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2303, 2023

Kirk Cameron on Fatherhood, Adoption & Leading by Example

By |March 23rd, 2023|

For Hollywood dad, Kirk Cameron, modelling manhood is dad-life proper. Get past the Americana exterior, and the former atheist’s down-to-earth grasp of back-to-basics parenting has gravitas. Known for his role as Mike Seaver in the seven-season sitcom, Growing Pains, Cameron is also a father of six. Four of whom he ...

903, 2023
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15 of the Best Daggy Dad Films Ever Made

By |March 9th, 2023|

Daggy-dad films are somewhat of a rare breed. This is despite the sub-genre’s classics being among some of the most rewatchable films ever made. A popular pejorative, the word ‘dag’ is uniquely Australian, meaning untidy, dishevelled, and eccentric. Expanding on this, Urban Dictionary describes a ‘dag’ as someone who has ...

203, 2023
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Meet the Detroit Dads Who Balance Dad-Life with Pub Rock

By |March 2nd, 2023|

A group of dads from Detroit have formed a next-level dad band that doesn’t suck. Oakland Press -- the only media so far to cover the band’s unique context and history -- recounted the dad rockers' rise. Self-described as New Americana, the six-piece ensemble called Midnight Proof formed out of ...

2302, 2023
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Quality Family Time is Good Medicine

By |February 23rd, 2023|

A unique story testifying to the bond between father and daughter has set parts of the internet on fire. Luis, a 78-old-year old dad living in Spain, was forced into a retirement home because of a loss of independence. This separated Luis from his inseparable, 38-year-old daughter, Estefania, who was ...

1602, 2023
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The Art of Fatherhood

By |February 16th, 2023|

A thousand words are said to be sparked by a single image. While smartphones, Insta-perfect apps, and polished pics have superseded canvas, brush strokes, oil, and acrylic, there’s still a lot of love for the latter. Millions are paid out every year just for a chance to own a framed ...

902, 2023
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Eagle Parenting – Engaged Parenting

By |February 9th, 2023|

American Bald Eagles usually mate for life. Living between 20-30 years in the wild, the main mascots of the United States since 1782 also share traditional parenting roles. Thanks to modern tech, researchers have gathered more knowledge about this North American icon’s parenting skills, much of which comes from a ...

202, 2023
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Marriage is More than Money

By |February 2nd, 2023|

A Pew study released mid-January suggests a majority of mums and dads in the United States are prioritising money over marriage. 90% of those quizzed about ‘aspirations’ for their children ‘prioritized financial independence and career satisfaction’ as numero uno. Material Success The Research Centre’s findings claimed that for a majority ...

2601, 2023
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Elvis Was No Deadbeat Dad

By |January 26th, 2023|

Elvis was no deadbeat dad. By all accounts, his biggest struggle as a father was balancing a high-powered, high-profile career with the dad life. Regardless of Elvis’ tortuous ambition, fame, and massive fortune, his daughter, the late Lisa Marie Presley, was, without a doubt, the light of his chaotic life. ...

1201, 2023
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Board Games for Bored Dads and Kids

By |January 12th, 2023|

Board games are boring. Yes, it’s not the greatest way to start off an article selling the importance of tabletop games hammered out between dads, mums, and their kids. Like it or leave it -- win, or lose -- I have no real love for the genre. The very last ...

501, 2023
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Dear Journal

By |January 5th, 2023|

Dad’s log. Day 3 of our 8-day expedition of exploration… my crew of two settled excitedly into their temporary resort environment. Their sense of holiday time gives them cause to make the argument that five serves of vegetable and two of fruit does not apply. “But, Daa-aad… it’s holidays… we ...

2912, 2022
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Hero Dad in Hot Pursuit Rescues His 4 Kids and Stolen SUV

By |December 29th, 2022|

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a hero dad fix the family’s damaged truck and cover time off work after a carjacking incident. On 30 November around 8:40 pm, Derek Gotchie and his family were delivering seasonal gifts to friends when their SUV, with his kids inside, ...

