Today got off to an unusual start. I had actually slept well. Amelie, who thinks it’s much more fun to keep the same waking hours as most woodland creatures, only had us up once. As a result, I felt shattered. Continue reading
Life has been more than a little hectic of late. With the first week of the new term, our house being on the market and work piling up, it’s been difficult to remain calm! This, then, was much needed. I was in Continue reading
When I spotted that it was National Stress Awareness Day today, I felt compelled to write about how I escaped stress. For no other reason than the fact that I hope my experience might help others. Around 18 months Continue reading
I’ve been my own boss for a year now. A year and a day, actually, given the existence of 29 February. A whole 366 days without pointless meetings, petty office politics, red tape, commuter hell and overpriced Continue reading
Happy National Freelancers Day! In a little over a month, I’ll have been my own boss for a whole year. When I quit my well-paid but completely miserable existence at a red tape obsessed organisation last Continue reading
Today is exactly three months since I left my old job to go freelance. I’m significantly poorer financially, but so much happier so I know I made the right choice. There have been a few teething problems as Continue reading
Today is something of a landmark day for me; it’s the proper beginning of my new life as a freelance copywriter. Dylan went back to school last week and Xander returned to pre school this morning so I’m Continue reading
I’ve been a work-at-home parent for a couple of weeks now and am slowly getting used to my new routine. I’m SO much happier than I was in my office-based job but, at the same time, have to admit that Continue reading
Dear would-be employer, I know you get more people going for each job than you actually have up for grabs, so I thought I’d try something a bit different in the hope of standing out from that pesky crowd. A Continue reading
Today is a strange day indeed; it’s my last day as an employee of Cats Protection. I started in early 2007 as Copywriter and am leaving five and a half years later having made the move to Digital Continue reading
I'm Tom Briggs. A proud dad of three and, somehow or other, a multi-award-winning parent blogger.
I've been writing Diary of the Dad since 2010 and it's gone from a small hobby to my full-time job.
I still have the same enthusiasm for this blog as I did when I wrote my first post and hope you enjoy reading my musings as much as I do writing them.