So you decide to have a child.. and the love bubble that you and partner are in gets you through those early days – the pregnancy and the first few months – but what then? The endless sleepless nights (in our case), the tiredness, the no time for self etc etc etc.. Well i’m not […]
thought i might have a crack at writing a heartfelt poem about my child.. through the baby years to now as she is almost four.. Being Dad six years past was a different time the endless summer Beer, beach and bravado on my mind and i laughed and i laughed… the time sat waiting inviting […]
I recently watched the movie “We need to talk about Kevin.” After seeing the trailer and reading a review about it I had a fair idea of the subject matter. I knew it was going to be harrowing. I still watched it, admittedly with reservation. Word of caution – it is not a movie for […]
I remember when Bijou was about 18 months old, I was chatting to a new father that I had just met (7 months old baby) and asking how he was going with it all. “its great but i have no mates – haven’t seen my friends for 7 months” he laughed with a sense of sadness in […]
This week has been a little hard. Lets just say the moon was in the wrong quadrant or the stars were misaligned – i do live in Mullumbimby, cmon. Anyway my partner and I were have the small little niggle arguments that many couples do from time to time. During the course of the defrag […]
I have just been up to my mums place for the weekend as a kind of escape i guess. It is great to have parents within a few hours away and even better that my little daughter connects so well with her. There are people i know that have both sets of parents close by […]
I remember waking up at 4am to sit down and entertain my 6, 8 and then 12 month old baby (as she grew) pretty much every morning when she was a baby. Apart from having my eyes fixed open with tooth picks it seemed pretty easy to engage with her. The standard was to read […]
I remember back to that first smile , the first crawl, the first hold… and I have been pondering lately is there an age or a moment in time that i favour the most – The best moment in time..? I can pretty much remember my best wave on a surfboard (one of the only […]
I was at Snapper Rocks on the weekend, at the Gold Coast, with a mate and his little 3 month old baby and the baby started to get grizzly. When a baby grizzles, from experience, it is probably one of four things – sleepy, sicky, hungry or … pooey!! It’s the latter one Dad’s hate, especially […]
It all started with an early morning drive to Gold Coast airport – drop my partner for her flight to Cambodia – and buckle in for a solo excursion into looking after the kids (two of them) by myself….. for two weeks!!!! Holy Daddy Day care Batman! The idea was for my partner to relax […]
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