Tom Hanks Became a Dad at 21 And Made A Few Mistakes. But He Also Has Some Brilliantly Reassuring Advice

Tom Hanks is Hollywood’s Everyman, a scandal-free good guy who’s clocked up an epic career on the silver screen. But in an in-depth new interview he reveals how tough it was to juggle being a young dad at 21 with a career that was still spluttering into life. In the profile, Hanks, 63, opens up to

"My Anxiety Really Started At The Time Of My First Son’s Birth" - One Dad Shares His Story Of Post-natal Depression

Becoming a father can prove a confronting experience and many new dads struggle to adapt. It is now recognised that around one in 20 men experience depression during pregnancy and up to one in 10 new dads struggle with depression following the birth of their baby. Here, Dave Edwards shares his experience and how he managed to turn things around.


Gus Worland: “It’s easy to get isolated from your mates when you become a dad.”

“We need to change the stereotype in Australia of what makes a man,” Gus Worland insists. That’s a decision the TV presenter learned while travelling around the country to make Man Up, the ABC documentary that explored whether the stereotype of the strong but silent Aussie man is contributing to the

Good News. We've Just Found The Only Baby Monitor That You'll Ever Need

For Hollywood scriptwriters, the baby monitor was a plot device sent from heaven. Not only could they be used to expose domestic scandal (who’s that kissing the au pair), they could also overhear dramatic revelations and, of course, become ghost magnets for paranormal activity. Unfortunately, I am n

5 Things Every Dad Must Know Before Their Partner Gives Birth

Whether you’re becoming a first-time dad or your growing brood is set to hit double figures, every man will feel that lurch of trepidation as they head for the delivery room. Human biology decrees that your partner must endure all the heavy-lifting when it comes to giving birth. That can often leave

“The First Six Months Of Our Daughter’s Life I Didn’t Go A Single Day Without A Drink”

Chris Picking is the founder of Pickings & Parry (, a menswear store / barbershop in Fitzroy. He’s also not had a drink for six months and, what’s more, he’s determined to stick it out for a full calendar year. Here, Chris explains how he’s made his stint of abstinence work

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