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Thank God for Mick Jagger. Whenever I’m feeling that I made my run too late by starting this fatherhood caper well past my prime, I just catch up with the latest on the procreation habits of my big-lipped, skinny-hipped buddy. In December 2016, Jagger fathered his eighth child. He was 73 at the time
David Campbell on Beating Booze, Taming Anxiety And Why His Kids Inspire Him To Raise His Game
David Campbell was 10-years-old when he discovered that his father was, in fact, the rock-star, Jimmy Barnes. “Lightning struck that day for me,” the singer and TV presenter says. “Emotionally, it rocked me.” David went on to forge a strong relationship with his dad. Yet he acknowledges that childh
Bluey: How a Cartoon Dog Became Your Ultimate Guide to Fatherhood
Modern fatherhood has a new leading man. Forget George Clooney (too slick), Jamie Oliver (too busy) or The Rock (looks too much like a thumb). No, the father figure any man should now model their dad-game on is, in fact, a cartoon dog from the Brisbane suburbs. Bandit is the dad in Bluey, the hugely
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My first single dad Christmas was hard. Really hard. And a bit of a mind fuck with a fair bit of emotional undoing, BUT….. I got through it and made it to the next one and the one after that. The kangaroo I hit with my car on Christmas morning, was not so fortunate. I really did fuck his Chri
Vincent Fantauzzo: “I Really Wanted To Become A Dad But I Was Also Scared"
Vincent Fantauzzo’s life has a storybook trajectory. Today the 42-year-old is one of Australia’s most famous artists, an Archibald Prize winner who’s married to the beautiful actor Asher Keddie. But his future didn’t always look so promising. Vincent grew up dirt-poor in Melbourne’s Broadmeadows,
Ross Noble: “To Feel Overwhelmed As A Dad Is Just Normal. Literally, Nobody Knows What They're Doing”
Ross Noble never sticks to a script. The comedian’s stand-up shows are renowned for their freewheeling flights of fancy, happily lurching from horny owls to snooker-playing pirates. This wild imagination, one suspects, is acutely suited to hanging out with young kids. Ross, it turns out, has two da
"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 exper
Hugh Jackman: "Parenting Is Very Different Now"
Hugh Jackman reflects on how his dad quietly empowered him to become an independent thinker and how – as a dad to Oscar (18) and Ava (13) – modern fatherhood continues to evolve. “Before we had kids, Deb and I made a pretty simple but powerful choice to look each other in the eye
“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 (pickingsandparry.com), 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
8 Life Lessons This Dad Taught His Son After Fighting Against the Nazis
Tor Ekeland’s father was tortured by the Gestapo and thrown in a concentration camp for being in the Norwegian Resistance. “Growing up, he would tell me things he learned in the Resistance. I thought I’m never going to need this stuff,” Ekeland wrote on Twitter. Then in a fascinating series of posts
The Secret Life of Dads: Porn, Isolation and Peeing in The Sink
Fatherhood turns your life upside down in some unexpected ways. Here, four dads reveal some of the repercussions on everything from their sex lives to bathroom habits. This is the secret life of dads. “I started peeing in the sink” “My daughter was a terrible sleeper. Until she was about a yea
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
“It Really Tests Your Relationship”: What It’s Really Like To Go Through IVF
One in 25 Australian babies are now born via IVF. But while success rates are climbing, it’s far from an easy ride. Under 18 per cent of all IVF cycles result in a live birth and the process can take a heavy toll on couples both emotionally and financially. Here, Darrell Brown, a cinematographer and
Body Hack's Todd Sampson: “Bravery Is A Learned Skill - I Want My Girls To Take Huge Risks"
As a boy, Todd Sampson vividly recalls his father sitting down before him and stretching out his hands. Years of grinding away as a labourer had left Hilary Sampson’s hands broken and callused. “He showed me his hands and he said to me: ‘Todd, you don’t need to have hands like this. You can
Mark Wahlberg on Dad Life: “Actions obviously speak louder than words”
Yes, Mark Wahlberg is a Hollywood icon and producer with business interests in everything from bottled water to burgers. But he’s also the father to Ella (15), Michael (13), Brendan (10) and Grace (9). Here, the 48-year-old reflects on his family values and how to transfer his ferocious work
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