Fatherhood

LED Display Shelf

Mr 5 loves lights! And I mean loves them. He has numerous night lights, grow clocks, torches, lanterns and garden lights around the house. Every trip to Bunnings involves a stroll through the lights section. A few months ago I thought it would be a good idea (my wife didn’t think such a good idea)...

What happens when Daddy’s away?

One of the hardest parts about being away for work is being away from my wife and kids. But sometimes that absence brings out small things in the kids that you wouldn’t see otherwise. This morning while I was sitting in a training session, I noticed a post on Facebook from my wife about what...

Weekend Project: Solar Powered Cubby Light

On the weekend, my son and I had some time to ourselves, so we set out to Masters to do a bit of hardware shopping. The goal was to find a birdhouse to hang in a tree, but we had a voucher so we spend some time looking around the shop a bit. In the...

And then there were two

After a few more months that the we were expecting, and a reasonably uneventful pregnancy, our family of three is now four. In early April my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Matilda. She surprised us by coming a little earlier than planned (only a week) and is the cutest little girl you’ve...

Only Dad in the Pool

This morning I took my 15 month old son to swimming for the first time (mine, not his). It was an interesting experience to say the least. Last night, my wife went over all the finer details with me: Pack the bag, starts at 8:45, get him ready, get yourself ready etc... "Oh, and don't...

The Value of a Dad

Last Sunday was Father's Day in some parts of the world. The guys at MoneySupermarket.com were chatting about this in the office the other day, when a bit an argument broke out over just how much our dads do at home, and just what they’re worth (in purely monetary terms).They asked their life insurance guys...

Facebook, Keep Your Hands Off My Kids!

Currently, children under 13 are not allowed to have Facebook accounts. The reason for this is that websites are not allowed to keep information about children by law (in the US where Facebook is based). This could all be about to change according to the Wall Street Journal. Facebook is apparently testing technology that would allow...

What Do You Need To Know More About? Ask AussieGeekDad!

As parents we hardly have the time to raise our kids and keep the house clean. So spending time looking into which online movie rental service is the best, is it worth getting a subscription music service or just buy what you like on iTunes or what laptop/tablet you should buy is just not at...

Happy Geek Pride Day

So what do you know, we geeks have a day of celebration too! We are among the prestigious groups of receptionists and sys-admins to have a day all of our own (apart from sharing it with Towel Day, but they’re almost the same thing)! Granted it’s only just getting started (the first was in 2009), but why not have a...

Confessions of a Geek Dad – Infographic

I came across this infographic today, Confessions of a Geek Dad. I think it’s pretty accurate in portraying this Geek Dad at least! Click the picture for a closer look.