Back in April 2007, my wife and I had two beautiful girls and felt truly ready to try for number three. However, like many other couples this was proving to be more difficult than we had initially thought. My name is Sam and my wife is Kate… and this is our story.
Mum's Groups can provide the most extraordinary support group for new mums in those first heady days of parenting. Women who will become your new best friends, your life-line and the ones you may cry and laugh with you as the years come and go and your kids walk, talk, play sport, got to school and beyond!
For most mothers, connecting with the world of play and imagination that their children inhabit comes easily. Linda Smith discovers for dads, it may not always be so natural.
When a mother told drama teacher Matthew Emond that her five-year-old communicated better with him than his own father – an idea was born.
Convinced this poor dad was not alone, Emond launched a workshop with an innovative twist. Dad's with a Difference* was a first for the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and proved a huge success.