Tag: 6-12 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: 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: 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?

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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: should I feed my 1-year-old lemons?

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Full disclosure: no-one actually sent me this question. But since I haven’t posted for a while (holiday, life, actual work, injury, yadayadayada), I decided to Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: should I feed my 1-year-old lemons?”

Dear Father Hood: at what age should you start disciplining your child?

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Things. Just. Got. Interesting.  I say this for two reasons. First, because everything I write in this reply can and will be held against me by Continue reading “Dear Father Hood: at what age should you start disciplining your child?”