Mum’s Are Amazing – No Complaints

I have never genuinely done the “at-home-dad” gig but I have done nine months of the entire school/kindy prep and drop off at the same time I was trying to get my business started. So, in other words, I had about two hours a day where I was primary career and years later of am still recovering. I am not …

The Tale of Bedtime With Children

Being a parent at the kid’s bedtime…it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Being a parent best time is the tale of two states of mind. So, my experiences as a dad at bedtime have been frustration, confusion, hurt, betrayal, disrespect, desperation, fear, anger, sadness, disgust and the occasional weep. “I won’t talk again” they …

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Leppa and Rockliff need to apologise

Dear AFL, I am writing to you to implore you to use your authority as the governing body of our great game and finally step in and hold Justin Leppitsch and Tom Rockliff to account for their obvious horrific behaviour. I have been watching Access All Areas and reading Sliding doors for the past couple of years and it has …

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Breakthrough

Today, my socially anxious son high-fived four characters at Dreamworld and cuddled one.    It was an ordinary moment that I'm sure happens regularly for many families, but for Royden, this was  a huge breakthrough.    I looked around when it happened each time and was shocked to find noone else celebrating, when it felt like my heart was going …

Daddy Daycare

Daddy Daycare used to just be a movie to me but now it’s a very real nightmare. Now it sends cold chills down my spine while at the same time giving me the hot sweats. Now the mention of Daddy Daycare has given me a brand new respect for my wife and what she does every single day.

 

A Parcel Pick Up Drama

A parcel pick up seems like a simple task on a normal day. today however, was no ordinary day. It was an ordinary day where I got a little upset after I felt a little disrespected. I was frustrated, antsy, and just needed some air and  something to focus my mind on. I looked down at the floor in the doorway and saw an Australia Post card that was left saying I had a parcel to pick up from the post office. Then it all started to go wrong.

Childbirth – The Musical or Comedy?

Is childbirth the Musical or the Comedy? So, I recently gave birth to my firstborn son, Tyson Isaac Ariel Holt.  His name means high-spirited, laughing, lion of God.  We had chosen these names before he was born, but strangely the high-spirited and laughing bits were particularly relevant through his birth story.

Motherhood – Learning the Lessons

Motherhood has bought with it many challenges, many lessons, and many blessings. Unbelievably, it’s now over 9 weeks since I gave birth!  Nine weeks! And I haven’t blogged a thing!!! Fortunately, when you have a new baby, people are incredibly forgiving and make many allowances for you.  This is just one thing I’ve learnt since having a baby.

Struggle to Fall Pregnant

The struggle to fall pregnant seems more and more prevalent these days.  People everywhere are finding it difficult to fall pregnant naturally and at that precise time that they want to.  This is how it was for us.

Should Men Cry?

Should Men Cry? Well in today's day and age many people get upset that the question is even asked because us blokes are supposed to strive for being sensitive, in touch with our feminine side, secure enough in our masculinity to be comfortable showing emotion. However I think I have gone too far at times.