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A Father’s Beatitude

Blessed is the father who spends time with his child, for he shall reap a garden of remembrances. Blessed is the father who gives consolation to his child's minor misfortunes, for he will be called on for great things in life. Blessed is the father who is proud of his child, for he shall have a child who is proud of his father. Blessed is the father who imparts love, for ...

By |2023-08-28T12:03:21+10:00August 28th, 2023|Dads, Children|0 Comments
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The Divine Rendezvous

Recently, we came across this quote from Simone Weil, a 20th-century French philosopher, Christian mystic and political activist. “God and humanity are like two lovers who have missed their rendezvous. Each is there before the time, but each at a different place, and they wait, and wait, and wait. He stands motionless, nailed to the spot for the whole of time. She is distraught and impatient. But alas for her if ...

By |2023-08-23T14:49:16+10:00August 23rd, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH|0 Comments
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Can I Ask You a Question?

No wonder I’m so tired! A UK study found that the average child asks around 300 questions a day. How on earth did our parents ever get by before Google? What made me smile was that the research revealed kids were more likely to ask their mother questions because their father was likely to say, ‘Ask your mother.’ Here are my tips for being the best ‘source of all knowledge’ you ...

By |2023-03-13T06:42:20+10:00March 13th, 2023|MOTHERS, Children|0 Comments
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The Best Things About Being a Single Dad

A few weeks ago, on an impulse and wanting to share a snapshot of my post-separation status, I wrote a part-whimsical, part-serious piece about the worst parts of being a single dad. By implication, if some parts are worst, then there must be some best bits, says my cerebral dialogue. Voice Number One says the best bit is simply being a dad. Voice Number One ignores the “single” tag and just ...

By |2023-02-21T21:41:46+10:00February 21st, 2023|SINGLE DADS|1 Comment
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My Annual Dad Superpower Check-up

Visiting the dentist has all the appeal of cleaning my daughters’ long, clagged hair out of the shower drain. I visit annually because it is the right thing to do. Each visit follows a predictable pattern. I arrive early at the clinic. I eagerly anticipate being able to read a National Geographic (I have allergies to sitting still doing nothing and like learning things) and ultimately am disappointed by the tattered ...

By |2023-01-17T12:11:34+10:00January 17th, 2023|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Babies That Talk – Learning Your Baby’s Language

Language is a wonderful thing. Through the power of language, one person can translate the most complex and nebulous of ideas into terms that another can understand. Thus, not only the understanding but also the realisation of a new or different concept can be transposed from one mind to another. It’s really a miraculous process. Powerful and adaptable tool that it is, language is not the basis of communication, just a ...

By |2022-08-26T10:35:14+10:00August 25th, 2022|NEW DADS, Babies, Children|0 Comments
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