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The 9 most important things I learned from taking our 18-month-old on holiday

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Guess who’s back? Back from 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 “The 9 most important things I learned from taking our 18-month-old on holiday”

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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 every parent feels during every long 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. I did indeed spend a significant percentage of last weekend Continue reading “10 emotions every parent feels during every long 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”