About DaddeeYah

Update April 2011

This blog will have two sections to it- and both are related to my experience at fatherhood, and as a corporate/working parent.

This blog was originally set up to journal my “quest” in parenting. But as a working/corporate father I had also wanted to document that aspect of my journey too :)

I hope you enjoy reading :)


daddee & C

Yes, “daddy” was the first word Caitlin uttered. How proud it made this new daddy feel! Since then whenever she seeks my attention, it has been “daddy yah…”
Caitlin was born in November 2004.

January 2008 update

Caitlin now also has a little brother, Caleb, born in Jan 2008.


This site is devoted to parenting, not necessarily just from an involved father’s point of view! It is a collection of my own experience & gathered knowledge on all things related to parenting: must-have baby gear, medical & medicinal knowledge (& hopefully regular contributions from the pediatrician in the family), musings of the day, etc.

The idea of this site came from my ongoing “quest” to be my best at parenting. It started when it dawned on me that I was becoming a father. It’s one thing to be an uncle to nieces & nephews, but being a father is a whole new world of responsibilities.

Contributions & feedback are welcome, not just from parents but all who have experiences & knowledge on the lifelong journey.


Photos on this blog

Unless otherwise stated with a caption, all photos are from my own “stock”.

The header / banner photo was taken at Dr Pixie’s dining table, when one of us had a birthday party there. I can’t recall who made the cake, but it was her kids & other nieces of mine who decorated it. I thought it was apt to use a photo from that family event as the visual theme for this blog.

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3 Responses to About DaddeeYah

  1. Your twitter link is broken. Others can’t follow ya.

  2. Hi John,

    My name is Carrie and I am working with the team who is putting on the Parenting Summit, a free online event featuring several leading parenting experts sharing tips for parents via video. The event will take place online from March 1 through March 8, 2011 and will be free for participants to benefit from. You can see the site at http://www.ParentingSummit.com (we’re adding new speakers as we speak). This event is being put on by the same team who put on the Leadership and Influence Summit, which had over 20,000 participants take part! http://www.LeadershipAndInfluenceSummit.com – We have a proven track record of making these events work.

    The purpose of my email to you today is two-fold:

    1. Promotional Partner: We’d like to ask you if you would join us in getting the word out about this event by sharing it with your followers. You can post a note with a link back to the registration site on your blog, Facebook and Twitter to encourage others to sign up now. This is a free offering we are making to parents as a way to help equip them and the children. If you’d like a banner or a graphic that you can add to your site, we can make that available to you as well.

    2. Additional Parenting Experts: If you know of a highly credible parenting expert who you think we should add as a speaker, please let us know. We’re looking for a few more well qualified experts to add, but they need to be reputable. Even if you think that person could be you, please let us know and let us know why. As you can understand, we want to share the best information that we can with parents and keep the integrity of the content high.

    As a THANK YOU for helping us get the word out about the event, we are going to create a “Best Parenting Guide” that will include a link back to your blog / website as a suggested resource for parents and participants of the Parenting Summit. This guide will no doubt bring you a solid amount of additional exposure.

    I look forward to hearing back you from soon.

    Carrie Taaca
    Parenting Summit

    P.S. If you would prefer to talk to someone via phone about this event… please call my colleague, Daniel, at 904-230-7529.


  3. Greetings!

    I hope this note finds you well!

    I just wanted to let you know that the Parenting Summit is now LIVE. You can go to http://www.ParentingSummit.com to access and view the great line-up of speakers. It’s all free and on-demand. Due to such overwhelming response, we’re also going to extend the viewing access through the end of April, so if you want to share this summit info with your followers, please do.

    Thanks and I hope you have a great day!

    Carrie Taaca
    Director of Outreach

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