The world is full of people with unimaginable talents. People who seem to be capable of super-human feats, who push their minds and bodies to the very boundaries of human achievement. Most of us look up to these people as heroes, idols. We even lump god-like status on them. We wonder how they came to be so fortunate as to […]
Sometimes I know I’m not being the best dad that I can be for Hannah. Sometimes I get distracted. Sometimes I have a sneaky peak at the internet when Hannah wants me to play. Sometimes I try to feed Hannah stuff that I wouldn’t eat, while I eat something far more tasty and far less healthy.
Most parents know all too well the feeling of waiting for their child to achieve the major milestones. The anxiety of wondering if your child will ever roll, sit up, talk, walk, complete and algebraic equation etc., as other babies around him all seem to be doing it. The slight tinge of jealousy that accompanies watching videos of other people’s […]
My little girl, Hannah, will soon be eleven months old. The last time I wrote specifically about her development was in 8 Months Old and Taking On The World. Back then I was blown away by the explosion in development, seemingly overnight sometimes. I marvelled at her new-found ability to move with purpose.
The start of a new year is as good a time as any to take a few moments, reflect on what has been and what is, and to think about what may be.
Not so long ago, you were a tiny little bundle of a human. Not so long ago, I could put you down in one spot and be sure you’d still be there when I got back. Not so long ago, you cried when I placed you in tummy time because you were stuck there until I rolled you back.
Who am I kidding? I’m far from an expert at the business of parenting. As a type this, my 8 month-old baby is lying on cold, hard tiles trying to jam a steak knife into a power point. Take my “advice” with a grain of salt. Dads, before buying a change table, check its height in relation to your groin […]