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More Big Boxes

As a dad now for (almost) 16 years, I’m continuously amazed at how much curiosity and creativity my daughters possess. One of our critical roles as dads is to foster and facilitate this curiosity and creativity as much as possible.

By |2024-01-12T22:56:25+10:00January 12th, 2024|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Making Playtime a Priority

The other day, I found myself hurtling down a hill, way too fast, out of control. It was terrifying, exhilarating and hilarious! ‘Do it again, mummy!’ Tyson laughed hysterically at the sight of his dishevelled mum, lying on the grass, regaining my composure, after a pretty spectacular stack. If you ask me how often I play with my kids, I’d have to hang my head and say: ‘Not often enough.’ The ...

By |2023-07-22T08:14:40+10:00July 24th, 2023|Children, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Big Boxes

It was Christmas Day 2008, a significant milestone for my wife Jodi and me. Earlier that year, we had been thrown into the proverbial deep end as first-time parents of beautiful twin daughters, so this would be a Christmas like no other. The decorations were divine, we had food with all the trimmings, and the precious presents were beautifully wrapped (by my wife, of course) all ready to go. It was ...

By |2023-06-17T07:39:54+10:00June 16th, 2023|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Board Games for Bored Dads and Kids

Board games are boring. Yes, it’s not the greatest way to start off an article selling the importance of tabletop games hammered out between dads, mums, and their kids. Like it or leave it -- win, or lose -- I have no real love for the genre. The very last thing as a dad I’ve wanted to do, is play Monopoly, spin the wheel in Game of Life, or face the ...

By |2023-01-10T21:40:25+10:00January 12th, 2023|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|2 Comments
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40 Things Dads Can Do with Their Children

“Children need your presence more than they need your presents,” are the wise words of Jesse Jackson. Both Dads and kids need a purpose to develop the art of presence. To assist you in this art, we have gathered together 40 things that Dads can do with their children. This is particularly relevant over holiday periods. Almost 80% of them don’t require any money, but they do require effort and execution. ...

By |2022-12-26T09:01:12+10:00December 23rd, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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My Adult World of Bean Bags and Boysenberry Ice-Cream

My adult world is full of rich delights. I am gifted with hearty friends who circle their wagons of calm and joy around me from time to time. Close by is the great peace of an imposing mountain with the settling sheen of a pure white coat. I can gaze towards the tower of dolerite while the nearby waves shush my racing headspace. My grown-up place features work that is rewarding, ...

By |2022-11-14T17:47:42+10:00November 15th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Your Children Need Adventure

Adventure is essential for developing maturity and independence through firsthand experiences. When undertaken as a family, adventure forms lasting marvellous memories and excellent life skills. Some time ago, I rang a friend who was going around Australia on a 41/2-month adventure with his family. They were just about to cross the Nullarbor Plain, which contains the longest straight stretch (146.6 km) of road in the world. This section of road is ...

By |2022-11-04T18:05:46+10:00November 4th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|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|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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