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The Race is Afoot: Time to Focus on the Finish Line

A life around the family home can at times feel like a race to complete each day’s requirements. Recently, like many others, I find myself being forced to slow down in what is usually a busy lifestyle. Caught trying to understand the current ‘Covid’ life and reflecting on what was, before covid. Pre-covid, my children participated in school competitive sports. I am a person that likes to blend in with people ...

By |2021-08-25T18:42:11+10:00August 25th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • family fun

Fathers — Fun to Be With

It’s always fascinating reading about what other people have accomplished in life. Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, was the richest man in America when he died in 1992 at the age of 74. He started Walmart in 1962, so in forty years he had revolutionised retailing in America, received the Medal of Freedom and built the foundation of the soon-to-be-named biggest company in the world. Whatever you think of Walmart ...

By |2021-07-17T14:07:26+10:00July 17th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • Rite of Passage - men

Fight Like a Pro

My good friend Robert Day sent me a link. He said, “Check out Gavin Topps and his ‘Fight Like a Pro’ Program”. Rob is a Dads4Kids board member. He has worked with men all his life. He knows men. So, I just had to check it out for myself. Below is the challenging call to Manhood from the Gavin Topps Rite of Passage for the Modern Man landing page. “Friend, if ...

What is a Dad? No Pain, No Gain

What is a Dad? The poem below says it all: A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. A dad is someone who ...

By |2021-05-05T04:09:04+10:00February 28th, 2021|Children, Dads|0 Comments

Man in the Mirror

Some time ago Jeff Stacey, from my men’s group, gave me a copy of Wayne Bennett’s autobiography, Man in the Mirror. I was overjoyed. I have long been an admirer of Wayne Bennett, widely regarded as Australia’s greatest Rugby League Coach of all time. The Bronco’s football team which he coached for 21 years straight won six premierships. Wayne Bennett then coached the St George-Illawarra Dragons to their first victory in ...

By |2021-05-14T12:33:58+10:00May 20th, 2019|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD|0 Comments
  • adventure with kids

Thrive, Not Just Survive

Plan some time out for yourself -- things you enjoy doing, with friends or alone. It maybe off to the sports arena, or the movies, or just a simple lunch at the fish markets. Try inviting some friends over if you can cook, or invite yourself over to some friends. It doesn't have to be expensive to have fun. Cook yourself breakfast in bed, or have a video day. Plan some ...

By |2021-06-14T15:24:41+10:00October 20th, 2003|MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • cricket

Not Just Cricket

At primary school, my eldest son was very keen on cricket. Big problem: the school was not connected into the local cricket team network. So he networked. Cajoling staff and friends' parents alike, he sweet-talked everyone into joining the competition. There were no teachers involved, little sports gear, no school time practice and no coach… Me? I was so sick with asthma until I was 12 that I never got the ...

By |2021-06-14T14:39:55+10:00June 15th, 2003|Children, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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