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Category: Fatherhood

7 Ways The Current Generation Isn’t Worse Than Previous Generations

Do young people today get a bad wrap over an idealisation of the past? Here are 7 ways the younger people today aren’t worse than previous generations.

Photo by Alena Darmel from Pexels

If you know me, you know my wife and I absolutely love Gong Cha. Not the milk teas or the tapioca pearls, but the green and alisan teas with a fruit in them. Oooh and Aloe Vera. If you’re shouting, Grapefruit Green Tea or Mango/Lemon Alisan teas no sugar with Aloe Vera you can’t go wrong. So good.

We were out with our young daughter around Southbank over the Christmas break at the store there when I realised something – I’m not going to be able to open this big door at the angle I’m wheeling the pram. What am I going to do? I’m on struggle street. And I’m blocking everyone inside from being able to reach the handle themselves.

A group of young men was walking passed, perhaps early 20s, and one of them saw me struggling with my life choices over by the door and rushed over to open it for us. I hope that young man is blessed beyond belief for seeing a stranger and helping out.

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A Harvest of Great Joy – 2021 In Review

If 2020 was sowing in famine, 2021 was reaping a harvest of great joy. But joy isn’t always what it seems. Here’s my 2021 in Review.

A harvest of great joy - 2021 in review
Me, my dog, and my beautiful daughter from earlier in the year

Can you believe another year has already come and gone? So many things have happened this year that it feels to me like it’s been one very long day.

I guess most people think that 2020 was the worst year ever – Netflix even put out a special entitled “Death to 2020“. Looking around it would seem that the same feelings may be around for many people around 2021. But for me, if last year was about sowing in famine, this year is certainly about reaping a harvest of great joy.

Joy is an interesting thing though – more on that as we go through the year.

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Why I Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19

It seems even sex, politics, and religion have not inspired as much contention or division as this issue recently. Here’s why I got vaccinated against COVID-19.

Why I Got Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Photo credit Kenneth Yam Photography

NB. These views are my own.

It seems like just a short time ago when the anti-vax movement was the butt of every joke and meme for at least a year. Whether it was pulling old episodes of House MD, comparing anti-vax parents to Spongebob chickens or just outright criticism of the death of children, it seemed like a daily occurrence to see someone paying out those opposed to vaccines.

And then COVID happened.

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10 Of My Favourite Baby Products As A New-ish Dad (So Far)

As a dad I’ve learned there is a psychotically staggering number of things you can buy for infants. Here are 10 of my favourite baby products… so far.

10 of My Favourite Baby Products as a New-ish Dad
Source: Our baby shower! Credit my wife’s amazing creativity and photo from the super talented Kenneth Yam Photography

I’ve really enjoyed being a dad. I was going to title this a list of my favourite baby products as a new dad, but the reality is it’s not so new anymore. The number of nappies changed is in the hundreds and well on its way into the thousands, the number of family outings has grown quite a lot, we’ve had a lot (a *lot*) of visitors and great generosity from the ones around us, and Kiddo herself is growing big and strong.

We laugh, we play, we cry, we get clean, we go to bed, and we do it all again. And all the while she keeps learning and growing. I’ve always loved the Brooke Fraser song Seeds and even moreso now as a parent.

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