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Michael Klim: “Divorce Has Made Me A Better Dad”

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT FATHERHOOD: Michael Klim Father of Stella (13), Frankie (8) and Rocco (11) “How do you compare the highs of being a dad with the high of being an Olympian? You can’t – they’re just not in the same sphere. I was very fortunate to win Olympic gold and break world records

David Beckham is Still the Poster-Boy for Modern Fatherhood. Here’s Why…

In an exclusive interview, David Beckham explains why his kids remain his driving “motivation” for working harder than ever.

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Scott Pendlebury on Dad Life: "I'm a Massive Worrier"

As one of the top AFL players in the modern game, Scott Pendlebury is known for his ice-cool poise. But the Collingwood skipper admits that applying that calm-headed approach to dad-life doesn’t come easy. When it comes to looking his one-year-old son, Jax, Pendlebury says he’s “a massive wor
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Commando Steve: “When there’s a breakdown in a relationship and then there’s a blended family, yeah, it’s challenging”

10 DADS IN 10 DAYS: COMMANDO STEVE WILLIS  Steve Willis is a personal trainer and TV personality with four children: Brianna (20), Ella (11), Jack (7) and Axel (3) from three relationships. “My step-dad grew up in the tail-end of the era of children being seen but not heard. He met my mum when I was
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Things My Father Taught Me - George Calombaris

“I look at my son and I look at my relationship with my father – it’s different. I ask myself, all the time now: ‘Am I a good enough father?’ ‘Have I done it well enough?’ “I question my abilities – professionally and personally – every single day. “It’s interesting when you see yo
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UFC Champ Robert Whittaker: “Being a Fighter Has Definitely Helped Me as a Father”

UFC World Middleweight Champ Robert Whittaker is a warrior in the Octagon. But while he’s best known for his sharp jab and devastating left hook, The Reaper’s guiding mantra has always been family first. Robert has been with his wife, Sofia, for 14 years, and is a devoted father to their three you
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The Truth About Life as a Single Dad

Ben Dillon-Smith and his wife split up when his son, Jethro, was five years old. They sold their family home in Sydney and agreed on equal joint-custody of their son. And so began Ben’s new parenting life (he writes about his experiences on his blog: thesingledadjourney.com). Solo parenting hasn’t a
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Mick Jagger and Me: The Old Dads’ Club

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
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Matt Tilley: "My dad was more of a safety-net than a loaded gun"

MATT TILLEY, 49 Comedian / radio presenter Father of Grace (17), Jack (15) and Oscar (13) My dad, Trevor, taught me how to shave and how to change a car tyre. The poor bastard had no choice. There was no YouTube back then. He was an old-fashioned person with a new-age way of thinking. I’d say he wa
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School of Rock: 6 Dwayne Johnson Quotes To Dad By

It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was perceived by the world as a meathead wrestler. Today, he’s the world’s most bankable movie star, an action-hero with 20-inch biceps and a heart of gold. But he’s also the new dad-hero. This, after all, is the family-man w
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How Having Kids Stopped Shaun Micallef Needing Approval “In A Pathetic Way”

“In the beginning I started out [in comedy] with this insatiable appetite for performing and I was very, very needy,” Micallef says. “I always needed approval, I hungered for it in a pathetic way. Talk to people I worked with early on and they’ll tell you, I was dreadful. Because I came over to Melb
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Things My Father Taught Me: Father Bob Maguire

In many people’s eyes, his father James was a violent, wife-beating drunk – a hopeless case. But Father Bob Maguire, the Roman Catholic priest, community worker and media personality, happens to have a soft spot for hopeless cases. His own research into his family history is a search for answers to
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Michael Klim: “Divorce Has Made Me A Better Dad”

WHAT I KNOW ABOUT FATHERHOOD: Michael Klim Father of Stella (13), Frankie (8) and Rocco (11) “How do you compare the highs of being a dad with the high of being an Olympian? You can’t – they’re just not in the same sphere. I was very fortunate to win Olympic gold and break world records
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Things My Father Taught Me: Danny Katz

Danny Katz is a veteran columnist (The Sydney Morning Herald / The Age) and the author of the award-winning children’s book series, Little Lunch. Here, he reflects on his dad’s “god-like” influence and excruciating jokes. Dad is a scientist but he was obsessed with music and
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