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Oren Miller, A Blogger and a Father..

Thank you Oren Miller. #dads4oren

You cast a large shadow Oren Miller, one that stretches to far flung continents. Your story breaks hearts. Your work strengthens them. Whatever is next in the journey know you are loved, treasured and cherished by so many because you helped us all spread the message that men care, that men cry and that men […]

A short story about sexism

Once upon a time… In a galaxy not so far away… A lady went to a conference about storytelling and had a very uncomfortable experience. So there she was. Mid-30s, professional, award-winning in her role, sitting in on a conference with about 50 other professionals. The speaker was lively and energetic, an older gent and […]

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Mario Kart Parenting

This is a follow-up to my last post about computer games and children, though this time I’m taking a slightly different look at things. Okay, a very different look at things. It seems every celebrity who has a kid these days espouses a particular philosophy of parenting – they say ‘this is the way you should do it, […]

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Hide and Seek – A story of depression and dads

The man comes home from work, pulls the car into the garage and sits there for a moment. He doesn’t turn off the engine. The radio is a low hum he isn’t paying attention to. He never heard a single song on the drive home. Through the screen-door he sees his kids bouncing up and down […]

What music do you let your kids listen to?

I don’t mind kids music. Really. “Aye Bee See Dee EEEEE Ehp GEEEEEEE!!!” “Haych eye jay kay ell-em-enno peee! What’s next?” 

Kids and Gaming

Generation Y, which apparently I belong to, is a generation of gamers. We grew-up with Commodore 64s and Zinclair ZX Spectrums and thought it would never get any better. But it did. Oh bloody hell it did! For me, I progressed through the Nintendo route; NES to SNES to N64 before jumping ship to PlayStation […]

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Tiny Touch Jewellery – Product Review & Giveaway

With the clock ticking down to Father’s Day (Sunday 7th September) it seems appropriate that we start dropping some massive hints here at Aussie Daddy Bloggers about what gifts we would like. I don’t know about the other boys but I know my wife does it when Mother’s Day rolls around and she isn’t even […]

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Selfies and The Problem of Crowdsourced Self Esteem For Kids

Our kids endless compulsion to take pictures of themselves, commonly known as the ‘selfie’  and post it online for the world to see has many parents worried and for good reason. Consider the latest research from psychiatrist Dr David Veal who states that ‘the growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health […]

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Sperm, Star Wars and Wankers

For millenniums, man has dreamed of reaching the stars. But in order to eventually get there, we need to survive as a species. Problem is, not everyone can conceive naturally. Everyone has the right to experience having a family. Fact is, fertility issues are on the rise and sperm donations are on the decline. What […]

A wormhole wee-wee phenomenon?

The Wee-Wee from Nowhere Phenomenon

Phenomenon or unexplained mystery? I’ve heard of weird and unexplained incidents happening around kids but we’ve never experienced anything that I would categorise as beyond the norm. Until now. This morning during breakfast we had a very strange and creepy incident happen, that still has my head reeling. Checking and double-checking between Mumma and I to […]

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