Tag Archives: 12-24 months

7 ways to get out of a parenting rut

Father Hood's 7 ways of getting out of a parenting rut

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a parenting rut? That you seem to have run out of new things to do with your baby or toddler? That you’re bored of the old favourites, but keep going because, well, what else is there to do?

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Are grandparents the new parents?

In an ideal world, my wife and I would quit our jobs and spend as much time as we could with our kid. In the real world, we’ve got bills to pay. This means we need to work. This means we need to outsource a significant proportion of our son’s childcare. And this means he spends around two-and-a-half days of every week with his grandparents. Read more

Dear Father-Hood: why does my kid cry at the nursery door?


Tears at the nursery door? To be honest, I’ve never heard of this concept, as my son is one of those rock-hard warrior kids. You know the type. They jump out of the car, swagger up to the nursery manager, give them a nod, run in and… …it’s all a big fat lie. Boy did our little man used to cry at the nursery door. He cried, wailed and then sobbed some more. And he did it during every single drop off for well over a year. Read more

I went on a kid free break to New York and all I got you was this lousy (but informative) blog post

New York, baby. Well no, actually. Despite the city that never sleeps seemingly being the perfect holiday destination for the little man who never sleeps, my wife and I decided to hand him over to the grandparents and make our recent trip to see friends and family a kid free break.

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