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Launched yesterday

From Mighty Tomato Plants Do Little Tomatoes Grow

Yesterday, within seconds of Tweeting :

Most stressful day of my life. Baby boy – Sam. 9.95lbs born 4.51pm.

I was inundated by congratulations messages from my followers and friends. Thank you for all your good wishes and congratulatory messages.  The most commonly asked question –  “do you have a pic”. Well, here he is!

Having gone to hospital at 1.30am, it was a long day and at least he came out safe and sound without too much damage to mum. Needless to say the whole family are delighted, if not a little tired.

Three reasons for this  post:

1. Obviously i’m immensely proud being a new dad.

2. Extending out to the loyal community on this site and connecting and responding to requests, plus sharing a bit of personal stuff

3. Update you on our Blogging calendar

Blogging Calendar

Although we have a number of posts scheduled over the coming weeks/months, we’re going to be looking at reducing the frequency of  content at least temporarily. Over the next few weeks we may not be as posting as regularly as we have, but we hope to get back to speed in the next few weeks:

In the meantime, you might want to catch up the following popular serial posts featured on The Big Red Tomato Company.

1. Wednesday Wisdom – weekly round up of articles attracting our attention from around the blogosphere

2. How to write an ebook – er.. a series of posts one er. how write an eBook

3. March is money week – a whole month of articles dedicated on making the most of your hard earned money.


  • Jean Sarauer said:

    Congratulations to you on, and welcome to Sam! Hope you enjoy minute of this special time. They grow so fast . . .

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thank you Jean. You’re right, we have some friends who have new babies a few weeks old and already they’ve changed enormously.

  • Chris C. Ducker said:


    Welcome to the world as a father, my man!

    It will put a WHOLE DIFFERENT spin on things for you. Trust me.

    Good luck, congrats and get sleep – WHENEVER YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Matthew Needham said:

    Hello Chris, thanks for thte comment and thank you! Yes, I’ve been told that new babies don’t sleep that well!

    Best wishes, Matthew

  • Eleanor Edwards said:

    I know I said it already but just wanted to send lots of love and congratulations.And awwwww, he’s so cute. Enjoy every second. Time speeds up from here on in!

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thank you Eleanor! He’s still cute and my wife and I keep smiling at him. I’m sure he’s grown a few inches since last time and he’s so strong. Even the nurses can’t believe he’s trying to hold his head up already.

  • Don Power - Marketing Consultant | Social Media Service Provider said:

    Hey Matt!

    Congratulations mate! Good on ya.

    I have 3 little ones myself (all 7 and under) and I hear you – each delivery was the most stressful day of my life! All went well for babies, mom and dad though, in all three deliveries!

    Anyway, all the best!

    – Don

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thank you Don.
    Wow, 3 under 7 must be a real handful! Blimey, I’m not sure I could go through that stress – as my wife said ‘never again’!

    Thanks again, good wishes to you and yours.

  • Mick Morris said:

    Congratulations I hope this just boosts your joy through the roof. Cherish every moment.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thanks Mick, I think I’ve already grown a few more inches with pride! Yes, they grow up all too quickly.

  • John Soares said:

    Matthew, Sam’s a real cutie!

    Congratulations to you and yours. And we all understand about the lighter posting schedule.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thanks John, much appreciated.

    I have prepared well, I will be writing a post on the very subject on contingency planning!

  • Joshua Black | The Underdog Millionaire said:

    Congratulations Matt!

    Glad everyone is happy and healthy. Make sure to leave plenty of time for family and perhaps the business needs to take a slight backseat as you get adjusted to all of the wonders of fatherhood.

    -Joshua Black
    The Underdog Millionaire

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thanks Joshua!

    It’s certainly exciting times and it’s going to be a very big life changing experience!

  • Karen said:

    Oh, Matthew he’s so beautiful! Congratulations to you and your wife.

    I can only imagine how tired you all must be 🙂

    Life will never be the same now, eh?

    Take care,

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thank you very much Karen, his auntie and his grandma are both smitten with him. Doesn’t look like we’re going to be short of baby sitters!

    I think you’re right, life won’t be the same again!

    best wishes, Matthew

  • Ryan Hanzel said:

    Again Matthew, congratulations. He is a life changing experience and I hope the best to your family.

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thanks Ryan, it’s certainly very different. I think this is going to be the easiest part when he sleeps a lot, it’s when he’s toddling about he’s going to be trouble!

  • Murlu said:

    Awwww, so adorable, very healthy too!

    Congratulations Matthew!

    Family always comes over work so definitely don’t feel stressed about the blog – be there for your family 🙂


  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thank you! My wife thinks he looks like me, I say that as he’s a cutie he must look like her! 🙂

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  • Mark Bell said:

    Hey Matthew,
    Congratulations on the birth of your son!

  • Matthew Needham said:

    Thanks Mark! He’s coming home today!