2212, 2022
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Goal-Setting for the New Year Doesn’t Have to Be Dull

By |December 22nd, 2022|

A good way to prepare for the New Year is to reach for a SWOT analysis, unpacking the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for the year ahead. Although ‘fail to plan, plan to fail,’ is a tired, tedious old phrase, the truth it conveys still offers a solid punch, motivating ...

1512, 2022
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Christmas in “Die-Hard” Dad Mode

By |December 15th, 2022|

I’m usually a lot better prepared for Christmas. Not this year. This year, the week to trump all weeks caught us off-guard. We missed a beat or two in preparation for the only few weeks capable of slowing down the Western world. The weeks that remind the Scrooges and time-poor ...

912, 2022
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Real Dads are Dragon Slayers

By |December 9th, 2022|

Paraphrasing the great G.K. Chesterton, novelist Neil Gaiman wrote, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” His words summarise the essence of an obscure essay from Chesterton called The Red Angel, written in ...

112, 2022
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New Book Offers Hope for Men in a Post-Feminist World

By |December 1st, 2022|

A new book from Richard V. Reeves is winning widespread applause for offering hope to men in a post-feminist world. Released in September, ‘Of Boys and Men: Why the modern male is struggling, why it matters, and what to do about it, the father, author, and British-American expat argues for ...

2411, 2022
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Authentic Fatherhood Breeds Authentic Men

By |November 24th, 2022|

Fatherhood is to a son’s manhood, as manhood is to a dad’s fatherhood. They’re inseparable elements in the way fathers raise their sons to be men, because they reflect each other. A few points in a recent piece from All Pro Dad’s BJ Foster hit a six on the subject. ...

1711, 2022
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Teen Suicide and Social Media

By |November 17th, 2022|

There’s a heavy silence around the connection between teen suicide and social media. Victims of this epidemic are usually in their teens, and come from a variety of backgrounds. While the consensus is that this connection is difficult to find, one study said there was a ‘direct association between heavy ...

1111, 2022
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3 Dads Walking to Raise Teen Suicide Awareness

By |November 11th, 2022|

Three grieving dads in the United Kingdom are walking around the country attempting to raise awareness about teen suicide. Mike, Andy, and Tim lost their daughters, Beth, Sophie, and Emily, to the UK suicide epidemic. They chose fundraiser walking as a way of challenging the culture and honouring their daughters’ ...

2810, 2022
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Why Shared Activities Are Essential to the Dad-Daughter Bond

By |October 28th, 2022|

A majority of dads bond with their daughters through shared activities. Dad and daughter bonds are linked to what a 2013 Baylor University study called ‘closeness in the doing.’ “This is,” Baylor affirmed, “the masculine style of building closeness.” Mums tend to bond through the “feminine orientation of talking” -- ...

2210, 2022
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What Guide Dog Training Taught Me About Raising Kids – Part 5

By |October 22nd, 2022|

In this edition of ‘What Guide Dog Puppy Raising Taught Me About Raising Kids’, connection was a key thing our fourth pup thrived on. This wonderful pup’s name was Keith, and he was a compassionate black Labrador who loved to spend time with us. Keith was full of personality and ...

610, 2022
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Dads Are Caregivers Too

By |October 6th, 2022|

If mothers and children are to be properly supported, educators and employers must recognise the vital role of fathers as caregivers too. “Schools and companies need to understand that dads can be parents too." An article recently published by Employee Benefit News rightly argued that ‘companies need to support working ...

3009, 2022
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Seven Signs of Fatherhood Fatigue

By |September 30th, 2022|

Fatigue can be fatal. Like grief, it hits every one of us in different ways. The best we can do is work the process by way of exercise, rest, and diet, in order to manage a way through it. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle adds another chore to the dad-list, ...

2109, 2022
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How Dads Can Solve Problems for Their Family

By |September 21st, 2022|

Mistakes dads often make when problem-solving tend to fall into three categories: Cavalier disinterest; Rage quitting; or Jumping the gun. Problem-solving is a chance to weld together a relationship built on trust, love, and reliability. Anything less than a total commitment to finding a resolution is a wasted opportunity. It’s ...


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