So you want to know about us? What, really? Oh, ok… here goes. I’m Tom, a 30-something bloke who likes writing among other things that I used to have time for. The main protagonists you’ll read about on Diary of the Dad are my three children Dylan, Xander and Amelie. Despite robbing us of sleep and slowly destroying our house on a daily basis, we – my wife/best friend, Kate, and I – think they’re awesome and this is why I write about them.

Dylan was born in 2010 and Diary of the Dad followed suit the same year once I had caught up a little on lost sleep and gathered my thoughts. Xander followed in 2012 and I was lucky enough to be able to announce his impending arrival when I somehow or other won the Best Baby Blog category at the 2011 MAD Blog Awards. Amelie completed the family in 2015.

Every week, if I get the chance, I share my musings about parenthood and the things that they get up to as they reach each exciting new stage. I’m sure they’ll grow up to find this embarrassing, so if you’re a best mate reading this 20 odd years into the future, you should find some good material for your best man or maid of honour’s speech somewhere on these pages.

For everyone else reading between now and then, I hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as the kids seem to enjoy inspiring it and as much as I enjoy writing it.

  • Amy Rutter
    November 17, 2013

    Hi Tom!

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster blog award, hope you accept! Check out my blog for details.


  • Merlinda (@pixiedusk)
    May 17, 2014

    Oh your eldest is the same age as my only son! So i understand what you mean when youre son is destroying the house =P #pocolo

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