Busy Dad

Busy Dads

It was a bit of a shock suddenly having to think about everything!  Many of the family tasks were previously shared such as cooking, gardening, supermarket shopping, planning holidays, weekend entertainment, reading, homework, buying birthday gifts, … [Continue reading]

Huntsman Vs Dad

Huntsman spiders are a normal part of the Australian landscape, its not to often you see one this big. An Aussie dad attempts to catch the large huntsman spider with a Chinese food container while his daughter films. If your not scared of spiders … [Continue reading]

OMG pick ups and drop offs can be tough!!

Pick ups and drop offs can be tough! I remember there were times (most times) that had I a heart rate monitor on, you would have seen my heart rate at...5kms away 110 bpm, 3kms away 135bpm, entering her street 150bpm. One of the things I have learned … [Continue reading]

Wheel of treats – travel game

An interesting travel game that the kids love when going for a drive is  “wheel of treats”. Tools needed: chalk, tyre, child/children and dad. On the front passenger side tyre, write the names of the children and yourself as “dad”.  Space the … [Continue reading]

Hey dad, why is the sea salty?

Have you ever been caught out not knowing how to answer one of those tough question, like many of us, a great response has always been "good question, lets look it up on Google".  Below are a few of those questions and answers that we found on Google … [Continue reading]

Crispy Potato Skins with Dip

You wont get any complaints serving these up. Serves 4 Ingredients 4 large (about 1kg) sebago potatoes, scrubbed. Olive oil spray, 1/2 cup (50g) grated cheddar Mild tomato salsa, or a dip of your choice Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Place … [Continue reading]

Steamed Rice

I always wondered how the Chinese make their rice so good, light, not to dry, not to moist and without a rice cooker? Be low is how to make steamed rice. Prep time 5 minutes Cooking Time 20 minutes Ingredients (serves 3) 1.5 cups … [Continue reading]

Chicken Stir fry

Ok Dads, this is a bit of a favorite, everyone needs a good chicken stir fry in the recipe book. The kids will love this meal, as its a simple kids meal that gets eaten. Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tbs olive oil 500g chicken breast fillets, cut … [Continue reading]

Easter Dads

Calling all Easter Dads, OK it’s time to buy your eggs and continue the tradition of the Easter Egg hunt on good Friday.  The egg hunt is a game during which real hard-boiled painted eggs or chocolate eggs (most kids favorite) of various sizes are … [Continue reading]

Dads returning home from the military

An emotional look at the reactions of children when they are surprised by their dad returning home from service in the military. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSMlIM9zLio … [Continue reading]

Ten way to ensure your child feels secure and loved

You could not imagine how much importance your child puts on your promises i.e. when you said you would buy them that special gift, when you promised you would be there for them, there are times they know its boring for you but in the end it makes … [Continue reading]

Parenting Plan (happy plan)

Many children worry about what will happen to them when their parents split up, and it can be a big relief to them if the arrangements become clear and predictable early on.  Working out a parenting plan as early and as quickly as possible serves … [Continue reading]