The Guilty Father

Reading time: 5 mins It’s early Sunday morning, it’s been a ‘night’ and my plans for Sunday were looking a bit rocky. I was up early, drinking a coffee and going over all this in my head. I felt conflicted, and a bit desolate as I couldn’t seem to find a good solution. It’s something I’ve noticed creeping into […]

Busy busy

Reading time: 3 mins I’m almost approaching my first year at Allied Vehicles and I’m busier than ever but, looking back I can see how far things have come since I joined. It’s a very small team, in a very fast paced environment and a lot of what I’m trying to do is help mature our own processes. With […]

Our Gentle Parenting

Reading time: 4 mins It was probably a few months before he was born that I really started to read up on the various aspects of what being a parent would mean. We bought books, read them in-depth, made notes and held study sessions so ensure we absorbed every morsel of information we could. Except we didn’t do that. […]

Dad friends

Reading time: 6 mins I am very very lucky. I live with, I married, I have a son with, my best friend. We don’t fight (occasionally disagree) and we talk a lot about our thoughts and emotions, call each other out when it’s needed, we support each other, we hug, we laugh, we kiss, we cry. We are good […]

How to raise a man

Reading time: 4 mins Man up, sit downChin up, pipe downSocks up, don’t cryDrink up, don’t whine“Grow some balls,” he said“Grow some balls” The maskOf masculinityIs a maskA mask that’s wearing meThe mask, the mask, the mask Samaritans by Idles We want Jack to be kind, considerate, and thoughtful. We want him to be present, to live a happy […]

The Disappearing Dad

Reading time: 9 mins And here we are, half past three in the morning. Iโ€™m the only one awake, in my lap my son is gently snoring, my wife is asleep in our bed, the dogs are asleep on the sofa downstairs. The dark is punctured by a night light, the stillness outside broken occasionally by a car, it […]