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I’ve Had Enough of my Teenagers

I’ve Had Enough of my Teenagers

Are you a parent of adolescents?  Do you find yourself sometimes (or often) feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless, overwhelmed, or all of the above?  Do you identify with the above statement? I do.  I’m not afraid to be honest.  There are times where I have actually thought to myself, “Why did we even have kids?”  At […]

By February 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
On Friends and Being Friendly

On Friends and Being Friendly

Recently I added a post to the website called, “Just Do It” which talked about getting up off your bum and doing something when you’re depressed.  Well, I want to follow up on that and talk about the joy of meeting new people and getting to know their stories. This last week I got to know […]

Just Do It

Just Do It

So, I’m going to go all Nike on you today and say you need to just do it.  I’m not really in to brand loyalty but I actually have a Nike T-shirt that I couldn’t resist buying when I saw it a few years ago. On the front it says, “Blah blah blah” and on […]

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

G’day, Here are some of my reflections that I wrote on Father’s Day last week….. I’m sitting here alone, well almost.  My 12 year old is on the computer.  The 18 and 15 year old lads are surfing and skating and my lovely wife and daughter are out shopping, buying nice food for a Father’s […]

By September 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
This Way of Life

This Way of Life

I want to tell you about an amazing documentary that I saw recently, called “This Way of Life“. I had a most interesting reaction to this documentary.  Firstly, I was cynical and thought the family somewhat lazy, unrealistic, pathetic even.  My next reaction was to get angry.  I got up, walked out and carried on […]

By September 11, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Following Your Dreams

Following Your Dreams

I recently met an amazing lady who at the tender age of 71 had just completed her PhD.  Now, I don’t know the rest of her life story, but don’t you think 71 is too old to be gaining a Phd? What about a friend of ours who is in her early 40’s and studying medicine?  […]

Growing Down

Growing Down

My lovely wife put me on to this daily email about parenting called “The Daily Groove.”  It’s short, simple and to the point and the emails often contain great tid-bits of wisdom.  Here’s the one that came today: :: Growing Down :: Phrases like “child’s play” and “cry like a baby” and “grow up!” expose an […]