Social media parenting: a picture paints 1,000 words, but not all of them are truthful

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Last night, I posted the above picture on my Instagram. It’s a really nice snapshot that I presented on the social media site alongside the following caption.
“A football class in St Albans, a birthday party in Twickenham, a catch up with friends and a river walk all achieved within a day. Up yours, London traffic. #dadblog #london #weekend #familyfun #twickenham #stalbans #whichway #fatherandson #dadandson #boats #river #ducks” Continue reading “Social media parenting: a picture paints 1,000 words, but not all of them are truthful”

Dear Father Hood: got any tips for surviving rainy days?

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Ah yes, rainy days. Enemy of mums and dads worldwide. If it’s hot and dry, we can take off a few layers and go outside. If it’s cold and dry, we can add on a few layers and go outside. But rainy days are a different story. They are wet. And wet leaves parents with two options: Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: got any tips for surviving rainy days?”

Fake news: I fought the law and the law won

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This morning, I received the above email from Facebook’s incredibly empathetic advertising team. In case you can’t tell, when I said “incredibly empathetic” I was being sarcastic. Over the last 24 hours, I’ve been attempting to discover why the world’s largest social network has banned me from promoting my content on its site. Continue reading “Fake news: I fought the law and the law won”

Dad truths: the pain of being the less popular parent

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I wrote the below on my Instagram this morning. It’s a bit of a rant, but it seemed to resonate with some other mums and dads, so I figured it was worth posting on the site. Hope you all enjoy it and take something from it. Continue reading “Dad truths: the pain of being the less popular parent”

Dad win: father manages to make his wife and son happy at the same time

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A British father has shocked the world by managing to make his wife and son happy at the same time.

The stay at home dad from Nottingham, who asked not to be named for fear of other fathers bombarding him with Facebook messages titled ‘Please, please, please, tell me your secret’, Continue reading “Dad win: father manages to make his wife and son happy at the same time”

Celebrity mother under fire for not showing off toned stomach within eight weeks of giving birth

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A celebrity mum has been accused of lifting the pressure on normal mothers, after she failed to Instagram an image of her tight and toned stomach within two months of giving birth.

“It’s disgraceful,” blasted an apoplectic A-lister. “What kind of Continue reading “Celebrity mother under fire for not showing off toned stomach within eight weeks of giving birth”

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 mistakes rather than blogging errors, don’t you? Continue reading “Are you ever worried that you’re doing it wrong?”