Holidays can be difficult for any number of reasons. This is especially true for divorced parents who don’t get to partake in what were their own family traditions.

GetConnectDad and The Good Men Project want to know how you cope with the holidays since you’ve been divorced.

  1. If you have to split time with your ex/the other parent, how have you made the most of the situation? What have you said, or what would you like to explain to your ex that he/she/they don’t understand?
  2. Has your ex helped to facilitate reasonable visitation with your child(ren)?
  3. What works for the two of you and for the child(ren)?
  4. What has yet to be worked out; what problem still needs to be solved?
  5. What would you like your child(ren) to know about you and this situation?
  6. What advice do you have for others in your position?
  7. If you long to replace the old relationship with a new one, what will you do differently n the new relationship; what will you be required to do differently because of the previous relationship.
  8. What about the emotions of it all?
  9. Where do you get help sorting through the emotions?
  10. How have you maintained or returned to safe mental health?
  11. What about the child(ren)’s mental health and well-being throughout?
  12. What needs to change and how to you suggest making it better?
  13. How are you re-writing the old rules and family traditions to bring joy to the holidays for you and your kids?
  14. Do you have other joys or concerns related to holidays as a divorced parent? Tell us your story.

Please include your country of residence and of origin, if you’d like. Also tell us a little background about your holiday traditions.

Parenting and family issues always have been a crucial area of focus for good men and women internationally. As parents, we can teach and empower each other, comfort and uplift each other through challenges, and celebrate each others’ milestones and joys! Participatory media including this website allow more people to be part of the conversation.

We are pleased to have an ongoing collaborative effort by and between and


The Good Men Project is the only international conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century.

An excerpt from our About page: “The Good Men Project is a glimpse of what enlightened masculinity might look like in the 21st century,” the press raved when we launched. We had set out to start an international conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century. And with over 5 million visitors coming to join in every month, it looks as if we’ve done exactly that.

TheGood Men Project was founded by Tom Matlack in 2009. Tom set out to collect men’s stories about the defining moments in men’s lives. What he discovered was that the connected idea between all the stories of the men that Tom talked to was that there was a moment when each man “woke up, looked in the mirror and said ‘I thought I knew what it meant to be a man. I thought I knew what it meant to be good. And I realize that I don’t know either.’”These are the types of stories about men that “change the writer and change the reader.”

Our two organizations are partnering together on this Call For Submissions because our missions overlap and because we want to extend our respective conversations further. Each week, both sites will post the same joint call for submissions based on the intersection of GetConnectDad’s 52 Traits and GoodMenProject’s exploration of 21st-century masculinity.


Submissions accepted will run in both online publications.

To submit to The Good Men Project, please submit here. If you have not previously submitted to The Good Men Project, please name Lisa M. Blacker as your preferred editor on the submission form. If you have an established editor at GMP, please be sure to name that person. Also be sure to indicate that the post is a GetConnectDad-GoodMenProject Call for Submission or “GCD-GMP Joint CFS”

To submit to GetConnectDad, please submit here . Please be sure to indicate that the post is a GetConnectDad-GoodMenProject Call for Submission or “GCD-GMP Joint CFS”

Any Questions?

Feel free to send us an email:

Lisa.M.Blacker(at) (Good Men Project)
JulianCaldwell(at) (GetConnectDad )

What is GetConnectDAD?


@GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal:  More ConnectDAD families.   We are 150 writers from around the world, focused on 52 Traits we want in our children.

Each week, parents from around the world are writing on a specific topic as part of a year’s worth of introspection on some key traits we want to consider for our kids.

Our writers answer the question, “What do you do to teach your kids about Empowerment, Generosity, etc?”

We understand that no one can focus on 52 unique traits; however, we hope that parents are able to think about each of these ‘traits’ as they are introduced and consider what they are doing to introduce components to their kids.