Modern societal developments have affected and generated varied forms of family life. Declining birth figures, late parenthood, low numbers of marriages and high divorce rates are just a few examples which go hand in hand with these developments. At the same time, however, social tolerance towards more pluralistic forms of family lives appear to increase, and a change from a traditional, gender-specific role model to a modern, liberal conception of roles in family relations is noticeable. Among the variety of different types of family structures, the single-parent-family has always been a female undertaking. Only a minority of single-parents are male ? represented only as a small subgroup among scientific discourses. Against this background, the focus is on the question of how single fathers master and organize daily life and what learning processes result from it. Based on a biographical research approach, a triangulation of two qualitative methods was used to approach the research question. By adopting the research methods of narrative-focused interview and documentary research, the revealing of individual approaches to coping and organization strategies in everyday parental life as well as personal experiences and constructive performances, allowed for making visible subjective interpretations of specific events and experiences of single fathers. Among other things, the taking up of responsibility, the taking care of both personal and familial well-being, the organization of daily life in consideration of professional and familial duties as well as the reliance on the social environment, are direct results of learning processes which correspond to the learning in and towards a loving-parental care.