What is a part time dad anyway?

part time dad

What is a part time dad? Many women have found this title problematic as it leads to some dads opting out of responsibilities or time with their kids when they feel like doing so. At the same time, how can a dad be a full time dad if he is not living with the mother of his child and his children?


Men – it’s a sticky subject, but let’s get into it. How can men who no longer live with their kids be the best dad they can be?

Sports you never knew existed

We tend to take our sports pretty seriously. We don’t just watch the game for 2 hrs on the weekend. We analyse, we read articles, watch highlights packages, follow on Facebook and Twitter, buy the jersey/scarf/key ring and talk with our mates about it.

Well, this month we’re highlighting some sports which you probably never knew existed but are actually awesome, funny and ridiculous all at the same time. Click here to check them out. Which one would you take up?!

Sneak peak…..clay jumping is a thing!

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How to DAD

This month is dedicated to fathers, so we’ve put together some awesome videos with instructions on #HowtoDAD

Drive: 6 Trendy Family Cars to Cruise In

So traditionally family cars are bulky, not so fast and generally nothing to brag about at a “boys night out”. However, there are some family friendly cars out there that dads would be happy to be seen cruising in.

Check these out and let us know what your trendy family car would be!

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The Mazda 6



Father’s Do: Reflection #3

‘Fathers, do bring your children up in the training and instruction of the Lord.’ (Ephesians 6:4).

Glory of God

God is with us all the time and cares about every part of our lives.  ‘Whether we eat or drink or whatever we do, we will do it all for the glory of God.’ (1 Corinthians 10:31).  What an amazing verse! If we can eat and drink for the glory of God, ordinary family life is holy.

Fathers are living models and everyday examples in our homes. We will so live that our children experience the goodness of their heavenly Father through their earthly father. We are instructors. We will teach our children the word and the ways of the Lord. He will be at home in our home – in our work and our play, in our sorrows and our joys. We will sing and speak of Jesus every day. We will pray with and for our children. We will train our children to experience and to enjoy God in all they do.  God is good – All the time.

Father’s Do: Reflection #2

‘Fathers, do bring your children up in the discipline of training…’ (Ephesians 6:4).  You won’t find ‘discipline of training’ in your Bible but the same Greek word is translated as either ‘discipline’ (ESV), or as ‘training’ (NIV).  We often think of discipline only as punishment; training is helpful because it is such a positive word.

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A good coach trains his team. He does not often have to punish his players but he stretches them to go to their limits. He knows when to push them and when to stop. He does not ignore faults and weaknesses but he is known for his encouragement more than his criticism. After all coach and team have the same aim and are working towards the same end – to be the champions!

Fathers are training their children to run in the race of life. It may not always seem like it in the everyday struggles but our children do want to be winners. It is a privilege for fathers to be their coach, training them as they grow and celebrating when as champions they go far beyond us.

Father’s Do: Reflection #1

‘Fathers, do bring your children up…’ (Ephesians 6:4).  If you think that is obvious, think again!

AbseEph 6 - DOnt fathers cannot bring their children up. Neither do distant or negative fathers. ‘Bring up’ is a caring word that means to nurture or to shepherd.  It is a farming word that can be used for raising day old chicks. Chicks demand daily or even hourly attention to make sure that they have food and water, are protected from disease and that their conditions are just right for healthy growth. It is worth it when your chicks are the best on market day.

To bring their children up well, fathers must give them love, care and attention every day. Fathers need to understand their children’s joys and sorrows, successes and failures and be ready to stand back to let them discover what they can do on their own or to step in and rescue them when they need help. Bringing up children is a lot of work but it’s worth all the effort when our children succeed in life.

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As an old man John wrote, ‘I have no greater joy than to know that my children are walking in the truth.’ (3 John 4)


Father’s Do Not: Reflection #6

‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.’ (Ephesians 6:4). God is Father. We are made in his image and somehow like him in our role as fathers.  That is why fathering is so rewarding to us and so necessary for our children. It is a tough assignment which will demand all that we can give. We will often get it wrong but Father God is with us and for us all the way. He is our helper. We can trust ourselves and our children to the Lord.

Genesis 17 v7

Here is a glorious promise to Abraham which we can claim for ourselves and our children, “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.” (Genesis 17:7).  On the Day of Pentecost, Peter confirmed that this is a God word for us saying, “The promise is for you AND YOUR CHILDREN.” (Acts 2:39).

Father’s Do Not: Reflection #5

‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger…’ (Ephesians 6:4). Fathers are good at making their children angry. The same thing happens the other way round – children are brilliant at making their fathers angry! Is there a father who has not caught himself losing his temper with his child and stopped to ask himself what was going on: ‘I thought I was a mature adult and look at me now, behaving like a mad man.’

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The sad thing is that neither child nor father wants it to happen. Both long for a strong and happy relationship. The unexpected emotions are a sign of the power of family ties in the plan and wisdom of God.  They are also a reminder that family is a spiritual battle ground. Our adversary the Devil works to destroy family life. We don’t need to worry because God is with us and he is for family, but we do need to be constantly in prayer for our family life and for our children.

Father’s Do Not: Reflection #4

‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger…’ (Ephesians 6:4).  Selfish discipline is guaranteed to make our children angry.

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Dad has had a horrible day. He was late at work because his transport got stuck in a traffic jam. He was expecting a promotion but someone else was given the job instead. He had to stay late to help his boss finish a project. He came home boiling inside.

His daughter met him at the door asking for help with her maths homework. He knocked her aside shouting, ‘Get out of my way and do your own silly maths.’ She had done nothing wrong but he was taking out his frustration on her.

It is all too easy for fathers to relieve their anger on their children by beating them or treating them cruelly. It is better to go out and to chop wood as viciously as we like, than to smack our children when we are angry. If we are in danger of losing it, it is better to pause and breathe deeply or wash our face in cold water before dealing out severe discipline. Selfish discipline angers our children.