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Rethinking the Power and Value of School Holidays

Homeschoolers need holidays too. Breaks are opportunities to grow and flourish as a family -- a valuable time for exploration and rejuvenation. While the home education timetable doesn’t have to follow allotted times for school term breaks set by the government, it is generally a good idea to keep in step with them. We are a homeschooling family on the go. School holidays are a chance to change pace. A chance ...

By |2022-03-25T19:34:09+10:00March 25th, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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My Dream Holiday

With the tumult of boisterous offspring, sometimes the quiet moments of recuperation are found nearer to home. Who needs a holiday? In my life BC (Before Children), my idea of complete relaxation was luxuriating beside a pool on a tropical island, reading a book, or ordering room service and getting up only to go to the bathroom. Sigh… good times. Nowadays, the idea of going away is exhausting! Packing for four ...

By |2022-03-14T18:24:31+10:00March 15th, 2022|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES, HUMOUR|0 Comments
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Top Ten New Year Resolutions

Every New Year is a fresh opportunity to start anew. Take this chance to assess your life and implement achievable steps to practise good habits and prioritise what matters most. We each have only so many years on this earth -- make this year a great one! Only six more sleeps and we all enter the New Year together. How exciting! A New Year always brings new opportunities. Hundreds of millions ...

By |2021-12-25T10:58:43+10:00December 25th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments
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Spare the Leftovers

Our marriages deserve our very best, not just the dregs of ourselves. Take the opportunity this Christmas season and New Year to establish better habits and re-prioritise your loved ones. It’s that time of year again -- the season of joy and gluttony. By the time Christmas Day is over, our refrigerator will be filled with yummy, delectable leftovers. Unfortunately, not all leftovers are so delicious. Too often in a marriage, ...

By |2021-12-31T18:17:18+10:00December 23rd, 2021|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Five Minecraft Christmas Challenges for Dads with Kids

This Christmas, create lasting memories while enjoying quality time with your children in the wondrous world of Minecraft. Sticking with the current D4K theme of activities that dads can do with their kids, few rainy-day ideas top an adventure through the virtual world of Minecraft. Since Minecraft’s Swedish creator, Markus Persson sold his 71% share to Microsoft in 2014 -- after getting fed up with ‘armchair trolls’ -- the block construction ...

By |2021-12-18T01:28:27+10:00December 18th, 2021|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Five Christmas-Inspired Woodworking Ideas for Dads & Their Kids

Despite the pace, there are ways to meet some of the challenges of the holidays. It’s not impossible to rise above the commercialised grind of Christmas. Men don’t have to be Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle all the Way, frantically tearing up the town trying to win the approval of his son by chasing down the latest toy fad. Pushing back against the grind can be as easy as picking up tools, ...

By |2021-12-10T16:45:52+10:00December 10th, 2021|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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Ten Things Dads & Kids Can Do Together

“Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behaviour often reflects our response.” These are the wise words from L.R. Knost, a children’s writer and child advocate. Our challenge as Dads is to answer that same question. On Saturday, 11 December, I had to organise an all-day national prayer event on Zoom. I needed some help, so ...

By |2021-12-10T16:54:38+10:00December 10th, 2021|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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I’m Glad We Chose a 7-Seater SUV over a 5-Seater Sedan

Tossing up on whether to go with a car that has more seats? Here’s why we chose a 7-seater SUV over a 5-seater sedan.  When I found out I was pregnant with Phoebe, I knew a new car was on the cards for our family. The surprise pregnancy was the catalyst for us making a decision on whether to purchase an SUV or another sedan. The SUV won in the end, ...

By |2021-08-30T12:07:13+10:00September 2nd, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Are You About to Burn Out?

How close are you to burning out? Could you recognise the signs? What will the consequences be if you did burn out? In episode 44 of Real Talk 4 Real Men, Guy and Chris unpack how you can guard against burnout. As I sat on the last train of the night home from another exhausting and stressful day at the office, my brain continued to race as I reflected on the ...

Health Benefits of Holidays

My friend Tony Miller used to say to me: “We are not human doings -- we are human beings.” Timely words for us in the Christmas/New Year season. We all need time off just to learn ‘how to be again’. It is amazing how quickly we can forget the need to have some Holy-days. Days for rest, days to have fun and days just to do nothing. Dr Mike’s Seven ...

By |2021-05-07T18:48:31+10:00December 28th, 2019|Dads, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH|1 Comment
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