50 fun and easy things to do with your kids at home

We’re in the middle of the school holidays right across Australia which means many parents are probably hearing their kids whine about how bored they are, am I right? Well don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with an epic list… 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 >

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 >

Step Up, Step Back: A Father-Cub Relationship

Written by: Dr Matthew Roberts Website: My Doctor’s Handwriting   As my son was invested into his Cub Scout Pack a few years ago, I found myself standing back a bit from the action. There he stood alongside his fellow rookies,… 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 >

What makes a ‘safe’ trampoline safer?

Trampolines aren’t what they used to be. Thankfully, they’ve come a long way from the rusty old springs of our childhood. But with so many variations out there in the market – in both old and new designs – it… Continue Reading >

Men with pre-existing mental health conditions four times more likely to experience problems during transition to parenthood

Did you know men with pre-existing mental health conditions are four times more likely to experience problems during the transition to parenthood? Well, it’s true. New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) shows that men with a history… Continue Reading >

5 Survival Tips for when your child STILL won’t sleep.

Sleep Deprivation: The voluntary or involuntary disruption or insufficient quantity of sleep.  It is said that sleep is crucial to the adequate functioning of the human body. It is said that a distinct lack of proper sleep can lead to… Continue Reading >

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

What was your favourite children’s book when you were growing up? Do you remember your favourite characters? Is there any part of them that resonate with you now as an adult? I think we all agree how important it is… Continue Reading >

Is being kind to our partners really a feminist issue?

This month is my husband’s birthday month so I felt it only appropriate to write on the subject of husbands and fathers. As a whole, we as women have spent such a long time trying to fight for gender equality…. Continue Reading >