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 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >