Tag: 0-6 months

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?”

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?”

Why do stag weekend dads get so drunk on the first night?

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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 “Why do stag weekend dads get so drunk on the first night?”

Flying with children: what’s the best time of day to take off?

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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 “Flying with children: what’s the best time of day to take off?”

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

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Me?! Taking the easy option! 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?”

Does going on weekend away without the kid make you selfish parents?

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Greetings, potential traveller. I see your question and I raise you one back. Are you considering going away without your child because Continue reading “Does going on weekend away without the kid make you selfish parents?”

Dear Father Hood: should we move closer to the grandparents?

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Summer 2014, Wimbledon Chase, South West London. A newly married couple sit down in the living room of their cramped flat and Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: should we move closer to the grandparents?”

Dear Father Hood: are smartphones endangering our children?

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Wowsers. If this isn’t a potentially explosive parenting query, I’m not sure what is. I mean this question has everything you’d want if you Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: are smartphones endangering our children?”