Lessons from one week with my daughter

Have you ever referred to spending time with your own kids as “babysitting”? Well Mrs DD hates it when I do that, understandably so. I am working on it, trying hard but I did trip up recently. As the 2019 working year came to a conclusion and Christmas was approaching, I was casually asked what…

Lessons from parenting my son with Autism

It is the end of a decade. A period of time that saw me become a father. It has been a ten-year span that has taught me many lessons. I have learned many things about myself, my nutrition, my money, my family, my priorities and my body. But it all pales in comparison to the…

Lessons from building our forever home

You should build a house. I can personally recommend the experience. Wow, it is a journey. An unpredictable roller coaster full of lessons both positive and negative. It is an adventure, a stress, a passion, a test, an accomplishment and eventually your own customised and intimately designed part of Australia. Before we get into my…

Lessons from a Texas Mom

I connected with Texan author Ann Bell Worley via an online blogging community and I was flattered that she agreed to write a guest post for Downunder Dad. Turns out we have a lot in common and are both parenting a son with special needs. I promised I would write an article for her lovely…

Top 10 fears I have about sharing my blog

I always knew it would come to this, time to share my work. Shit. As I have gotten older I have certainly cared less and less about what other people think of me. Not because I am dwindling my personal care-factor levels towards wearing old and bally Kmart tracky-pants, a Bintang singlet and thongs in…