Take the real world offline challenge! This has been a good week! I've been off work and utilised my free time spending it with my family. My intention was to spend a bit more on writing, but that didn't work out as I felt more driven to spend time offline, focus on my family and … Continue reading Take the real world offline challenge!
As a new chapter begins in my journey of being a father to two children, a week has gone so quickly. A goal I vowed to follow was to not let this wonderful change stop me indulging in my old habits - writing and hitting the gym. It goes without saving, having a child is … Continue reading Old habits die hard
The expectant father This week my wife gave birth to my second daughter. As an expectant father, it's scary seeing the mother of your child in pain, as unless you happen to be a qualified midwife you can't do much to help your wife/loved one/unfortunate one night stand reach the end goal of giving birth … Continue reading The expectant father
Essential values for fathers determined to get it right Fatherhood is the greatest role you can ever have in life. All other things you've wanted - a career, wealth... whatever, these are all insignificant to the first day you hold that tiny person in your arms who is now your responsibility. A natural concern any … Continue reading Essential values for fathers determined to get it right
Gents, let’s talk about being a father to a young girl... On the lead up to the birth of my daughter, I was asked: “You’re having a daughter? Are you disappointed?” It was strange some assumed because of her gender this would impact how much I loved my yet to be born child. Perhaps it … Continue reading Gents, let’s talk about being a father to a young girl…
The phone buzzed away - my dad ringing, it was out of character for him to call at this time, he would know I was just home from work having dinner. It had to be bad. Grandad’s health had declined overnight and was now he was in a vegetative sleeping state - he might have … Continue reading Reflections from my grandfather’s deathbed
The fatherhood / ambition balance Becoming a dad for the first time is a massive change to our lives. How do you got about balancing fatherhood with ambition? It can be difficult to focus on wider goals with this new person in our lives. In this post, I share my experiences being a … Continue reading The fatherhood / ambition balance
If I have not said enough already, last year I became a father. It took a while to really get back to focusing on my goals. Time is tight and there is the obvious distraction (i.e. a baby) but so far its all good, I feel motivated than ever and finding ways to make it … Continue reading Perfect father