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Finding the Sweet Spot in Parenting

Parenting comes with so many challenges. But the biggest challenge of all is stopping to enjoy the joys – the 'sweet spots' – of parenting. This year has been one of the most challenging years of parenting for me. In some ways, I assumed this year would be easier because Esther would be at kindy, and I’d only have Maggie and Phoebe at home. But it can be hard keeping a ...

By |2021-12-15T09:27:39+10:00November 4th, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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The First Person I Need to Change is Me!

The desire to change other people is natural but it will only lead to frustration. You will enjoy the most success and contentment in life when you focus not on changing people but changing yourself. If only my children were more helpful and cooperative… If only I had a smaller behind and a prettier face… If only they understood me better… If only everyone in this house was more considerate… If ...

By |2022-08-12T10:25:16+10:00November 1st, 2021|MOTHERS, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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The Surprising Secret To Real Wealth

What does John D Rockefeller, a nameless Melbourne businessman and an ancient King all have in common? In this post, Guy answers that question and outlines how you can avoid the same legacy-burning mistake that trips up many men on your way to real wealth. A few years back I sat at a famous Melbourne restaurant -The Flower Drum – for lunch.  The FB is a restaurant that you need deep pockets ...

By |2021-10-16T21:01:40+10:00October 18th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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3 Ways Time-Poor Dads Can Spend More Time with Their Kids

There is a truckload of parenting advice on how to fathers can make more time for their families. This is especially the case for new fathers and fathers-to-be. Dragging ourselves through chapter after chapter of self-help drudgery, only to be told how much we’re not doing, and how much more we need to be doing, can be a soul-sucking experience. What’s offered as help to maximise time -- nearly always with ...

How to Raise Happy Kids

Mahatma Gandhi said, "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Eric Barker, it would seem, has been inspired by Gandhi’s wisdom in his science-based article called, “How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science.”  Eric Barker is the creator of the blog Barking Up the Wrong Tree, and the book of the same name, which presents science-based answers and expert ...

10 Keys to Build Your Immune System Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic really hit home to me when a close friend of mine here in Australia lost his friend and business partner to the virus earlier this week. The father of two left behind two young children and his wife. Thankfully, neither his wife or two children were infected with the virus, nor his two employees. This beautiful family lived in a south-east Asian country only a short distance from ...

By |2021-06-29T11:20:08+10:00March 29th, 2020|Dads, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH|1 Comment

Making Love, Not War

‘Love and War’ by John & Stasi Eldredge is the book you need to read if you want to ‘make more love than war’. Yes, I already have one hundred percent of the male readership of the Dads4Kids newsletter’s attention. ‘Making love’ is high on a man’s priority list. Seriously guys, this really is a book you need to read. Unfortunately so many marriages end up in open warfare and of ...

By |2021-05-14T13:18:57+10:00August 12th, 2019|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Holiday Joy

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea Joy to you and me! Here we come, into the holidays. My two independent elder children will be off with their friends. I will see little of them. My youngest will be at his mother's this Christmas. I am grateful it is a rotation, but I can find it a bit hard. We will all try to be together for a meal ...

By |2021-09-11T11:43:02+10:00December 11th, 2003|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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On the Loss of My Dad

Transcript of Alanna Siozos' Eulogy, April 2003 This is the hardest thing I have ever done, most likely the hardest thing I will ever do. There are so many things I can tell you about my father, but at times like these I find it hard to say anything at all. Try to imagine a love so great, a love that makes you want to dance, a love that makes you ...

By |2021-06-05T17:48:30+10:00April 5th, 2003|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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