Category: Daddy diaries

Baby’s first visit to A&E

Having a baby is like being given a long scroll of milestone achievements, ready and waiting to be ticked off. Many of these you might expect, made up as they are of firsts – tooth, words and steps – but others are subtler, while some aren’t those you […]

These are your first steps

There’s a lot to look forward to when your baby starts walking but, I confess, one of the things I’ve most been looking forward to is being able to quote Obi Wan from Rey’s vision in The Force Awakens. So, without further ado, I can finally say: “These […]

On baby-proofing the home

Being a parent is a learning curve, a slow study in how to look after a vulnerable little person. As they begin to crawl, climb and stand, the home becomes its own obstacle course with accidents lurking at every turn. It’s like living in a trash compactor with […]

Sorry kiddo, I was a reckless teen

Lately I’ve been thinking not only about the consequences that my current actions will have on my daughter, but also my past behaviours. For want of an all-encompassing term, I’ll use ‘retrograde responsibility’ which I’ll define as feelings of guilt over things years past. Specifically, actions which may […]