The parenting site for the rest of us…



Mistakes. Advice. Tantrums. True stories. Nursery rhymes. Whether you’re a tired new parent or a perplexed soon-to-be mum or dad, is here to help (or at least make you laugh).

This exciting new blog is put together by award-winning writer and dad-of-one, Stuart Hood. It’s based around the mistakes he’s made as a parent, the questions he’s Googled since becoming a father, the things he’s doing to try and bond with his son, and the songs he’s made up while trying to rock his baby to sleep, and is designed to help put a smile back on your face whenever you’re feeling low, knackered or clueless.

If you want to get in touch with Stuart, email or send him a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

13 things I’ve learned about baby clothes


Ladies with an attitude. Fellows that were in the mood. Don’t just stand there; let’s get to it. Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it. Midweek List. List. Oooh, you’ve got to let your words move with the music. Oooh, you’ve got to just let your grammar go with the flow. Ooooh, you’ve got to Continue reading

Dear Father Hood: is your left leg swollen or are you just pleased to see me?



Morning campers! I am always pleased to see you, but unfortunately on this occasion I am going to have to choose option A. So why on earth has my left leg puffed up to around double the size of its right buddy? Well, it’s a not particularly funny story that Continue reading

Dear Father Hood: why do new dads always get so drunk on the first night of a stag weekend?



Stag. Stag. Stag. Stag. Stag. Awooo. Awooo. Awooo. Apologies for the excitable start to this answer, but I am just back from a three-day stag in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. It was the second big bachelor party I’ve been on since our little man was born and I can confirm that I Continue reading