The Magic Reassurance 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’.”

Old Dog, New Tricks: The Reality About Becoming An Older Dad

Thirty-three is the age that Bon Scott, Vincent van Gogh and Jesus Christ (reportedly) died. But it’s also now the median age of a first-time dad in Australia. All of which means that a significant number of guys are firing out children even later in life. Here, four men talk about the reality of becoming fathers in their 40s.

Feeling Overwhelmed? A Time Audit Could Change Your Life

Not long after leaving the army, Bram Connolly became a dad. His new job as a consultant involved a two-hour commute each way. In addition, Bram was writing his first military thriller, The Fighting Season, and completing a university undergraduate degree and a graduate diploma. Oh, and he was also attempting to maintain his fitness regimen and social life, too.

Why Furious Styles in Boyz In The Hood Is Hollywood’s Greatest Dad

Vincent Vega, Luke Skywalker, Sugar Kane Kowalczyk… There are a lot of magnificent names in cinematic folklore, but “Furious Styles” is surely jostling hard for top spot. The good news? This winning moniker isn’t false advertising either. Playing the pivotal role in Boyz N The Hood, Furious (Laurence Fishburne) is one of Hollywood’s greatest dads.

Working From Home? Use This Stress Circuit Breaker To Avoid Losing Your Shit

As a human performance researcher and consultant, Dr Adam Fraser works with a lot of successful men from CEOs to top entrepreneurs. “They often say their greatest regret is they were a jerk to their family,” he says.

This Is Why I Let My Son Wear A Dress

I still remember the first time my son Colin told me he wanted to wear the Elsa costume. I still remember the discomfort I felt.

“Isolated” And “Excluded”: 300 Men Reveal How It Really Feels To Become A Dad

Most men want to be a dad one day and hundreds of thousands father a child each year. In Australia, the average age of first-time fathers is 33. So, how are new dads faring? Does the health system care for them as well as it cares for mothers and babies?

Brush With Greatness – Nail The Basics With Your Daughters’ Hair

Whether you go for a short back and sides, buzz-cut or woefully delusional comb-over, men’s hair is a pretty straight-forward business. But if you have daughters, then you’re forced to confront a new and intimidating world.

Calvin Klein At Home With … Rene Vaile

Rene Vaile, 41, works as a photographer and lives on the side of a mountain in Bowral (NSW). When his son, Lou, was born, Rene became a stay-at-home dad for the first year while his partner returned to work

Calvin Klein At Home With… Dan O’Leary

Dan O’Leary is an actor and musician who became a dad at the age of 26. Two years ago, he left Sydney to go and run a restaurant in the Hunter Valley where he now lives, squeezing in acting work and touring whenever he can.

OK, Here Are Some Things We Actually Want For Father’s Day…

BBQ-scented cologne, novelty boxer shorts, nasal trimmers … Enough already! Here, the three founders of The Father Hood reveal nine gifts that they've either personally tried and tested or would genuinely like to get this Father’s Day (hint, hint).

The Dad Awards 2020 – Enter For Your Chance To Win A $500 Mitre 10 Voucher

It's hardly breaking news to report that fatherhood has become an all-in business. The new generation of dad no longer stands on the sidelines of family life. He rolls up his sleeves to get deeply involved in the daily chaos of raising his kids. That’s why for the inaugural Dad Awards, The Father Hood is partnering with Mitre 10 to celebrate dads who “get on the tools” required for modern fatherhood. There are four categories to enter.

Barry Du Bois Has a Bullet-Proof Mindset. Here’s How You Can Get One, Too

Barry Du Bois has got cancer. Unfortunately, it’s not the curable type. Barry, one of Australia’s most well-known DIY experts on the back of his TV work on The Living Room and The Renovators, found out in 2017 he had multiple myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow). At the time of his diagnosis, Barry’s twin children Bennett and Arabella were just five years old.

Severed Heads & Bikie Gangs – What I Learned From My Ex-Cop Dad

“Being a cop, doing forensics, high-speed chases. Coming across headless bodies. People on fire. Electrocutions. Necklaces made from severed penises. Cramming thermometers into dead people’s arses. All of that, absolutely all of it . . . is 10 times easier than having kids."