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How Matt Damon Gave Me The Idea For The Father Hood

I owe Matt Damon a lot. He inspired me to write a movie with my best mate after I saw Good Will Hunting*. He got me into the Dropkick Murphys thanks to the opening scene of The Departed. He taught me that dumping your girlfriend on Oprah was a bad idea, so that I wouldn’t ever make that mistake myse

Suede's Brett Anderson: Fatherhood As An Act of Optimism

Suede frontman Brett Anderson became a dad in his mid 40s. Instead of crushing his creativity via the dreaded ‘pram in the hallway’, fatherhood reignited it. His son, he says, “is my muse”.

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

10 DADS IN 10 DAYS: DAVID BECKHAM Unexpectedly, David Beckham materializes through the backdoor and catches everyone in the hotel by surprise. He’s dressed all in black – cashmere knit, slim-fit jeans, hi-top sneakers – with a Tudor watch dangling from his tattooed wrist. For a couple of seco
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What Kind of Dad Does Chris Hemsworth Want To Be Remembered As?

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Bluey: How a Cartoon Dog Became Your Ultimate Guide to Fatherhood

10 DADS IN 10 DAYS: BANDIT 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
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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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How Matt Damon Gave Me The Idea For The Father Hood

I owe Matt Damon a lot. He inspired me to write a movie with my best mate after I saw Good Will Hunting*. He got me into the Dropkick Murphys thanks to the opening scene of The Departed. He taught me that dumping your girlfriend on Oprah was a bad idea, so that I wouldn’t ever make that mistake myse
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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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Nick Cave: Why Your Kids Need Rock'n'Roll

When I became a father, the stakes immediately rose – higher highs, lower lows, and a load-up of pressure I simply didn’t see coming. Raising happy, little people is the biggest job I’ll ever have. While being a dad is an immense, life-defining opportunity, it also comes with a huge weight. I think
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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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Study: It Can Take Your Wife 547 Days To Feel Sexy Again After a Baby. Here's What To Do...

New dads don’t enjoy much action. “It can be quite a shock,” says Jacqueline Hellyer. “For women as well as men.” Hellyer, a leading sex therapist and relationship coach, is talking about what happens to your love life after a baby arrives. According to one poll, it takes a new mum an average of 18
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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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