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Yes, I am going to be one of those parents that see it fit to tell the world about their experiences as a parent. As current parents roll their eyes, or think “how naive” I would like to say why, exactly, I started Daderoo – so we’re all clear from the get-go.

I have always loved writing, ever since I was a little one myself, and I can remember making my own newspaper for my Dad, and asking him what was going on around the local area. A little journalist in the making. While I studied media at University I was drawn more to publishing and to the potential of the Internet (at that point it was basically email and a few websites, nothing serious).

And so I end up now, after writing commercially for many years (mostly for companies and a little for myself) being given a chance to write on something that is a pivotal moment in my life, and something that others may relate to or even find helpful.

My little baby isn’t even born yet and they have given their Dad a chance to get back to what he really loves! How wonderful is that! I hope that the coming parenthood will give me loving cliches by the bucketload, and my child will keep motivating her Dad to follow his dreams.

You’re probably thinking it’s easy for me to sit here and say “well, wait till you have a screaming baby in the house”, but in reality, I am looking forward to it. My wife and I have been blessed with the chance to plan our pregnancy, have our businesses and be at a point in life where we both think “YES! It’s time”.

I think we are also both people that get bored without a challenge, and I don’t think there are many greater challenges in this world than bringing up a child. I’ve had enough trouble last night having a trial run unpacking and packing the travel cot.

Although my wife assures me I did it in good time.

I know this is my first post on Daderoo, but I will be posting regularly (and irregularly) covering a bunch of stuff from cooking through to children’s stories – which I am currently working on in the background.

A big thank you to family and friends that have wished us well and helped us with so many things we needed for the little one. Everything about this pregnancy is making me happy in some way – even the very first kick I felt was straight into the side of my head as I was listening to my wife’s belly!

If that is how great it is before full Dadhood, then fantastic, count me in!