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New Dads Can Experience Pregnancy Hell Too

My wife went through pregnancy hell. And so did I, though my issues only surfaced years later. To all the dads out there: pregnancy may be tough for you too, and that's okay. If I made it, so will you. I remember the apprehension and nerves when my first child was born. She was on time, and her arrival – and our time in the hospital – was much faster than ...

By |2021-11-25T13:24:34+10:00November 26th, 2021|Babies, Dads, LOVE & MARRIAGE, PREGNANCY & BIRTH|0 Comments

You Won’t Believe What Love and Nurture Does to Your Child’s Brain

Some parents worry that too much nurture can make children co-dependent. But the risk of too little is worse. You won't believe what love and nurture does to your child's brain. "I wish I hadn't cuddled my babies so much," said no mother, ever! It's probably one piece of parenting advice I'm glad I didn't take. Amongst the dozens and dozens of parenting books I read, some parenting 'experts' claimed that ...

By |2021-11-18T16:33:55+10:00November 22nd, 2021|Babies, Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Toileting Your Kids: My Most Embarrassing Toilet Story Ever!

Whether you're toilet training your kids or just trying to survive an outing to the shopping mall, we all have an embarrassing toilet story to tell! We all have embarrassing stories we’d rather not re-live ... right? I have one or two that made my cheeks burn red. Okay, maybe it’s more like half a dozen. A few years ago, my daughter Esther decided to add one more incident to the ...

By |2021-10-27T17:29:52+10:00October 28th, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS, SINGLE DADS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Bed

Here are some tips from an experienced mother on how you can succeed in transitioning your toddler from a cot to a bed. This post has been written in collaboration with Sleepmaker This year, Phoebe will be out of a cot and into a bed and I’m not sure how I feel about it because, being my last baby, this will mean this is the last time the cot will be ...

By |2021-10-13T09:37:03+10:00October 14th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Perpetual Discontent: A Guide to Unlocking the Prison

When extreme perfectionism becomes embroiled in a family context, it invariably leads to deep discontent. This is part 1 in a series on perfectionism and how to find peace in the midst of it. When you get right down to it, most perfectionists are searching for peace. Basically, we want to be able to look around at the world we’ve created and proclaim, like our Creator, “Everything is very good” and so ...

By |2021-10-04T06:11:36+10:00October 5th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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How to Be a Better Dad

Orlando Battista said, “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” Orlando Battista is right. Our children don’t want things, they want us.  The team at our friends at the Fathering Centre in Kansas City USA had this to say in an article titled, “Kids Say THIS Is the Best Way to Be a Better Dad”. “As is often the case, ...

By |2021-10-01T22:47:41+10:00October 2nd, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Don’t Turn Blessings Into Curses

Have you ever dreamed a dream, had all the steps fall into place and suddenly you’re living your dream and it’s nothing like how you imagined it? Welcome to parenthood We dream of the baby but have no idea how that little person will change the rest of our lives. We then have that baby who turns our dream of becoming a mum into a frumpy, financially stretched, sleep-deprived banshee who just ...

By |2021-09-29T06:10:37+10:00September 30th, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Mothering Myths: Perfectionism

"Perfectionism" – what an indecent word! One that plagues mothers with a gamut of feelings.  Mothering Myths I thought of a few “Mothering Myths” that make us believe this word to the point of never feeling good enough: A mother is responsible for her children’s happiness. A mother is responsible for motivating her child to change. A mother neglects herself to always be there for her children. A mother is always patient. A mother ...

By |2021-09-27T18:14:16+10:00September 28th, 2021|Babies, Children, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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You are a Father Now!

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” These are the wise words of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. They also came true this week for Tasman and Jean Westbury with the birth of their first baby, named Elijah Joseph-Anthony Westbury. You have never met Jean Westbury, but you will know her work on our new Dads4Kids website and our Dads4Kids Facebook site. Jean has a ...

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The Modern-Day Mum is Stronger Than She Thinks

I don’t know how many times I have looked at the clock since becoming a mum and have willed those handles to spin a little faster. There have been many a day when I have wished for nap time to come sooner and for bedtime to be brought forward. I’ve always contemplated why time feels like it goes forever when stopping and playing with kids on the floor, yet when life ...

By |2021-09-09T06:36:47+10:00September 9th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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