I’ve been asked several times for a follow up on my wildly popular Getting the Snip blog, here goes. Sitting around a campfire last year with a varied group of men, most fathers of one or more children, it seemed we had a mad rush on to get the snip, 5 of us put up […]
God I hate Christmas. Ever since last Christmas I’ve been questioning why we do Christmas at all anymore? I’m not Christian, don’t celebrate any of the religious aspects of the holiday, hate all the excessive presents and usually end up doing 3 or 4 weird-and-painful-Xmas-do’s each year. Why am I talking about Christmas in May? […]
Even though we live in a world of equality, most everyone would agree that the mother is the primary care-giver to a child, particularly in the first years when sensitivity and nurturing are more useful contributions than pulling funny faces and making silly noises. That makes the father the secondary care-giver – legally after separation […]
Is it true that 1 in 3 men have already had the ‘ol snip? Australia is being called the ‘vasectomy capital of the world’. Seems to me the more that I talk to other men about it, they’ve either a) already had it b) most of their friends, fathers and brothers have had it! How […]
As a working father who is out of the house for at least 11 hours a day through the week it has been a real concern of mine to make sure that although I have to be out earning money to pay the bills that I am still a ‘present’ father and that we have […]
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 […]
Standing at the sink, glove on left hand, brush in right, steaming hot foamy water in front of me and a mountainous pile of dishes on my right. This familiar scene most of you will know, and today it occurred to me how relaxing this time can be. Usually the never-ending pile of dishes frustrates […]
Took the Toro for its first run the other day. It’s a Micra Lite with a Toro chassis to be precise. Lightweight Ally frame, pneumatic tyres, flip out sun visor, I could go on, but I’ll stop at extremely manoeuvrable. Jim and Sarah gave it to us when Sal was pregnant and it sat in […]
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