I face a dilemma. What to sacrifice for the best of our family? My wife and I have settled in an area we love and have spent the last 8 years here; the last 3 and a half as a family. We saw it as a great place to bring up our children, a small, [...]
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 [...]
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? [...]
We’ve just had our second child (two weeks ago) and when we were in the hospital there was a thank-you note on a pin-board from another mother that read, “When you have your first child you spend all your time staring at them, when you have your second, you spend all your time trying to [...]
Introducing guest blogger: Michael Murray Michael Murray is a self-confessed “Byron-ite” and loves living on the far North Coast of NSW. He helps others settle into this special place by being a property Buyers Agent with his company Byron Property Search. Prior to this he had a successful career in the film industry as a documentary [...]
I recently heard a story about a little girl telling a little boy all about banking. “Youve never played banking? It’s easy” she said. First you give me your ball and I charge you every time you want to play with the ball. I’ll also charge you if you want to give the ball to [...]
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 [...]
This post brings me to the finer points of difference between little boys and little girls. Having been blessed with one child of each sex, and stopping at this magic number (two being more than enough for us, we’ve been told that once they outnumber you you’re stuffed!) I’ve had a unique insight into the [...]
Just over a week ago my partner took my two and half year old down to Adelaide for the week. I arrived the following weekend for a family function and a weekend of rest. During the week my partner had caught up with some old school friends, one of whom has a son similar in [...]
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