• margin

Five Keys to Creating Margin in Your Overloaded Life

Our culture pressures us to keep working and consuming. It takes a conscious effort to step back, take a breather and re-prioritise, but doing so is really worth it for good health and peace of mind. “We have more 'things per person' than any other nation in history. Closets are full, storage space is used up, and cars can't fit into garages, having first imprisoned us with debt. Possessions then take ...

By |2022-08-13T09:53:09+10:00August 13th, 2022|Dads|0 Comments
  • Fatherhood

‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

Recently on a flight -- my first flight with my baby son -- I was able to catch the 2021 comedy-drama Fatherhood, starring the irrepressible Kevin Hart of Jumanji fame. The film centres on single dad Matt Logelin, left alone with his baby daughter Maddy after Matt’s wife Liz unexpectedly dies following childbirth. It is based on a true story by the real Matt Logelin, published under the title Two Kisses ...

By |2022-06-27T08:14:33+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • Mr. Dad's Father's Club

Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club – Stopping the Epidemic of Fatherless Shooters

An ex-con has set up a fantastic initiative called Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club, aiming to prevent fatherlessness from harming the next generation. By getting dads involved with their children's education, Mr. Dad’s Father’s Club improves the lives of both father and child. The tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, along with the continuing body count from shootings in Chicago, Illinois, shines a spotlight on the urgency to answer the absent dad ...

By |2022-05-31T18:10:09+10:00May 31st, 2022|Dads, MANHOOD|0 Comments

Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

When you analyse the social science about the importance of dads, it is unequivocal. Dads are vitally important to their children’s success in a myriad of ways. As George Herbert said, “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” This is not speculation -- it is reality. Joshua A Krisch puts the case well for this in an article titled "The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’". The subtitle says ...

  • Minecraft

Minecraft: Take Your Dad-Game to the Next Level

Five more tips for dads on how to maximise your Minecraft gaming fun for some quality time with your children. For decades, I’ve been an avid videogame consumer. From an Amstrad in the '80s, to rented Nintendos in the 90s, to console, and PC level MMORGs in the 00s, videogaming has been part of the casual way I’ve spent my downtime. While I’ve all but resigned from this virtual playground -- ...

By |2022-05-13T09:36:13+10:00May 13th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • parenting styles

Parenting Styles – Which One is Best?

An examination of various parenting styles and reflection on our own modes of parenting, can be very beneficial in honing our parenting skills for the sake of our children as they grow and mature under our guidance and discipline. Two of the best parenting styles are ‘democratic’ and ‘authoritative’. The bare-bones definition of the democratic parenting style is, ‘Allowing a fairness and respect to develop between child and parent. It involves ...

By |2022-02-11T23:35:36+10:00February 11th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • work from home dad

Men at Work… At Home

Is it possible to mix work and family life in the same space? Do the benefits outweigh the challenges? Prime Minister Gillard described the pressurised life of modern families as the single greatest challenge facing Australians. So what’s the solution? ‘Telecommuting’ or working from home has been put forward as the 21st-century answer to this growing dilemma, but is it really that simple? Disruptions My hubby worked from home quite happily ...

By |2022-01-30T17:43:09+10:00January 31st, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
  • father and children

Be Who You Want Your Children to Be

The family is the school of love. Our children learn from us how to become well-functioning adults and potential future spouses and parents. We owe it to them and their progeny to provide a good example of how to live virtuously, paving the foundation for happiness and fulfilment. “Your children will become who you are, so be who you want them to be,” is advice I have tried to live by. ...

By |2022-01-28T20:01:31+10:00January 28th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
  • listening

Listening is the Underdog of All Communication

The family dog has taught us a variety of life lessons, including how to communicate better as humans. Owning a pet has been a journey that has taken the better part of a decade. A year into owning a dog -- or rather being the caretaker of one -- I’m sold on the adage that dogs are “man’s best friend.” Fish were tried, but died. Cats? We’ve been there and done ...

By |2022-01-28T19:09:52+10:00January 28th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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