The 2000 census found:In 2.2 million households, fathers raise their children without a mother. That's about one household in 45. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, vaccinations, food and clothes shopping, applying Band-Aids, helping with homework, teacher relations and all the dozens of things they need to know how to do. They aren't looking to be mothers, after all they are fathers. Women have entire industries and cultural phenomena devoted to inculcating and nourishing expertise in motherhood and its subset, single motherhood. If you could conjure any single mother’s circumstances, any circumstances whatever, you could find a dozen books offering her advice and guidance, there are none for the single dad.