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Dads have a special and important role in their children’s lives. Children are lucky if they have a dad who is involved in their lives, who knows their…

This year will be my fourth Father’s Day as a dad and my fortieth as a son. My son, affectionately named “Noodle” in my public writings, is only…

When the children’s father no longer lives with you it’s easy to excuse anything to help you forget the man who they call “Dad”. Most divorced parents resent…

Newborns come in all shapes and sizes… and they all have the same basic needs. Milk, burps, nappy changes, and sleep are the common ones. They also need…

Fathers… It is fifteen years since my father passed away, just six weeks after our first son was born. My husband John’s father passed way before he was…

I think my 14 year old son is very lucky. Lucky because he has just spent the first week of his school holidays with his Grandparents. Now, I…

We’ve been a lucky family when it comes to grief and dealing with death in the family. My children have both sets of grandparents to provide all the…

Our 9 year old daughter had a sobering message on the drive home from school the other day. It went something like this, “we have to start doing…

Every so often the age range of our children creates little dilemmas – and Christmas is one of those times! Remember we’re the ones with a teenager, a…

I always remember a pop song of the early 60s. I would have been about six years old but the song was called My Dad by Paul Peterson…

It’s the age old parent’s fear and dilemma. When to tell your child the facts of life? My tuppence worth. Do it earlier than you think advisable, and…

It is a generalisation, but it can be very hard to get a man to address any health concerns early on. The attitude of ‘she’ll be right’ seems…

Isn’t it fantastic the way schools these days are placing so much emphasis on Anzac Day and New Zealand’s involvement in the World Wars. It seems to me…

Here’s a reality check and it’s courtesy of my good friend Jim Mora (he was the warm, witty voice of Wonder Dogs)- Jim’s afternoon radio show on National Radio…