After being asked to read the letter ‘Dear Thom’ by John Steinbeck, at my sister’s wedding last year, I decided to start writing letters to my two children, Leo and Miller. The letters can be about anything: the only conditions are that they are regular, they are written and posted on the same day and that they are from the heart.

Fearless and kind are the two things above all that I want my children to be when they grow up. I want the words within these letters (some my own, some from much better writers than me) to help them navigate their way through whatever life puts in front of them.

I hope Leo and Miller read these letters one day and see that I was always thinking about them and know that I don’t ever want to stop telling them things.