Jim Kayes' Blog: Sex talk
Jim reflects on his late mum as he encounters the trickiest parenting topic in the book.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Leave the door open
A family friend's death reminds Jim of his mum's open door policy.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Long-distance parenting
Jim juggles fatherhood with the 4-hour time difference at the Rugby World Cup.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Out of pocket
Jim's daughters get increasingly inventive for tapping into the Bank of Mum and Dad.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Hawaii Five-0
Jim reflects on his regrets and achievements while in Hawaii for his 50th birthday.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Room makeover
As Jim helps his daughter rearrange her room, he recalls the territorial bedroom wars of his past.
Jim Kayes’ blog: The merits of exercise
Why does life sometimes make being active more difficult than it should be? asks sports-lover Jim.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Telly troubles
In the age of Netflix and infinite TV choices, it's Dancing with the Stars which makes Jim's family gather around the TV.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Cashless children
Giving kids cash for spending money is now an antiquated tradition in the age of EFTPOS, reflects Jim Kayes.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Too much homework
School-life balance becomes seemingly impossible for Jim's daughter when she comes home with five hours of homework.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Hopelessly unromantic
When Jim's daughter gets a boyfriend, he hopes her beau is as unromantic as he used to be.
Jim Kayes' Blog: The politics of camping
While camping in Mangawhai, Jim is envious of his mate's luxurious tent set-up which includes a bar leaner and Nespresso coffee machine.
Jim Kayes' blog: Painful lessons
Jim gets trapped in the grey area between playful adventure and cotton wool parenting.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Exam season
As exam season looms, Jim's eldest threatens to take a three-year-long gap year.
Jim Kayes' blog: The daughter-approved shopping list
Jim is banned from buying certain items on his daughters' behalf.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Man flu
Jim comes down with the flu and has a hard time receiving any sympathy from his family.
Jim Kayes' Blog: In the swing of things
Jim Kayes is egged on by a 12-year-old and gives a terrifying ride in Rotorua a swing.
Jim Kayes' Blog: Lol moments
Jim's cringey efforts to use the latest lingo provide amusement to his teenage daughters.
Jim Kayes' Blog: The leftover Easter egg
This week Jim is taunted by a chocolate treat in the cupboard
Jim Kayes' Blog: Shirt tales
After being mocked on-air for his hit-and-miss fashion , Jim gets some clothing coaching from his girls
Jim Kayes' Blog: Defending the Queen’s English
This week Jim, is like, totally, worried about vocabulary and grammar.
Jim Kayes' blog: Big dogs vs small dogs
In Jim Kayes' blog this week - the family debates whether to downsize their next pooch.
Jim Kayes’ blog: 'It’s a debate Dad, not an argument'
This week Jim ducks below the crossfire of sibling rivalries.
Jim Kayes' blog: Saying goodbye
This week Jim ponders different ways of grieving and wonders, yet-again, if those daughters aren’t a step ahead of him.
Jim Kayes' blog: Am I turning into my mum?
Jim turns from hero to zero when channeling his mother's parenting style.
Jim's blog: Driving me mad
This week Jim Kayes teaches his daughter how to drive, and lives to tell the tale.
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