Men-only playgroup pushes aside gender stereotypes to provide support for dads

Men-only playgroup pushes aside gender stereotypes to provide support for dads

Posted May 08, 2018 08:43:12 Photo: Paul Mathews is one of almost a dozen men who attend the playgroup with their children. (ABC Ballarat: Dominic Cansdale) A group of men in Ballarat are taking a bold step into an unfamiliar territory traditionally dominated by women — the playgroup. Me and …

Stay-at-home dads are scarce, but their numbers are on the rise

Stay-at-home dads are scarce, but their numbers are on the rise

Updated April 05, 2018 15:30:13 Photo: Stay-at-home Dad, George, with his two daughters. (Supplied: George Kanjere) Fathers who take on the role of primary carer in couple families are a small but steadily growing group, with a report by the Australian Institute of Family Studies showing around 80,000 Australian families …

Son keeps dad’s memory afloat with yacht made from a shower, batteries and an old plane

Son keeps dad’s memory afloat with yacht made from a shower, batteries and an old plane

Updated March 30, 2018 09:39:51 Photo: Scott Patrick says he ‘pretty much grew up on Wistari’. (Supplied: Patrick family) As a fleet of 57 yachts sets off from Brisbane’s Moreton Bay today, there will be one boat in particular that has sailed against the odds year after year. The family-owned …