The Gym Dad

It was probably the fifth night my baby girl was wide awake, her preferred state of rest beingclosely embraced by a parent. Comfortable for her, but not the most productive way for my wifeand I to live. I couldn’t help feeling antsy knowing there was an early morning gym session planned, gingerly Iwent to move … Continue reading The Gym Dad

The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?

It’s over five months since my second daughter decided to grace us all with the pleasure of joining us in this beautiful universe. This made me contemplate – what does it actually mean to be a father? When you have your first child, you quickly realise they don’t come with instructions - no matter how … Continue reading The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?

Three ways to invest in your child

As a father we have an essential role to play in supporting the development and growth of our children, until they reach a point of becoming a functioning adult responsible for making their own decisions. There are 3 ways we can invest in their development: Your health Wealth Time Your health Children follow by example, … Continue reading Three ways to invest in your child

Old habits die hard

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

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

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

Handling pressure: Lessons from the SAS

In two situations that are relatively the same, why do two different people react in different ways? One responds having a meltdown and being unable to function.The other is unmoved by the situation and responds in a calm manner, handling the problem. The answer lies in the individual's ability to handle pressure - an invaluable … Continue reading Handling pressure: Lessons from the SAS