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  • New Father

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 Jean and Tasman Westbury with the birth of their first baby, named Elijah Joseph-Antoine Westbury. You have never met ...

1709, 2021
  • Tech Time Online

Our Degree of Immersion Online Impacts Our Ability to be a Dad

By |September 17th, 2021|

How much tech time is too much tech time for a Dad? The general rule of thumb through which I measure this is by the degree of immersion. Some technology is a flat-out grind. It’s designed to draw in, keep and convert its prey.  https://youtu.be/UjOmX-1Tq0o   Tech is Designed this ...

1709, 2021
  • Making the Connection

Making the Connection: Communication is Easy With These 3 Tips

By |September 17th, 2021|

We recently analysed the feedback from 400 participants in our online marriage preparation course. The results to the question, “On which of the following areas would you like more formation/education”, surprised us; the most requested item among eleven options was, ‘Improving Communication’. Communication and Relationships Why the surprise? Everybody knows ...

1609, 2021
  • Unglamorous Mum

The Unglamorous Mum is Beautiful

By |September 16th, 2021|

The life of a mum is difficult, but, despite the chaos and hardship, the unglamorous mum is beautiful through it all. Although at times our kids drive us crazy, it is the little, precious moments that make it totally worth it in the end! The Unglamorous Mum Last Friday afternoon, ...

1509, 2021

Are You Unhappy? This Might Be the Problem

By |September 15th, 2021|

How is it that despite looking like we have the things we need, we are unhappy, frustrated, even angry? As the world looks to behavioural change programs to deal with tragedies like domestic violence, Guy argues that perhaps, for men who are at risk of ‘snapping’, an answer is more ...

1409, 2021
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Watch True Fatherhood in Action

By |September 14th, 2021|

True fatherhood means the world to your kids, and, whether they know it or not, you have a massive influence on their lives. Dads, you're kind of a big deal! Dad the Superman! Recently, we celebrated my hubby’s birthday and discovered, all too late, that we’d run out of ‘grown ...

1109, 2021
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You Have to Fight to Stay in Love

By |September 11th, 2021|

In the midst of the lockdown, we cannot go to the gym, so my wife and I walk every morning to keep fit. We both enjoy each other’s presence, so we hold hands when we walk. Fight to Stay in Love One morning recently a woman who walked past us ...

1109, 2021
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Some of the Best Father’s Day Gifts Come with Cracks and Glue

By |September 11th, 2021|

I would love to say that my kids are finely tuned Father’s Day instruments honed to always make the perfect choice. Imagine them as well-trained, hawkish, retail warriors, who, with pinpoint accuracy hit their gift-for-dad target with the prowess of a sharp shooter. We don’t live in a perfect “man ...

909, 2021
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The Modern-Day Mum is Stronger Than She Thinks

By |September 9th, 2021|

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 ...

709, 2021
  • colour

Give Colour a Spin

By |September 7th, 2021|

Orange, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, white, brown… did you know our fruits and vegetables come in all colours of the rainbow? In fact, research shows we need to plate up as much colour as possible every day to get the maximum health benefits from fruits and vegetables. Far too ...

409, 2021
  • Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

By |September 4th, 2021|

Happy Father’s Day. Many are getting breakfast in bed, Father’s Day cards and lots of smoochie kisses from their children (as Bandit, the dad in Bluey, would say). Not only that, most dads will receive their yearly supply of socks and undies all on the one day. Even more exciting ...

109, 2021

How To Be A Better Dad Today

By |September 1st, 2021|

The life story of Professor Gregory W. Slayton is a story that is hard to believe. It is the story of how rejection turned into acceptance and led to the creation of a legacy that still looks impossible. You will be inspired and encouraged, guaranteed. Do you know how to ...

3108, 2021
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Have We All Become Paranoid Parents?

By |August 31st, 2021|

It was a sunny Saturday morning; I was dining alfresco at a restaurant on a busy street, casually sipping my coffee, when I noticed a little girl wander past our table and down the street. Her mother was deep in conversation and didn’t notice. I didn’t want to cause alarm ...

3008, 2021
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Transform Your Life Through Listening

By |August 30th, 2021|

Do you find yourself finishing others' sentences, pigeonholing people, speaking over them, or multitasking when others are speaking to you? If so, then perhaps it is listening reset time… Would you call yourself a good listener?  Most people would answer positively to that question -- but when those who know ...

2808, 2021
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10 Life-Giving Hacks for Living Within Lockdown Limits

By |August 28th, 2021|

Health-hindering lockdowns are by no means fun. The routine COVID-19 “stay home” decrees were agreeably necessary when little was known about the virus. 19 months on, government decrees are less about preserving health, and more about governments serving themselves. There’s little doubt that keeping people scared, helps an increasingly militant ...

2808, 2021
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I Know This Bloke

By |August 28th, 2021|

I know this bloke: he is an old fella, but a single dad. He has been through the mill before; the ‘family court mill’, I mean. Anyway, he now has a 9-year-old little girl who is living with him. She is a beautiful, vibrant, loving, caring little girl. He has ...

2708, 2021
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10 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children

By |August 27th, 2021|

Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This famous children’s book author was certainly across his subject. Here are 10 good reasons why you should read to your children. Hopefully you are inspired. ...

2508, 2021
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The Race is Afoot: Time to Focus on the Finish Line

By |August 25th, 2021|

A life around the family home can at times feel like a race to complete each day’s requirements. Recently, like many others, I find myself being forced to slow down in what is usually a busy lifestyle. Caught trying to understand the current ‘Covid’ life and reflecting on what was, ...

2508, 2021
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Is Work-Life Balance (still) Possible?

By |August 25th, 2021|

Oprah Winfrey said that you can’t have everything and do everything at the same time. Was she right? Today we unpack work-life balance and ask if it is still possible. And if it is, then how? When the term work-life balance is raised, it usually stirs some sort of emotion ...

2408, 2021
  • family meal - ready for Spring

5 Ways to Get in Shape for Spring

By |August 24th, 2021|

Did you know that nearly half of Australians expect to gain up to two kilos during winter? Some surveys suggest 90 per cent of people eat more fast and snack foods and takeaways because they make them feel warmer and happier; 36 per cent of Australians worry about weight gain ...

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