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Shop Well, Stay Well

If it’s in the pantry, you’ll eat it. I know it sounds like common sense, but it’s true! If we shop well and keep tempting treats out of our reach, it makes it far easier to make healthier choices every day. It’s a fact that one in three cancer cases is preventable through simple lifestyle adjustments, including eating healthier and maintaining a healthy weight, so it’s important we get our dietary ...

By |2023-06-19T08:25:32+10:00June 19th, 2023|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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How Present Am I?

Sometimes on the other side of a wonderful parenting weekend, there is a sense that single parenting is a clock-on-clock-off thing. A full parenting weekend involves the tumble and fun and out of sorts and homework and silliness and around-the-house helping out. Then, it goes quiet when I mentally punch off my dad timecard after wrapping up the school drop-off, knowing that the mum shift starts that afternoon. And, while I ...

By |2023-03-14T08:14:10+10:00March 14th, 2023|SINGLE DADS, Dads|0 Comments
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Colour Me Happy

Sometimes my weekends are a maddening tussle to make the one-after-the-other events that seem to start flooding our Friday and spill into our Saturday and Sunday. Sport, birthday parties, youth group, housework, homework, school socials all back up, one against the other, to make our dad and daughters time fairly frenetic. Leading into my last weekend with Miss 7 and Miss 12, I knew that my Friday to Monday was going ...

By |2023-03-09T08:44:00+10:00March 7th, 2023|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Quality Family Time is Good Medicine

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 born with Down Syndrome. https://youtu.be/83Q_u4ZQxSg Although Estefania lives in the same centre as her father, their necessary level of care requires ...

By |2023-02-23T13:02:20+10:00February 23rd, 2023|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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