A Dad’s Perspective on Emotions

I was naked on the shower floor, shaking, uncontrollably crying and all I could think of was how was I going to be a Dad. It was a little more than a week after my daughter Betty was born. We… Continue Reading >

The Fun of Fathering

Fatherhood?  Fun?  No, this isn’t a joke. Believe it or not, fathering can be fun when you develop a certain perspective. In this post, we want to explore 3 attributes that will bring joy, excitement, and success to your fathering… Continue Reading >

How to Improve Work/Life Balance as a Dad | Amelia Walker and Chris Barnes from Gidget Foundation | Ep 165

  Fatherhood is one of the most challenging, yet profoundly fulfilling jobs there is. It’s common that on the outside Dads portray that they are fine, however on the inside many silently carry the weight of worries and acute stresses… Continue Reading >

10 Ways to show your Dad you love him on Father’s day

A son’s first hero and daughters first love is their Dad. He can play like a kid, give advice like a friend and protect like a bodyguard. Despite how much they are loved many of us can find it difficult to… Continue Reading >

3 ways to have a more enjoyable Fatherhood.

From one dad to another, I find fatherhood difficult. Don’t get me wrong! I love my kids and I love being a father, but nothing humbles me more than fatherhood. I know I’m far from perfect. I struggle with work/life… Continue Reading >

Recognising ALL our dads on Father’s Day  

This Father’s Day we are imploring Australians to give thanks and think about ALL our Fathers. Whether they are single dads, stepfathers, donor fathers, blended fathers, traditional dads etc.  Whatever the role your father plays for you or the man… Continue Reading >

The greatest experience of being a dad

You hear it so many times… ‘you wait, it will be the best thing you’ve ever experienced’ and although it was never a case of not believing it, I have to admit I didn’t think they would be this right…. Continue Reading >

How to Be A Better Dad In 2020 (Guaranteed!)

As we enter February, perhaps you’re a man whose New Year’s Resolutions are already a distant memory. Or perhaps you’re someone who doesn’t believe in Resolutions as “they never work anyway.” I understand. I’ve been in both camps before. However,… Continue Reading >

Resilient Father against all odds

Being told in grade 10 there was not many options in the work force for me with a grade D in English, lacking reading, spelling and dyslexia I started an apprenticeship as a carpenter. Then found an honest, caring boss… Continue Reading >

The Language of Love: The Father Who Learned Spanish For His Son

In 2015, David Bottomley found himself in a unique and frustrating situation. Earlier in the year, his son Stewart had fallen for a Spanish woman named Atenea, sparking a whirlwind trip to Spain to meet their future in-laws. With the… Continue Reading >