Fatherhood Can Steal Your Identity: Here’s How To Get It Back

The photo showed a man on a surfboard. Leaning into the face of the wave with determined intent, he slices through the water with an avalanche of white water crashing in his wake. While I don’t surf myself, I found this picture strangely inspiring. It was less about the surfer’s athletic poise than what it symbolised to a beaten-down dad.

This Is What I Learned In Anger Management

It’s early Monday evening and I’m waiting for the lift in my apartment block. My two-year-old son is clutching my hand, while his baby brother is happily drooling over my left shoulder. We’re heading off to the park.

“No Sleep, No Money, No Sex” – The Inside Story Of Dad’s Group

Necessity was the mother of invention for Tom Docking. Except really it was the father of the idea. You see, mother’s groups have existed for generations, often inspiring life-long friendships and giving women a support network to navigate the transition into parenthood. But what about dads?

How To Dad: “Balancing Work And Family Is A Juggling Act That You Can’t Win”

Jordan Watson become a viral sensation as “How To Dad”. In this interview taken from Man Enough, Movember’s new TV series that explores the changing face of masculinity, Jordan explains how he accidentally became the public face of NZ fatherhood and a magnet for struggling dads.

The Loneliness Of The First-time Father

Cliched understatement alert: having kids shakes up your life in a big way. But another thing fatherhood massively disrupts is your social life. Here five men discuss the discombobulating effects of dad-life and the isolation it can bring.

Struggling under Covid? Get paid for having stress-relief coaching…

We’re guessing that you’ve probably had better years. Covid has wreaked havoc, damaging livelihoods and relationships in families everywhere. But you don’t have to try and manage alone.

The New Rules On Naming Your Children

What did you do at kinder today?” I asked my three-year-old son on the drive home. “Trains with Roy,” came the reply from the backseat.

Ryan Reynolds Gets Real About How To Survive Homeschooling

“Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter's eyes, whispering, ‘I can't do this’.

Dream Opportunity: The World Sleep Championships

A bad night’s sleep can ruin the rest of your day. From a relentless newborn to a snoring partner and even the next door neighbour’s bloody dog - there are so many factors working against you when all you want is a solid block of shut-eye.

#GotToddlered Offers The Secret To Surviving The Filth & The Fury Of Early Parenthood

I heard a blood-curdling scream from my wife and ran indoors fearing the worst. By the time, I made it upstairs she was on her knees with her head in her hands. She looked catatonic with fury.

The AFL’s Daisy Thomas: “Going Through A Break-Up As A Dad Was Really Hard”

Growing up in Drouin, my dad wasn’t really around much. And when he was, well, let’s just say that I don’t have real good memories of those times.

Grieving Alone: The Reality About Men & Miscarriage

Tristan MacManus still remembers the gut-punch of emotion when his wife, Tahyna Tozzi, lost their first baby. “I was heartbroken,” the new co-host of Studio 10 admits. “It literally broke my heart. I'd waited for my whole life to be a father. When Tahyna told me we were having a baby, it was easily the best day of my life.”

Study: Greater Involvement In Your Baby’s Life Boosts Your Mental Health

The first year of a baby’s life is a shit-storm in the most literal sense. Sleep deprivation is unavoidable, you’re more time-poor than ever before while your relationship with your partner undergoes a colossal shift. As you’re blearily trying to process all this, you’re rocked by a startling revelation: that tiny defenceless person in the cot? They’re now totally dependent on you for the next two decades at least.

The Heart-warming Brilliance of “Dad Reflexes” & Why They Show Man At His Best

A 30-something man suddenly turns and hurls himself full-length to yank his toddler from the path of a speeding car. A child tumbling off the back of a horse is plucked from mid-air a second before his head strikes the ground. A small girl on a bike avoids a mouthful of broken teeth when her father lunges in to avert a head-on collision with a stationary truck.

The Deeper Purpose Of Dad Jokes

My father once gave me a piece of advice that I will never forget. We were sitting at the back of the bus when an elderly nun clambered on board. Observing her entry, my dad leaned over to whisper in my seven-year-old ear. “Whenever you spot a nun, always make sure you check her footwear,” he said. “If she’s wearing men’s shoes then it’s actually a German spy in disguise.”

New Dads To Be Screened For Depression

The first step in tackling a problem is to recognise it exists. Yet that’s proved the biggest traditional obstacle to help new fathers struggling with depression. Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, who leads the Fathers and Families Research Program, recalls a large-scale survey run by Beyond Blue in 2015. “One of the questions was, ‘Can dads get postnatal depression?’ he recalls. “And about 50 per cent of men and women said ‘no’.”