Match-Day – a day in the life of an under-8s soccer coach

When I was asked to coach my son’s under-8s team I had visions of implementing a sweeper system or teaching my new team the beauty of the Italian art of Catennacio. I imagined stalking the touchline like Sir Alex Ferguson, making constant calculations and changes to our formation to exploit the gaps in our opponents’ […]

GasWorks Kids Holiday Program

Scott Hone has toured from Melbourne to Montreal, Penrith to Palm Island, and New York to Nambour; galivanting across the globe as part of the Circus Oz touring ensemble. Now Scott is freewheeling around Australia, and into the School Holidays at Gasworks Arts Park with his unique children’s show, Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show on Wednesday 11 […]

How children react to separation

Rightfully so, we can become completely consumed by separation and divorce. It’s pretty much one of the most distracting and life changing events we can go through. It effects our personal life, finances and career. As I have said before, anyone going through divorce can expect their productivity to be reduced dramatically.  You can basically […]

Mountainside Wines Getaway

Hey Dads, if you’re like me, I look for interesting and enjoyable things to do on a weekend. Sometimes with a friend, sometimes with the kids or sometimes with both. Well, I have found the perfect spot for all of that.   Mountainside Wines 197 Mount Cole Road Warrak Vic 3377 03 5354 3279 […]

Can next year be better than the last

Yes of course it can! If you want something bad enough then the only thing standing in its way is you. That’s why its important to write out our goals for the new year. Writing them down goes beyond just thinking about what you’d like to achieve. It alters the emotional meaning behind all of […]

Have you and your partner discussed what having kids really means

Relationships start out exactly how we like them, we’re smitten and crazy about each other. It very sensual and physical. Its fun and exciting, everything is new and you feel like your connection is cohesive enough to be able to handle anything that the world throws at you. Planned or unplanned, having kids can dissolve […]

25th November say NO to Violence against women

In 1991 in a Canadian University, a man entered and took a lecturer room hostage. He let all the men go and then killed 14 women, 2 women who survived later suicided. A disgrace on an unimaginable scale! White Ribbon Day is to remember those women and to take the oath. I will stand up, speak out and act to […]

What are you prepared to give up

Having kids should not be taken lightly. It would be the biggest most important decision anyone can make in their lifetime. Bringing a child into the world requires a lifetime of intentional commitment, from the day they are born to when they reach adulthood and even then it does not guarantee they will be off […]

What you say before your child walks out the door could save a life

We have all been there, our child (son or daughter) walks out to go off to a party or a club and we say ” have a good time” or “don’t do anything I wouldn’t do” or “take care” or “be careful”. That’s it? I really do feel we need to spell out what exactly […]

What every parent with a child who self injures needs to read

First a little about the author: Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people encountering the issues of self harm and suicidal behaviour. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling […]

All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!

Life quotes from Dr. Seuss “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Sometimes the most simplest truest and most important messages can be found and read at just the right moment when we need them…Is this that moment for you? You found Dads […]

Dads Equality

I’d like to talk about Dad’s Equality, equality seems to be the topic of the year so why not include dads? I have been thinking about all the things that greats mums do and all the things great dads do and I am racking my brain to find anything that good mums do better? Of […]