How To Block Facebook At Home?

So you want to know how to block Facebook (or any other site) at home. You probably don't want to install software on each computer either. You want an easy to use solution, that is somewhat harder for kids to get around. You don't have to install any software What? You mean that I can...

Facebook Photo Tagging and Privacy

Do you know who can see the photos you upload to Facebook? Scott Hanselman has a great post about the misconceptions his wife (and many more people I would guess) had about who can see her photos when she marks them with Friends and tags a couple of people. Who can see the photo of...

Does Channel 9’s “The Block” Motivate You?

Or make you feel inadequate? The new series starts tonight and has been a ratings winner in the past (if not so much a profit maker for the couples), and I think it is more for the relationships between the teams than the actual renovations themselves. Most of us can relate to the banter, arguments and stress...

Dad Movies: Looper

Coming out later this year, Looper is another movie to tackle the mind bending idea of time travel. It will be interesting to see if this movie lives up the interesting premise.

Losing the Baby Fat: A Father’s Journey – Part 1

In this series of posts, I will be documenting my journey back to a healthy and maintainable weight after piling on the kilos following the birth of our first child. In this first post, I will outline the factors that have contributed to my gradual weight gain. Future posts will follow my efforts to lose...

What You Need To Know About Instagram As A Parent

Most of you will have heard that photo sharing site Instagram was sold to Facebook the other day for around $1 Billion. Yoursphere has a great article detailing what all parents should know about this app and it’s privacy settings. The single most important thing to realize is that, by default, anyone can view the photos that you upload...

When To Buy My Child A Mobile Phone?

It's a problem that our parents never had. When I was growing up only "Yuppies" and Real Estate Agents had mobile phones, and they were "Car Phones". When I first started dating my wife (at the tender age of 18) and I wanted to talk to her on the phone, I had to call the...

What Movie Should I Take My Kids To This School Holidays?

So it's school holiday and Easter is over and done with. Are you sick of the kids making a mess around the house or constantly asking "What can I do?" To escape the house for a couple of hours, a trip to the movies is a tried and true activity. But what movie should you...

Aussie High Interest Bank Accounts for Kids

At some point you will want to open a bank account for your kids. Whether it's a place to put their pocket money because you don't use much cash yourself, or they have a paper route that they are using to save for something special. All of the big banks have special kids accounts that...

New Baby, New Camera

So you have a new baby on the way and have decided that now is a good time to upgrade your camera. There are so many options that you can go with, but which one is the best one to go with?