Encouraging your kids to keep a journal

Keeping a diary is something of a dying art among the youth of today. Social media posts have largely replaced the angsty diary entries scribbled out by teenagers of times gone by. This is a great shame, as journaling can be very good for kids. Here are a few of the benefits of journaling for […]

DIY Building a vegetable garden with your kids

Building your own vegetable garden is a rewarding and enjoyable experience, you can save money and have fresh vegetables in the comfort of your own home. You don’t need to have a garden either, if you’re living in an apartment or don’t have a garden, then there are supplies available in hardware stores with which […]

AFL Season 2016

Regardless of who you barrack for there would generally always be a game in any of the capital city stadiums between 24th March to 28th August. Why not pack some food and drinks and take you daughter or son and enjoy a game of footy, remember you don’t have to stay for the whole game? […]

A game every child should learn

Mirror mirror on the wall It doesn’t matter if I am short or tall If I have skinny legs or my hips are wide It only matters who I am inside Blue eyes, brown eyes, black or green What makes me most beautiful cannot be seen When you look at me, don’t judge me by […]

Join the outsiders

I’m always trying to get kids outside and do some exercise. Normally i am successful with either a walk or a bike ride and lately I have sneaked in the occasional game of squash. I learnt quickly not to ask if they would like to go but rather say “Ok, lets get our gear on and go […]

STRIKE at anytime

Whether its school holidays or you’re just looking for something to do with the kids, don’t look past Strike Bowling. Recently I visited Strike with my daughter and a couple of her friends. We played a game of bowls, had lunch and then played Laser skirmish… they had so much fun 🙂 and the girls […]

How to entertain the kids (cheaply) during the winter school holidays

top twelve tips from the nannies School holidays often provide an excellent opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their children… nevertheless everyone can also go a little stir-crazy! With their years of experience in entertaining children all day, the nannies (in-home childcarers) at Government-approved agency Placement Solutions have put together their top twelve […]

Simple DIY tasks to keep your bike on the road

Let’s be real; maintenance is such an ugly word. Whether it be the lawnmower, gutters, chainsaw or pool, each weekend is consumed by something that needs to be maintained. While there are no shortcuts if you want things to be in perfect working order, there are simpler ways of making sure you don’t spend your […]

Making the most of school holidays

September School Holidays are a great time to get away, particularly the second week as everywhere is a little quieter. I first checked with my daughters mum that she didn’t have any existing plans.  It is never a problem unless there is something already locked into her calendar. Whenever I plan a trip away I […]

Things you might forget when planning a road trip

Once you have decided on that once in a lifetime road trip across the country, there is little you can do other than dream about your perfect getaway. But before you get lost in the clouds, come back down to earth and plan your trip properly before you go. This is ensure fewer obstacles and […]

Dads Cafe Breakfast Menu

This is what breakfast looked like at our house this morning. Every now and then using an A4 piece of paper I draw up a menu similar to the ones we get in a cafe and we all get to order what we would like to eat. It’s a bit of fun as kids love […]

Top family road trips in Australia

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s famous words, “Life is a journey, not a destination,” still inspire today. The journey is the destination, or rather, it’s not the destination but the journey that matters most… For road trippers, the journey is just as remarkable as the destination, especially if you and your family are embarking on a summertime […]