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Dad of the Year 2013 - Nominations now open

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(0 votes) Dad of the Year!

To be tacklenappy’s Dad of the Year you don’t need to be a celebrity, have won a gold medal at the Olympics or found some missing genome or taken any peptides (especially not BH90210).  You only have to be an average dad that has impressed his wife or partner with his “daddying” skills throughout the year.

Last year we got so many great entries and of course our inaugural winner the inspiring Lee Jamieson.

How do you enter: well we want you (mums) to nominate dads. We want you to write to us and explain why the dad your nominating  is worthy of Dad of the Year. It only needs to be a paragraph or two and we want to know all the things that dad’s do, from changing nappies to cooking dinner to just hanging out with the kids.

We plan to share the nominations on our website to help promote positive “daddying” and inspire new dads everywhere to get involved and hands on. 

What do you win: A prize pack and Wow we have a great prize from Belkin for our dad of the year 2013 competition the WeMo Switch and Motion

 It also carries the prestigious title of Dad of the Year and a Q & A interview with reporter Bucky. Oh and if you are in Melbourne you will receive a man hug from Chubba. 

Send your entries to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by midnight Sunday 4th August

Winner announced father’s day Monday 2nd September.

We are looking for a sponsor for this competition if your organisation is interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Last modified on Sunday, 21 July 2013 20:38

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  • Comment Link Krista van Melick Tuesday, 02 July 2013 21:36 posted by Krista van Melick

    My husband Bart dragged my pregnant self and my 1 year old son across the world from Holland to live in Tasmania. Just after we arrived to start our life here, I got sick and lost the baby. I felt horrible both physically and mentally. It took us a long time to get pregnant trough IVF.
    Bart stood by me and took care of everything: my son, cooking and cleaning, finding us a house to rent, moving us in there and all the paperwork that comes with moving across the globe. And he talked to me intensively to make sure I could cope. He just started his new job but managed to juggle his time between work and home without complaining even tough he was hurting too.
    Then, when I had my check up: surprise, surprise: I was still pregnant! It turned out I was pregnant with twins without knowing. Soon after the miscarriage, I started bleeding every day for weeks on end. We both were so worried. But our baby made it.
    Our daughter Waris was born on the 23th of January. But after birth the placenta didn't come lose and I lost 3,2 litres of blood. My situation was critical and I needed surgery. While the doctors were fighting for my life, Bart was waiting in the delivery room with our newborn hoping that his wife would survive. His thoughts were with me and the kids. Just before my anesthetic I asked the doctor if I was going to die. He said: "It is a real possibility". I remember thinking: "It's all right, Bart can take care of the children, they will be fine eventually".
    Of course after all this everybody's attention was focused on me. But Bart did go trough a lot too. He supported me in every way possible and is the best father any child could ever wish for. I couldn't imagine having a better partner.


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