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Michael Ray

Michael Ray

He is a dad, single parent, a friend and an inspiration to his daughter Charlie.

Michael has made headlines when a dance school in Melbourne was forced to overturn a ban prohibiting males from being backstage at student concerts. He was not going to allow her daughter to be the only child without the opportunity to share her excitement and nervousness with a parent.
All the other children would have their mums but Charlie would have no one backstage.

The ban was lifted by the school.

He also does Charlie's hair, nails and her stylish outfit. He manages well with the support of his fantastic family, amazing friends and some tutorial lessons on YouTube.

He has been a great support to Charlie now that she has started school. He has done an amazing job by creating some heartfelt messages every time he makes her lunch box.
This is a way for Michael to motivate her and help her to read as well. He has handcrafted each note and cut out on various coloured pieces of paper to show his love for his her.

Now, he writes to inspire us on his experiences, struggles and his unconditional love.


Only a Mother’s Love

We’ve all heard this a million times, read it on everything from baby food to nappies, laundry powder to prams. Don’t even get me started on the greeting cards that can still bring me to tears like a kid who’s… Continue Reading >

Do We Really Need Valentine’s Day?

Do we really need a special day to profess our love with some grand gesture complete with jewelry, flowers, chocolates or even some specialty, purpose designed, hardly practical but unusually interesting underwear? Valentine’s day has its origins in the Roman… Continue Reading >

This Father’s Day 2020

Here we are, Father’s Day 2020, my 8th year as a dad and so much has changed over each of those years, not only for my daughter but also for me as a person and as a dad. Looking back,… Continue Reading >

I Come from A Long Line of Dads

My dad was a dad, his dad’s dad was a dad and his dad’s dad’s dad was also a dad. I come from a long line of dad’s, however, with my looks, awkward personality and complete lack of any understanding… Continue Reading >

I Thought I Was the Only Unicorn in the Village!

At the ripe old age of 51, I was thrust into the role of a full-time dad to my 2yo daughter Charlie when her mum suddenly moved away. I couldn’t be more amazed at the little dweeb that I’m now… Continue Reading >

A Daddy’s Girl?

  What does it mean to be a “father” in a time where the base identity of a “male” is being challenged, even called “toxic”? What challenges or opportunities are present for me raising Charlie in a family where there… Continue Reading >

Rules for Dating My Daughter

All right dads gather round, we need to talk about our precious little princesses and those disgusting little boys who want to get their filthy hands on them! We know from experience because we were once that hormone crazed little… Continue Reading >

Introducing Michael Ray: an extraordinary single father.

(Also a useful websites for dads – Kiddipedia)   Once in a blue moon, a special someone crosses our path, without knowing they present as a teacher in our lives showing us how we can be better people.  Often enough… Continue Reading >



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