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1809, 2021

You are a Father Now!

By |September 18th, 2021|

“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 ...

2307, 2021

Dad-life is a Verb

By |July 23rd, 2021|

Dad-life involves both being and doing. In a word, fatherhood is a vocation. The Latin equivalent is vocare -- “to call.” Dad-life is therefore a “calling.” It’s much more than just another job. https://youtu.be/Eor3779ECFI For sure, fatherhood is full-time work. We’re required to be on the scene until the ...

1904, 2021
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Dad and Pregnancy: Number 2 Makes Us Four

By |April 19th, 2021|

Editor's Note: It’s been nearly three months since we were here, but when we last updated the story of dad-life for our author, his wife had just been told that she was pregnant with number two. Life had just gotten down to some sort of order, and everything was about ...

1204, 2021
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Bringing Baby Home from Hospital

By |April 12th, 2021|

Alright then, just sign here and you can take him home. Home? Taking him home? And not just him, but my wonderful and rather tired and sore wife. There’s a lot involved in taking your baby home from hospital. You’ve got to have somewhere for them to sit in the ...

504, 2021
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Baby’s First Day of Life

By |April 5th, 2021|

What on earth do I do now? That’s the thought that went through my head. I held my newborn son in my arms, I looked down into his eyes, and in him I saw someone who would be completely reliant on my wife and me for his every need, someone ...

2903, 2021
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Pregnancy to Birth: How Not to Panic

By |March 29th, 2021|

Fatherhood; it’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times. Sorry Charles Dickens for stealing your thunder, but it’s true. Being a dad is one of the most wonderful things to ever happen to me, as well as one of the most terrifying. I’ve been a father for 11 ...

2809, 2013

The Dad Dilemma

By |September 28th, 2013|

The Dad Dilemma is the title of an article in The Age about the challenges of child birth. Thea O’Connor, the writer, says, “Most Australian men are present and active at the birth of their children. But not everyone believes this is a good thing.” Having been present for the ...

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