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My parenting word cloud

Yesterday morning, armed with two hand whisks, most of the ingredients needed to make a sumptuous vanilla cake and an iPhone with a cracked screen, my son and I sat down to record the pilot episode of our cutting edge, genre redefining cooking show, “Baking with the Bubster”. Continue reading “My parenting word cloud”

10 things that get my goat

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. After a break of nearly four months, the infamous Father-Hood.co.uk midweek list franchise is indeed back. OMG, how exciting! This must mean that Father Hood has thought of more hilarious listicles to add to his side splitting back catalogue that includes 17 things I do more since becoming a parent, 9 things that make parents scream and 13 things I’ve learned about baby clothes. Continue reading “10 things that get my goat”

Christmas lunch with a toddler: 5 table games that’ll help you get through it

Greetings fellow earthlings. ‘Tis the season to sit around a table ramming ourselves full to the brim with meat, veggies, stuffing, cheese, port, Christmas pudding, trifle, a variety of chocolate and whatever else we can lay our hands on.

In many ways this is exciting, but when you are the guardian of a living, breathing, screaming-fit-throwing 22-month-old it is also wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-in-a-cold-sweat daunting. Just how do parents make it through Christmas lunch with a toddler without raising their blood pressure to dangerous levels or losing the plot completely? Continue reading “Christmas lunch with a toddler: 5 table games that’ll help you get through it”

11 questions parents ask when watching Fireman Sam

When he hears that fire alarm, Sam is always cool and calm. If you’re stuck, give him a shout. He’ll be there to help you out. So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam. ‘Cause he’s gonna save the day, Fireman Sam! Continue reading “11 questions parents ask when watching Fireman Sam”

Father-Hood.co.uk’s Midweek List: 5 instant parental mood boosters

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Kids are brilliant. They are funny. They learn rapidly. They have great personalities. They mispronounce words. They chase pigeons. And they can make your day with a sound or a smile. BUT… there is a flip side. And that flip side is… Continue reading “Father-Hood.co.uk’s Midweek List: 5 instant parental mood boosters”

9 things I learned from taking our 18-month-old on a family holiday

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Guess who’s back? Back from his family holiday in Spain. Father Hood’s back, tell a friend. That’s right, folks. After seven glorious days of sand, sea, strops and sunburn, the Hood clan has jetted home from Tenerife to face the music. And when I say music, I mean Continue reading “9 things I learned from taking our 18-month-old on a family holiday”

Father Hood vs Usain Bolt

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What are you doing this Saturday night? Actually, don’t answer that question. I just used it as an excuse to tell you about my evening. Tonight, after a fun-packed day at the farm (note to past me: an actual farm, rather than a pub called The Farm), we have put the baby to bed and are now settling down to watch Continue reading “Father Hood vs Usain Bolt”

13 things I’ve learned about baby clothes

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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 “13 things I’ve learned about baby clothes”

10 emotions parents feel during every family car journey

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Tractor. Horsey. Birdie. Big lorry. Cow. Moo. Digger. BUS!!!! I begin with a bizarre selection of words that can only mean one thing. You guessed it, fellow parents. Family car journey! Yup, I did indeed spend a significant percentage of last weekend Continue reading “10 emotions parents feel during every family car journey”

8 reasons why I’m glad my kid doesn’t sleep through the night

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“Always look on the bright side of life,” sang the Monty Python crew and for once I’m going to take the British comedians up on their offer. I know, I know. It’s incredible, but it’s true. Instead of using this Continue reading “8 reasons why I’m glad my kid doesn’t sleep through the night”