Jim Kayes' Blog: Letting go
The toughest part of parenting isn't sleepless nights or the terrible twos, reflects Jim. It's learning to let go.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Father Time
When his daughter struggles to read a traditional clock, Jim reflects on how time never stands still with technology.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Texting lingo
Jim defends the English language as his youngest muddles it up with acronyms and alternative meanings.
Jim Kayes' Blog: The unworried well
The story of an old farm dog reminds Jim that there is nothing worse as a parent than not noticing when your child is truly sick.
Jim Kayes' Blog: School ball
Jim cruises down memory lane, recalling his Miami Vice-esque ball ensemble as his daughters get ready for school ball.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Accident-prone
Jim reflects on his accident-prone past as his two daughters head to the operating theatre in the same week.
Jim's Blog: Easter egg rankings
Jim Kayes debates which Easter treat is the best and gets hopping mad over his family's egg choices.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Finding the Spirit of New Zealand
In the days following the Christchurch mosque attacks, Jim Kayes reflects on the power of hope and the Spirit of New Zealand.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Parental hypocrisy
As Jim nervously lets his daughter loose in Six60's 50,000-person deep crowd, he recalls his own gig mischief as a teen.
Jim Kayes' blog: Christmas giving
Jim reflects on present etiquette — is it okay to shake the presents under the Christmas tree?
Jim Kayes' Blog: Losing my cool
Jim struggles to stay silent while sitting in the backseat during his daughter's driving test.
Jim Kayes' Blog: 49 candles
As Jim celebrates his 49th year, he reflects on how birthdays tend to matter less when you are older, that is, unless you have children.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Wheeling and dealing
Jim's daughter adopts a 'squeaky wheel' strategy to get a new car, while he reflects on the Ford Falcon that got away.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Forget me not
When Jim's daughters say he is getting forgetful in his old age, he takes it to heart.
Jim Kayes’ Blog: Girls Can Do Anything
Gender bias has no place in the Kayes’ household – and Jim is happy to don a pinny or even a frock when the occasion merits.
Jim Kayes' blog: Sweet 16
As his eldest turns 16, Jim remembers when she was just a wee bub and how fast they grow up.
Jim Kayes' blog: "Here we go again"
Jim Kayes sings along with Ed Sheeran but draws the line at Mamma Mia.
Jim Kayes' blog: Best foot forward
In Jim Kayes' blog this week - he’s not surprised by the ingenuity of an injured daughter.
Jim Kayes' blog: How to be an ace of cards
This week he takes losing at cards with good grace and a pile of soft cushions.
Jim Kayes' blog: Dad's on strike!
This week Jim is on strike to help improve his daughters’ usefulness around the house.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Playing with fire in Samoa
This week Jim takes the family to Samoa and it is confirmed, those daughters are an easy step ahead of him in his Apia-bought jandals.
Jim Kayes' blog: cutting the cord
It's the end of an era as Jim Kayes prepares to cut the cord to the land line.
Jim Kayes' blog: 7 ways to embarrass a teenager
This week Jim finds novel ways to humiliate his daughters.
Jim Kayes' blog: Musical tastes heading in One Direction (downhill)
This week Jim blames the girls for a bad case of musical infection.
Jim Kayes' blog: Coach dad
Jim Kayes finds himself cast in the role of coach, but can he hold court in the world of school netball?
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