Category: Advice

Dear Father Hood: are you ever worried that you’re doing it wrong?

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Yes, I am. I mean, there’s all the SEO stuff to think about. And then I wonder if I am using the right Twitter hashtags. And then I worry about whether I should be doing more memes or GIFs. And then… wait, you want me to talk about parenting rather than blogging, don’t you? Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: are you ever worried that you’re doing it wrong?”

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Dear Father Hood: what makes a nursery good or bad?

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Do I look like I work for Ofsted? No, I don’t, but I guess that’s why you’re reading this post. After all, there is only so much detail you can digest before your mouth beings to trot out platitudes like: Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what makes a nursery good or bad?”

Teething part II: this time it’s vocal

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Just when my wife and I thought it was safe to boast about a guaranteed six hours of sleep per night, my son’s gnashers have begun playing up again. It’s an exasperating situation that’s left him both gagging on Calpol and refusing to accept Calpol. So, every six hours, we’re Continue reading “Teething part II: this time it’s vocal”

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

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

Dear Father Hood: what’s the best time of day to fly with a kid?

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There isn’t one. Next question. Sorry, I’m in a grump because three of my most recent flights with my son have been about as enjoyable as a long weekend with the Norovirus. Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what’s the best time of day to fly with a kid?”