Rail Trails

Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors.  Usually managed by local councils for the enjoyment of the general public, rail trails can be used for a range of purposes including walking, cycling and horse … [Continue reading]

What to say to the kids?

These were the hardest conversations I ever had! I am sure that every single dad and mum dreads telling there children that they are separating.  I wish I had of had tips on what to say to the kids.  It is the most difficult and awkward situation to … [Continue reading]

1000 steps

I had a great weekend and wanted to share it, we visited the "1000 steps" walk, I was surprised how popular it was! we had a lot of  fun and although we stopped only twice for a brief rest, we got to the end and felt like we had accomplished … [Continue reading]

The first night…

Do you remember the first night you had your child stay over with you? I remember feeling incredibly responsible.  It was a realization of the  feeling to "sink or swim" and you have to swim!  I just had to step up and ensure it all worked.  I … [Continue reading]

Yep it’s Mothers Day

Sunday 13th May.  For some this may be a stretch, but for others it’s time to think about what your children can give their mum for Mothers Day.  It can include, Step Mothers, Grand Mothers, Foster Mothers and even close family friends.  Children … [Continue reading]

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]