Tag: 18-24 months

If babies could text Vol VII: mummy’s shoulder

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I used to think I was a big fan with my wife’s shoulders. Then my son came along and raised the stakes. To say, he’s obsessed by this body part is an understatement. It’s a borderline addiction.

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

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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?”

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?”

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”

Dear Father Hood: what makes a nursery good or bad?

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Do I look like I work for Ofsted? No, I don’t, but I guess that’s why you’re reading this post. After all, there is only so much detail you can digest before your mouth beings to trot out platitudes like: Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what makes a nursery good or bad?”

Dear Father Hood: what’s the best time of day to fly with a kid?

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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 “Dear Father Hood: what’s the best time of day to fly with a kid?”

Dear Father Hood: what’s the best song for entertaining children under the age of two?

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Wow, what aย question. It’s a real show-stopper that’s prompted me to warm up my vocal cords, shakeย my jazz hands and Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: what’s the best song for entertaining children under the age of two?”