Son Are Matching Their Outfits. Like Father Like Son

Single Dad And His Son Are Matching Their Outfits. Like Father Like Son

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#51

I'm A Single Dad And This Is A Surprise For My Daughter's Birthday Coming Up. She's A Good Kid (great Marks In School, Etc) And She Earned It!

I'm A Single Dad And This Is A Surprise For My Daughter's Birthday Coming Up. She's A Good Kid (great Marks In School, Etc) And She Earned It!

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I feel, one new item on each month is better than giving all together. Just a thought

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#52

Single Dad's And Son's Book Ritual Before Bed Time

Single Dad's And Son's Book Ritual Before Bed Time

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#53

Getting Ready For The Beauty Contest

Getting Ready For The Beauty Contest

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#55

This Single Dad Shows Up To His Daughter's School And Eats Lunch With Her And Her Friends

This Single Dad Shows Up To His Daughter's School And Eats Lunch With Her And Her Friends

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#56

Just A Normal Friday Night With Sea Salt Clay Masks Watching A Movie

Just A Normal Friday Night With Sea Salt Clay Masks Watching A Movie

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#57

Going Everywhere Together

Going Everywhere Together

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's great, but please protect his or her little ears

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#58

"Daddy Must Only Drink From The Elsa Cup!"

"Daddy Must Only Drink From The Elsa Cup!"

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#59

It's Tough Being A Single Daddy

It's Tough Being A Single Daddy

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#60

As A Single Father For Years, This Is What Happens When I Take My 8 Year Old Daughter Shopping At Claire's

As A Single Father For Years, This Is What Happens When I Take My 8 Year Old Daughter Shopping At Claire's

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I'm A Single Dad, And My Son Has No Idea Where I've Been For The Last Six Hours. He Will Be Excited To Unbox This With Me In The Morning

I'm A Single Dad, And My Son Has No Idea Where I've Been For The Last Six Hours. He Will Be Excited To Unbox This With Me In The Morning

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#62

Those Naps With A Tiny Newborn Are One Of The Most Special Moments For Me

Those Naps With A Tiny Newborn Are One Of The Most Special Moments For Me

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Regina Kearns
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

are these singles ads? the men are so gorgeous with their families.

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Single Dad, Here. How'd I Do On The Nails?

Single Dad, Here. How'd I Do On The Nails?

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#65

What Do You Do When You're Home Alone With Your 8-Year-Old? Well, You Play Spa, Tattoo Shop, Unicorn Tea Party, And Of Course, Get Your Face Covered In Marker Ink

What Do You Do When You're Home Alone With Your 8-Year-Old? Well, You Play Spa, Tattoo Shop, Unicorn Tea Party, And Of Course, Get Your Face Covered In Marker Ink

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#67

As A Single Father, This Means The World To Her Even Though I'm Not Very Good At It

As A Single Father, This Means The World To Her Even Though I'm Not Very Good At It

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#68

Been A Very Special Birthday With My Daughter Putting Our "Little Farm" Together

Been A Very Special Birthday With My Daughter Putting Our "Little Farm" Together

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#70

Amazing To Hold My Son's Hand And To Adventure With Him

Amazing To Hold My Son's Hand And To Adventure With Him

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#71

Single Dad And His Daughter

Single Dad And His Daughter

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#72

When Your Daughter Asks You To Make Her Chicken Nuggets Special

When Your Daughter Asks You To Make Her Chicken Nuggets Special

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#73

When Your Sick Boy Is Feeling Better After Keeping You Up All Night

When Your Sick Boy Is Feeling Better After Keeping You Up All Night

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#74

This Is What You Do When Your Daughter is Used To Snuggling You To Sleep But Since You’re A Gaint You Can’t Lay In Her Bed

This Is What You Do When Your Daughter is Used To Snuggling You To Sleep But Since You’re A Gaint You Can’t Lay In Her Bed

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#75

Daddy - Daughter Time Is The Best! And We Love Our Tattoos

Daddy - Daughter Time Is The Best! And We Love Our Tattoos

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#76

We Are Twins

We Are Twins

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#78

Watching TV With The Tiny One

Watching TV With The Tiny One

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No Matter How Exhausted, Those Extra 5 Or 10 Minutes Reading To Your Child Before Bed Always Proves To Be The Best Time Of The Day

No Matter How Exhausted, Those Extra 5 Or 10 Minutes Reading To Your Child Before Bed Always Proves To Be The Best Time Of The Day

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#80

Sunday Morning Dad Life. I Wouldn't Trade This For The World

Sunday Morning Dad Life. I Wouldn't Trade This For The World

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TheReader19
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Delightful bowels of coloured sugar, now gently use the broom to get them down off the ceiling!

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#82

Single Dad Halfway Through Making Spiderman Birthday Cake And Realizing I Own Exactly One Cake Pan

Single Dad Halfway Through Making Spiderman Birthday Cake And Realizing I Own Exactly One Cake Pan

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#83

It’s Like Sunday Funday Everyday

It’s Like Sunday Funday Everyday

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#84

My Daughter Helping Me Drive My Car

My Daughter Helping Me Drive My Car

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#85

To See The Bond Of This Awesome Man With This Little Angel Girl Warms My Cold Heart To The Core

To See The Bond Of This Awesome Man With This Little Angel Girl Warms My Cold Heart To The Core

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Single Dad Throws A Birthday Party To Make His Daughter Feel Like A Real Princess

Single Dad Throws A Birthday Party To Make His Daughter Feel Like A Real Princess

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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! He must really care about her and love her! I bet he is a great dad.

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I Was "allowed" To Wear Her Shopkins Watch... Only For A Few Minutes Though, According To Her Mandate

I Was "allowed" To Wear Her Shopkins Watch... Only For A Few Minutes Though, According To Her Mandate

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I'm A Single Dad Who Splits Time With My Ex, My Daughter Has No Gaming System At Her Mom's House. I Waited All Night Too!

I'm A Single Dad Who Splits Time With My Ex, My Daughter Has No Gaming System At Her Mom's House. I Waited All Night Too!

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#89

Sometimes I Go Dress Shopping... Don't Judge

Sometimes I Go Dress Shopping... Don't Judge

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