The Dad Diaries

How Can My Child Be Successful in School?

Children Graduation School Success

As a parent, you want your child to succeed in school and in life. While there is no surefire formula for success, there are some strategies you can use to help your child do their best in school. Here are some tips to help your child be successful in school: Set clear expectations: Children need […]

Tips On Becoming a Better Parent in 2023

As a parent, it’s natural to want to do everything in your power to give your children the best possible life. One way to become a better parent in 2023 is to reflect on your parenting style and the values guiding your decisions. Are you more of an authoritarian parent, or do you tend to be more permissive? Consider what works well for your family and what could use some improvement. Additionally, setting goals for yourself and seeking resources and support can help you grow and improve as a parent. Don’t forget to practice self-care and stay open-minded and adaptable as you navigate the constantly evolving journey of parenting.

Meltdowns and Tantrums, Dealing With Misbehaviour

Meltdowns, tantrums and tears—we’ve all been there. A new researched-backed video series equips parents with strategies to deal with misbehaviour. What I learned from Movember’s online parenting program designed for dads. Finally, I came across something that was geared toward fathers. Since starting my surrogacy journey, I’ve found few parenting strategies for dads who don’t […]

“No Place Like Home

From when I can remember I wanted to run away. Ran from who I was, or who I thought I should be; Ran from where I was, always searching for something that, still to this day have no idea what it was.  I started modeling at 15, and that lead me to live all over […]

“The Car Seat

So I never knew that there would need to be 2 sets of car seats.  The first is an infant seat that is used until about the age of 1 and the other is a convertible seat from 1 to about 65 lbs.  There are basically 3 stages of car seat use.  Stage 1: rear-facing […]

“The Stroller

As a single dad, I gotta choose everything. Choosing the right stroller for the twins is hard, especially when you have no idea what the hell you are looking for. So I began reading up about  strollers and decided that I would look for three things.

“My First Purchase

Today it’s 20 weeks! 5 months pregnant.  I’m shitting my pants. So what have I been up too?  Besides building a safe and warm house for the twins and I; I’ve been thinking about a baby shower and Gender Reveal, trying to get everything ready for Kenya, doing a  baby(ies) registry, trying to put together […]

The Baby Registry

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Buy Buy Baby, meaning I received compensation and/or product in exchange for my honest review. So I never realized how stressful a baby registry is. I started my registry on Amazon but quickly got overwhelmed with what I needed to buy. And not understanding or knowing baby products it […]

“Preparing for the Twins

I’m not gonna lie; this whole journey hasn’t been easy.  Last month I was in Bahrain, a little tiny Island close to Saudi Arabia. I was living there for the past seven years. Well I closed my production company, sold my condo, packed my life and moved back home to Toronto.  Here I’ve been building […]

“Brave or Natural?

It’s funny the reactions I get from people when they find out I’m having twins on my own. They are amazed that I would even think of starting this journey. “You are so brave.” I keep hearing. “I can’t believe you’re doing this on your own!” I don’t see myself as brave. Wanting to have […]