Websites we recommend:

  • The Fatherhood Project (and The Fatherhood Festival)The Fatherhood Project is a not-for-profit organisation that supports all fathers to be actively and positively engaged in their children’s lives. The Fatherhood Project develops and delivers specialised education, support and mentoring programs for fathers, that are uniquely father-focused, including fatherhood mentoring sessions, expectant and new fathers groups and Indigenous fathers circles. We have designated a percentage of all proceeds from our book ‘One Got Past The Keeper’ to the Fatherhood Project.
  • Australian Fatherhood Research Network includes the Directory of Fatherhood Research in Australia by Richard Fletcher from the University of Newcastle. The Fathers and Families Research that is done by the Family Action Centre at the University covers father-inclusive practice, attachment theory, and examines the competencies and capacity-building that support fatherhood.
  • Cheers to Childbirth is another great book on dad’s being involved in the birth of their baby. Lucy Perry also holds ‘Beer and Bubs’ sessions in pubs for men t0 comfortably discuss childbirth for the best possible start to fatherhood.
  • Uncle provides male mentors for boys without active fathers. By running regular activities for the boys, fundraising and adventure activities, the project reduces the isolation of mothers and boys.
  • Natural Parenting In the Fathers and Fatherhood section you can read about parenting from a fathers’ perspective. The face of the modern family is changing with fathers taking an increasing interest and participatory role in everything from pregnancy and birth to family life. For many fathers this is new territory with few role models to guide the way. Also has some good links to other websites.
  • Kindred Community (formerly Byron Child Magazine) began in 2002 as a print magazine. In order to be more freely available Kindred went online in 2009 and now functions solely as an archive of important articles and blogs on raising children, wellbeing, spirituality, culture and sustainability.
  • Dads on the Air is the world’s longest running radio program on father’s issues. From Liverpool in Sydney, it promotes an insight into mainstream society’s shifting attitudes towards fathers and fatherhood. Click on our link to subscribe to their newsletter which lets you know what’s been on the program and what’s on next week.
  • Summer Sixes Football in Bangalow is the social six-a-side soccer comp where our football team met, first competed together and continues to play.
  • Little Kickers (Far North Coast) is football classes for 18 month-olds and up preparing the next generation of soccer players.

Other blogsites we recommend:

  • Man with A Pram by Jon Farry and Stephen Mitchell who spent seven writing the book of the same name (6 procrastinating and 1 actually writing). Man With A Pram, came out in September 2010. So what exactly is it about? it’s another book about pregnancy that men might just actually read. Full of facts and trivia.
  • Who’s Your Daddy by Sacha Molitorisz, author of the book From Here To Paternity, Sacha has an alphabetised CD collection, a daughter who’s three and an occasional habit of stating the obvious. In Who’s Your Daddy?, Sacha ponders the eternal questions of paternity, including: Is it ok to drink while parenting? Is it true that men can’t multi-task? And, is it wrong to put a deposit on a Porsche when you don’t have enough cash to cover this year’s school fees?
  • The Modern Man newspaper coloum and blog by Andy Parks from the Northern Rivers Echo
  • The Father Apprentice blog from America is an online community for new and used dads that want to be great. It exists because it’s tough for a regular guy to be a good man, and tougher still to be a great dad. You can’t do it alone. Their goal here is to create a community of learning dads, new dads, used dads, experienced dads… swapping stories, sharing tips & tricks, pouring shots of courage for one another…

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