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Oliver Driver's honest approach to parenting

Number two has arrived. Oliver Driver takes an honest approach to surviving the hard and cherishing the great. Before I speak of how bone-shakingly, relationship-strainingly and sleep-deprivingly hard our life now feels with two kids, I want to say …

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When survival mode is your norm: one dad’s story

When you’ve been in a hard place, it can be difficult to bounce back to happy. Colin Gruetzmacher shares how kids are often one step ahead. They always tell you kids grow up quickly but they don’t tell you that you have to keep up. Like most …

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Oliver Driver's best worst night

Oliver Driver is back with another series of columns on fatherhood:  the joy, the wonder, and the scary moments that ultimately shape us.  I had been feeling sick all day. Sore tummy, cold and  then hot. I wanted to crawl into bed and disappear but …

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A few candid words from Oliver Driver

Father-of-two Oliver Driver puts pen to paper to encourage those who are just starting out.   I started writing these columns for OHbaby! before my daughter, who turns two next month, was even born. Looking back I remember how scared we were, how …

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Why we dig dedicated dads

Getting fathers to bond early with baby is not just good for little one — he will take on a whole new appeal for Mum, writes Miriam McCaleb.  Why is it that I feel goopy on the inside when I hear my husband reading Mr Brown Can Moo, Can You? to our …

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Oliver Driver shares his thoughts on becoming a father

Oliver Driver has done a lot of things in life so far. He mostly directs television, film and theatre. He also loves dogs and motorcycles. He has made many things in his life but he is most proud of his nearly-two-year-old daughter and …

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Have baby, can travel!

Having a baby may clip your wings somewhat, but as Oliver Driver discovers, it is still possible to get up and go. This is the end, we thought. No more big city adventures, no more island escapes, no more drinking Coronas under the Mexican sun or …

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A whole lot of love awaits Oliver Driver's firstborn

A whole lot of love awaits Oliver Driver’s firstborn; a very special bough on a flourishing family tree. Dear Daughter Yesterday was your baby shower and it felt weird, in a way, that you were not there to see and hear and experience all the love …

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Oliver Driver salutes all mummies

Oliver Driver recently welcomed his little girl to the world, leaving him deeply moved by the process of birth and the women who go through it. To all the women who have given birth, from all the partners who supported them. Wow. We are in awe of …

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Oliver Driver's baby teaches him a lesson

Oliver Driver shares the lessons his little girl has already taught him on love and life.  I’m an expert now. I can change your nappy on the bonnet of a car, get you to sleep in the crook of my arm, feed you a bottle when your mum is not there. I …