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On Trend with Unbusy

We recently enjoyed a week in New Zealand – about five days with some of our children and then two blessed days on our own. It was like a tonic for our soul and our marriage. Long walks with relaxed afternoons soaking up beautiful vistas and abundant wildlife. One such cheeky local was a Fantail – a small native bird that sashayed its tail and flitted about our feet. This friendly avian accompanied ...

By |2023-03-14T12:39:02+10:00March 15th, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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That Romantic Atmosphere

On Friday afternoon, we went on a bushwalk with Byron’s work colleagues. Although we were with other people, we so enjoyed the time together. Walking is remarkably therapeutic for us… perhaps it’s the natural environment, or maybe it’s simply the absence of the constant phone, email and text distraction. Whatever it is, is not the point. It just feels strangely normal and earthy. Like we are stepping for a few hours ...

By |2023-03-09T08:59:51+10:00March 8th, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH|0 Comments
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Eagle Parenting – Engaged Parenting

American Bald Eagles usually mate for life. Living between 20-30 years in the wild, the main mascots of the United States since 1782 also share traditional parenting roles. Thanks to modern tech, researchers have gathered more knowledge about this North American icon’s parenting skills, much of which comes from a platoon of Live Eagle Cams made available by conservationist groups. (Slight segue: These Eagle Cams are a great idea for a ...

By |2023-02-09T10:44:12+10:00February 9th, 2023|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Where Wonderful Went

I am more than a little miffed at Myer. Before I realised that I was watching an ad, the baited opening line invited, “Ever wonder where wonderful went?” and my drifting mind was hooked. I had been suckered into a wistful memory of the wonder of my own childhood. “When we were small, wonderful was everywhere.” In my world, it still is. My wonder is in taking pause when my Year ...

By |2022-12-30T11:14:48+10:00December 6th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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5 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Get Outside

A recent visit to our local park turned into a day of exploring a previously undiscovered (by us) bush track along the river, complete with swimming holes, waterfalls and a ‘wibbly wobbly’ bridge. Once we started meandering, just couldn’t stop! We soon had to leave the pram wedged between bushes for this little ‘off-road’ adventure, as our curiosity kept driving us forward, the kids wildly excited at every turn. Rope swings ...

By |2022-10-03T13:02:15+10:00October 4th, 2022|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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Homemade Honesty

I recently let myself be cajoled into letting my children make up ground on their lack of Saturday morning TV. While I am not allergic to television, I do have some sensitivity to the ‘entertainment’ that plays for laughs from overworked stereotypes. Telly dad is too often the bumbling weekend layabout who misses his children’s school play. Mum is the clean freak and giggly friend to the daughter. The TV brother ...

By |2022-09-24T08:08:26+10:00September 24th, 2022|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE|0 Comments
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Mountain Adventure with Dad

Taking the time to bring our children on a challenging adventure in the midst of majestic nature can build their self-confidence while strengthening family bonds. Adventure is key to personal and community growth. Mt Wellington is my playground. The mix of seasons might be regarded as its personality. Sometimes it takes an effort to make ground -- its tearing broodiness very apparent in the angry, chilling wind and murky shadows cast ...

By |2022-09-16T12:32:58+10:00September 16th, 2022|Dads, Children, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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