2013 has been a busy old year. Three holidays, a job move and in the region of 250,000 words (close to 300 posts) across four separate blogs – about a quarter of them here. I’ve selected one post from each month of 2013 as a representative sample of my daddy blogging year. Enjoy!
Reflecting on how being the oldest of three children is both a privilege and a burden, even for a mature five-year-old.
Midway through Isaac’s school year, why I was as pleased about his enthusiasm for school as any of his academic achievements.
How a simple garage conversion opened up a world of new possibilities.
The power of photos in capturing the positive aspects of a cold, illness-riddled holiday.
A reflection on how much having kids has changed our lives in just a few short years.
How nine days experiencing life as a single parent taught me some valuable lessons but also boosted my confidence as a father.
After attending school sports day, a few thoughts on why a healthy competitive attitude is good for the soul.
The story of a week in Tuscany, told in images captured using only an iPhone.
Reflections on how having a daughter is different from two sons as Kara reaches the grand old age of 16 months.
25 years after Big first hit cinema screens, some thoughts on the importance of allowing kids to be kids and not just focussing on academic learning.
On the importance of regular weekend habits and ‘daddy time’.
With such enthusiastic and excited kids, it’s probably just as well that preparations for Christmas seem to start earlier every year.
It’s been an eventful 2013, one full of predominantly good memories which more than outweigh the few bad ones. Roll on 2014!