Becoming a parent is the biggest gift one can hope for but it’s definitely not for the faint hearted… That’s probably why “it takes too to tango”. I know for sure that raising ours girls alone would be close to impossible and although I usually think I know what’s best; Mr Perfect has it covered too. I just need to take a step back and appreciate the reasons why Dads ROCK!
10 Reasons why Dads ROCK
Thank you for being their first…
Whether it’s being a daughter’s first love or a son’s best friend… Dads provide that very first relationship where trust, respect and love is earned, fostering a child’s sense of self worth.
You “see me”.
Dads have a way of looking past the developmental delays and the little things we moms tend to focus on. They simply see the little person standing before them, eager to get to know who they really are.
Kids thrive when dad is involved…
Countless studies have proven the benefit of having an involved dad. From better academic results, to healthier relationships, stronger morals and better social development.
Together we raise stronger adults!
A dad’s approach to parenting and play differs from a mom’s. We tend to prioritise being loving and providing care. Dads tend to challenge their kids in fun new ways giving them a little more space to explore, make mistakes and learn.
We all have more fun thanks to dad.
You are fearless and fun and don’t mind when we ruin our outfits. You let us “break the rules” and bend the routine… You’re the good cop to mom’s bad cop (and vice versa). We swing a little higher, splash a little more and scream louder when you’re around.
You’re breaking gender stereotypes!
It’s not the 50’s anymore. You’re not playing babysitter. It’s time to join the new generation of dads – the incredible men who are involved, taking care of the kids, making dinner, changing diapers, waking up at night and helping with homework.
Dads teach things mom simply wouldn’t even think of…
We may be equal but men and women are definitely not the same. We don’t think, react or see things in a similar light and therefor we will pass on different skills and life lessons to our kids.
You remind us what matter most.
Is staying clean really important? Do my shoes need to match my outfit? So what if life isn’t perfect… We will get things done, we will raise happy kids one day at a time.
You make me a better MOM!
I can be really hard on myself – sweating the small stuff, worrying about the future. Trying to be the best, struggling to do it all when it really is unnecessary.
We are a team, we are in this together. When we share the burdens, struggles and joys of parenting I find time and space to remember and take care of myself too. Asking for help, leaning on you and letting go a little more helps me be a better mother, wife and friend.
Our family feels whole with you by mom’s side.
We know there are women (and men) raising their children alone – you are real life heroes but, when you’re lucky enough to have a man being an involved dad (no matter the relationship status), it completes your family, especially for the little person you brought into this world together.
Dads, we salute you!
GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Congratulations Tasha-Leigh Williams!
Mr. Perfect has once again teamed up with his all time favourite kids brand, Lullaby Rock Apparel and together we want to spoil one dad with his own “Rebel with a cause” sweatshirt as well as an awesome R1000 online voucher to spend on the littles!
How to enter:
- Please leave a comment below telling us why your baby daddy ROCKS!
- Follow @justamamma and @lullaby_Rock_Apparel on Instagram AND / OR
- Like @justamamma and @lullabyrockclothing on Facebook.
Doing all 3 means you’ll get 3 entries into this awesome giveaway!
Feel free to SHARE this post with all your Mama friends too.
Good luck and Happy Father’s Day.
Shop all of our looks online at LullabyRock.com
A little more about the #rebelwithacause range:
“Take two mama’s with a love for fashion, each with a retail background and each with a love for all things local. ⠀
Add their children, Luke and Nova, each loved beyond measure and each with an added extra little chromosome. ⠀
Add their passion and fire to change perceptions and fight for their children’s cause…
The end result? The #rebelwithacause range.
Beautiful “Rebel with a Cause” sweatshirts and “Be the Change” body vests. Sizes range from 0-3 months all the way up to XL adult – so the entire family can be a part of this special initiative. Profits go to Luke when purchasing from Learning from Luke & Nova when purchased from LullabyRock.com
THANK YOU to No.89, Hazelwood for letting us use their awesome space to have some pre-Father’s Day fun celebrating dads. Your milkshakes and deserts were incredible – we’ll definitely be back for some food too!
PHOTO CREDIT | Anje-Ilana van Dalen from Madison & West Lifestyle Division.
- Only entries via Instagram, Facebook and comments left below will be considered.
- Instagram and Facebook is in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
- You need to follow both @justamamma and @lullaby_rock_apparel on Instagram and / or Facebook to qualify.
- Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
- Winner must be 18+ years old.
- Competition closes on the 15th of June 2019.
- The winner is picked at random and announced on the 16th of June 2019.
- This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
- Please enter valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
- The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but Just a Mamma and Lullaby Rock Apparel do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.
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