Fatherhood Category

Last Weekendless Weekend

I know that doesn’t even make sense, but it does to me. It is Sunday morning. How do I know it is morning? You would think the neighbours rooster would be a key indicator, but the stupid thing never gives up it’s plaintive call, cock-a-doodling his way throughout all hours of the day. I know […]

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The Times They Are a’Changin

Maybe not so much the times, but my days are sure about to get different. Life has turned a corner, or crested a hill. Whatever, life is about to change. It wouldn’t be fair to say life is changing for the better. That would imply the way we were living prior to this change wasn’t […]

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Influence

Sometimes it is the people flying under the radar who have the most impact.  I have made mention a few times over by now of the people who have passed away in the last year or two, the ones who proved so  influential. Not just to me, but to the world. These were the big […]

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Dad Dilemma

I sometimes wish my girls were butt ugly bush pigs. Summer is pretty much upon us. The days have lengthened, thanks to daylight saving. The sun is getting higher in the sky, warming the world around us and drying out, mostly, the the damp Northland soil beneath our feet. All of this is impossible not […]

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Delegation

How do you prevent the ‘everyday’ from becoming mundane? How do you stop normal from being boring? It is difficult not to lose a bit of yourself when you are at home with kids. For me, it is partly environmental and a big part the climate. I turn to the outdoors for entertainment and as […]

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You

Just be yourself. So easy isn’t it. Once you know how. But self-awareness, and the ability to identify and be comfortable in that awareness, is not an easy thing at all. It takes a heck of a long time to try and figure out the person you are. Not the one you portray to the […]

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Boss Baby

Is it possible to rule the roost and rule the country? Our Prime Minister thinks so. Jacinda Adern is clearly a very ambitious women. She has become the darling of the political world, both nationally and around the world, in relatively rapid time. Her rise through the Labour Party ranks may not have been as […]

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Holiday Hell

If you are starting to wonder whether allowing the kids to watch Deadpool is a good idea, read it as a sign the holiday period could welcomingly come to an end. I think the plan for the next holidays is to produce and sell something. All that captive labour, already paid for. It isn’t cheap […]

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Summer Fun

Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. I’m not so sure about Nat King Cole’s take..he can keep the soda and pretzels. A cold beer never goes amiss though. Summer is here officially. The calendar has told us so, even if the sun and the sticky heat which comes with it, has been […]

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Labour of Love

I’m a Dad. A Father, a parent a caregiver. That is who I am, kind of the thing which defines me, for the meantime at least. I am the ‘go to’ in the household, the term I like to use to describe my part in the family dynamic. It is also the driving influence behind […]

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