Tag: 0-6 months

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

rainydays

Ah yes, rain. 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 rain is a different story. It’s wet. And wet leaves parents with two options: Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: got any tips for surviving rainy days?”

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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?”

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?

flyingwithakid

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?”

Dear Father Hood: is it okay for parents to take the easy option?

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I can’t believe you have the nerve to ask this question. I’ve raised my child from his first breath to his latest meal, tackling his inability to sleep, overcoming Colic, breaking him into Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: is it okay for parents to take the easy option?”

Dear Father Hood: should I become a stay at home dad?

stayathomedad

I’ve been pondering this question a lot recently. Partly because I’ve been laid up at home with a crocked Achilles. Partly because I’m Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: should I become a stay at home dad?”

Dear Father Hood: what’s the best way of learning nursery rhymes?

nurseryrhymes

You’ve come to the right man. As my neighbours will testify, I’ve been singing and making up nursery rhymes for around Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what’s the best way of learning nursery rhymes?”